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Exclusive Wedding Hire

Due to the nature of The Howard Edinburgh, we cater for weddings that have over 30 guests on an exclusive use basis. The hotel is then closed to the public from 2.00pm on your wedding day until 12 noon the following day, unless you wish it to be exclusively yours for longer.

Exclusive use ensures that your guests - up to 40 people - can freely enjoy all areas of The Howard and that you can create your very own unique wedding house-party in Scotland.

The Drawing Room is the perfect venue for champagne and cocktails beneath the sparking chandelier, immediately after the ceremony. Guests are then ushered by your butler, acting as Master of Ceremonies, to our immaculate Georgian events suite, the Oval and Cumberland rooms, for lunch or dinner. This can be a fully seated event, a buffet or a stand-up drinks party with canapés.

We love nothing more than to see the magnificent dining table in the Cumberland room full set for a banquet, with fine china, white linen and fresh flowers.

The facility fee for exclusive use of The Howard (excluding the cost of bedrooms, for which seasonal rates apply) is available on request. Your Exclusive use package will include: 

  • Exclusive use of the hotel and garden
  • Personalised menus
  • Place cards
  • Candles
  • Our professionally trained butler team to look after you and assist in making your wedding comfortable, romantic and memorable
  • Accommodation in a hotel suite for the bride and groom

The Howard has 18 individually designed bedrooms ranging from luxury rooms to our largest Terraced Suites. As part of any wedding package we are delighted to offer special rates for wedding party guests wishing to stay with us (subject to availability and dependant on number of rooms booked).

For further information or to discuss your requirements please contact our events coordinator:

0131 557 3500

Or email our group sales team on