Thank you very much for your cooperation and patience during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to be welcoming back Holiday Cottage guests as well as offering tour and event venue services on a limited basis maintaining compliance with all UK and Scottish Government regulations and social distancing requirements. 

We must ask that the general public continue respect our closed status outside opening times for the safety of guests, residents and family. Our priority is to protect our staff and visitors.  


An Arniston Wedding

Envision the possibilities

Thank you for considering Arniston House for your wedding. Steeped in more than four centuries of heritage and family history, Arniston has been home to the Dundas family since 1571 and is still the family residence today. There are few wedding venues that offer such a picturesque, timeless setting.

With a range of wedding packages available for you to chose from, every last detail of your wedding can be customised to meet the exact vision you have for your day. Surrounded by the beauty of the countryside, an experienced Events Team and a timeless charm, you are sure to have the wedding of your dreams when booking an Arniston Wedding.

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“In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Arniston difference


Built in 1726,  Arniston House offers a stunning back drop to host your marquee wedding.  For smaller weddings or to compliment your marquee the Orangery is an additional space available to you.

Bathed in natural light and overlooking the grounds of Arniston, the Orangery is an idyllic setting for any ceremony. There is no better space to celebrate saying “I do!” Comfortably accommodating up to 160 guests for your ceremony or up to 50 guests for a ceremony and reception.

Arniston has a variety of venue hire options to provide an exclusive hire setting for your wedding ranging from Ceremony Only to a Wedding Weekend Retreat. Venue hire options are made available on specific dates so as to ensure the grounds are in pristine condition for each event. We limit the number of marquee weddings per year to eight events for this reason. Non-Marquee weddings are available for weddings with up to 50 guests where the Orangery can comfortably accommodate both the ceremony and reception. While weddings for 50 or fewer guests can select a marquee approved date, these are premium dates which would be charged at the full venue hire rate.  We are currently updating the website to offer an extended range of date options for different styles and sizes of weddings. For more details and to discuss all date options please submit an enquiry and a member of the Events Team will follow up with you.

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“I just want to tell you how thankful we are for every little detail you helped us with on the day. And of course the lead up. We really wouldn’t have had the wedding we did if it wasn’t for your kindness, generosity, your knowledge and care. We will forever have great memories of you and Arniston House.”

-Mr & Mrs Pattara

“We got married here in June. The service from start to finish was incredible we couldn’t of asked for any more . Kim was always on hand to answer any questions / phone calls / emails from a stressed bride . The advice she gave us in the run up to our day was invaluable regarding suppliers and timelines etc.”

-Mr & Mrs Duffy

Dates & Availability

The Arniston House philosophy is quality over quantity. This is why Arniston is host to only a small number of weddings per year. Our Events Team understand that every couple is special and each wedding deserves to be unique. We work with you to create a completely bespoke day that is a seamless experience for both you and your guests. By ensuring the grounds are in optimum condition, dedicating time to each wedding to provide outstanding event planning and wedding day directing services and partnering with the best in the events industry, our clients enjoy complete peace of mind, able to relax and enjoy every aspect of their wedding journey.


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Located just 11 miles from Edinburgh, Arniston Estate is a thriving example of a successful blend of rural businesses, visitor attraction, filming projects, weddings, community events and accommodation and always, a warm and welcoming family home.

As times change, the family and staff at Arniston remain constant in our commitment to the mission statement “Prospering with Integrity”. We are proud to be working closely with tenant and neighbouring farms, partnering to support and enhance opportunities, striving towards a carbon negative impact and developing exciting enterprises to generate new avenues of interest. Ever mindful of the responsibilities as caretakers of a great legacy, Arniston is looking to a bright future building on a strong foundation.

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