Wedding in Edinburgh


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Wedding at the Radisson SAS Edinburgh

Our second wedding show round was at the Radisson SAS Hotel in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. This hotel was formerly the Scandic Crown Hotel and is on the Royal Mile just opposite the Tron and near to South Bridge.

The hotel has been refurbished since it was the Scandic Crown and had a really nice modern lobby area with lots of sofas and tables. We met the wedding co-ordinator Dawn who was very nice, knowlegeable and professional.

There's also a trendy little bar in the hotel called Itchycoo. You can have your wedding reception drinks in the lobby/lounge area and the guests can also use the Itchycoo bar.

The first room we saw was the "Great Scot Hall" which was the room for the ceremony. This room was lovely and traditional Scottish style. It was nice and spacious but not too big, with windows overlooking the Royal Mile and a turret in the corner. There was also a nice big fireplace with a fire which could be turned on during the ceremony. This room would definitely be hard to beat for a hotel ceremony room.

We then had a look at the function room for the reception. This room was much more spacious than the both the function room and the Marquee that we had seen at the Glasshouse Hotel. The room was a little dated and obviously hadn't been refurnished at the same time as the rest of the hotel, but I am sure it would look nice once it had been set for a wedding.

We also had a look at a couple of bedrooms - a standard room and a turret suite. The turret suite was fantastic with windows overlooking the Royal Mile, a spacious lounge area and bedroom area and a turret in the corner with a dining table.

Afterwards we went to the Itchycoo bar for a quick glass of vino. The prices were above average, but not as expensive as in some hotels in the centre of Edinburgh.

Our only concern was that there wasn't really any great areas for photographs, especially outside. One thing that was suggested was that we could have our photos taken either in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood or Holyrood park. This seemed like a great idea since both are only a short taxi ride away.

All in all the Radisson SAS seems like a great place to have a wedding. This one is on our short list as a definite possibility and our favourite so far.

You can read reviews of the Radisson SAS Edinburgh here.



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