Borthwick Castle is an old favourite of LITU’s, so we are delighted that it is back functioning as a truly magnificent castle for weddings, special occasions or family gatherings. With an incredible refurbishment, which has retained and enhanced all of the beautiful ancient features of this 15th Century keep, we are looking forward to planning some fabulous weddings at the castle.

Situated just 30 minutes south of Edinburgh , this castle is both easily accessible and very private. It is available for exclusive hire, and a destination wedding staged over several days in this beautiful spot will live long in the memories of all those fortunate enough to attend. LITU can arrange activities and events for your guests for the duration of your stay, as well as ensuring your wedding is the beautiful and romantic day you have always dreamed of. We will work closely with you throughout the planning of your event to ensure that everything is exactly as you wish.


There are eleven bedchambers in the castle, each sumptuously decorated and steeped in history. Mary Queen of Scots herself stayed in the castle on a number of occasions, and you can sleep in her bedchamber and look out of the window from which she leapt to escape a band of pursuers. With beautiful hand carved oak beds, wood burning stoves in every bedchamber, opulent furnishings and luxurious bathrooms this castle provides a wedding experience like no other.


You can choose to have a religious or civil ceremony in the castle, or have the religious ceremony at nearby Borthwick Church. In olden times, the bride would always walk to the church, lead by her piper, and you can do that too. The church is less than a three minute walk down the Castle Drive, and after the wedding ceremony you can return to the castle for your wedding reception. Whether you want a relaxed, informal wedding enjoying the peace and privacy afforded by Borthwick Castle, or a magnificent banquet in the Great Hall, with dancing and celebrations into the wee small hours, LITU will make it happen.

To find out more about this historic venue, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible, or alternatively give us a call on +44 (0)1592 753001.

Borthwick Castle, North Middleton, Midlothian EH23 4QY

“Now we are back in Italy but we are planning to go back in Scotland next year for the meet again beautiful people like Kimmie and George and to live another time the magic of our wedding….””