You are on a high, you have a sparkling ring on your finger and your wedding to-do-list is building up faster than your nerves.

Looking at Pinterest or Instagram, you’ve probably added your life-time wage to the cost of your wedding, filled with every wonder and extravagance under the sun. It’s your big day and you deserve the best, but when reality hits, couples want value for their money and usually have a budget in mind.

If you’re considering Eskmills as a venue for your Wedding, check out the top tips below that we have put together which might help you stick to your budget:

Every day is a Wedding Day

“When?” is often the first question that couples are faced with when organising a wedding.

Prices will vary depending on what day of the week you want your wedding. Eskmills Venue offers flexibility on all 7 days of the week with all-inclusive, no fuss packages.

We have it all covered

Our Signature Wedding Package is designed to minimise your stress levels during planning and ensure that all the essentials for your big day are covered. All you need to do is work out if there is any extra sparkle that you want to sprinkle on your venue.


Whether its because of short notice or you are embracing something different, our Mid-Week Wedding Package offers the same quality but at lower costs. This is perfect for academic staff who have a whole summer to enjoy or shift workers who don’t always have a weekend free.

Large Weddings

We all know that one person who knows everyone. If this is you, then check out our ‘Large Wedding – Guilt Free’ package! With the ability to cater for up to 350 people, you don’t ever have to feel liable for missing anyone out.

Whatever your needs, we have a wedding package to suit your budget.

Budget calculator

Do you know how much to spend on each individual aspect of the wedding? Do you know what you need to even spend money on?

Planning can be quite a daunting task and many brides & grooms worry that they will miss something out of their big day. We offer a fantastic Budget Calculator tool to help you keep track of costs while ensuring that all your essential items are covered.

Why Local can be leading

Logistics…every brides worst nightmare. Friends to the left of you, family to the right and here you are stuck in the middle trying to get everyone to your preferred wedding venue!

Eskmills Venue is a great location and a popular choice for couples from East Lothian, Edinburgh and Midlothian. Only 5 minutes from the city bypass, with great bus and rail links, Eskmills Venue offer an exquisite and elegant venue that is super easy for everyone to get to, with plenty of Accommodation nearby for anyone who misses the last bus or train.

Staying local may not only be budget-friendly, but it is also convenient for your friends and family, ensuring there are no travel excuses – and with plenty of free parking, no one will have far to walk in those stylish heels.

Not only do you have this heaven on your doorstep, you are also tapping into the powerhouse of producers that are in East Lothian. Local support, local reinvestment and to top it off, local premium catering from Hickory.


Times are changing and couples have usually kitted out their homes with all the essentials before marriage, making a gift list almost redundant. Many couples now ask for donations towards Honeymoon funds…but what about the Wedding?

Eskmills offers a unique “Gift-a-couple” option which allows family and friends to contribute to the most important day of your life. Allowing family and friends to share the joy and celebrations of your special day! And it’s an advantageous way of keeping costs low while involving all your loved ones.


Even after your Wedding, why not try and build your Honeymoon fund by recommending a friend or family member to Eskmills and receiving £100 when they book a celebration of their own. Even if it isn’t in time for your Honeymoon, who doesn’t love some extra money back?!

DawnWedding Planner Support

We know what we want, but how do we get it?

Introducing Dawn, the Venue Manager who knows how to style every brides dream. As one of the venues longest-serving staff members, you can be sure that you will be in safe hands. In fact, Dawn is that good, that she is up for CIS Employee of the year at the end of May!

You will be guided through the planning stages of your Wedding and be given an Event Schedule to ensure that everything is happening as it should and give you peace of mind. Eskmills Venue & the team will be with you every step of the way and are happy to answer whatever questions you may have.

Why choose Eskmills?

With packages to suit all budgets and in a convenient location for the surrounding towns, its hard to find a wedding vision that we cannot cater for. An Award-Winning Venue managed exclusively by an Award-Winning Caterer, we will only use the best suppliers available who are vetted and trusted.

Basically, we are your Wedding Venue!