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The Best Accommodation for Your Edinburgh Elopement

June 9, 2024

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Looking for The Best Accommodation for Your Edinburgh Elopement? You have come to the right place.

You see, Edinburgh, with its rich history, stunning architecture, and picturesque landscapes, is the ideal setting for your elopement. We have been Edinburgh elopement photographers for years, so you can trust us when we say that!

But before you come here to elope you will want to find the perfect accommodation. And that’s where this handy guide comes in – we’ve hand-picked some of our favourites that we’ve been to over the last 10 years of our Edinburgh weddings and elopements.

We believe that your accommodation is more than just a place to sleep. It’s where you begin your adventure together. It’s the backdrop for your preparations, the setting for those quiet, cherished moments before the ceremony and then the cosy retreat where you’ll celebrate your love afterwards.

That’s why we’ve curated a selection of the best accommodation options in Edinburgh, focusing on unique, characterful, and atmospheric places that perfectly complement the romance of your elopement.

Full disclosure, we don’t get any kind of kick back from any of the hotels mentioned.

You ready? So in no particular order…. Let’s begin.

The Chaumer Abide

One of a kind, this spacious king-size bedroom with shower room is fully appointed with antique furnishings, creating a cosy and homely atmosphere for all guests. You will be provided with high-quality bed linen and bathrobes, all of which can be refreshed whenever required. Both bedroom and bathroom are equipped with Noble Isle toiletries and other necessities for those who may wish to stay warm in the king size bed.


The Witchery

“Scotland’s Most Romantic Hotel” Scotland on Sunday

Hidden in a collection of historic buildings dating back to 1595, at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, the Witchery is steeped in centuries of rich Scottish history.

Enjoy legendary Edinburgh fine-dining, an award-winning wine list, and the most atmospheric dining rooms in all of Scotland. Step inside and be transported to a bygone era.


The Roseate Hotels

The Roseate Edinburgh located just five minutes from the Haymarket railway station and less than 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh Airport.

Refined, relaxed and intimate, it is a tranquil sanctuary that seamlessly blends the story of the Scottish capital city and its unparalleled history and lineage with contemporary, modern luxury and comfort.


Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

Superbly located in the centre of Edinburgh and within walking distance of almost all the city’s major attractions, Cheval The Edinburgh Grand offers uniquely decorated apartments, available to book for any length of stay. Housed in a restored bank, this grand building on St Andrew Square has a range of apartment types, from studios to three-bedrooms, all with their own kitchen and space for living and dining.

Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is just three minutes’ walk away, and there are endless dining and shopping opportunities in the immediate vicinity. 


House of Gods Hotel

This one is not for the faint hearted… In the beating heart of Edinburgh, amid the historic streets of the capital, bathed in neon lights, there lies a playground of excess called House of Gods.

The original decadent hotel features an iconic cocktail bar and twenty two hedonistic hideaways. Oh, and did we mention there is butler service that brings you milk and cookies?!


The Place Hotel

The Place is a four-star city centre hotel, situated in a stunning A-listed Georgian terrace on York Place. Across the road from some of Edinburgh’s best shopping and entertainment districts. Simpler than most on the list, this hotel is a great choice for longer stays.


The Scotsman

Perched high atop North Bridge with the bustling Market Street nestled below, their commanding position allows for some of the best views of the city. From the castle views from the Penthouse Balcony, to the corner suites with panoramic views of the historic Calton Hill, there is no better place to view the city from above.


The Balmoral

An Edinburgh Icon at an Unparalleled Address – 1 Princes Street. Where Old Town meets New, a legendary hotel and landmark clock tower.

A welcome in bespoke Balmoral tartan; Hebridean blues, heather hues and classic Scottish art; whisky ambassadors with 500 malts – The Balmoral is a love letter to Scotland. Looking up to Edinburgh Castle, savour French-Scottish bistro fare, award-winning afternoon tea and an urban spa at one of the city’s most majestic spots.


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