12 – 16 South Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 1EZ
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Channings Weddings

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Planning Your Day

If there is one thing you want your wedding to be, it's romantic, and Channings in Edinburgh is a truly romantic venue for your very special wedding day.

You will feel calm and relaxed in Channings' warm surroundings and our friendly and helpful staff will make sure you enjoy your wedding preparations as they understand how special this time is and how important your wedding day is to you.

The Library at Channings offers a very special and romantic venue for Edinburgh wedding ceremonies; exchange your vows in this elegant Edwardian setting. Your guests' chairs can be positioned to create an aisle for you to walk up to meet your groom.

After the ceremony retire to the Lounge for a Champagne reception before dining in The Kingsleigh Suite, a beautiful and intimate setting for a wedding feast to remember. Alternatively if your party is larger (up to 50 guests) take exclusive use of Channings Conservatory - a stunning contemporary area which provides a bright and airily modern feel with clean lines and a summer ambience.

Wedding Reception

After the wedding ceremony, begin the celebrations with a Champagne reception in the classically styled lounges or out on the sun terrace of our luxury hotel in Edinburgh. You will have plenty of photo opportunities, from your luxurious suite to our gorgeous country-house style terraced garden. We can even arrange access to the tranquil South Learmonth Gardens. Channings in Edinburgh offers a selection of backdrops which will capture the romance of your special day.

Return to the beautiful and intimate setting of The Kingsleigh suite for a wedding feast to remember.

Wedding Night

At the end of your special day, prolong your experience by pampering yourself and your loved one with a night in one of our stunning Shackleton Suites. Individually designed, this Edinburgh room boasts one of the largest bathrooms in the city, measuring up to 12 metres squared. Underfloor heating, stand-alone bath roll top baths, giant shower heads and attic windows overlooking the city ensure absolute luxury.

The Edinburgh hotel suites are full of character with large ink sketches and murals depicting famous scenes from the life of our former resident - Sir Ernest Shackleton.

For all weddings taking place in-house, we offer 10% off our Best Available Rate for overnight accommodation - subject to availability.


  • Total No. of bedrooms—41
  • Total No. of bedroom suites—5
  • No. of function rooms—3
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Non religious wedding—Yes

Reception capacity

  • Seated Reception—Up to 50
  • Reception—Up to 100

Wedding season availability

All year round


There are 41 hotel rooms at Channings Edinburgh in all - no two are quite the same in either layout or décor. The rooms in Edinburgh vary in size from petite doubles to our junior suites.

The Shackleton rooms, and all of the bedrooms of our Edinburgh boutique hotel are a creative mix of antique and contemporary, with individual styling and quirky detail. After all every visitor to Scotland is different from the next.

Directions by road

Channings enjoys a quiet location, but can still call itself a Edinburgh centre hotel. Set on a cobbled street overlooking private gardens, yet is only a 10 minute walk from the west end, where you can explore the city's many tourist attractions, such as Princes Street, the main shopping area overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
Should you wish to stay very close to home, our Edinburgh City Hotel is just a short stroll from the very fashionable area of Stockbridge, often described as a 'village within the city'. Relax and unwind as you enjoy the vibrant cafe-culture that has developed and wander through the many one of a kind boutiques and galleries which have emerged in recent years, making this one of Edinburgh's trendiest areas.

Directions - From A1

Coming off the A1 follow signs to Edinburgh City Centre where you will end up at the East end of Princes Street, at the top of Leith Walk. Once you go past the Playhouse Theatre on your left hand side take a right onto York Place at the next roundabout. Follow York Place (which becomes Queen Street) until the end where you will reach Ainslie Place - a crescent - whereby you follow the road to the left until you get to Randolph Crescent. Follow Randolph Crescent to the left, turning right onto Queensferry Street. You will cross The Dean Bridge, and then take the second turn off on the right leading onto Dean Park Crescent, take the first left which takes you onto South Learmonth Gardens and Channings is about half way along on the left.

Directions - From the Airport

Coming out of the airport follow the signs for the Edinburgh city centre. Once you go under an underpass, go straight through at the junction which will take you onto Glasgow Road (A8). You will see PC World on your right-hand side, go straight over the round-about and stay on this road for 3 miles. (During the 3 miles the road changes names several times, St Johns Road, Costorphine Road, Roseburn Terrace then onto Haymarket Terrace). As you get closer to the city centre Haymarket train station will be on your right-hand side. At the traffic lights after the station go straight through. Stay in the left hand lane as you approach the next set of lights. Turn left onto Palmerston Place then turn right at the traffic lights on Chester Street. Go to the end of this road and take a left at the lights onto Queensferry Street, this will take you across Dean Bridge. Once across take the third right, which takes you onto South Learmonth Avenue. This road goes downhill then turns to the right, follow the road round and Channings is 30m along on the right-hand side.

Directions From the North

Approach Edinburgh on the A90 from Forth Road Bridge and follow signs for the City Centre. This will lead you onto Queensferry Road; follow this road for about 3 miles. At The Holiday Inn Garden Court Hotel (situated on your right) take the right fork in the road. Continue on, straight over a mini round about and through traffic lights take the first left. At the bottom of the road, take a right into South Learmonth Gardens, Channings is approximately 30m ahead on the right.

Driving Distances

Less than 5 minutes from Edinburgh city centre
20 minutes from Edinburgh airport – conveniently located on the airport side of the city
60 minutes’ drive from Glasgow.

Travelling by Train

Edinburgh has two stations, Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the main station, situated on Princes Street about 1 1/2 miles away from our Hotel in Edinburgh Centre and is approximately 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel. Haymarket station to the west of the city centre is 5 minutes by taxi and half a mile away.


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"Thank you for all that you did, prior to and on the wedding to make it so special. All of our requests were met with great patience and professionalism."
Bride & Groom


"I would like to say what a wonderful time me, Heather and all our guests had at our wedding. We couldn't of asked for a better day and a big thanks to all the staff for helping make our day even more special. It's was a day we will never forget. We both hope to spend more time at Channings in the future."
David & Heather


"The experience we had from start to finish was out of this world, Channings is the perfect wedding venue for small intimate weddings in Edinburgh!"
Jillian & Greg


"Channings is a beautiful venue. The service was absolutely impeccable and the care you showed us was first class".
Mother of the bride

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