Scotland is home to some of the most picturesque and unusual wedding venues that the UK has to offer! Scottish wedding planner Catrina Duthie picks out her top ten…
Film fans may recognise this iconic Scottish castle from films such as The World is Not Enough and Highlander. You can choose to say ‘I do’ in the stunning Banqueting Hall or, if the weather is kind, venture outside for a truly breath-taking and unique backdrop to your ceremony. A picture-perfect setting for a truly Scottish wedding day.
How do you keep your guests entertained while you’re getting your photos taken? How about a brewery tour! Set within the iconic Templeton Building on Glasgow Green, West On The Green offers couples a truly original and alternative venue that will get the party started in style.
This beautiful Argyll venue set on the idyllic banks of Loch Goil is a truly enchanting location to get married. The stunning lodge would impress most but what really sets it apart from the competition is the option to say ‘I do’ in your very own luxury treehouse.
Tucked away in the meadows of the Scottish borders sit these gorgeously quirky French gypsy caravans. Known as roulettes, each caravan is individually decorated and bursting with character. Couples looking for a small, intimate and bohemian style location for their outdoor wedding needn’t look any further.
Perhaps you like the aesthetics of getting married in a stunning church with stained glass windows but don’t want to have a religious ceremony? Òran Mór allows you to do just that! This converted parish church is located in the heart of Glasgow’s thriving and trendy West end and offers fantastic facilities with which to design your day.
Brace yourself. Why not get married on a Scottish Munro accessible only by Land Rover? Highland Safaris offers a marquee or secluded Bothy as the hub of your mountain wedding. Add in those spectacular views, kilted rangers and some incredible Scottish produce, and you have a wedding that no one will ever forget!
In the midst of Edinburgh Zoo sits the elegant Mansion House. Looking out across the zoo’s beautiful gardens, this a truly one of a kind setting for your special day. After the ‘I dos’, you and your guests can enjoy the world-famous penguin parade… surely a pretty good reason to consider a venue on the wild side!
Scotland is known for is gorgeous vistas, dramatic hills and beautiful lochs. Why not go down a more unusual path though, and get married underground? Yes, you read that correctly. Underneath Edinburgh’s Old Town lies a subterranean, fully contained venue that will truly astonish. Better still, the weather can do what it wants!
Situated in the shadow of one of Britain’s highest mountains, the Nevis Range, is a venue that offers all the majesty of the Scottish Highlands with the flexibility to have your wedding, your way. Inside, outside, formal or casual, it’s up to you.
Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, but is also recognisable as the Summer retreat for the inhabitants of Downton Abbey! This is one of Scotland’s most picturesque castles. Choose to have your wedding in the grandeur of the Armoury Hall or have an intimate banquet in the opulence of the State Dining Room. Incredible.
Cat D is an expert wedding planner, and owner of Glasgow-based company Fin Flükra. Find out more at finflukra.com