There are so many things to consider when it comes to choosing your wedding venue, but whether you’re planning a Disney-themed wedding or festival-style nuptials, Scottish wedding venues have plenty to offer engaged couples.
From dreamy castle wedding venues to rustic venues and whimsical woodland themes, the variety of wedding venues in Scotland is astounding and to help you narrow down the choice, we’ve rounded up what we deem to be the best Scottish wedding venues for anyone planning their nuptials north of England.
Cambo House & Estate – Fife & Angus
Bursting with charm, beauty and romance, Cambo House and Estate in Fife and Angus is a truly special Scottish wedding venue. Home to 17 bedrooms, three cottages and two luxury glamping tents for you and your guests to stay in, it's definitely a vibrant and unique place to tie the knot.
Cambo House and Estate offers a variety of different locations on site for couples to host celebrations in. From a whimsical woodland area with an open fire to the beautiful Victorian entertaining rooms – there’s no style of wedding that this venue can't accommodate.
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Glen Tanar Ballroom – Aberdeen & Deeside
Glen Tanar Ballroom in Aberdeen and Deeside is the perfect wedding venue in Scotland if you’re looking for a charming venue that can make even the largest of weddings feel like an intimate affair.
The stunning Victorian Ballroom is breathtakingly beautiful and decorated with over 600 stag antlers, with the option to seat up to 160 guests. Alternatively, just a 10 minute walk from the venue lies the pretty Chapel of St Lesmo – perfect for an intimate ceremony.
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Springkell – Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire
Couples who are looking for a grand wedding venue in Scotland should definitely consider Springkell, a beautiful Palladian mansion in Dumfries Galloway and Ayrshire. This magnificent Scottish wedding venue is available under exclusive use terms and offers the perfect backdrop for a stunning and memorable celebration.
The beautiful venue offers three different wedding packages and can accommodate for up to 400 wedding guests, meaning you don’t even have to consider cutting down the guest list because of space limitations!
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Logie Country House - Aberdeen and Deeside
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The biggest struggle will be getting guests to leave the beautiful Logie Country House after your wedding! The magnificent 17th century castle underwent a huge renovation in 2009 that added amazing features like an indoor infinity pool, outdoor hot tubs, cinema and 15 sumputous bedrooms. With exclusive use over three days and nights, your guests can take full advantage of all that's on offer (including a private island and ancient woodlands to roam).
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Able to host up to 150, if you're looking for that perfect mix of grandeur and history alongside relaxation and cosiness, Logie Country House is the perfect choice of wedding venue.
Cluny Castle – Aberdeen & Deeside
Dating back to the 14th century, Cluny Castle is a historic wedding venue situated in over 200 acres of unspoiled, beautiful Aberdeenshire farmland. Whilst this is a castle wedding venue, the décor inside Cluny Castle is much more modern than most castles.
The dramatic and enchanting chapel is elegantly decorated with stained glass windows and dark oak pews, making it one of the prettiest places to get married in Scotland.
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Dunkeld House Hotel – Perthshire
If a hotel wedding venue in Scotland is what you’re looking for, you’re bound to love the adorable Dunkeld House Hotel in Perthshire. This romantic Scottish wedding venue is home to breathtakingly serene views of the majestic River Tay, providing a stunning setting for those all-important wedding pictures.
Not only does Dunkeld House Hotel offer fantastic wedding packages and services, they also host hen and stag weekends. What better pre-marital retreat than this incredibly beautiful Scottish hotel?
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Fettes College – Lothian & Borders
Couples looking for an exclusive wedding venue in the Edinburgh area will be more than impressed with Fettes College. This grand Scottish wedding venue only hosts a small number of exclusive weddings a year, making your celebration there even more special.
If it’s grand décor you’re looking for, Fettes College has it. The design structure was inspired by French-Gothic architecture and offers views of the famous Edinburgh castle. Their wedding coordination team are dedicated to every booking and ensure that each of the nine weddings they host a year are utter perfection.
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Carrick Castle - Argyll and Bute
Set on the west shore of Loch Goil, the 14th century Carrick Castle is bursting with rustic charm and sweeping views of the Scottish landscape, so you'll be spoilt for choice for photographs. You can even say 'I do' outdoors overlooking the glittering loch, while they have a fantastic selection of venues to pick from if you want an indoor ceremony, from a barn to marquee to intimate rooms.
Able to host up to 160 guests, there's also three cottages for guests and a luxurious newlyweds cottage so you could turn it into a slightly longer stay for your nearest and dearest. With a blank canvas to create your perfect day, this is an excellent choice for couples looking for a rustic but smart venue.
Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf Club – Central & Glasgow
If you’re planning a wedding in Scotland and want a city wedding venue that’s easily accessible for all of your guests (and looks amazing!), why not consider the fabulous Gleddoch Hotel, Spa and Golf Club? Located just 20 minutes from Glasgow, this beautiful wedding venue has so much to offer in terms of facilities.
They have everything from manicured lawns for the wedding pictures and outdoor ceremonies, to a spa and golf course for a post-wedding day retreat. Having been recently refurbished in 2016 it’s perfect for couples who want a modern wedding venue.
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Ballogie Estate – Aberdeen & Deeside
We just love the charming and romantic feel that oozes from the Ballogie Estate. Surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, this gorgeous wedding venue can cater for weddings of up to 150 people and even has six en-suite rooms so your nearest and dearest can spend the night.
Whilst the outside marquee can cater for larger weddings, indoors the stunning orangery can hold just 50 guests for couples who want a more intimate, personal wedding.
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Crear – Argyll
Located on the west coast of Scotland, Crear is a beach-front wedding venue which stretches from the Crear house all the way down to the water, making it a truly unique and special wedding venue for anyone who ties the knot there.
One of the benefits of choosing a wedding venue in Scotland like this is that it’s weather-appropriate all year round - the beach looks just as beautiful icy and crisp in the winter as it does when it’s summer and the sun is shining.
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Acherfield House – Lothian & Borders
Acherfield House in East Lothian is a grand stately home with unbeatable views of Scottish coastline. Set on a 500 acre estate, Acherfield House is the full package, providing both a stunning venue and lovely grounds for couples to host their wedding in.
As well as the mansion house, Acherfield House also offer their Marine Villa and Boathouse for more intimate weddings, giving couples the choice and freedom to plan their dream wedding just the way they want it.
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Lews Castle – Outer Hebrides
Couples who really want to impress their guests with a wedding in Scotland should seriously consider hosting their nuptials at Lews Castle. On the Isle of Lewis, just off the north coast of Scotland lies this incredible castle wedding venue surrounded by crystal clear waters and rich history.
The dramatic backdrop of Lews Castle paired with the fantastic wedding team and flexible approach make this Scottish wedding venue a real contender for anyone looking to get married outside of England.
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Argrennan Manor House – Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire
If sleek sophistication and grand décor are your wedding theme, Argrennan Manor House definitely fits the bill for you. From the wrought iron gateway and long, winding drive to the manicured trees and stunning décor – the wow-factor at this wedding venue is never-ending.
If you’re planning a small wedding, don’t be put off by the size as the team here can cater for nuptials with 60 guests as well as larger celebrations of 200. It’s bold, stylish and idyllic – everything you could want from a wedding venue in Scotland.
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Dunans Castle – Argyll
Dunans Castle in Argyll offers couples exclusive use of their dreamy castle wedding venue, which is set within 25 acres of majestic woodland, mountains and meadows. Not only are the grounds and castle itself absolutely breathtaking – the packages on offer are just as great.
Whether it’s a fairy tale themed castle wedding you’ve always dreamt of, or a boho party in a tepee with only lanterns for light, the team at Dunans Castle can make it happen. The possibilities are endless when it comes to weddings at this amazing Scottish wedding venue.
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Ardanaidseig – Argyll
Named Scotland's most romantic hotel for the past two years, the majestic 16-bedroom manor house of Ardanaiseig is the ideal backdrop to your special day. Standing on the banks of Loch Awe and set in 120 acres of wooded grounds, you can explore their private island and secret walled garden before saying your vows at their unique lochside amphitheatre or inside their grand Drawing Room.
To add even more romance, newlyweds are treated to a night in The Boat Shed - a chic glass-fronted honeymoon suite built on the edge of the Loch with a mezzanine-level bedroom overlooking the water.
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Borthwick Castle – Lothian & Borders
If you’re looking for a traditional wedding venue that is quintessentially Scottish, you’ll love the style and ambiance at exclusive-use venue, Borthwick Castle. The charm and history at this wedding venue is impossible not to love and they even have a church on site for couples wanting religious ceremonies.
If all that wasn’t enough, quirks such as the dreamy spiral staircase that looks like it’s been plucked out of a Disney film and the breathtaking Great Hall are bound to seal the deal for you.
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Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort – Central & Glasgow
If you’re looking for a five star wedding venue then consider Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort! The Baronial mansion is the perfect setting for a luxury wedding.
Boasting original Victorian features, the large windows and high ceilings guarantee there’s plenty of natural daylight. With 53 gorgeous bedrooms and exclusive use of the venue, you and your guests can stay in style and continue the celebrations!
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Barony Castle – Lothian & Borders
A castle will always be the perfect choice if you want the classic fairy tale for your wedding. Barony Castle, which is situated amongst 25 acres of beautiful woodland, is located on the Scottish borders, making it a convenient choice if you have guests coming from across the UK.
The castle has a contemporary feel but still has plenty of traditional Scottish charm. Humanist, civil and religious ceremonies can all take place on site and there are two beautiful outdoor ceremony locations too.
For more Scottish inspiration, be sure to check out our full list of amazing wedding venues in Scotland!