Riddle's Court

Riddle's Court

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Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh
Riddle’s Court offers an intimate and romantic setting for your wedding ceremony or special occasion. It truly is a unique venue for exceptional weddings.


Riddle’s Court offers an intimate and romantic setting for your wedding celebration. It is just a short walk from both the Royal Mile Registry office and St Giles cathedral.

If you are wishing to exchange vows in an atmospheric historic setting, Riddle’s Court’s captivating painted ceilings, grand rooms, and romantic courtyards offer a unique venue.

We offer varying sized rooms to suit your needs with the largest capable of hosting up to 80 seated guests.

In collaboration with you, your family and friends we will work hard to make your dream a reality.

You can take comfort in the knowledge that your entire celebration can take place under one roof, with potential to rent out our honeymoon suite within Riddle’s Court.

We work with trusted suppliers for a bespoke and professional service.

Venue Type

  • Historical


  • Classic


  • Civil License

Meet the Dream Maker

Louise Cooper
Events & Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 6 reviews
on Tue, 27th of August, 2019
My husband, Neil, and I got married in June 2019 in the beautiful Riddle's Court. We had the most wonderful day with all our friends and family, and Riddle's Court played a huge part in making it so special.

In the run up to our wedding, Gail and Louise, the events coordinators at Riddle's Court,

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allowed us the flexibility to plan our day as we envisioned, and were always eager to accommodate our wishes. On the day, their help and support was key in helping the day flow seamlessly (from our point of view anyway!), which meant we were able to fully enjoy the time with our friends and family.

Riddle's Court is an absolutely stunning venue (all our guests thought so too!) and we feel so lucky to have hosted our wedding in its historic rooms. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Riddle's Court to anyone considering having their wedding there.
on Mon, 10th of June, 2019
We had the best wedding at Riddle's Court last month. It's a beautiful historic venue, right in the heart of Edinburgh and has been wonderfully restored. Our day ran like clockwork and we couldn't have dreamt of a more perfect wedding.

A big part of what made it all so perfect, was the wonderful

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team at Riddle's. Gail and Louise were so helpful and accommodating in the run up to our special day, always willing to chat to us and have us in to see the venue when we needed to. On the day itself, all of the team were great - helpful and around whenever we needed anything, but not at all intrusive. Finally, since the day Louise and Gail have been in touch to help us deal with post-wedding pick ups etc - nothing has ever been too much trouble.

We couldn't recommend Riddle's Court any more highly. If you want a romantic, stress-free wedding in the heart of Edinburgh, it's definitely the spot for you.
on Wed, 15th of May, 2019
We loved the Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court from the moment we saw it and we knew we wanted our wedding ceremony to be held there.
Our first meeting with Louise until our ceremony was professional, efficient and friendly. We had quite a few specific requirements for our special day but

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nothing was too much trouble or a problem.
On the day everything exceeded myself and my husband's expectations, it was wonderful and many of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was.
I would highly recommend the Patrick Geddes Centre for your wedding or event. It's in a beautiful historic area of Edinburgh, the venue is stunning and the service is top class.
on Sat, 9th of February, 2019
Riddles court was a perfect venue for our late October wedding. We wanted somewhere with character and warmth, and Riddles court provided this and more. Open fires in every room, unique and unusual heritage features provided character and atmosphere to a lovely venue perfect for an autumn/winter

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The customer service was great, and the team where very accommodating to our every request. The list of preferred suppliers was very good and we were able to decorate the venue to our taste, making for the most beautiful of days.

We stayed in the attached apartment which was not only very beautifully decorated but convenient. I stayed the night before so I was able to get ready with my bridesmaids and just walk across the courtyard to the venue. We had 56 guests at our ceremony which I have to say was a bit of squeeze but with two rooms to choose from we more than made use of the larger room in the evening to accommodate around 100. In summary, the venue and team at riddles add to what can only be described as the happiest of days.
on Fri, 4th of January, 2019
We had our wedding at Riddle's Court in September 2018, and we found Gail and the team to be an absolute delight. They were friendly, approachable (even with silly questions!) and nothing was too much trouble. The venue is really quirky and was unlike anywhere else we had seen; unique and steeped

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in history and charm. Also, being located just off the Royal Mile was ideal for us as we wanted somewhere in the city centre. On the day, everything went really smoothly, and we had the informal, relaxed wedding we hoped for. We also stayed in the apartment upstairs (the Kings Chamber) which is stunning, and made our weekend even more special. Huge thanks again to all the staff at Riddle's!

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