Stacy & John's Wedding Story
In August 2018 the wedding team at Surgeons Quarter delivered an elegant and bespoke wedding to happy couple Stacy and John.
The pair, who reside in New Zealand, were drawn to Edinburgh for its landscape and architecture.
Having originally met and lived in Glasgow, the couple wanted to come back to Scotland to share their special day with families and friends in a venue that was steeped in the country’s history and reflected its heritage.
John said: “After seeing Surgeons Quarter, we just knew it was the place where we wanted to get married.
“Having a venue this impressive in the heart of the city, which is just beautiful no matter what time of day, is just wonderful.
“You get glimpses of the castle from here and good views of the crags. You can’t beat it.”
The couple’s ceremony took place in the Playfair building - our 19th century space with a grand hall and cupola ceiling. The Playfair Hall is flooded with natural light and has been decorated in a soft and light palette which allowed the bride and groom’s colour and style choices to really sing.
After the vows, while guests got together downstairs for celebratory drinks and photographs, our events team seamlessly transformed the hall into a dining area for the couple to enjoy their first meal together as husband and wife with friends and family.
And to keep energy levels up, our chefs prepared canapés of pan fried scallops with sobrassada puree and paprika dust and Korean spiced lamb with pistachio crumbs and piquillo jam.
Working with Stacy and John every step of the way, our wedding coordinator made sure that the couple’s experience was smooth and stress free so that they could enjoy their special day together, without having to worry about the details or let logistics interfere with the romance of their wedding.
The bride and groom worked with our highly regarded catering team to choose their perfect menu for the big day. Led by Executive Chef Alan, who was crowned Hotel Chef of the Year at last year’s Scottish Hotel Awards, our team do their utmost to make sure that your wedding menu is suited to your taste.
John said: “The staff are amazing here. They really look after you and make sure your day is perfect. Surgeons Quarter is just an incredible backdrop for your special day. It’s incredible.”
Making it a night to remember, the wedding party then moved to the Deacon Suite, complete with its wooden dance floor for guests to ceilidh into the night.
The wedding coordinator at Surgeons Quarter, said: “Having a number of different venues, with different functions, is what makes Surgeons Quarter so well-suited to wedding parties.
“With large, small, traditional and contemporary buildings, there’s no stress about coaches or transport from the ceremony to the reception. We’ve got a range of spaces and buildings in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and an expert team of events planners who can transform spaces for different wedding styles.”