Due to the current coronavirus epidemic we regret that Arniston House and grounds will be closed to visitors until further notice. Our priority is to protect our staff and visitors. We greatly look forward to welcoming you back in the future. We urge members of the public not to drive to Arniston in their vehicles for the purpose of exercise. Please follow government advice to stay home and stay safe. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have temporarily suspended bookings for events and group tours. All available dates are currently being held for existing clients to arrange alternated dates for their events for 12 weeks. We are accepting enquiries for 2021 at this time and continue to be led by UK and Scottish Government guidelines regarding social distancing and safety guidelines. Please submit your enquiry as we will be monitoring and responding to all enquiries in date order. Thank you for considering Arniston for your event and we look forward to welcoming you and your guests when the crisis has passed.
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.
“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 selection of well-appointed function rooms ideal for small gatherings to host your ceremony, wedding breakfast or drinks reception. Featuring beautiful architecture, stunning stucco works and generations of family portraiture, Arniston is a magnificent setting for an intimate wedding event.
Bathed in natural light and overlooking the grounds of Arniston Estate, 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 60 guests for a ceremony and reception, the Orangery is a truly stunning space. Looking onto the grounds, it is a wonderful addition to any marquee event for larger weddings.
- Orangery and South Gardens with access to lawns for marquee hire
- Arniston House Reception Rooms
- Arniston House Reception Rooms and Grounds (including the Orangery)
“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.
We offer four levels of Wedding Package. The details relating to each package can be viewed by following the links above.
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.