We know there’s a lot to think about when you start planning your wedding. Our wedding planners have put their knowledge and experience together to create some tools to help make this planning easier. Our Wedding Budget planner can be a great help as can coming along to an Open Day – these are full of ideas to personalise your big day.

You will need to think about who comes to the full day event and who to the evening, how your ceremony will flow, what to eat on the day, colours, name card design to match invites, special menus, drinks, first dances and and decorations – the list goes on, so here are the most popular questions we get asked to help you start planning.

FAQ on our Wedding Venue

Our capacity is 360 guests for a sit down meal. We do have a fairy light curtain which divides the venue space up into two sections. One section is for the ceremony area, the other for dinner and for evening reception.

No, we do not allow corkage at Eskmills.

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

Last orders are taken at 12:20am and the bar closes at 12:30am. Guests will then depart at 1am.

The deposit is 35% of your booking value. The second payment is then due 6 months before the wedding which is another 35% of the booking value and the final balance is then paid 5 weeks before the wedding with final numbers.

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.

We allow all different types of ceremonies.

The ceremony set-up is included in the package pricing but you would have to book the celebrant separately.

Yes, we offer a set menu within our packages. We can arrange a choice menu for you and your guests for an additional £5.00 per person for three courses or £2.50 per course.

Of course, children are permitted at Eskmills Venue. They are not permitted near the bar space.

No, however we can provide you with a list of recommended accommodation suppliers within the area.

You will have exclusive use of our garden 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.

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 Tasting Evenings a year. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience Eskmills Venue in full flow with our other Eskmills Brides and Grooms, to indulge in a range dishes prepared by our Head Chef, Scott, and to sample selected wines from our extensive list. By the end of the evening you will have chosen the menu for your Wedding Celebration. The cost for this is £25.00 per person.

One of our experienced and talented event managers will be your point of contact and you will be introduced to them before your big day. Your planner will lead you the whole way through the planning process from booking to the day of the wedding when the Event Manager will take over.