Flowers & Confetti

Please join Katie and Adam from May 5–6, 2017 as we celebrate our wedding in British Columbia.

May 12th, 2017
Please let us know if you’ll be attending the wedding.

Wedding Reception

Wedding Photography Permit for edinburgh parks

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:

Access to the park

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.

Photography Permit

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.

Edinburgh City Council - Photography Permit

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."

Edinburgh Castle Filming and Photography

Paul Spence / Edinburgh Castle Contact Page
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8731

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

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

At the start of your journey

Who is Nadin Dunnigan

Nadin Dunnigan is a wedding photographer in Edinburgh, specialising in wedding photography in Edinburgh, Scotland, and internationally. With experience of photographing hundreds of weddings in Scotland, Germany, and Italy, you can rest assured that your wedding photographs will look stylish, and will look and remain elegant for years to come.

Couples book Nadin years in advance, so make sure to get in touch early to get your date in the diary.


Just provide a few details and we will check our diary and get back to you ASAP.

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