Riddle's Court

Riddle's Court

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£3400 - £3800
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Venue Overview

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.


Voted 'Edinburgh's Top Rated Venue 2020' , 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 60 seated guests.

You can also relax in our luxury honeymoon suite, the King's Chamber, where King James VI once hosted a royal banquet in the 1590s. 

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.


Riddle's Court has won the following WeddingDates Awards:

Top Rated Edinburgh Venue 2019

Top Rated Edinburgh Venue 2020

Top Rated City/Urban Venue 2020

Top Rated Exclusive Use Venue 2020

Venue Type

  • Exclusive Use
  • Historical


  • City Urban
  • Unusual


  • Asian Catering
  • Civil License
  • Fully Accessible
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Kosher Catering

Meet the Dream Maker

Roseanne Tye
Roseanne Tye
Events & Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 17 reviews
by The new MR and Mrs Stuart
on Mon, 7th of June, 2021
Wow, what a day! ORGANIZING a wedding during lockdown is not advisable, but the team at Riddle's Court made it so easy and stress-free.

Gail and Roseanne were so supportive throughout the planning stages. Even with many changes due to the ever-changing restrictions, they were flexible and made

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the whole thing super easy. In addition, Gail and Roseanne were in direct contact with all of our suppliers, so there was very little we needed to do, making the whole process really effortless on our part!

The day itself was seamless, everything went so well, and there were no issues at all. The venue itself is so beautiful and was perfect for our small intimate wedding.

We could not recommend Riddle's Court as a wedding venue enough!
Kayla & Blair
by Anna and David Ross
on Thu, 8th of April, 2021
Where do we being? We cannot rate Riddle's court enough. Gail and Roseanne were wonderful. They were helpful, understanding and made our micro-wedding feel full of happiness. We appreciate how much Riddle's had to adapt due to restrictions, but it felt no less a wedding.
The Geddes Room was divine!

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The original features and historic beauty made it a very special place for us. We loved the ceilings especially! They are truly amazing. Being able to stay over in the King's chamber was great for getting ready in the morning, less rushing and sleeping under the ancient beams was sublime.
Thank you once again for making our wedding day so memorable and sharing it with us.
Anna and David
by Triona and Darren McClements
on Tue, 16th of March, 2021
We fell in love with Riddle's Court the moment we first visited. It has a rich history and it is such a romantic setting. It was perfect for the wedding we had planned (around 80 day guests and a few more in the evening for a ceilidh) but ultimately we did have to postpone and then change our plans.

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Our original date in April 2020 was postponed to March 2021 and we went ahead with the 5 person limit set by the government (with the remainder of our guests on Zoom).

The staff in Riddle's Court were courteous, understanding and helpful throughout, even when our plans were totally up in the air. They really made our wedding day incredible and relatively effortless due to their scrupulous planning and hard work. They thought of things that hadn't even occurred to us and had every angle covered. Communication was excellent, even during lockdown which is so important when you have several vendors to keep in touch with. In the run up to the wedding, they were even in touch with all of the vendors directly to coordinate, meaning we didn't have to worry about the small details. They have totally adapted to new restrictions and are Covid secure. When it started raining 10 minutes before the ceremony, they were there with an umbrella to escort me through the courtyard <3

We stayed in King's Chamber for 2 nights and it was the perfect place to get ready and relax. I could have taken a million photos, the view is so different out of each window.

Riddle's court is a very special place and will forever be in our hearts. The fact it is run by a charity, and therefore proceeds from your wedding go towards maintaining Edinburgh's rich heritage and history is the cherry on top.

As this is a small venue and not a big hotel, there is no in house catering, bar, etc. Therefore, be sure to ask about costs for furniture hire, etc as we hadn't initially budgeted for these extras when we were in the early stages of planning.

Special thanks to Gail and Roseanne x
by Lisa Blain
on Sun, 15th of November, 2020
We recently had our wedding at Riddle's Court and we could not be happier.

We first saw the venue almost two years ago, being shown round by someone who was so enthusiastic about the venue that you could see the beauty and passion of this historic building. we instantly fell in love with the

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From the very first communication right up until today, the staff have been nothing short of amazing. They have been there every step of the way; answering every question with great care and detail, and since the COVID crisis, have been incredibly supportive. we had to change our wedding date, and then we lost our caterers, but even with furloughed staff they were there to quickly put our minds at ease and help us with not only new catering options, but also what our options were with each new restriction that was then announced.

We couldn't recommend this place enough.

The venue itself is beautiful, full of history and easily accessible, we didn't have to worry about how any of our guests would get there, or worry how our mobility impaired guests would get around; with great views over Edinburgh and a central location, it's a great choice. The lovely on-site apartment was perfect for that romantic place to stay and get ready in as well.

The day of the wedding was amazing; if anything had gone wrong behind scenes we would never have known. Riddle's Court looked stunning, and despite the day not being exactly as originally planned (thanks COVID), it was completly perfect. We didn't have to think about a single thing, the staff kept everything running on time, were able to help our guests, and in general helped us have a smooth and wonderful day.

We'd also like to mention both Gail and Roseanne from Riddle's Court, without whom the day would not have been the same. They were both there to help us in every way, always quick to respond, no question too small or too difficult.

In summary, if you are thinking of having your wedding here, go for it, you won't regret it.
by Nicola Hazelton
on Fri, 13th of November, 2020
When we first fell in love with Riddle's Court and chose it as our wedding venue, we had no idea that a global pandemic would get in the way of our plans. We chose Riddle's Court because we loved the beautiful and unique building, which was the perfect size for the intimate wedding we wanted.

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Unfortunately our original date in April had to be postponed, but Roseanne and the rest of the team were so incredibly helpful allowing us to rearrange it not once but twice as events unfolded. They kept in touch at every point, and went above and beyond to ensure our day in August was just as special and memorable as a 'normal' wedding - if not more so!

Due to restrictions, we had to scale back our attendees considerably, but Roseanne ensured all of our original guests were still able to attend our ceremony via Zoom, which she set up and managed on the day. My dad was even still able to give his Father of the Bride speech all the way from Gloucestershire! The team worked so hard to make sure the Library Room looked beautiful while keeping all of our in-person guests safe. We are so grateful for their flexibility and kindness - during the planning they definitely made a stressful, uncertain time much easier to manage and we felt we were in safe hands. Nothing was too difficult, and the day itself is one we will remember forever for all the right reasons.

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
Per Person

Venue Hire Price
£3400 - £3800


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Top Rated Exclusive Use Wedding Venue 2020


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