Wedding FAQ

Before you answer, “I do,” you’re bound to have questions.

We know there is so much to think about when you start planning your wedding, so our wedding planners and delivery teams have put their knowledge and experience together to create some top tips and tools to help make this planning a whole lot easier.

Eskmills have invested in technology to allow you to work with us, so you can see the progress of your planning journey – you will have your own personal login to the Hub, our bespoke client portal.

Meanwhile, here are the most popular questions we get asked to help you start planning.

Our venue is easily divided to enlarge or contract, generally, our wedding parties are around 80+ for day guests and up to 350 guests for dancing the night away.

Yes, we have a dedicated ceremony area inside the venue, complete with beautiful aisle, pews, music and a ceremony table and we have a unique garden ceremony area, with stage, outside seating, and a garden room for signing the register.

Yes, we have a comfortable exclusive use Retreat Room with everything you need (even for emergencies)

Yes, we have several really comfy seating areas throughout the venue and garden– and we are always able to make a cuppa or find a footstool if needed

We love small guests and have created our own area for them to eat, relax, play and have fun – all under the careful eye of our Eskmills qualified nanny team – ask your planner for details

We do not have accommodation in the venue; however, we can supply a list of local accommodation

There are various types of accommodation within Musselburgh itself.

No, all our wedding packages include catering. We do not allow outside catering in the venue.

No, we have our own Sweetie Cart here at Eskmills and we do not let any external food or drink suppliers on to the premises. Our Sweetie Cart is £250 this includes 12 jars filled with your choice of sweets, paper bags, scoops and one full replenishment during your event.

Yes, we have two ceremony areas. Outdoor ceremonies are allowed weather permitting and will be confirmed by your Event Manager on the day of the wedding at 11am via a telephone call.

No, we do not allow pets inside the venue due to health and safety legislation.

Last orders are taken at 12:30am and the bar closes at 12:45am. Guests will then depart at 1am.

Yes, the hire in our packages are exclusive use of the whole venue.

We can comfortably cater for up to 350 guests within the venue.

You will have exclusive use of our Esk Eden and use of the courtyard for countless photo opportunities. We are also right next to the River Esk and a 5-minute drive from the stunning Musselburgh Harbour and Portobello beach.

Yes, we can arrange a choice menu for you and your guests for an additional £8.00 per person for three courses.

The deposit is 35% of your booking value. The second payment is then due 9 months before the wedding which is another 35% of the booking value and the final balance is then paid 12 weeks before the wedding with final numbers.

We allow all different types of ceremonies and celebrants.

Yes. We have a voucher book that will be given to you upon booking the venue. This book include discount for all our recommended suppliers.

We hold 2 tasting events in the venue, one in March and the other in October. You will be invited along to one of those dependent on what your wedding date is. Your wedding planner will keep you informed of your tasting.

No, minimum numbers are based on adults. We have a great selection of kid’s menus that can be added on and children under 3 will eat free.

Yes, we have baby changing facilities within the venue.

Yes. The venue is all on one level meaning it is fully wheelchair accessible, we also have an accessible toilet in the main reception of the venue.

If you would like to ask us any specific questions about your own wedding, just let us know.

We’re great listeners. Get in touch with our award-winning events team.