Mansfield Traquair is not just an award-winning wedding venue with a diverse and lengthy list of accolades, but a beautiful Scottish gem worthy of its nickname: ‘Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel’. Located at 15 Mansfield Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6BB, the nickname is no exaggeration for effect: Mansfield Traquair is a wedding venue as unique as it is memorable, there simply is nowhere else like it. You cannot fail to be inspired and almost overwhelmed, by its grandeur and elegance.
Mansfield Traquair offers couples looking for a place to tie the knot a staggering setting unrivalled for its dramatic flair. The size and scale of this building is a sight to behold. As a wedding photographer, I am always awe-struck by the sheer magnificence of this venue. I have had the good fortune to photograph and film several weddings held at Mansfield Traquair, each and every one unique, though with one thing in common: elegant style.
Found right in the heart of the beating centre of Edinburgh, on the edge of the New Town, Mansfield Traquair is not only magnificent for its architecture but also for its more intricate details. The dramatic stone arches and pillars, set against murals, frescoes and tapestries, telling tales of old. The result is a feeling that you are celebrating your wedding in a cathedral, filled with power and majesty.
Standing in the centre of this exquisite building, your eyes will be drawn quickly to the most incredible ceiling. The fresco is amazing. Your eyes will only be drawn away to take in all the visual delights that surround you, in every nook, cranny and open space. You are surrounded by an inspiring architecture of the very finest quality here.
Heritage Portfolio, who manage this venue, have worked hard to ensure guests have an excellent versatile space that they can bring to life however they choose. The historical architecture makes this a sublime venue, whatever the time of year. However, you can enhance and personalise this by exercising your creative flair with the state of the art lighting.
This incredible venue plays host to ceremonies and celebrations alike, from religious services to civil ceremonies, drinks receptions, musical performances, dance floors and sit down banquets, all are possible. The awe-inspiring setting lends drama, romance and extravagance to all of the weddings held within. No one will leave disappointed.
From the moment you step through the grand entrance, you feel like you are entering another world. The Baldacchino and Nave feel a million miles away from Scotland, yet somehow blend with Scottish wedding touches with ease.
Little known about is the secluded leafy garden, ideal for some naturally lit newly-wed photographs as well as a few minutes of privacy and seclusion away from the hustle and bustle of your wedding celebrations.
You can go to town when it comes to your finishing touches: From lanterns of spring flowers to carpets of rose petals, candles to magnificent table decorations. Whether you want trumpet voluntaries or gospel choirs, whatever you choose to make your wedding unique, will be set against a fantastic backdrop with incredible acoustics.
The food is always unique and splendid. Heritage Portfolio, responsible for dining at Mansfield Traquair, take their role seriously and have developed a selection of excellent menus that tantalise and delight. They are meticulous about detail and use only the finest producers bringing you a dining experience rich in the quality and integrity of the ingredients they use. The chefs have created a sublime selection of taste sensations that are worthy of this incredible venue.
Mansfield Traquair is a large venue, working best for weddings of around 100-300 guests if you leave room for the dance floor, which you’ll want to do! The detailing to the floor will make it a challenge to focus on your dance partner, rather than the artistic delight of your eye, but this is a dance experience with a difference.
With gold paint and gilt in abundance, Mansfield Traquair is a comfortable and elegant venue, focussed on bringing grandeur and style to wedding celebrations. Mansfield Traquair offers something unique, memorable, and simply perfect for all couples for their wedding photographs.
Mansfield Traquair Wedding Blog Posts
A few photos and video clips from some of my favourite Mansfield Traquair weddings. Click on the names below to read the blog post and view many more photos of each wedding.