Are you getting married in Edinburgh City Centre, and have you arranged an amazing venue which is central and not far from say, Princess Street Gardens, or only a little taxi ride away from Calton Hill.
You know Calton Hill and you’ve seen wonderful wedding photographs taken there, so you wonder - could you arrange for your wedding photographs to be taken on Calton Hill too? Or at the Royal Botanic Gardens? Or in some other park in Edinburgh?
There are a couple of things to consider:
Calton Hill, for example, has a road that allows pre-booked cars / transport to access Calton Hill on a certain date, for a certain time slot. There may be an event happening on your wedding day which makes things a bit more difficult. If you want to walk up - think about high heels etc.
A permit? You might wonder? Anyone can go into any park in Edinburgh? Or walk up Calton Hill and take photographs?? Why would I need a permit? Edinburgh City Council have kindly provided useful information on their website for people seeking permission to film and/or take photographs in and around Edinburgh’s streets and parks. So basically, currently - at the time of writing this - the suggested donation is £50.
From the Edinburgh City Council website: "For permission to use parks and green spaces including Calton Hill, complete our application form (PDF, 195 KB). As a rule, at least 24 hours notice is required. In some cases, more notice will be essential."
Paul Spence / Edinburgh Castle Contact Page
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8731
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh have their own policy too. Here’s a little screenshot with a link to their website too.
Royal Botanic Gardens Website
Just provide a few details and we will check our diary and get back to you ASAP.