7 of the Most Stylish Wedding Venues in Scotland
There’s nothing quite like a Highland fling to cement your, well… Highland fling! So, if you’re one of the many couples looking to exchange vows in Scotland this year, you’re bang on trend.
Where to get married in Scotland
With its breathtaking scenery, wilderness outposts, and some of the best hospitality, food and drink in the industry, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better destination for your big day. Coupled with great value and a warm friendly welcome, here’s seven inspiring Scottish wedding venues to add to your shortlist whatever your budget.
With a punchy modern interior juxtaposition against its stately exterior, Netherbyres House is the perfect blend of old, new, and romance coming together. Laid-back and relaxed is the vibe, with the venue perfectly sized for medium to large wedding parties.
It’s certainly all things bright and beautiful, with pops of colour at every turn. Choose from the grand staircase, up-lit bar, drawing rooms and perfectly manicured green for your wedding day photos.
When it comes to saying ‘I do’ choose from its stunning gardens, or the Grand Hall inside. Couples even have the flexibility of adding a marquee to proceedings for larger numbers.
Popular with couples looking for a charming venue near the windswept coast and just an hour from Edinburgh, it’s well located for discovering the lowlands on the east coast of Scotland.
For the big fat Scottish wedding you’ve been dreaming of, Dalswinton Estate offers a fabulous setting, with the capacity for up to 250 guests.
Its iconic red church on site is undoubtedly its centrepiece, dating back to 1881. Bringing all the romantic feels, it’s one of several spots on site to exchange nuptials. Take your pick from a tranquil private island, immaculate gardens or Marquee tent – all yours for the taking!
Steeped in history, the venue is located in the heart of the luscious Dumfriesshire countryside, with much to explore in the nearby area. With a dedicated team on hand to cater to your every whim, you’re able to customise the venue to whatever you choose.
Raw, unpretentious and the perfect canvas for making your own, The Engine Works is a unique venue paying homage to Glasgow’s industrial past.
This former steel works today presents itself as a hip backdrop for weddings and of course… the ultimate after party!
If you have a particular theme or idea for hosting your wedding, this is a great choice since the venue can easily be customised and designed to your specification. Best of all, it’s fully-equipped with a robust sound system and PA systems, as well as a fully-stocked bar and external catering teams.
Even if you don’t have experience in event management, the experienced team are on hand to deliver your vision, and make your day as memorable as the venue itself.
Scotland delivers original venues like no other destination, and The Unusual Venues of Edinburgh is the perfect example of this. Offering three venues within a World Heritage Site in the bustling Old Town, it’s the perfect choice for edgy couples, seeking something fun and creative.
Housed within huge vaults dating back to 1788, the area has a colourful past that makes it all the more interesting for your wedding day.
The venue includes; Marlin’s Wynd – valuts that stretch back to the 1540s bringing a rustic gothic feel from a bygone time. Perfect for banquets and post-party celebrations.
The Rowantree – a former watering hole for key figures in Scotland this cosy alcove is ideal for smaller parties. And The Caves – the largest venue and former whisky warehouse still manages to wow and impress guests, making it the perfect choice for a wedding breakfast. Add to this a first-class menu of your choice, be it a formal Wedding Breakfast or traditional Hog Roast, buffet or Banquet.
On the edge of Fife lies the Cow Shed, a delightful family-run property, and former dairy farm. Complete with all its former history intact, it’s a beautiful venue for couples looking for style and luxury without the hefty price tag.
As a DIY venue, it’s also the perfect place to put your own stamp on proceedings, with a marquee that’s all yours, and cottages and ‘cow pads’ on site for lucky guests to stay over.
With acres of space to roam free, and with carte-blanche to dress the venue up to your preference, it’s a brilliant choice for those looking to get creative on their wedding day.
Grandeur, decadence and luxe surroundings await you at Dun Aluinn. Enjoy every exquisite inch of this 5.5 acre land showcasing the richness, refinery and beauty of Aberfeldy, which famous poet Robert Burns talked about so fondly.
It’s easy to see why. The venue’s privileged position offer sweeping views of the misty mountains and Scottish countryside below.
Inside, the venue is immaculately decorated, with wonderful touches to uplift your big day. This includes a Wood Fired cedar Hot Tub – where else would you want to be the night before your big day!?
Another noteworthy mention – the house sleeps up to 18 guests in nine sumptuous individually designed bedrooms, each with a private en-suite bathroom and is the perfect exclusive weekend wedding venue in Scotland.
The capital is always a popular choice for weddings bringing friends together from all corners of the globe. Accessible, cultural and with so much to discover, it’s a popular choice for extending the celebrations into the weekend to.
The Glasshouse provides the perfect backdrop for this, with views across the skyline to soak up the city buzz on your big day. Yet, it still manages to retain all its privacy at the same time.
Contemporary and chic, the venue boasts a two-acre rooftop garden along with luxury accommodation for guests. Best of all, the licenced bar keeps guests in good spirits until the wee hours. It’s what a proper Celtic wedding is about after all!
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What about eloping in Scotland?
Scotland is the only place in the UK where you can legally get married anywhere, you just need to ensure the ceremony is conducted by a registered celebrant.
This means you can say ‘I do’ and elope in a beautiful spot that not only has stunning views, but also a special meaning to you both. It doesn’t have to be out in the hills, you literally can get married anywhere, from a coffee shop, garden, or beach. A great way to have a small ceremony with just the two of you and then celebrating with your friends and family back at your venue for your reception.