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Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PG

Riddle’s Court offers an intimate and romantic setting for your wedding ceremony or special occasion. It is just a short walk from both the Royal Mile Registry Office and St Giles Cathedral in the centre of the picturesque Old Town of Edinburgh.

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 truly unique venue.

Late Availability

We still have dates available for ceremonies, receptions or full weddings at Riddle's Court in 2022 and 2023. Get in touch with a member of the team today for more information.


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Alex & Cayley

"We are from the United States, and decided to get married in Edinburgh after planning our vacation there. Riddle's Court was the perfect venue for our elopement. The Seton room was intimate and personal, with absolutely beautiful architecture. There were so many great places for photos, and it is conveniently located on the Royal Mile in the Old Town, so we could walk from our hotel."

Alex & Cayley, Married in November 2018


Shereen & John

"We had our wedding at Riddle's Court in September 2018, and we found Gail and the team to be an absolute delight. They were friendly, approachable (even with silly questions!) and nothing was too much trouble. The venue is really quirky and was unlike anywhere else we had seen; unique and steeped in history and charm."

Shereen & John, Married in September 2018


Becky & Liam

"Riddles court was a perfect venue for our late October wedding. We wanted somewhere with character and warmth, and Riddles court provided this and more. Open fires in every room, unique and unusual heritage features provided character and atmosphere to a lovely venue perfect for an autumn/winter celebration. "

Becky & Liam, Married in October 2018


Helen & Paul

"On the day everything exceeded myself and my husband's expectations, it was wonderful and many of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was. It's in a beautiful historic area of Edinburgh, the venue is stunning and the service is top class. "

Helen & Paul, Married in May 2019


Katy & Andrew

"We had the best wedding at Riddle's Court last month. It's a beautiful historic venue, right in the heart of Edinburgh and has been wonderfully restored. Our day ran like clockwork and we couldn't have dreamt of a more perfect wedding."

Katy & Andrew, Married in May 2019


Catherine & Neil

"My husband, Neil, and I got married in June 2019 in the beautiful Riddle's Court. We had the most wonderful day with all our friends and family, and Riddle's Court played a huge part in making it so special."

Catherine & Neil, Married in June 2019


Alison & James

"We are so happy that we chose Riddles Court for our wedding in October 2019. We knew that we wanted to get married in Edinburgh City Centre, however we were struggling to find a venue that wasn't too small or too big, then we stumbled across Riddles Court by chance and our numbers fit in perfectly."

Alison & James, Married in October 2019


Wesun & David

"Riddles Court is a fantastic choice for history lovers, aesthetes or people looking for an alternative from the usual...Big thank you to the staff at this venue: wedding planning was not stressful in the slightest due to their friendly and easy manner."

Wesun & David, Married in November 2019


Kendall & Caleb

"A fantastic, intimate venue perfect for our small wedding. After looking around at many locations in Edinburgh, we settled on Riddle's Court after falling in love with the aesthetic and architecture of the place. "

Kendall & Caleb, Married in September 2019


Victoria & Carl

"Riddle's Court is just a lovely venue for a wedding, and Louise and the rest of the team were fantastic on the day as well as beforehand. The building has an amazing Old Town Edinburgh atmosphere, with its size making it cosy and welcoming, but features like the painted ceiling and the chandeliers bringing some magic. "

Victoria & Carl, Married in October 2019


Laura & Ross

"If you want something a bit different but very Scottish then this is the place. Such a gorgeous hidden venue and so close to the castle and the Royal Mile. The team accommodated all our needs, we had a lot of kids and they were amazing with them. They were there on hand should we have had any questions and were very organised."

Laura & Ross, Married in March 2020


Rachel & Josh

"Honestly everything about the venue was perfect and we can't rate the staff highly enough. Other venues we looked at had 'packages' and a slight pressure to have the wedding a certain way. With Riddles Court we were able to have the small wedding we wanted and it was perfect."

Rachel & Josh, Married in February 2020


Nicola & Alex

"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. 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. "

Nicola & Alex, Married in August 2020


Lisa & Stephen

"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 place. We couldn't recommend this place enough."

Lisa & Stephen, Married in October 2020


Triona & Darren

"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."

Triona & Darren, Married in March 2021


Anna & David

"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! The original features and historic beauty made it a very special place for us. "

Anna & David, Married in April 2021


Kayla & Blair

"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 the whole thing super easy."

Kayla & Blair, Married in May 2021


Becky & Sam

"Riddle's Court is a beautiful venue! The lovely Gail and Roseanne hosted our wedding, and they were amazing from start to finish. It was a bit of a nightmare organizing everything during the pandemic, but Gail pulled it off. Nothing was too much of a hassle. Including organizing last-minute changes celebrants and photographers, the Riddles Court team really made our day everything we wanted."

Becky & Sam, Married in July 2021


Yohana & Alex

"We managed to plan our wedding in record time and it would not have been possible without the help of Gail and Roseanne. They were incredibly helpful and managed to make our wedding just like we dreamed. The moment they showed us the Geddes room, we knew we wanted it and despite the challenges due to COVID restrictions, they helped us celebrate our wedding in that beautiful room."

Yohana & Alex, Married in July 2021


Angharad & Iain

"We can't believe we were lucky enough to get married at Riddle's Court. It's a wonderful venue in terms of its location, history and décor, as well as the absolutely amazing staff who helped organise the day and navigate the various COVID related delays and changes. They really helped to make it the day that we wanted, and waited so long to have. "

Angharad & Iain, Married in October 2021


Shona & Jonny

"rom our first viewing to our wedding day, the staff at Riddle's Court were nothing but helpful and friendly. To name a few, Roseanne, Gail, Teague and Fiona, were all great at answering our (many!) questions. Nothing was too much trouble. We also really appreciated how much Riddle's Court had plenty of decorations that we could use. We liked the idea of minimising single-use decorations. "

Shona & Jonny, Married in October 2021


Joyce & Iain

"Riddle's Court is amazing. The space, the staff and planning allowed us to take our own suppliers in with no hint of annoyance. Other venues could learn a thing or two from you. It is a perfect location, just off the royal mile and the inclusion of a beautiful apartment for two nights is fantastic."

Joyce & Iain, Married in October 2021


Kerri & Josh

"The sneak peeks we’ve had from the photographer are PHENOMENAL, with the venue as backdrop. The staff on the night were fabulous, and you’d honestly sometimes forget they were even there. They were so good. Having the kings chamber was a cherry on top. It is so easy and convenient! For couples who want an intimate wedding, at a stunning venue, Riddle’s Court is the perfect place."

Kerri & Josh, Married in October 2021


Alex & Mark

"Riddle's Court is an absolutely stunning venue! It was the perfect space for our 70 guests, and it was amazing to have the entire day take place all in one location. This included a wonderful ceremony in the Geddes Room, our drinks reception in the Seton Room, and our meal and evening entertainment in the Library Room."

Alex & Mark, Married in October 2021


Andrew & Vincenzo

"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 brilliant eye for detail and a genuine passion for their work."

Andrew & Vincenzo, Married in July 2021