Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian Hotel wedding venue is a stunning and historic city-based location for any wedding. Right in the vibrant centre of the city, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB provides superb opportunities for delightful wedding photography to remember. The interior of the hotel sparkles with character, while Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens are close by, among other iconic locations.
Over a century of history can be uncovered at the hotel. It has been the setting of many a state banquet, not to mention hosting numerous weddings, corporate events, and parties. If you are considering a hotel-based wedding ceremony, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian Hotel offers both practicality and experience, not to mention the most elegant setting you could imagine.
Built in 1903, this luxury 5-star hotel offers more room views of Edinburgh Castle than any other hotel in Edinburgh.
It is always a delight to photograph weddings there, thanks to the beauty of the rooms and the attention to detail by the dedicated staff. Stunning views of Edinburgh Castle act as the perfect backdrop, too. If you are considering getting married at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian Hotel, get in touch today to chat about your photography requirements for your wedding day.
Peacock Alley is the social hub of this magnificent hotel in Edinburgh. Formerly part of the Caledonian Railway station, you can see the original stonework and in homage to the history of the room, the original Caledonian Station clock can still be viewed. Peacock Alley is a great place for relaxing cocktails, delicious food and is home to the hotel’s famous afternoon teas. Located within the hotel’s lobby area, it’s also where wedding guests and family can gather to meet before being invited to witness your wedding ceremony.
No room has more detail, more history, and more delights to be discovered than the Castle Suite. As the name suggests, it provides magnificent views of Edinburgh Castle. The room is also listed, so its many historic features have been protected and preserved. As such, it offers the perfect location for those who dream of a castle wedding but cannot stretch to the often hefty price tag for such an experience. With a capacity of 150 for a wedding reception, the Castle Suite lives up to its name in more ways than one.
The Castle Lounge is the perfect gathering space for your post-wedding ceremony drinks reception and leads directly to the Castle Suite. Pillars provide further interest and mark out space beautifully for your wedding reception. The room also features a grand piano, which many couples have taken advantage of when considering some musical accompaniment to their celebrations.
Don’t be misled by the name – getting married in the Boardroom provides you with a distinguished setting for your wedding. Oak panelling lends a traditional feel, while natural daylight floods into the room from the half-moon windows. The room can hold 80 people for a reception, providing the ideal space to enjoy celebrating your vows.
It would be understandable if couples assumed the rooms of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh the Caledonian Hotel will be too large for their celebrations. If you and your loved one are planning a more intimate wedding, consider hiring the Versailles Suite for the occasion. Not only does it come with stunning neoclassical murals, hand-painted on the walls, it also has hidden air conditioning, plenty of natural light, and space for 25 guests at your reception. As such, it provides the perfect marriage between style and size.
Harking back to the famous Madame de Pompadour, the Pompadour at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian Hotel is one of the most celebrated eateries in Scotland, not just Edinburgh. Located on the first floor, the Pompadour offers classy French-inspired cuisine that will delight. What better place to celebrate your wedding than in this most delightful of settings?
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian Hotel Rooms and Suites
Enjoy the convenience of staying in one of their 241 rooms and suites.
Edinburgh is a charming location to spend your wedding night. Getting married in Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian Hotel means you won’t need to travel too far to retire to your room at the end of the celebrations. From the Carriage Queen Rooms to Premier Castle View Rooms and through to the One Bedroom Suites, you can enjoy a touch of luxury when you choose to stay at the hotel following your wedding.
Of course, with over 200 rooms and suites available, many of your guests might also like to book accommodation in advance of the wedding. This is a popular hotel, so timely bookings are recommended to ensure you can secure the rooms you require.
The Grand Staircase is the perfect location for a memorable ‘group photo’ of the newly-weds with their family and friends. The upper landing area is also used as a gathering space for smaller weddings where wedding guests can enjoy drinks and canapés.
I can attest to the stunning detail in every inch of this hotel, from the reception area through to the rooms available to get married in. I have been honoured to photograph both small and intimate weddings here and those much larger in guest numbers. In every case, the attention to service and detail is notable. The experienced staff are ready to make sure your day is perfect. The opportunities to take photographs both inside and outside the hotel are plentiful and appealing. If you are thinking of getting married at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian Hotel, do contact me now to discuss the opportunity of capturing the best moments at this charming, character-filled hotel.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian Hotel Real Weddings
A few photos and film from our Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian Hotel weddings.