"Wedding Weekend November 2016"
After a year or so of planning we had our wedding at the Balmoral in November 2016. We viewed several venues but as soon as we had been shown around the Balmoral we knew we wanted to get married there. We had our ceremony in the Esk Suite which was just beautiful, the views of the castle are fantastic! Everything went without a hitch from arriving at the hotel with all of our luggage and wedding stuff the day before to leaving in one of the hotels cars for our honeymoon the day after. The wedding planner Katie Balmer was an absolute pleasure to plan with, we live in Birmingham so most of the planning was carried out by email but every enquiry we made in the run up to the wedding was responded to in a matter of a day or two and handled with such care that we really felt valued. Nothing was too much for Katie, she really went the extra mile and reduced the risk of any stress immediately. We visited the hotel for afternoon tea in Palm Court a few months before which was exceptional and really made us so excited for the wedding. We had some friends and family staying in the hotel for the wedding who all had a pleasurable experience, with some using the restaurants and bars, some using room service and some even using the gym. We didn't hear a single complaint from any of them, only compliments. Overall, we simply cannot recommend this hotel and Edinburgh enough. We hope to return for our 1st anniversary and many times in the future!