Riddle's Court

Riddle's Court

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Guest Capacity
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Venue Hire Price
£4520 - £4720
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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 2021' , 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

Top Rated Edinburgh Venue 2021

Top Rated City/Urban Venue 2021

Venue Type

  • Exclusive Use
  • Historical


  • City Urban
  • Unusual


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

Meet the Dream Maker

Gail Raselli
Gail Raselli
Events Manager
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 30 reviews
Rosalind Palmer
wedding on Fri, 21st of May, 2021
We had a wonderful wedding at Riddle's Court. We booked the venue, unseen, in early summer 2020, and from the first enquiry the team were incredibly professional, helpful and supportive, with a genuine warmth and enthusiasm for the success of our wedding day.

We were organising the wedding

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across the pandemic and the team did a wonderful job to help and support our enquiries, being very professional while always working and communicating government restrictions clearly, but being as flexible as they could be, within those rules.

The venue was beautiful and we were thrilled with the choice. It had a wonderful ambience. Our guests all commented on what a great location it is. It’s perfect to be in the centre of the city, and also very close to the registrars office for collecting and dropping of the relevant paperwork.

We stayed in the Kings Chamber on site before and after the wedding, and this was great. The apartment is decorated beautifully and it a perfect location to stay in the city. It was also very useful to have a spot on site to get ready and take deliveries, etc for the day.

We felt it was also good value for money.

Review submitted on Fri, 28th of January, 2022
Claire Pearson
wedding on Tue, 21st of December, 2021
We were really impressed with our whole Riddle’s Court experience. It was the perfect venue for our scaled-down wedding. Gail was really helpful during the 6 week preparation for the day. The website resources were really helpful too. The venue was decorated beautifully for a Christmas wedding. It

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was simple but effective. Teague and Jenna were helpful, professional and reassuring on the day, which was something we appreciated. The canapes were highly rated by everyone at the event. Being upgraded to the Geddes room due to the new covid variant was the icing on the cake. Both the Seton room and Geddes room were beautiful. Thanks again for making our small but perfect wedding a special one for us. Claire and Patrick

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of January, 2022
Kirsty McFarlane
wedding on Sat, 18th of December, 2021
We chose to have our wedding in Riddles Court on 18/12/21 and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. We travelled from Australia to get married in our home country and Teague and Gail were an absolute delight to deal with from across the pond. They always got back to us promptly with any

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questions we had and were more than happy to video call us too. We postponed and changed our original date a few times (with another venue) due to travel restrictions and decided 8 weeks before our big day to book Riddles Court and we are so glad we did.

The venue is stunning, steeped in history and the perfect size for our wedding of just short of 50 people. It felt intimate and personal without feeling lost or empty. We used all three rooms (Geddes for ceremony, Seton and Geddes for drinks reception and Library for dinner and nighttime entertainment) and even on their own before any decorations or flowers are beautiful and ornate. We were very lucky with the weather and had a dry and sunny winters day so we were able to use the beautiful courtyard too and decorated it with Whisky barrels for tables. We were also able to head outside to the Royal Mile to get some amazing pictures with our photographer. We could not recommend this venue enough. All of our guests said how beautiful it was and how amazing the day was as a whole. Nothing was too much trouble for Gail or Teague and the beautiful building is in the perfect Edinburgh location. If you are thinking about having your wedding at Riddles Court then just do it, you won't regret it!

Review submitted on Wed, 29th of December, 2021
David Shutt
wedding on Sat, 4th of December, 2021
Riddle's Court was the perfect venue for us. Not only was it a beautiful setting with bags of history, but the staff were also great! Throughout the wedding planning, they were always at the end of the phone to help us get everything in place, and during the wedding itself, they ensured the day ran

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smoothly, allowing us to enjoy our day. I couldn't recommend Riddle's Court enough!

Review submitted on Tue, 7th of December, 2021
Andrew & Vincenzo Piggott & Coppola
wedding on Sat, 10th of July, 2021
Riddle's Court is an absolutely stunning venue, bursting with charm and character, and it is perfectly located in the centre of Edinburgh. We were so happy to find it, and it lived up to our every expectation. Gail and Roseanne were enormously helpful and kind throughout the whole process, with a

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brilliant eye for detail and a genuine passion for their work. We planned (and postponed) our wedding during the pandemic, but with each twist and turn in the tale they were patient, pragmatic and supportive.

Review submitted on Sun, 21st of November, 2021

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
Per Person

Venue Hire Price
£4520 - £4720


Venue Images


Top Rated City/Urban Wedding Venue 2021


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