When it comes to finding the perfect venue for your special day, the Ghillie team have the passion and the attention to detail to make your celebration a day to remember forever.
Beautifully restored in 2010 and with an award winning Auditorium, we are committed to providing the perfect wedding setting… one that will live long in the memory of you and your loved ones.
Our wedding team have created packages for the most discerning brides and grooms, however if you are looking for something bespoke then we would love to hear about it.
To arrange a viewing or simply to find out some more information, please call on 0131 222 9930 and our dedicated wedding co-ordinator will take care of everything.
Winner "Best Wedding Venue – South East" in the Scottish wedding awards 2016 & 2018
Nominated "Best Wedding Venue – South East" in the Scottish wedding awards 2017
Nominated "Best Wedding Coordinator – Scotland" 2018
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We are just back from our honeymoon and wanted to send you a quick email to thank you so much for everything you did for us leading up to the wedding and on the big day itself. Everything was perfect and we honestly had the best day ever!
Our guests have been so complimentary about the whole event, the venue, the food, how smoothly the whole day ran etc. so we can't thank you enough for such a successful day!
Again, thank you so much and best wishes,
8th October 2017
We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us on our wedding day. You made sure everything ran so smoothly and the way you decorated the tables was just perfect. It was everything we hoped for and more.
All our guests raved about the venue and they loved the food.
You are amazing at your job! Thank you so much again.
15th October 2017
We just wanted to say a massive, massive thank you for being so fabulous at organising our wonderful wedding yesterday at the Ghillie Dhu. We honestly had the most perfect day and we couldn't have asked or wished for anything more!! From the moment we met you, we knew our wedding would be amazing and we were not let down yesterday!! We couldn't think of getting married anywhere else or have had anyone else plan it so well for us.
29th December 2017
Alexis and I recently got married in the stunning Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh (29.1.2017). Our wedding was perfect from start to finish, and this was no fluke, the hard work was done in the months before.
Our wedding planner, Kirsty Bernard, was nothing short of fantastic. We were in the situation where my wife, Alexis, lives in America, which left an Edinburgh based groom to manage a lot of the planning and this is where Kirsty came into her own.
Kirsty guided us through the whole process with precision, her project planning was clear and timely, professional in every way, and most importantly we knew she was in control of everything. Kirsty was regularly in touch with us and even set up regular FaceTime calls with Alexis in America. Working with Kirsty was like working with a friend and nothing was ever a problem.
On the day itself, Kirsty managed proceedings with superb punctuality, regularly checked in with Alexis and I, managed the photographer, band and humanist. It truly was a pleasure to work with her.
Now onto the venue. The venue itself was first class in every way, the auditorium was stunning for each part of the day. It flipped superbly well from the ceremony to the meal and for the evening party. The food was delicious and we have had so much positive feedback from guests on the food, the staff, the venue, the lot!
Kirsty and the Ghillie Dhu easily get a 10/10 rating from Alexis and I! We can’t thank you enough for making our fairy-tale wedding perfect in every way. If anyone is considering the Ghillie Dhu for their wedding, we can't compliment them enough!
We both had a perfect day. We couldn't fault anything to be honest. Thanks so much for all your help on the day. If we could afford it, we'd do it all again next week!
The day was perfect! You did everything I had asked and ran everything so smoothly. I didn't worry about a thing all day! Everyone says the food and decor was beautiful and in the week before you were always available for updates etc which was wonderful. I trusted you to do everything we wanted and you really did. Thank you so much!
We were really happy with how everything went on the day, the support and assistance you and all the staff at the Ghillie Dhu give us was fantastic. We would like to extend a special thank you to yourself for keeping us organised and nudging us for when you needed info from us. It was all very relaxed and the planning behind the scenes was meticulous. We really enjoyed our day and will definitely drop in anytime we are passing for a wee drink or bite to eat!
We just wanted to write a quick note to say a massive thank you for all your help and hard work in the run up to and on the day of the wedding. In particular, I really appreciated how you handled all the last minute changes to the seating plans so brilliantly. You really put my mind at rest and I am truly grateful! Absolutely everyone we spoke to raved about the venue and how great the food was. We absolutely loved the set up of the room and can't wait to see the final photos!
My partner and I cannot recommend the Ghillie Dhu enough as a wedding venue choice. Our day was a smashing success, all thanks to Kirsty, the co-ordinator, and her service team. After several meetings with Kirsty to organise the details of our big day, my partner and I trusted we could put the wedding entirely into her capable hands, so we could sit back and enjoy. Kirsty and her team at the Ghillie Dhu seamlessly moved the day from one stage to the next without us having to worry about a single thing. Kirsty and the staff were highly punctual, friendly, and professional. The food was delicious, the venue looked gorgeous, and our guests raved for weeks about how much fun they had. Our wedding day at the Ghillie Dhu was, in all sincerity, the best day of our lives, and we will never forget it. We are so grateful to Kirsty and the staff for taking such great care of us and our guests.
From the moment we stepped into the breath-taking auditorium space, we knew the Ghillie Dhu was the one for us!
Being a ‘Pinterest bride’, I had so many bespoke options I wanted to incorporate into our day, and from start to finish nothing was ever a trouble. From the hiring of the gold chairs to match the colour scheme, to the ‘Prosecco and Peroni’ reception, the bespoke food options to the ‘Mexican Nacho Bar’ in the evening. You offered us an amazing package as it was, but by going above and beyond, you helped make our day so personal to us.
Thank you a million times over to everyone at the Ghillie Dhu from the Chef for the incredible food (wow), the sound team for working with our String Quartet, Band and Sax Player and to the staff for the continuous impeccable service. In particular though Thank you to our fabulous co-ordinator Kayleigh - You were an absolute dream to work with and made it your mission to make sure the day was as magical as it was!!"
From the get-go, Kirsty was nothing other than Out of this World in every aspect of the role. Her communication, organisation and general enthusiasm for every detail kept our levels of confidence at the highest level - right from our first meeting right through until after the day had been and gone.
Kirsty’s passion for perfection and sheer professionalism kept us feeling great - small amendments required on the day which may have been seen as a big deal were completed discreetly and with such finesse that it would have gone completely unnoticed to anyone who was unaware. She is truly out of this world and we couldn't have asked for a better person to help make our day as beautiful as we both imagined. Thank you!!!