Colstoun House: A rustic restored coach house wedding venue near Edinburgh, Scotland.

Wedding Photography advice, venue information and planning tips


Colstoun house & cookery school is a new Scottish wedding venue near Edinburgh. Having only done a few weddings so far, there’s not much in way of photos or information online. Planning a wedding myself, I stumbled across this quaint and beautiful restored coach house thanks to a good friend of mine who scoured instagram for days trying to find something worth considering. Colstoun House is everything we want, and more. I thought that I’d put this page together to help you plan your Colstoun house wedding, as a fellow bride and as a wedding photographer.


A beautiful restored coachhouse with light stone walls and well lit interior. A wedding venue that ticks all boxes, and suits a wedding of medium to large in size. With beautiful surroundings, really taking advantage of Scottish scenery, Colstoun is the perfect venue to host a relaxed blank canvas wedding. I have found the staff at Colstoun to be incredibly helpful with any questions I have. They couldn’t be more helpful if they tried. With recommendations for various supplies, ideas and tips and of course hiring out wedding items at a reduced cost.

In 2017, they’re planning on having the Polytunnel ready to be used as a ceremony option, or a hangout area. This is so incredibly exciting, I cannot wait. Combined with the fantastic firepit, and the fact that they make marshmallows is just mind blowing. You can also have the option of hay bales outside which I think is a pretty cute idea. The photo below was taken at a DIY Farm wedding but you get the idea .



Colstoun cookery school has plenty of opportunities for photographs, however most of these opportunities are outdoors. Of Course if you’re using the house for accommodation, this can be an option to use if its raining or for some variety.

Colstoun also has an adorable little bridge with a river running under it. With it being a large estate, there are little animals as well as a beautiful walled garden. The fantastic thing about the polytunnel conversion is that if it rains, this can easily be used, whilst still utilising the natural daylight. With it being a DIY venue, you could think ahead and decorate the polytunnel with bunting although I would double check with the venue to be sure, as it isn’t a structure like the coachhouse.

If you’re getting married in the church nearby, you’ll be able to use those grounds for photographs as an additional option.

With the coach house, there’s the beautiful brickwork which can be incorporated into photographs if you’re wanting a static background for group photographs.

There are plenty of little nooks and pathways to walk along and get creative. It’s the perfect venue for relaxed candid wedding photography too as it will get people to relax and let their hair down. With it being quite outdoors too, it gives better than of flattering light which is always a bonus.

The coach house has nice light for speeches, although if you’re having a winter wedding I would highly recommend having an earlier ceremony of around 1pm so that you have time for photographs before it gets dark, time to have food, and the prospect of some gorgeous last light photography.


– Venue photos of Colstoun coachhouse Coming soon –

In the meantime, please view these lovely photos taken by my talented photography friends – Anna Urban photography, and Solen Photography.