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50 of the Best Scottish Wedding Venues

From beach-front ceremonies to fairy-tale castle settings, these Scottish wedding venues offer everything a couple could want...and more!

A bride and groom hand in hand walking away from a wedding venue in Scotland

Wedding venues in Scotland are so varied and have something to suit every style of celebration. An elegant wedding in a stately home venue? Check. Festival-style nuptials in a yurt or tipi venue? Check again.

Scotland is famous for boasting some of the most beautiful countryside and lochs that the northern hemisphere has to offer. There's truly no other place like it for guaranteeing some amazing wedding photos.

From dreamy castle wedding venues to rustic venues and whimsical woodland retreats, there's a Scottish wedding venue out there for everyone.

But the question remains: what are the best wedding venues in Scotland? To help narrow things down, we've rounded up our selection of the best wedding venues in Scotland to help you find the one. If you weren't planning to wed north of the border, you might be about to change your mind...

50 of Our Favourite Wedding Venues in Scotland

This edit of the best 50 wedding venues in Scotland includes all kinds of venues, from castles, to small intimate settings, but we're going to kick things off with some of our favourite Scottish venues that are suitable for all kinds of celebrations and a range of budgets. 

1. Raemoir House – Aberdeenshire

A bride and groom laughing and walking hand in hand outside of scottish wedding venue Raemoir House in Aberdeenshire

If you’re looking for an elegant historic wedding venue, the Georgian mansion of Raemoir House is a fabulous choice. Panelled wood rooms, cosy sofas, and an open fireplace add to the vintage charm of this lovely estate, making it perfect for both winter and summer weddings.

Raemoir House is home to multiple areas for ceremonies and receptions. Picture an intimate ceremony in the Woodland Cathedral before retreating to one of the many rooms within the manor house.

If you're envisioning a candlelit, fairy-tale-esque evening, then this wedding venue in Scotland could be the country wedding venue for you - it’s been rated five stars on Hitched!

  • Capacity: 20 - 400 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £25
  • Deals: Late availability offers for their Winter Wonderland package until 31/03/2024

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2. The Engine Works – Glasgow

The interior of Glasgow wedding venue The Engine Works, showing three long trestle tables decorated for a wedding, with string lights running across the ceiling and a wedding table plan in the foreground

If you’re looking for a stylish, alternative wedding venue, The Engine Works might just be the place for you. With exposed brickwork, original steel beams, and a chic industrial feel, the property radiates urban sophistication.

One of our favourite wedding venues in Scotland, this industrial venue offers incredibly versatile open-plan function rooms, allowing you to truly bring your very own vision to life with ease.

Centrally located in the heart of Glasgow, you and your loved ones can enjoy the buzz of the city while enjoying a private celebration in this stylish hideaway.

  • Capacity: 40 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: From £4,000

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3. Arniston House – Midlothian

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Ceremony space featuring exposed stone walls set up for a service. The chairs are facing a floral arch and there is a white aisle carpet leading through the chairs.

Steeped in over four centuries of Scottish history, Arniston House is a stunning stately home wedding venue. Just 11 miles from Edinburgh, it’s incredibly easy to reach yet feels worlds away as you drive up to the 450-year-old mansion house, set amongst beautiful grounds.

The elegant Scottish mansion wedding venue boasts plenty of function spaces, but our favourite is the Orangery which is bathed in natural light and looks over the whole estate.

If you want to make full use of the grounds, host a marquee wedding on the lawns with a fireworks display against the house. Your guests will be talking about this venue for years to come.

  • Capacity: 25 - 1,000 guests
  • Pricing: From £12,000

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4. Teasses Estate – Fife & Angus

A long wedding breakfast table set up in a greenhouse space with lots of white wall and window detailing, with views of the greenery outside. The table is decorated with tapered candles and greenery displayed on a long table runner

This Scottish garden wedding venue might be the perfect spot for you to tie the knot if you have a green-fingered special someone in your life. Licensed for civil ceremonies, this gorgeous venue features a lovely greenhouse where you can host your festivities.

If you're looking to host a larger celebration, the venue is happy to accommodate a marquee for 120+ guests.

The beautifully-kept gardens will serve as a picture-perfect backdrop for your special day. Though the scenery and uniqueness of this location almost top the list, our favourite thing about Teasses Estate is that their head gardener will actually grow your wedding flowers for you, should you decide to book the venue.

  • Capacity: Up to 120 guests
  • Pricing: From £4,500

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5. Scone Palace – Perthshire

A long banqueting room at scottish wedding venue Scone Palace, showing several round wedding tables set up on a red and gold carpet in a gallery room with red curtained windows

If you want a fairy-tale wedding venue in Scotland, there’s nowhere quite like Scone Palace. This enchanting castle wedding venue is found just outside of Perth and boasts the longest room in Scotland – the aptly named Long Gallery. Imagine how special a walk down the aisle will be in that room!

After your ceremony (which can be held in lots of opulent rooms throughout the castle), there’s only one place you’ll want to host your reception, in the stunning State Dining Room.

Scone Palace is the perfect place to end your wedding with a bang as you can throw a fireworks display in the grounds, overlooking the Perthshire countryside.

To cap off a fairy-tale day, the newlyweds can spend the night in the castle’s grandest bedroom. You’ll truly feel like royalty for the day – with your own palace too.

  • Capacity: 10 - 110 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £200
  • Deals: 5% off for Hitched couples

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6. Norton House Hotel & Spa – Edinburgh

A wedding reception room in a neutral colour palette set up with several round tables, decorated with tall glass vases topped with clouds of baby's breath flowers

Situated just outside of Edinburgh, Norton House Hotel and Spa is a majestic city wedding venue bursting with Scottish charm. It’s set in 55 acres of pristine, tree-lined grounds and perfectly blends historic touches with 21st-century comforts.

Whether you’re dreaming of hosting a small and intimate wedding or something large and lavish, there will be a space at Norton House which works. The Ballroom is one of our favourite spaces – it holds up to 140 guests for a wedding ceremony and breakfast and up to 200 in the evening.

This Scottish wedding venue is fully licensed for religious, humanist and civil ceremonies. In fact, religious ceremonies are frequently carried out on the rhododendron-fringed lawns – a lovely idea if you’re hoping to make the most of your summer wedding.

If that wasn’t enough, Norton House boasts a fantastic selection of accommodation ideal for both you and your guests to retire to once the celebrations are over. Oh, and the hotel’s beautiful spa is ideal for post-wedding pampering.

  • Capacity: Up to 150 guests
  • Pricing: £POA
  • Deals: A winter package deal is available until 31/03/2024

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7. Cambo House & Estate – Fife & Angus

A bride and groom kissing under an archway at the end of their wedding ceremony in a period style room with antique books lining the walls in the background

Bursting with charm, beauty and romance, Cambo House and Estate in Fife and Angus is one of the most special wedding venues in Scotland. 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. From a whimsical woodland wedding venue with an open fire to the beautiful Victorian entertaining rooms – there’s no style of wedding that this Scottish venue can’t accommodate.

  • Capacity: 2 - 200 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £50
  • Deals: 10% off for Hitched couples

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8. Rossie on the Earn - Perthshire

A large, rustic style wedding ceremony room with exposed brick walls and wooden beams across the ceiling. There is a floral arch in front of the glass double doors, and an aisle flanked by rows of wooden chairs decorated with blue sashes

Rossie on the Earn, a romantic setting nestled away in Forgandenny, Perthshire, is the perfect location for couples who have been dreaming of a rural Scottish wedding venue.

Surrounded by pastoral countryside and idyllic farmland, this spot allows you and your loved ones to enjoy some peace and quiet in a luxury setting.

Whether your dream day is a formal affair or a casual, intimate gathering, this property can accommodate soirées with up to 160 guests. The property's outdoor celebration spaces feature a private Victorian walled garden, a charming summer hut, and a peaceful pond that can work perfectly as backdrops for both your ceremony and photo shoots.

  • Capacity: 20 - 160 guests
  • Pricing: From £5,750

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9. Balbirnie House Hotel - Fife & Angus

A glamorous wedding ceremony room decorated in neutral and white shades, with white chairs and elaborate floral decorations around the arch at the end of the aisle

This luxury wedding venue in Scotland is the ideal choice for couples who want to marry in a country house with a high-end feel.

Balbirnie House Hotel dates back to 1777, and is nestled within 400 acres of beautiful parkland. It can comfortably host 216 for a ceremony, with up to 250 for the evening reception, making it a great pick if you have an extensive guest list.

There are also 31 sumptuous bedrooms on site, so plenty of your wedding party can stay over and enjoy the festivities through to the next day. The venue offers a range of packages, or will work with you to create something bespoke to suit your needs, so you’re guaranteed the day of your dreams.

  • Capacity: 2 - 216 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £55.50
  • Deals: There are currently six deals available, including mid-week and Sunday package deals

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10. Logie Country House – Aberdeen and Deeside

Scottish wedding venue Logie Country House taken from outside, showing the white exterior and several sash windows, as well as a turrent with a conical roof. There is a range of flowers in brick framed garden beds in the foreground

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 sumptuous 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). Able to host up to 150, if you’re looking for that perfect mix of luxury and history for your weekend wedding venue, Logie Country House is the perfect choice of Scottish wedding venue.

  • Capacity: 2 - 160 guests
  • Pricing: From £2,500
  • Deals: Three deals currently available, including one for 30% off!

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11. Dunkeld House Hotel – Argyll

A bride and groom posing facing away from each other in the grounds of a wedding venue in scotland, flanked by evenly spaced trees in autumnal shades of orange and gold

If a hotel wedding venue in Scotland is what you’re looking for, you’re bound to love the beautiful four-star luxury 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.

The architecture of this building dates all the way back to the 1800s and is surrounded by 280 acres of forestry and manicured gardens. Ceremonies take place within the main house, where there are a number of spaces for you to choose from for up to 160 guests.

Not only does Dunkeld House Hotel offer fantastic wedding packages and services, they also host hen, stag or fox weekends. What better pre-marital retreat than this incredibly beautiful Scottish hotel?

  • Capacity: 2 - 160 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £95

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12. Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf Club – Renfrewshire

A bride and groom smiling walking towards the camera hand in hand with the white rendered exterior of the hotel and spa wedding venue visible in the background

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 Scottish 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.

  • Capacity: 50 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £70

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13. Dunskey Estate – Dumfries & Galloway

An aerial shot of a wedding ceremony set up on a deck over a body of water, with an arch in front of the water and the chairs arranged in diagonal lines facing it

With an estate featuring acres of rugged Scottish countryside and a dramatic coastline, Dunskey Estate is a wedding venue with wow factor. The stunning Edwardian castle is guaranteed to impress guests and create a romantic atmosphere for your wedding day - intimate ceremonies of up to 80 guests can be held here.

You can say ‘I do’ indoors with a stone fireplace as your backdrop or outdoors within the surrounding woodland. After your vows, you can enjoy the range of beautifully refurbished spaces indoors and tuck into a bespoke wedding breakfast made by the highly experienced in-house chef.

  • Capacity: Up to 80 guests
  • Pricing: £POA

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14. The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Lothian & Borders

A long wedding breakfast table set up in a cosy, wood-panelled library, decorated with greenery and tall candelabras, taken from a high up vantage point

One of the most stunning wedding venues in Scotland, The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh exudes luxury, opulence, and elegance. Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town on Historic Queen Street, this property offers an unforgettable experience in a convenient and vibrant location.

Both wedding ceremonies and receptions of up to 150 attendees can be accommodated throughout a number of immaculate event spaces.

From the glow of the chandeliers against the warm tones of the hardwood interior to the familiar smell of well-loved books, this venue will have you feeling as though you’ve stepped straight into a dream.

  • Capacity: 2 - 170 guests
  • Pricing: £POA
  • Deals: Four deals currently available for Hitched couples

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15. Ednam House Hotel - Lothian & Borders

A neutrally decorated wedding reception space with several long tables seating 16, decorated with tapered candles

In the idyllic town of Kelso, tucked away in the heart of the Scottish Borders lies Ednam House Hotel - a historic Georgian country house where couples can host the wedding event they’ve always dreamed of. Surrounded by lush greenery and peaceful waters, this is the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding.

Couples are welcome to host events for up to 180 guests at a number of event spaces throughout the estate.

After an outdoor ceremony under the romantic gazebo, you and your loved ones will be invited to warm up by the grand fireplace while you indulge in a delicious meal. Overnight accommodation is available for the happy couple and their guests, allowing you to extend your celebrations.

  • Capacity: 50 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £47.50
  • Deal: There is a winter wedding deal available until 31/03/2024

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16. Murthly Estate - Perthshire

A couple standing in front of their guests in an outdoor, woodland wedding ceremony. They have their backs to the camera as the photo is taken from the front of the wedding ceremony

The atmosphere at Murthly Estate is magical, whimsical, and truly unforgettable. When you celebrate your joyous day here, you’re sure to feel at home.

Surrounded by peaceful countryside, you and up to 250 loved ones can enjoy the idyllic serenity this property has to offer.

Historic charm abounds throughout the property, from its traditional chapel wedding venue to the walled garden and every detail in between. Couples will be assisted by the venue’s team of dedicated event specialists, but will have the freedom to host the wedding celebration of their dreams.

  • Capacity: 2 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: From £3,100

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17. Alladale Wilderness Reserve - Dingwall

A traditional Scottish lodge style venue, nestled within lots of trees on a hill side, with other hills visible in the background

Have you dreamed of escaping to the peaceful countryside to celebrate your day with only your nearest and dearest? If so, Alladale Wilderness Reserve may be the very location you’ve always envisioned.

Uninterrupted views of rolling hills, lush forest, and endless skies await you and up to 20 of your loved ones for an unforgettable stay in the traditional Scottish Lodge.

This cosy, comfortable, and luxurious setting offers guests the use of a number of facilities to make their stay enjoyable. Pre-wedding preparations can include a visit to the sauna or the fully equipped gym, while post-wedding celebrations will feature a delicious feast prepared by the property’s highly trained culinary team.

What more could you want from a wedding venue in Scotland?

  • Capacity: 2 - 20 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £300
  • Deals: One deal is currently available on their Hitched listing

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18. Kinmount House - Dumfries, Galloway & Ayrshire

A photo pf a bride and groom playing on a tree swing at golden hour, as the stately home style wedding venue is visible in the background of the photo at a distance

The spectacular early 19th-century Kinmount House boasts a fascinating history, including its use as a hospital during the First and Second World Wars, and a promising future thanks to its fantastic wedding offering.

You can wed here in the house, Orangery, Victorian Bathing House or the Italian Garden before enjoying a spectacular reception for up to 220 guests.

Their purpose-built space, Kinmount Pavilion, recently opened and will give the historic Kinmount House a modern space for couples keen to party with all of their loved ones.

Once the party's over, up to 42 guests can kick back in this country house wedding venue's luxurious accommodation and enjoy the surroundings for that little bit longer - bliss!

  • Capacity: 2 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £65

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19. The Harbour Chapel – Lothian & Borders

A laughing bride getting a piggy back from a groom on the rock strewn beach as the sea comes in in the background

This magnificent former church is the perfect blend of something old, new, borrowed, and blue. A stunning wedding venue in Scotland, at The Harbour Chapel, you will find eye-catching chandeliers, Victorian stained-glass windows, traditional pews, and decorative wood panelling.

Many of the chapel's original features remain, including the scallop-shelled oak pulpit from which your officiant may address your loved ones and a raised balcony.

You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal, whether you're in the mood for fresh seafood sourced from the local harbours or locally grown produce, meat, and cheeses. A delicious menu full of the finest food Scotland has to offer awaits foodie couples who choose this venue.

  • Capacity: 2 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £65
  • Deals: Couples looking to elope can take advantage of their elopement package on their Hitched listing

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20. Kinkell Byre – Fife & Angus

A boho style wedding ceremony set up, with loops of string lights hanging from the ceiling and a pointed arch in front of an exposed brick wall, decorated with dried flowers

Kinkell Byre is a barn-turned-banquet hall that makes it convenient for couples looking to host a rustic wedding celebration in a stunning Scottish wedding venue.

The versatile event hall can be decorated to suit your needs, and the property's vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, exposed brick, and classic barn doors are sure to add endless charm to your décor.

Even though the venue is located only two miles from St. Andrews, you'll feel as though you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life as you celebrate with your nearest and dearest.

  • Capacity: 60 - 300 guests
  • Pricing: From £5,550
  • Deals: Two deals on their Hitched listing, including a winter wedding special offer

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21. Manderston – Lothian & Borders

A neutral, minimalist wedding reception room featured a long banqueting table in an angular horseshoe shape, decorated with lots of greenery

Are you looking for all the elegance of an Edwardian stately home with all of the versatility of a modern, blank canvas event space? Look no further than Manderston, a truly unique gem in Scotland that offers both 19th-century grandeur and contemporary décor schemes.

The formal gardens are a stunning area to enjoy a private moment alone with your new spouse during your wedding celebrations or to bring out your entire wedding party for a photoshoot during a drinks reception.

  • Capacity: 2 - 120
  • Pricing: From £6,000

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22. Newhall Estate - Lothian & Borders

A scottish lodge style wedding venue complete with a turret and a conical roof, built from sandstone and topped with grey tiles

Planning a weekend wedding in Scotland? Then you have to check out Newhall Estate! This Scottish baronial house can be found 12 miles south of Edinburgh and is easily accessible from both the Scottish border and Edinburgh airport.

Smaller, more intimate ceremonies can be held in the public rooms of the house, while larger ceremonies take place in the Coach House which can accommodate up to 150 guests.

If you want to keep the party going then good news - this is a wedding venue with accommodation for up to 29 people.

  • Capacity: 29 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: From £12,500

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23. Eskmills - Lothian & Borders

A groom in a kilt and a bride kiss in the foreground of a large, historic wedding venue in Scotland

This historic wedding venue in Scotland dates back to the 1800s, and has been beautifully restored to create a one-of-a-kind location for weddings.

Eskmills offers a really versatile space for weddings, with outdoor and indoor options available, and space for up to 350 guests - making it ideal for those looking for a large wedding venue.

They can also alter the space and make it feel more intimate with curtains of fairy lights - sounds pretty dreamy to us!

  • Capacity: 70 - 350 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £100

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24. Marine North Berwick - Lothian & Borders

A blurred view of a bride and groom from the back in the foreground as they cross a large lawn towards a large, luxury hotel wedding venue

Marine North Berwick is one of the best-known coastal hotels in Scotland. It’s recently been refurbished, and boasts an award-winning restaurant, as well as beautiful accommodation and a luxury spa.

There are a range of spaces within the venue, all ideal for weddings, including a wood panelled library and manicured gardens, with views across the rugged Scottish coastline.

There’s an expert event team on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly, from the planning to the big day itself. After the wedding, stay on to enjoy the sumptuous bedrooms and relax with a trip to the spa.

  • Capacity: 20 - 260 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £100

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Unusual Wedding Venues in Scotland

If you’re looking for a more unique setting for your Scottish wedding, you’re going to love our edit of the best unusual wedding venues in Scotland. You’re spoilt for choice!

25. The Tall Ship – Central & Glasgow

A wedding reception set up on a ship with several round tables, chiavari chairs, and string lights decorating the ceiling

All aboard! Are you looking for an alternative wedding venue and tired of touring properties built for landlubbers? The Tall Ship in Glasgow is a remarkable and unique Scottish wedding venue your guests won't forget any time soon.

Once a merchant sailing vessel, this 125-year-old Clyde-built ship can accommodate wedding celebrations for up to 200 invited guests.

Though rich in history, the ship features all of the modern amenities you'll need to host a modern event and offers catering and drink packages for a convenient experience.

  • Capacity: Up to 200 guests
  • Pricing: From £1,250

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26. Mansion House, Edinburgh Zoo – Lothian & Borders

Two grooms holding hands in a pergola as a giraffe is visible looking at them from outside

Couples who really want to impress their guests with a wedding in Scotland should seriously consider hosting their event at the Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo. This surprising gem is rich in history and offers both historic charm and exciting wildlife experiences.

Animal lovers can host their civil ceremony, religious service, or humanist wedding in their choice of elegantly appointed meeting rooms throughout the mansion.

The oak-panelled Geddes & Gillespie Suite is the perfect spot for a grand wedding breakfast and features direct access to the gardens for some immaculate views of the zoo.

  • Capacity: 30 - 140 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £147
  • Deals: There are three deals currently available on their Hitched listing, including half price venue hire for late availability dates

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27. Harvest Moon – Lothian & Borders

A couple holding hands and saying their vows at a small ceremony in the woods

Enjoy the spotless sand of the Tyninghame coast beneath your feet as you walk down the aisle at Harvest Moon. If a beach wedding venue isn't quite your style, this venue also offers a beautiful woodland location for you to say your I dos.

You can celebrate your reception in their luxury safari tents on the beach or there's also the option of the cool treehouse with views over Bass Rock.

With a honeymoon tent complete with a white four poster bed that looks out to sea, this is a start to married life unlike any other. This beautiful beach will be exclusively yours for the whole weekend.

  • Capacity: 30 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: From £4,165

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28. The Old Dr Bells Baths – Lothian & Borders

A white painted, high ceiling room with a dark wooden gallery on one side, decorated with lots of white paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling and white floral arrangements, with white chairs laid out for a wedding ceremony in front of a floral adorned arch

The Old Dr Bells Baths is a former bath house that has been transformed into a luxury, modern venue that still has all the character of its Victorian heritage.

Packed with original features and boasting gorgeous vaulted ceilings and high windows bathing the room in natural light, it’s a completely blank canvas for you to transform - truly one of the most unique do it yourself wedding venues in Scotland!

You can say your 'I dos' in front of 50-150 of your guests - we bet that a wedding in a bath house will be a first for them!

  • Capacity: 50 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: From £1,650
  • Deals: There are multiple deals on their Hitched listing, including reduced rates for late availability

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29. Go Ape Aberfoyle – Perthshire

A bride climbing up a rope net in her wedding dress and trainers at a go ape wedding venue in scotland

It doesn’t come much more unique than saying your vows 22 metres above the ground, with a harness accessorising your wedding day attire. Go Ape in Aberfoyle is home to one of the world’s longest zip wires (it’s longer than four football pitches), so even if you don’t get any wedding day nerves, this’ll get your heart racing.

Nestled in some of Scotland's most beautiful woodland, here you’ll get treated to stunning views of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, as well as Loch Lomond. If you want some unusual wedding photos, then this is the place for you! Just be sure to wear appropriate wedding shoes - no open toes here!

  • Pricing: From £35pp

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30. Dynamic Earth – Lothian & Borders

The exterior of Dynamic Earth at night, showing a white covered dome lit up against the night sky

Overlooking Edinburgh's famous extinct volcano, Arthurs Seat, Dynamic Earth is an interactive museum that journeys through the history of our planet. Make your own piece of history here by tying the knot under its impressive canopy roof in the Biosphere or Ozone spaces. It’s a truly unique venue with so much to see and do.

Anywhere from 50-150 guests can join you at your ceremony in this gorgeous classic-meets-contemporary space.

You can also host your wedding breakfast and reception here, and the in-house wedding coordinator will be on hand throughout the entire process to make sure everything runs smoothly.

  • Capacity: 50 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £90

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31. The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin’s Wynd – Lothian & Borders

An underground, cellar type space with exposed brick walls completely illuminated by 100s of fairy lights, set up with two long banquet tables for a wedding

Nestled in the depths of the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town are The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin’s Wynd, a collection of three award-winning venues.

Previously a tavern that served Scots such as Rabbie Burns and David Hume, the vaults were rediscovered in the 1990s and have been restored into spaces full of exposed brickwork, huge arches and spectacular lighting.

If you want a smaller ceremony, Marlins Wynd is the way to go - it has space for 50 guests for your ceremony and dates the whole way back to the 1540s.

The Rowantree can host up to 70 guests, while larger ceremonies can be held at The Caves, which has space for 150 wedding guests and more than 200 for your reception.

  • Capacity: 40 - 100 guests
  • Pricing: £POA
  • Deals: There are late availability options on their Hitched listing

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32. House For An Art Lover – Glasgow

A neutrally decorated, art noveau style wedding reception room, with a long top table, and several round tables, decorated with fresh flowers

Set within Bellahouston Park is House For An Art Lover, designed by art nouveau artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It was opened in 1996 and now hosts art exhibitions as well as weddings.

If you're planning a stylish and chic day, why not surround yourself with the beautiful architecture and artwork of this unique venue?

This venue is mesmerising, with exciting pops of colour throughout the entire space. The Mackintosh Suite offers three unique spaces to tie the knot, while the nearby Main Hall and Dining Room can be combined to create a dining space for 120 seated guests.

Couples can also make use of experienced wedding planner Emily Brawley, who will be on hand to help throughout the entire wedding planning process.

  • Capacity: 40 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £66.50
  • Deals: There’s a winter wedding package deal available on their Hitched listing

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Castle Wedding Venues in Scotland

Want to get married in a castle? We don’t blame you - castles provide a grand and atmospheric setting for weddings, and there are some incredible castle wedding venues in Scotland.

33. Dundas Castle - Lothian & Borders

A long banquet style wedding breakfast table with gold and green velvet chairs, and a dark red table runner, decorated with tall gold candelabras

When it comes to Scotland wedding venues, there's no shortage of castles. We’re utterly obsessed with Dundas Castle, a romantic and elegant medieval property located close to Edinburgh.

There are a range of spaces to consider here - we love The Great Hall, the property’s most popular room for wedding ceremonies and it can be approached via a spectacular spiral staircase.

Once your wedding ceremony is over, you can celebrate your marriage in a number of different ways. You could choose an intimate candlelit feast for close friends and family or a more formal wedding breakfast in the elegant Croquet Room. Or how about cocktails and dancing with up to 200 guests in the Pavilion?

End your wedding day with a grand finale of wedding fireworks and a marching Scottish pipe band in the castle grounds before retiring to one of 17 bedrooms.

  • Capacity: 2 - 200 guests
  • Pricing: £POA
  • Deals: One deal available to Hitched couples

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34. Neidpath Castle - Lothian & Borders

A room with a rounded arched ceiling, decorated with trees, and tall white candelabras across two long banquet tables

If you’re after a castle wedding venue which is exceptionally secluded and private, then choose Neidpath Castle. Located in Peebles, it can only be accessed by the public via appointment. In the past, it has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and Sir Walter Scot.

Wordsworth wrote a poem about it, and it’s been used as a film set and hosted medieval fairs. If you get married here, you’ll be in good company.

From Neidpath you can expect rough stone walls, roaring log fires, sumptuous tapestries and candles aplenty. There are a range of function rooms as well as beautiful grounds and space for 250 guests.

Once your big day draws to a close, there’s a range of overnight accommodation options for the wedding couple and their guests. What better excuse to extend your stay?

  • Capacity: 2 - 80 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £80
  • Deals: An offer is available for spring 2024 weddings

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35. Fingask Castle - Perthshire

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Nestled in a beautiful wooden valley, this historic Scottish estate is a wonderful place to hold your special day. Fingask Castle is conveniently located just an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, making it easily accessible for your guests travelling from afar.

There’s fully-equipped, self-catered accommodation for up to 70 people (yes, really!) in charming cottages as well as a games room, tennis court and heated pool. You won’t have any reason to leave!

For the wedding itself, there is space for large or small ceremonies both religious and non-religious. There’s also beautiful grounds for your wedding photographs, and the chance to get married outside.

  • Capacity: 2 - 300 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £30

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36. Dalhousie Castle - Lothian & Borders

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Set on the outskirts of Edinburgh is Dalhousie Castle, an enchanting 13th century castle surrounded by beautiful forest and parkland.

The interiors of this property are something truly special. The bedrooms are individually (and beautifully) styled, the restaurants are award-winning, and the Aqueous Spa is the perfect place to unwind.

When you get married at Dalhousie, you can hire the venue exclusively. Say your vows in a variety of different locations before enjoying reception drinks and outdoor wedding games on the lawn.

As you have your photographs taken, your guests will be able to wander to the South Esk River or enjoy one of many garden walks. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s an award-winning catering team on-site who will be on hand to provide delicious food for the entirety of your celebrations.

  • Capacity: Up to 100 guests
  • Pricing: £POA

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37. Blairquhan Castle - Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire

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Set in the charming Ayrshire countryside, it's not hard to see why Blairquhan Castle has previously been voted in the top 15 places in the world to get married by the Independent.

This historic wedding venue boasts incredible views from the outside and once you step inside you'll be amazed at the charming interiors. The saloon is the perfect space to say 'I do' with up to 70 guests seated on the ground level and 20 more overlooking from the balcony.

Blairquhan offers 15 bedrooms in the castle, as well as eight self-catering cottages on the estate if you have a larger party. With lavish four-poster beds, opulent wallpapers and ornate décor, you and your guests will be resting your heads in luxury.

  • Capacity: 20 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £200

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38. Cluny Castle – Aberdeen & Deeside

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Dating back to the 14th century, Cluny Castle is a historic wedding venue situated on over 200 acres of unspoiled, beautiful Aberdeenshire farmland. While this is a castle wedding venue, the décor inside Cluny Castle is much more modern than most castles.

On the expansive grounds, you'll find a dramatic and enchanting chapel elegantly decorated with stained glass windows and dark oak pews, making it one of the prettiest places to get married in Scotland. Following that, a large marquee can be set up for those who want to hold their receptions outdoors.

  • Capacity: 2 - 300 guests
  • Pricing: From £9,995
  • Deals: A deal is currently available on 2024 availability

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39. Carrick Castle – Argyll

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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, as well as a fantastic selection of spaces to pick from if you want an indoor ceremony, including a barn, marquee and intimate rooms.

Able to host up to 160 guests, there are 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 smart but rustic castle wedding venue in Scotland.

  • Capacity: 20 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £80

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40. Thirlestane Castle - Lothian & Borders

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This unique Scottish wedding venue affords couples the opportunity to bring their fairy-tale wedding celebrations to life. Thirlestane Castle is an exclusive event space that can accommodate weddings of up to an astounding 1,000 attendees.

With indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, elegantly appointed dining rooms, and luxurious accommodation, every element of your day is carefully considered.

Throughout the property, historic charm can be enjoyed at every turn. With much of the castle's original architecture and a truly stately décor, the venue offers a contemporary take on traditional features.

Couples are welcome to host a romantic service in the versatile State Dining Room before making use of the extraordinary grounds for taking photos.

  • Capacity: 2 - 100 guests
  • Pricing: From £2,500

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41. Duns Castle - Lothian & Borders

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Are you ready to step back in history, to be transported back to a time of elegant banquets and grand affairs? Duns Castle allows guests to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and to celebrate their love story in the charming halls of a royal abode.

You will be invited to host an intimate wedding celebration with up to 100 attendees at this exclusive property. Every room of this opulent estate is a time capsule of royal grandeur, perfect for those looking to host their day in an unforgettable setting.

Once your reception in the 14th-century dining hall has concluded, you and your loved ones will be welcome to stay in the property’s luxurious guest suites.

  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Pricing: From £2,500

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42. Winton Castle - Lothian & Borders

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If you’re dreaming of a romantic venue with historic architecture, grand celebration spaces, or awe-inspiring countryside views, Winton Castle is a Scottish wedding venue that won't disappoint.

This 500-year-old manor is one of Scotland’s most precious hidden gems, surrounded by carefully maintained grounds and wooded meadows.

The castle offers couples the choice of a number of carefully curated wedding packages for celebrations of up to 400 attendees. You’ll be invited to gather for your ceremony in the peaceful, romantic gardens the grounds have to offer.

Receptions can be held in the castle itself in any one of the luxuriously decorated ballrooms.

  • Capacity: 80 - 400 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £120

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Small Wedding Venues in Scotland

If you’re looking for a small wedding venue in Scotland, you’re going to be spoilt for choice! From the iconic Gretna Green to luxe castles, there’s a small wedding venue in Scotland to suit every wedding style and budget.

43. Gretna Green’s Famous Blacksmith Shop - Dumfries, Galloway & Ayrshire

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If you’re looking for a small wedding venue in Scotland with a big history, you need to consider the Famous Blacksmith Shop - the heart of wedding culture in Gretna Green.

This world-famous setting has been hosting elopements since 1754. Situated at the gateway of Scotland, it has a long, romantic history and plenty of atmosphere.

There is space for up to 50 guests, and if you choose to marry in the original marriage room you’ll be doing so in front of the iconic original anvil, where the blacksmith priests would marry runaway couples.

  • Capacity: Up to 50
  • Pricing: £POA
  • Deals: There are six deals available on their Hitched listing, including a range of package offers to suit all budgets.

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44. The Whispering Pine Lodge - Fort William

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Have you ever dreamed about getting married surrounded by majestic mountains and beautiful forests? Then you're in luck - The Whispering Pine Lodge is tucked away in one of the most beautiful areas of the Scottish highlands and offers plenty of beautiful photo opportunities. Not only that, it's located a short walk from a pebble beach on the shores of Loch Lochy.

After enjoying the beach, bring your guests to the Burns Bar for a celebratory toast, before heading to the Lochside Brasserie for a sumptuous evening meal with contemporary furniture and panoramic views of the nearby loch.

Foodie couples are sure to enjoy the wide range of culinary treats on offer, including Scottish specials, steaks, curry and of course, whiskey.

  • Capacity: 50 - 92
  • Pricing: Menus from £100
  • Deals: 3% discount available to Hitched couples

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45. Borthwick Castle – Lothian & Borders

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If you’re looking for a traditional wedding venue in Scotland 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 wedding venue 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 straight out of a Disney film and the breath-taking Great Hall are bound to seal the deal for you.

  • Capacity: 2 - 80 guests
  • Pricing: From £11,500
  • Deals: Selected winter dates available in 2024

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46. Riddle's Court - Lothian & Borders

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In the vibrant city of Edinburgh, Riddle’s Court is a unique setting that offers timeless elegance in a convenient location. Once used as a banquet hall for royal events, the venue now welcomes couples as they celebrate their joyous wedding day.

Up to 60 guests can gather with you on your long-awaited wedding day in this remarkable hideaway. The hardwood flooring, eye-catching chandeliers, and panelled walls of the property exude stately elegance.

After an unforgettable wedding day, you will be invited to stay in the King's Chamber, a room steeped in historic charm and luxury.

  • Capacity: 2 - 80 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £45

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47. McArthur Manor – Perthshire

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This eye-catching venue, McArthur Manor, was originally constructed in 1795, a fact apparent throughout its historical architecture.

When booked, the entire venue is for the couple's use, allowing the special pair to host a private celebration with their nearest and dearest. The nearlyweds are allowed to decorate the venue to their liking, helping to make it feel even more their own.

There are a variety of spaces throughout the manor for hosting events, along with accommodation for overnight stays. Self-catering is available for those staying, or it can be taken care of by the team's expert culinary professionals.

While larger gatherings may be held here, there are plenty of options for smaller soirees of just 18.

  • Capacity: 10 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: From £1,500

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48. The Dougarie Boathouse – Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire

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Have you ever considered a beach wedding venue? Scotland has some of the best beaches in the world and The Dougarie Boathouse on the Isle of Arran is one of the most beautiful, unusual wedding venues to tie the knot.

The Dougarie Estate is a historic property that is now owned and operated by local islanders who look forward to welcoming you for your long-awaited wedding celebrations.

For a truly unforgettable experience, you and your beloved can enjoy a romantic outdoor ceremony set to the backdrop of the surrounding glittering waters, scenic mountain ranges, and enchanted forests.

Looking for an outdoor wedding venue? This could be the perfect pick for you.

  • Capacity: 10 - 200 guests
  • Pricing: From £2,400
  • Deals: Two deals, including 10% off for Hitched couples

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49. Kippilaw House - Lothian & Borders

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Couples dreaming of a magical woodland wedding day should add Kippilaw House to their shortlist. It’s a Georgian mansion set in its own private forest – they even offer outdoor wedding ceremonies in one of the clearings!

There are three well-appointed reception rooms available if you don’t want to get married outside, each beautifully decorated. After your ceremony, you can have reception drinks on the lawn and take photographs on the grand staircase before tucking into a delicious wedding breakfast.

Although this wedding venue can cater for larger weddings, the packages they offer to small wedding parties are second-to-none. What’s more, if you invite up to 40 guests, every one of them will have a beautiful place to stay on your wedding night across 15 bedrooms.

  • Capacity: 25 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £99

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50. Ness Walk – Inverness

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With a maximum capacity of 80 guests, Ness Walk in Inverness is the perfect small and intimate wedding venue in an idyllic city centre setting by the river.

They specialise in hosting weddings where the couple is surrounded only by their nearest and dearest. The Riverbank Room at this five-star luxury hotel is the star of the show, with a south-facing glass wall offering beautiful views across the River Ness.

There is a range of wedding packages on offer at Ness Walk. Their cheapest package is inclusive of linen, a three-course meal, canapés, Champagne, access to the wedding, and so much more.

  • Capacity: 30 - 80 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £35

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For more Scottish inspiration, be sure to check out our full list of amazing wedding venues in Scotland.