Intimate and luxurious weddings at The Howard
The Howard offers an intimate, personal and charming venue for your wedding reception in Scotland. As one of Scotland's finest 5-star boutique hotels we specialise in smaller weddings and dining events.
We want you to enjoy your wedding day to the full, and we also want you to have fun planning it. It's our mission to help you achieve both of these, because we know how important this day is to you and how special this time is. Our townhouse hotel in Edinburgh offers the venue, the people and the expertise to make your wedding a dream fulfilled, worry-free and thoroughly romantic experience.
Planning Your Day
Initially we invite you to the hotel, to meet our Events Coordinator and have a good look at our events space: the Oval and Cumberland Suites and The Atholl restaurant. We can discuss possible wedding venue layouts, and will then start to tailor-make your special day.
We will help with as much or as little of the organization as you would like us to, which can include the stationery, flowers, car hire, wedding cake, photography, menus, drinks, music and entertainment. We can also throw in some one-off ideas to help make your day a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests.
If you can't make it to the hotel for any reason, we are happy to make all arrangements over the telephone and via email as we have done in the past for couple travelling to the city for their wedding day!
The Wedding Ceremony
The Howard is licensed to hold religious and civil wedding ceremonies. These are conducted with great warmth and feeling in the Atholl, a spacious and light Georgian room overlooking Great King Street, in which the seating can be arranged to create an aisle.
The participants stand in front of the original marble fireplace, which has an inspiring mural above it by David Ramsay Hay, one of Scotland's most important decorative painters of the 19th century. Our Scotland wedding venue can seat up to 30 guests for a wedding ceremony in the Atholl. Should you require more than 30 guests the Cumberland suite can also be used for ceremonies. Civil ceremonies can be conducted between 1.30pm and 5.30pm. Religious ceremonies can be held any time after 1.00pm.
The Wedding Reception
The Oval and Cumberland suites are the perfect setting for your wedding breakfast. These events suites in Edinburgh are elegantly decorated with antique prints, beautiful cornicing and elaborate crystal chandeliers.
Your wedding coordinator will help to advise you on the layout of the rooms. The Oval and Cumberland suites can accommodate up to 40 people and the layouts are flexible dependant on requirements. Following on from your wedding breakfast, guests will be shown through to the Drawing Room whilst the Oval and Cumberland suites are re-set for the evening's entertainment.