Welcome to Fettes the Venue at Fettes College

Fettes College, a leading independent school, is a unique and inspiring location only moments away from the historic and picturesque city centre of Edinburgh. Set in 90 acres of private parkland, Fettes College is the perfect location for your chapel wedding ceremony.

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Edinburgh's best kept secret

A leading independent school during term time and a secret chapel wedding venue outwith, Fettes College is situated in 90 acres of private parkland and has views over Scotland’s historical capital city and Edinburgh Castle. In all its splendour, Fettes College offers a truly magical fairytale venue for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception.

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Exclusive dates released each year

With only 9 dates released by Fettes College each year, a chapel wedding ceremony here allows your special day to be truly exclusive. Specially selected dates outwith term time ensure that you and your guests receive the utmost attention whilst enjoying every single moment in these stunning surroundings. It’s not every day that you get married in such an exclusive and intimate venue.

A chapel that is simply stunning

At the heart of Fettes College, the chapel is styled on French Gothic architecture and features a hammer beam ceiling, similar to that in the Old Parliament Hall. Beautiful in its simplicity with wooden pews and rubble walls, the chapel invites the newlyweds-to-be the opportunity to personalise the space to reflect their individual tastes. The large stained glass windows add the finishing touches to this traditional yet intimate space.

Old library

The old library is ideal for the happy couple to have their photographs taken. This majestic room offers a truly magical feel with its floor-to-ceiling hand-carved book shelves, barley sugar pillars, 18th & 19th century books and imposing marble fireplace, above which is the coat of arms of Sir William Fettes, all looking out over Edinburgh’s stunning skyline and castle.

Callover hall

The Callover Hall, with its stone floors, wood panelling, high ceilings, marble fireplace, and grand staircase flanked by hand-carved wooden statues leads up to the 19th century French Gothic-style chapel. This spectacular area offers the perfect setting for up to 250 guests to mingle and toast the happy couple whilst enjoying a glass of champagne after the wedding ceremony.

A romantic venue with hidden gems

Special moments deserve unique settings and Fettes College offers both indoor and outdoor areas for you to create memories that last a lifetime. From the green walk to the cloisters and from the Queen’s Lawn to the Bryce building’s main staircase, the grandeur of the grounds and buildings offer an impressive canvas for your wedding photographs.

Fettes cellars drinks reception

As your photographer whisks you away to one of the many hidden gems for your wedding photographs, your guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company in the grand Callover Hall within the main Bryce building at Fettes College. Fettes Cellars offers a range of specially chosen Champagne, sparkling wines and soft drinks that can be personalised to suit your own specific tastes.

Canapés at Fettes

Whilst your guests are enjoying a refreshment from Fettes Cellars our in-house banqueting team can offer a selection of mouth-watering canapés which have been lovingly prepared by our own in-house chefs. We offer an extensive range of handmade canapés that can be tailored to suit your wedding theme.

All in the detail

Your perfect day requires special attention and that is exactly what we offer at Fettes the Venue. Our dedicated team will be with you every step of the way, from offering friendly, expert advice about how to get the most out of your wedding ceremony at Fettes College to being on hand on the day ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

Seeing is believing

We believe that couples fall in love with a venue in the same way as they did with each other, instantly! Our experienced wedding team would love to welcome you to Fettes College to give you the opportunity to explore our hidden gems and perhaps that magical moment could happen once again.

Edinburgh's best kept secret...

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