Riddle’s Court elopement in Edinburgh

I absolutely adored photographing Bria and Thomas's gorgeous and intimate Riddle's Court elopement.

The scenery couldn't have been more stunning, with the venue being located in the heart of Old Town.

Bria and Thomas decided to do things a little bit differently and in an untraditional way - we had all their wedding photos done before their ceremony. The reason why they wanted to do it this way was they wanted to spend time with their guests right after the ceremony, without leaving them alone for the duration of their couple photoshoot.


Elopement suppliers:

Florals: Ochre Botanical Studios

Venue: Riddle's Court - Scottish Historic Buildings Trust

Wedding dress: Catriona Garforth


Riddle's Court - beautiful elopement venue in Edinburgh Old Town

Riddle's Court has quickly become one of my favourite Edinburgh elopement venues.

So why should you consider Riddle's Court for your elopement?

Firstly, it will be your dream venue if you're looking for a relaxed, but unique setting to tie the knot.

Secondly, it's filled with history. The building itself is an old merchant's tenement hidden off Royal Mile.

What is more, it's not only a gorgeous and unique building, but also boasts an abundance of natural light, historic decor and lots of old books which give this venue extraordinary appeal. And natural light is so important from photography perspective, in order to get you the most stunning wedding photos.

Fireplaces, panelled rooms, big windows overlooking Victoria Street, old books and historic art. The whole venue is filled with historic charm.

Finally, the venue's location couldn't have been more easily accessible and central. With your elopement at Riddle's Court, you're just short walking distance away from Edinburgh's iconic spots. Such as the Vennel Steps, Victoria Street, Royal Mile, Writer's Museum, St Giles Cathedral and many, many more.

Which is why if you're choosing to book Riddle's Court as your elopement venue, you're making a great choice!


Wedding dress hanging in the window at Riddle's Court apartments, Edinburgh
Wedding bouquet and an engagement ring at Riddle's Court apartment
Bride with wedding bouquet at Riddle's Court apartment
Wedding bouquet and view from a window at Riddle's Court apartment
Bottle of Scottish whiskey at Riddle's Court apartment
Love letter from bride to groom
Groom is getting ready for the ceremony at Riddle's Court elopement
Back stairs of Riddle's Court apartament
First look getting photographed
Couple's session before the wedding at Riddle's Court apartment courtyard
Couple's session before the wedding at Riddle's Court apartment courtyard
Couple's photoshoot before the wedding at Riddle's Court apartment courtyard
Bride and groom on the way to the ceremony
Bride and groom on Victoria's Lane
Bride and groom on Victoria's Lane
Edinburgh Castle
Wedding photoshoot and Edinburgh castle in the background
Bride and groom and Edinburgh castle in the background
Edinburgh florist for elopement - bridal bouquet
Couple embraing at the Vennel Steps with Edinburgh Castle in the background - Edinburgh Riddle's Court elopement
Bride and groom walking on the Vennel Steps during their elopement photoshoot in the Old town
The Writters' Museum in Edinburgh Old Town
Wedding photoshoot at the Old Town in Edinburgh
Flowers at Edinburgh elopement photoshoot
Bride in her wedding dress in Edinburgh Old Town
View from a window in Riddle's Court
Bride and groom next to a window with the view of Edinburgh Old Town during their Riddle's Court elopement
Wedding guestbook in Riddle's Court
Bride and groom in the Riddle's Court elopement venue in Edinburgh
Wedding ceremony at Riddle's Court venue in Edinburgh Old town
Elopement ceremony at Edinburgh Old Town
Handfasting ceremony at the wedding ceremony in Riddle's Court
Scottish handfasting during wedding ceremony
Handfasting during the ceremony in Edinburgh Old Town
First kiss during Riddle's Court wedding ceremony
Guest at the wedding in Riddle's Court in Edinburgh
Married couple at their wedding in Riddle's Court in Edinburgh Old Town
Flower bouquet and decorated table at a wedding in Edinburgh Old Town
Wedding guests celebrating at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh
Wedding guests celebrating at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh
Wedding speeches at a wedding in Edinburgh Old Town
Bride celebrating her wedding at Riddle's Court
Wedding guests celebrating at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh
Guests celebrating with a limoncello toast after wedding ceremony
Wedding party at Riddles Court
View of Edinburgh Old Town from a window in Riddle's Court
Old books at Riddles Court
Married couple is dancing during a photoshoot
Edinburgh Mine own Romantic Town book at Riddles Court
Riddle's Court - elopement venue in Edinburgh
Guest is signing guestbook in Edinburgh Old Town
Guest is signing guestbook in Edinburgh Old Town
Wedding flower bouquet at Riddles Court



If you're planning your own Riddle's Court elopement in Edinburgh Old town, I'd love to hear from you!

So make sure to get in touch with me with the details of your plans through the contact form on my website.


To sum up, Riddle's Court is a fantastic and centrally located elopement and small wedding venue. I wholeheartedly recommend considering it for your big day if you haven't already!

And if you'd like to explore more Edinburgh elopement venues, I'd love to invite you to read my Edinburgh Elopement Guide linked below, let's get the planning started!


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