Let me present to you seven amazing wedding venues Scotland has to offer!
In the past year I’ve visited some incredible wedding venues Scotland has to offer anyone looking for the perfect wedding venue. There’s so much diversity, and I’ve already praised a few of my favourites such as Drumtochty Castle, The Caves by Unusual Wedding Venues Edinburgh and The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Below I wanted to add a few more venues that caught my attention in 2018.
1) Colstoun House
Colstoun Estate is Scotland’s most unique wedding and corporate events venue, an award winning cookery school located in East Lothian near Edinburgh.
I loved this venue so much, and it’s an ideal one-location venue where you can get ready in the beatiful main house, have your ceremony in the repurposed polytunnel and reception in the rustic barn and steading backyard. Beautiful grounds and lovely food as well makes this one of my favourite venues I’ve ever been to!
2) Neidpath Castle
Neidpath Castle is an exclusive Scottish Borders private hire and wedding venue.
Neidpath castle is a proper ruin with loads on nooks and crannies to explore, and perfect for that complete rustic vibe you can’t get anywhere other than Scotland. Grounds are lovely, although can be a bit tricky to traverse in a large wedding dress! The best part is that you can bring anything you want to the venue and decide everything from caterers to decor.
3) Gosford House
Gosford House caters for large group incentives, corporate hospitality events, gala dinners and weddings only 30 minutes from Edinburgh.
Gosford house is a magnificent estate just outside Edinburgh. It’s unique ceremony room has that incredible luxurious feel to it with marbles, carpets, paintings and and ornaments to suit a queen. With a lovely, bright atmosphere and beautiful grounds it was bound to be one of my favourite wedding venues!
4) Mansfield Traquair
Ornate stained glass and elegant stonework distinguish this venue for exclusive private events.
I’ve been to this unique venue in the heart of Edinburgh a few times now. It’s always stunning, and what’s not to love about the picturesque fairy-light feature walls in the repurposed cathedral? The downside is that it doesn’t have a lot of grounds for photography, and you’ll have to get ready at another venue. It’s an amazing space to decorate, and frequently features decor from very talented Planet Flowers.
5) Glen Tanar
A wedding at Glen Tanar is truly special. Situated in Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire, this unique wedding venue offers complete exclusivity amongst some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery.
6) West On The Green
Glasgow Green’s iconic Templeton Building is both beautiful and unusual. Each wedding hosted at WEST is as unique as the couple celebrating and our stunning event rooms of glass and mahogany offer a truly memorable setting for your special day.
This venue is such a cool space! It’s a blank canvas with a brewery backdrop, perfect for the industrial, urban style weddings and has lots of space (in comparison to Drygate Brewery which I’ve found is smaller, although of similar style). The downside is that you share the venue with other guests, although you do have private access to the dining room. When the room is turned around for dancing, your guests will use the bar together with the public.
7) Achnagairn Estate
Achnagairn Castle was recently awarded the best wedding venue in Britain, by Harper’s Bazaar.They applauded its fairytale setting, complete privacy, and unrivalled vaulted ballroom.
Enough said! This modernised castle venue is such a beauty. The large ballroom is perfect for ceremonies and dining with a cathedral/backyard fusion feel with large ceilings, windows and low hanging festoon lighting. The grounds are lovely, and there’s plenty of room available for your guests to mingle as well as being a hotel for overnight guests.