Gilmerton House

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North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

EH39 5LQ


01620 880342

This elegant relaxed country house is the ideal venue for a perfect wedding. The historic house and stunning grounds offer a truly magical experience. 5 Star Exclusive Use rating from Visit Scotland.


From the Moran wedding
‘We loved Gilmerton House and can highly recommend to any potential clients.  We loved every minute of our time at Gilmerton and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. We couldn’t have picked a better venue and are so happy with our choice of Gilmerton House for Ewan Ainur’s wedding.
We would be happy to provide references should you require an independent recommendation. All of our guests commented on the perfect venue.
Finally thank you for all your assistance and help to make the day so special.’

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Janet Parks July 11, 2018 Wedding DateJune 30, 2018

We had the most amazing day celebrating our daughter’s wedding at Gilmerton house.
From the first moments of planning until we waved goodbye, Fay and the team could not have been more welcoming, helpful or made our experience anymore special.
The house and gardens are stunning and immaculately cared for. Thoughout the weekend Janice and Connor attended to our every need.
We were truly sorry to leave such a beautiful place.
Amy and Stuart could not have found a more perfect place to have their wedding.

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Nick Prance November 3, 2016 Wedding DateOctober 1, 2016

From the moment Denise and I first saw Gilmerton House we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding celebration. It is such a beautiful place, from the extensive and delightful grounds to the magnificent house with its warm and welcoming reception room, ten gorgeous bedrooms and (if numbers allow) a perfect oak panelled space for the wedding breakfast and dancing. The space for the wedding ceremony is also delightful and if the sun shines, as it did for us, the terrace is perfect for the drinks reception.

Of course much of this would count for little without the right staff team to plan for and support the big day. In this respect Gilmerton excelled, Fay was a pleasure to deal with with excellent communication and in the months leading up to our wedding we have lovely memories of sitting on the sofa in the reception room with a wood fire burning, drinking coffee and planning the day. For the weekend itself Janice was simply delightful as our host, whilst Simeon was indispensable as the butler for the weekend, he was present from beginning to end and helped with such good grace with what must have seemed like a myriad of requests!

I cannot recommend this venue too highly, it was a truly special weekend and everyone agreed Gilmerton House and its staff were a huge part of that. Many thanks from all of us

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Samantha & Edward September 26, 2016

Gilmerton House truly was the fairytale wedding venue we dreamed of and couldn’t have asked for a better setting for what was the best day of our lives. The service provided by Fay and the team was first class from enquiry right through to us leaving on the Sunday after our wedding.
The music room provided an elegant surrounding for the ceremony, with the side lawn taking home to our outdoor games and drinks reception before heading to the stunning marquee for our wedding breakfast.
The house is so well kept and for the bridal party provided a social and relaxing environment throughout the weekend. Every bedroom had its own bathroom which was superb.
A special mention has to go to Liam our butler for the weekend who was absolutely outstanding, a gentleman and no ask was too big. Thank you!

Thank you for making our wedding day the best day of our lives and we thoroughly recommend Gilmerton House to anyone looking for a wedding / celebration in the Lothian’s area.

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Mrs. Anne Halvorsen September 17, 2016 Wedding DateSeptember 10, 2016

We recently celebrated the wedding of our daughter at Gilmerton House – a wonderful and memorable occasion for all.
Gilmerton itself is a stylish and beautiful venue, set in the tranquil countryside of Athelstaneford- I simply couldn’t imagine a nicer place.
The service and professionalism shown by all the staff was second to none, friendly , efficient and absolutely flawless. The staff were discreet but when required , seemed to appear from nowhere – Janice , Fay and the Butler Liam, were all wonderful, attending to our every need ,from the moment we arrived on the Friday afternoon till the moment we left on the Sunday morning.
Breakfast was delicious, served in a cosy and elegant room by warm and friendly staff.
The bedrooms, many of which had four poster beds , were extremely comfortable, the bathrooms were spacious and luxurious, and the rooms downstairs used for the celebrations were plush and welcoming – none of us wanted to leave!
The guest list included those from Portugal, Dubai ,Norway ,plus many from parts closer to home in the UK – and everyone was highly impressed !
We had the most wonderful wedding celebration and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Gilmerton and the staff .
If you are looking for a smart and elegant venue with top class people to look after you, no matter the event , then this is surely the place !

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Anne Fergusson July 2, 2016 Wedding DateMay 21, 2016

My daughter Sarah and husband Dan had their marriage blessed with 50 guests in Gilmerton House in May. From the moment we arrived, Fay and her team, including our butler, Connor, made us feel welcome and settled. It was a serene and happy weekend in no small part due to the thoughtful service, exquisite surroundings – inside and outside- and supportive kindness of the people looking after us. The bedrooms are as glorious as the public rooms and breakfast the next morning delicious. A wonderful place for birthday parties or family celebrations: exceptional value. I look forward very much to returning.
Warmest good wishes
Anne Fergusson

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Lucy Taylor/Cassidy June 27, 2016 Wedding DateJune 4, 2016

We recently had our wedding at Gilmerton House and it was simply wonderful. As we had exclusive use from the Friday to Sunday, it really was like home from home. All of the staff were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble. Fay was great, always to hand if I had any questions and so friendly and approachable. Our guests loved the party and we have been told by many that it was the best wedding they have ever attended. The house itself is beautiful, the interior is perfectly designed in keeping with the style of the house, it is full of lovely painting and antiques and is spotlessly clean. The music room is amazing, we had our dinner and dancing in the room and it was perfect, brides even get their own gorgeous drawing room to get ready in. Every little detail has been thought of. I love Gilmerton House and I couldn’t have picked anything nicer for our intimate wedding, my only regret is that its all over!!

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Kirsty and Euan November 12, 2015

We wanted to thank you so much for all of your help in the planning and execution of our wedding day. We really did have the most fantastic day and absolutely loved every minute of our time at Gilmerton House. Everyone commented on what a beautiful House it was and the day ran so smoothly, in no small part thanks to everyone working so hard behind the scenes. It was a weekend we will treasure forever.

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D McDermott November 10, 2015

A truly wonderful experience was had by all at the beautiful Gilmerton House on the occasion of our daughter’s wedding. The whole house has the most wonderful welcoming ambience, which you feel instantly on entering, with great attention to detail in all areas of the interior. The gardens and grounds are equally well tended and we were fortunate to be able to use them in April. Fay has a wealth of knowledge and contacts which she was more than happy to pass on, which helped hugely in the organisation of the entire day. A big thank you to her and her team for the whole weekend. Such wonderful memories!

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Sonja & Ian November 10, 2015

Our wedding at Gilmerton House was simply perfect and couldn’t have been better. We want to say thank you to the lovely staff who made us feel very welcome at the house and who couldn’t have done more for us. Fay was so helpful during our planning process, showing us around and she was super quick to reply to all my questions. From the first time we stepped into Gilmerton House we knew that it was where we wanted to get married. Not only was everyone so friendly, the house and grounds are absolutely stunning. We had the whole house to ourselves for the weekend and felt like we’d won the lottery. We had two nights there and our close family and friends were able to stay with us. How wonderful to start your wedding day with everyone you love around you. We wholeheartedly recommend Gilmerton House as a venue and not just for weddings. Thanks you so much and we hope to be back for another celebration!

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5 is fantastic!