Christmas Party Nights!

Thank you for considering Melville Castle for your festive celebrations. Christmas at Melville Castle Hotel can only be described as truly magical.

The guest list has now opened for Christmas at Melville Castle Hotel!

Dress to impress and enjoy mouth watering sit down three course dinner with obligatory hats and crackers! Then go on to dance the night away until midnight with a live band followed by a disco.

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December 2015 

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th December 2015 

Welcome Drink on arrival



Roasted Parsnip & Honey Soup


Organic Turkey Paupiette, Cranberry & Chestnut Stuffing, Fondant Potato, Roast Root Vegetables & Turkey Jus. 


Root Vegetable, Chestnut & Goats Cheese Wellington, Rosemary Olive Oil


Vanilla & Ginger Cheesecake, Mulled Winter Fruits.

Tea & Coffee. 

Ensure you are first on the list for the perfect Christmas Party!

£39.50 per person (£10 deposit per person is required).


Why not stay over? £79.00 per room. Double room includes breakfast for two.



This full day course includes expert tuition with multi award winning professional photographer, Philip Hawkins, as well as our 54 acres of grounds to practice your skills.

Christmas at Melville Castle 2015

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Create magical memories this festive season in the beauty that is Melville Castle. Mulled wine, warm meals and shimmering decorations, the only touch you would have to add is you, friends and family.

Why not arrange something different for your works’ day out? Perhaps some outdoor winter activities on the snow-covered lawn at the fountain, or enjoy some spicy mulled wine in the lounge before moving through to a private dining area to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner.

We offer various menus for your group to select from, and packages can be amended as per special requirements for each group. We can tailor-make drinks packages for you and arrange evening entertainment.

The guest list has now opened for our PARTY NIGHTS at Melville Castle Hotel! Dress to impress and enjoy a mouth watering three course dinner with obligatory hats and crackers. Then go on to dance the night away until midnight with a live band followed by a disco. December 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th 2015!

Ensure you are first on the list for the perfect Christmas Party Nights at only £39.50 per person!

Why not celebrate Christmas Day in style with family and friends in the magical surrounding of Melville Castle. Enjoy an indulgent three course set menu lunch with tea or coffee, party hats and crackers before relaxing in the sumptuous Arniston Room or Library Bar. Available from 12pm-4pm by reservation only, £49.95 per person. 

Please contact for further details.

Kennedy cupcakes

Midfest 2014: Jazz and Swing Spectacular, at Melville Castle

14 September 2014 Testing We are delighted to welcome 2 fabulous acts who will together make up our evening of jazz, with Melville Castle providing the perfect backdrop for the wonders in store. Time: 19:30 Cost: £25, £230.00 for a table of 10 From 8pm, you will be able to hear the Swing Supreme Jazz Swing Band, a quartet who will bring you some of the very best jazz and swing musicians in the Edinburgh jazz scene. Then be wowed by the Kennedy Cupcakes who will be performing show stoppin’ routines to hits of the Golden Era. These delectable darlings of the stage are sure to transport you back to a time when the men were sweethearts and the women were even sweeter! During the interval there will be a buffet and you can then enjoy more from the Swing Supreme Jazz Swing Band, where we will encourage all those who want to join in to dance the evening away on the dance floor.

We’re offering a special offer discount on tables of 10 – to secure this discount, please contact Rachel Lewis at Midlothian Council:

• • 0131 271 3018

MDownload your Midfest flier here

News and events at Melville Castle

Welcome to the Melville Castle news and events section. This is where we will be providing updates on events, other social occasions, new appointments and on the development of the castle.

25TH September 2015

Pop along to visit our new arrivals! Isla, Suzy, Mary & Davina.


Under New Management

In March 2012 the Hay family, owners of Melville Castle, took back control of the business from Aurora Hotels, to once again become a family run business. Throughout the spring and summer months of 2012 the castle has been undergoing extensive renovation. We look forward to opening at the beginning of 2013.