Weddings & Facility Hire

Civil and religious wedding venue

Only 5 miles from Edinburgh city centre with the stunning Pentland Hills and Edinburgh Castle as its backdrop, Merchiston is a truly unique setting. We can offer you the space and spectacular setting for your big day that you would expect from a rural location, but without the long drive out to the country.

Merchiston only hosts around half a dozen weddings each year, meaning each event is entirely tailored to the individual couple. Our specialist on-site caterers provide a complete and personal service to you. We work with each couple to provide the exact menu you want for your special day.


Mem Hall

The Memorial Hall is a magnificent large hall with ornate glass windows that dates back to 1930. It is the most impressive room within the School, the organ resonates wonderfully throughout the hall and its pipes are on display as a stunning centrepiece. This room provides a lovely atmosphere for your wedding and then is turned into the perfect venue for your evening reception.

Old Library

The Old Library is the ideal size for a drinks reception, break out space, setting for photographs or relaxation room during the evening reception. Filled with artefacts and memorabilia from Merchiston's sporting history since the 1880s, this room also makes a wonderful talking point.

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall is a lovely spacious room that can seat anything from 80-180 guests. There is a small stage area and a PA system is provided as standard.


main staircase

The Front of School has spacious areas over three levels which are linked by a magnificent central staircase. This makes the ideal location for the wedding party to have their pictures taken.


 Please click here to view a selection of photographs from recent weddings.