Principal Edinburgh George Street, The

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB
0131 225 1251Quote: “WVIE”
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Principal Edinburgh George Street Weddings

Principal Edinburgh George Street weddings, view this stunning wedding venue in Edinburgh, with over 20 photos, wedding offers and wedding reviews.

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Recently engaged?

Book your wedding with us by 14th March 2018, quoting: "Valentine’s" and receive a complimentary upgrade to a Signature Suite on the night of your wedding, additional two canapés and a private room for your family breakfast on the morning after your wedding – subject to availability.

*Terms and conditions apply. Offer open to new bookings only.

Click here for more details

Valentine's offer 2018

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Principal Edinburgh George Street, located on fashionable George Street in Edinburgh's historic New Town is ideally situated for easy access to all the city's amenities and attractions, offering you and your wedding guests the perfect residence for a very special celebration.

Luxurious and stylish suites, including the fabulous new Forth View Suite with stunning Forth and Castle views from the outdoor terrace, with a distinctly contemporary twist, are available in varying sizes to suite your requirements. All echo the splendour and heritage of this exceptional 18th century building.

We know that planning your wedding can be a little daunting at times but here, at Principal Edinburgh George Street, you'll have all the help you need from your dedicated Wedding Planner. Nothing is ever too much trouble and to make all the arrangements easier for you, our new ‘All Inclusive' Wedding Packages provide everything you require for your Special Day, from a small and intimate family gathering, to a stylish reception and a lavish party shared with family and friends. Attention to detail and flexibility is all at Principal Edinburgh George Street - we're here to ensure that you every wish is catered for. Your Wedding Day deserves only the very best and, as you make your commitment to each other, then so do we to you.

Please contact our Weddings Department for more information on 0131 225 1251 for more information. Quote "Wedding Venues in Scotland"

Facilities

  • Total No. of bedrooms—240
  • Total No. of bedroom suites—10
  • No. of function rooms—8
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Additional facilities—We have access to Queen Street Gardens (a 2 minute walk from the hotel) should the Scottish weather permit for outside photographs!! Your Personal Wedding Coordinator can arrange your florist, photographers, registrars and ministers, health and beauty treatments, hairdresser, tanning, wedding dress pressing/steaming, chauffeur service, kilt hire and cake maker/decorator.

Reception capacity

  • Table Dining—200
  • Buffet Style—280

Wedding season availability

All year round

Accommodation

All 240 of the hotel's en suite bedrooms, many with views of Edinburgh Castle or the Firth of Forth offer guests the best of Scottish hospitality and the latest technology with broadband internet access.  All of our bedrooms are equipped with LCD Flat Screen TV's, Laptop Safes, Hairdryers, In House Movies and Tea and Coffee making facilities.  Our hotel facilities include 24 hour room service, Currency exchange, disabled facilities, guests laundry, and our Printing Press Bar & Kitchen.

We have no 'on-site' parking, but there is on street parking (free from 6.30pm - 8.30am) and our guests receive a 10% discount at the Q-Park only a 5 minute walk away.

Directions

5 minutes walk to Edinburgh's Waverley Train Station

10 minutes drive to the A1 Easily accessible for the M8 to Glasgow Close to Edinburgh International Airport

Within walking distance of every City attraction
2 miles from Leith Docks and the Firth of Forth

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Offers/Packages

 

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Recently engaged?

Book your wedding with us by 14th March 2018, quoting: “Valentine’s” and receive a complimentary upgrade to a Signature Suite on the night of your wedding, additional two canapés and a private room for your family breakfast on the morning after your wedding – subject to availability.

*Terms and conditions apply. Offer open to new bookings only.

Click here for more details

Valentine's offer 2018

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THE KING’S HALL PACKAGE

Built in 1827, The King’s Hall features white ‘wedding cake’ pillars and intricate cornicing and the traditional meets the contemporary with the elegant ‘flight’ chandelier, providing the perfect place to enjoy your big day.

  • Red carpet welcome for the perfect entrance
  • Piper and quaich for Gaelic toast
  • A glass of Prosecco or soft drink alternative and two canapés p/p on arrival
  • Three course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of wine p/p during wedding breakfast and a glass of Prosecco or soft drink alternative p/p for the speeches
  • Evening buffet of bacon, egg and mushroom hot filled rolls
  • Cake stand and knife
  • Candelabra, tealight and mirror table centrepieces
  • Skirted tablecloths and chair covers
  • Coloured lighting for your evening reception
  • Table names, place cards and souvenir menus
  • Overnight stay including breakfast in an upgraded bedroom for the bride and groom. A further upgrade to a suite is available for a supplement
  • 15% off our best available room rates for your guests
  • Master of Ceremonies for announcements
  • Wine and menu tasting for the bride and groom
  • Changing room available from 11am to 3pm

Reception drinks will be served in The Library and your evening buffet in the Gallery, both of which are directly next to The King’s Hall where your wedding breakfast and reception will take place.

Your dedicated wedding coordinator will work with you to identify your individual needs and offer advice and guidance throughout the planning process of your wedding.

  • £83 p/p March to May
  • £92 p/p June to October
  • £75 p/p November to February
  • £999 supplement applies to Saturday weddings

Prices include VAT and are valid until 31st October 2019. Packages are based on minimum numbers of 80 people and are subject to dates and availability.

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At the Principal Edinburgh George Street we can give your wedding guests guaranteed 15% discount off bedroom rates, subject to availability. Furthermore we can provide you with exclusive access to Queen Street Gardens at £100 access fee, only five minutes from the hotel, which provide a perfect setting for wedding photographs.

We are also pleased to say that for weddings scheduled for a Friday, the Principal Edinburgh George Street would like to offer you a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for each day guest to enhance your chosen package.

Should you opt for a Sunday wedding, we will offer you two glasses of sparkling wine per day guest and two complimentary bedrooms for your wedding party. The Principal Edinburgh George Street will also offer the Bride, and up to 10 of the bridal party, a sparkling wine and canapé reception in our spectacular Forth View Suite, which offers a comfortable lounge area and terrace with panoramic views across the city. An excellent way to relax and prepare for the wedding ceremony, and a great opportunity for photographs!

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Testimonials

“My wife and I had our wedding here last week and we definitely had the best day of our lives!!!

This was all thanks to Oskar and his team at the hotel!! He has been amazing this whole year when we have been planning our special day and on the day Oskar and Kamile were amazing at keeping us both calm and making sure we didn't see each other on the run up to the ceremony. We felt like nothing at all was a bother to any of the staff and even when my little nephew fell and hurt his mouth the day before they came to the room to check on him and the concierge service was amazing too.

The little touches in the room for the children was amazing and my 4 year old niece was so happy with her little toys. The breakfast in the hotel was really lovely and we had our own private room for our guests the day after which was amazing. All our guests have and still are commenting on how great the day was and how beautiful the hotel is.

We would very highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married in the future and Oskar as a wedding coordinator. Thanks again to you all for making our day extra special we really appreciate everything.” Lauren & Jen – 5th December 2017

 

“We would like to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful reception you organised for Georgina & Ken at the Principal. We were delighted with every part, from the very beginning to the next day when we collected all our accessories from the Dundas room.

The food was delicious, the service exceptional and it all seemed to go like clockwork. Please thank the concierge, Piper and all the staff who were so polite and efficient. We had the most fantastic day as did Georgina & Ken.”
Parents of Bride, Andrew & Caroline – 3rd October 2017

 

“We were very impressed by the efforts of you and your team both in the run up to our wedding and on the day itself! We could not fault any team member.

The impressive dinner service in particular was commented upon by our guests. I also appreciated the regular updates provided by staff throughout the day. Please pass my thanks to the two heads of staff and the master of ceremony.

I want to thank you for all of your hard work on the run up to our wedding and on the day itself. As I mentioned to you on Saturday, I appreciated your prompt reply to all emails and the general feeling that ours was the only wedding you were involved in organising (when I know you have many to organise!)”
Lesley & Steven – 14th September 2017

 

“Our whole experience from you and your team, from the initial booking, until we checked out on the Sunday morning was superb. Throughout the planning and on the day we felt well looked after by everyone we came across and their patience, assistance and courtesy throughout was well received. We particularly appreciated being notified when individuals were finishing their shift and handing over as it clearly identified to us who to speak to should we have any issues. During the tasting day we felt well looked after and your attention to detail during the final planning meeting the week before assured our confidence that the day would run smoothly and prompted us to think of things we simply hadn’t. The night before and on the day it was clear that everyone (from doormen to managers) knew what to do and their aim was to ensure our day was as stress free as possible.

All our guests commented on the quality of the food and the venue. Everyone was impressed with the service and I heard only compliments about the food, please pass on my regards to the kitchen team and the table staff.

Sarah and I would like to express our thanks again for you and your team’s efforts in providing such a memorable day for us and would kindly ask you to pass it on to everyone that was involved.”
Sarah & Stuart – 22nd July 2017

 

“The team at the Principal Edinburgh George Street were absolutely amazing. If I'm honest I wasn't too sure what to expect on the lead up but everyone has been so accommodating.

You have been amazing at keeping everything under control and organised. The service at dinner was spectacular and on point. Each member of staff that I had the pleasure of dealing with was so welcoming and courteous.

I would particularly like to thank yourself and George for making this a stress free day. You are both a treasure to the hotel. You have always been quick to reply on the lead up. Your communication has been great. There were no issues whatsoever! And your organisational skills were brilliant. Even when we were running late you made everything smooth. Every time I spoke to George throughout the evening he was calm and collected and just fabulous. There was so much going on and so the pressure was on and George held it down like a pro!!! You are both amazing gentlemen.

The food was amazing and so thanks to the Chef for that.

Christos was also amazing as well as Ansten who helped is out with our luggage.

The overall customer service was fantastic and I would not have chosen another venue. It was perfect!!!!

Thank you all so much for making our day special, stress free and above all thank you for your great service and making us feel welcome.

I had never came across such great customer service before!! And such an amazing kind people!!!”
Caron & Ropo – 26th May 2017

 

“Where do we start? We had the most fantastic, amazing, magical day we cannot thank Oskar and the staff enough. It went perfectly and the service was second to none. No wonder you win awards every guest at the wedding said it was the best wedding they have ever been too and they have been to a good few weddings between them all.

I wish we could do it all over again I will be shouting from the roof tops on recommendations to anyone I know getting married in the future.

From the second we booked the wedding through Hana who provided first class service to then be taken over by Oskar when Hana went on maternity leave. Everything was in great hands and all taken care off without any confusion with our new wedding co-ordinator. Nothing was too much trouble and I truly believe we would never have had a day like I did on Saturday 20th May if I had our wedding anywhere else.

We will certainly be back on anniversaries the Principal Hotel will always be very special to us.”
Nadine & David – 20th May 2017

 

“We had a wonderful time and it was all we wanted and more. At no point did anything go wrong and it was all controlled very well by yourself and the evening manager.

All our guests were impressed with the hotel and the way the day was ran, we didn't hear a single criticism about any of it. We would like to thank you again for all your hard work and support you have given us, we honestly couldn't have done it without you. We came away from the hotel the next day glad we had chosen the Principal for our big day.”
Emma & Mark – 7th April 2017

 

"Oskar ensured we had the most perfect, magical day. From our first enquiry, to following up on how our day went, we couldn't fault Oskar or The Principal. Our wedding day (as most weddings) had quite a few personal touches and I was apprehensive a few of these would be missed on the day. I shouldn't have worried at all - from start to finish, the wedding day went so smooth. Every single detail I asked for was met, from decoration placement, specific announcements, to our music requests throughout the day - it was perfect."
Karla - 03/03/2017 

 

"We would just like to thank you once again for all your help in the run up to the wedding and for all your help on the day. You really were so helpful and made the process a lot easier for me and Alan.

Lots of our friends and family commented on how helpful the staff were. The staff on the front desk were so lovely, very friendly and chatty"
Louise - 19/03/2017 

 

"We had a wonderful time and it was all we wanted and more. At no point did anything go wrong and it was all controlled very well by yourself and the evening manager. We have filled in the questionnaire and submitted it.

All our guests were impressed with the hotel and the way the day was ran, we didn't hear a single criticism about any of it. We would like to thank you again for all your hard work and support you have given us, we honestly couldn't have done it without you. We came away from the hotel the next day glad we had chosen the Principal for our big day."
Emma & Mark - 07/04/2017 

 

"Where do we start? We had the most fantastic, amazing, magical day we cannot thank Oskar and the staff enough. It went perfectly and the service was second to none. No wonder you win awards every guest at the wedding said it was the best wedding they have ever been too and they have been to a good few weddings between them all.

I wish we could do it all over again I will be shouting from the roof tops on recommendations to anyone I know getting married in the future.

From the second we booked the wedding through Hana who provided first class service to then be taken over by Oskar when Hana went on maternity leave. Everything was in great hands and all taken care off without any confusion with our new wedding co-ordinator. Nothing was too much trouble and I truly believe we would never have had a day like I did on Saturday 20th May if I had our wedding anywhere else.

We will certainly be back on anniversaries the Principal Hotel will always be very special to us."
Nadine - 20/05/2017 

 

"The team at the Principal Hotel were absolutely amazing. If I'm honest I wasn't too sure what to expect on the lead up but everyone has been so accommodating.

You have been amazing at keeping everything under control and organised.

The service at dinner was spectacular and on point.

Each member of staff that I had the pleasure of dealing with was so welcoming and courteous.

I would particularly like to thank yourself and George for making this a stress free day. You are both a treasure to the hotel. You have always been quick to reply on the lead up. Your communication has been great. There were no issues whatsoever! And your organisational skills were brilliant. Even when we were running late you made everything smooth. Every time I spoke to George throughout the evening he was calm and collected and just fabulous. There was so much going on and so the pressure was on and George held it down like a pro!!! You are both amazing gentlemen.

The food was amazing and so thanks to the chef for that.

Christos was also amazing as well as Ansten who helped is out with our luggage.

The overall customer service was fantastic and I would not have chosen another venue. It was perfect!!!!

Thank you all so much for making our day special, stress free and above all thank you for your great service and making us feel welcome.

I had never came across such great customer service across a company!! And such amazing kind people!!!"
Caron - 26/05/2017 

Check Availability

The following dates are just a few available “Late Dates” at this venue, you can contact them via the link below if you have specific dates in mind.

2018 Dates

Saturday 3rd March 2018
Saturday 24th March 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018
Saturday 9th June 2018
Saturday 28th July 2018
Saturday 11th August 2018
Saturday 29th September 2018
Saturday 13th October 2018
Saturday 20th October 2018

*All the above dates are subject to availability, and the respective venue’s terms & conditions

 

THE KING’S HALL PACKAGE

Built in 1827, The King’s Hall features white ‘wedding cake’ pillars and intricate cornicing and the traditional meets the contemporary with the elegant ‘flight’ chandelier, providing the perfect place to enjoy your big day.

  • Red carpet welcome for the perfect entrance
  • Piper and quaich for Gaelic toast
  • A glass of Prosecco or soft drink alternative and two canapés p/p on arrival
  • Three course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of wine p/p during wedding breakfast and a glass of Prosecco or soft drink alternative p/p for the speeches
  • Evening buffet of bacon, egg and mushroom hot filled rolls
  • Cake stand and knife
  • Candelabra, tealight and mirror table centrepieces
  • Skirted tablecloths and chair covers
  • Coloured lighting for your evening reception
  • Table names, place cards and souvenir menus
  • Overnight stay including breakfast in an upgraded bedroom for the bride and groom. A further upgrade to a suite is available for a supplement
  • 15% off our best available room rates for your guests
  • Master of Ceremonies for announcements
  • Wine and menu tasting for the bride and groom
  • Changing room available from 11am to 3pm

Reception drinks will be served in The Library and your evening buffet in the Gallery, both of which are directly next to The King’s Hall where your wedding breakfast and reception will take place.

Your dedicated wedding coordinator will work with you to identify your individual needs and offer advice and guidance throughout the planning process of your wedding.

  • £83 p/p March to May
  • £92 p/p June to October
  • £75 p/p November to February
  • £999 supplement applies to Saturday weddings

Prices include VAT and are valid until 31st October 2019. Packages are based on minimum numbers of 80 people and are subject to dates and availability.

Wedding Fairs

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Contact this venue directly via the link below to arrange a personal showround to view this wedding venue and discuss your preferences and the available options with their wedding team.

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