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34 of the Most Magical Scottish Wedding Venues

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

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Wedding venues in Scotland are so varied and have something to suit every style of celebration, whether you’re planning an elegant wedding in a stately home venue or festival-style nuptials in a yurt or tipi venue.

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

34 of the Best Wedding Venues in Scotland

But with the choice being so vast, we've rounded up our selection of the best wedding venues in Scotland to help you narrow down the choice. If you weren't planning to wed north of the border, you might be about to change your mind...

1. The BoatHouse at Dougarie – East Lothian

The venue- a small, red brick building with black roof - by a beach area

Have you ever considered a beach wedding venue? Scotland has some of the best beaches in the world and The BoatHouse at Dougarie 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.

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2. Raemoir House – Aberdeenshire

Newlywed couple walking hand-in-hand down the steps of the venue. Their wedding guests are either side of them throwing confetti

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 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, fairytale-esque evening, then this Scottish wedding venue could be the country wedding venue for you. 

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3. Hopetoun House – Edinburgh

Grand banquet hall with long dining tables. The tables are set and feature floral arrangements in the middle.

Hopetoun Housein Edinburgh can host up to 250 guests so it’s ideal for a large guest list. This grand Scottish stately home is an elegant and romantic setting for any Scottish wedding and is within easy reach of the capital. As they only offer a restricted number of weddings a year, your wedding will be tailored to your exact requirements and you’ll get the support you deserve at every stage of the process.

You can host your reception in either the Adam Ballroom, Tapestry Room or Tiger Hall, with access to the splendid State Apartments for your photos. Their award-winning, exclusive catering partner Heritage Portfolio specialises in local, seasonal dishes, and uses plenty of the produce grown and reared on the estate’s land.

You can be guaranteed a delicious wedding breakfast at Hopetoun and, afterwards, guests can rest their weary feet in their two four-star holiday cottages.

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4. The Engine Works – Glasgow

Industrial event space at night, lit up with market lighting. The room is set up with tables and chairs for a reception.

If you’re looking for a hip, 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.

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5. Arniston House – Midlothian

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.

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6. Teasses Estate – Fife & Angus

Greenhouse conservatory dining area with a dining table surrounded by green plants

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 up to 150. 

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. 

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7. Scone Palace – Perthshire

The enchanting Scone Palace from an aerial view

If you want a fairytale Scottish wedding venue, 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. You can throw a fireworks display in the grounds, overlooking the Perthshire countryside. To cap off a fairytale 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.

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8. Blackhouse Forest Estate – Lothian & Borders

Renovated cottage on a mountain. The cottage features a large modern extension that features floor-to-ceiling windows

Something old, something new - are you looking for both in a Scottish wedding venue? If so, it’s worth considering the newly renovated, eco-friendly Blackhouse Forest Estate, nestled away in the Yarrow Valley.

With over 1,000 acres of wildflowers, heather, and lush greenery to explore, can you imagine how beautiful your wedding photographs would be? Up to 10 guests are welcome to avail of the property’s luxurious overnight accommodations, encouraging you to extend your festivities and make the most of your stay. Couples looking for an intimate, scenic wedding venue in Scotland should seriously consider this pick.

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9. Norton House Hotel & Spa – Edinburgh

The exterior of Norton House Hotel beside a manicured lawn and lush trees

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.

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10. Cambo House & Estate – Fife & Angus

A large group of wedding guests gathered on the pathway and lawns of the estate. Musicians are lined up on the path and are performing for the crowd.

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 area with an open fire to the beautiful Victorian entertaining rooms – there’s no style of wedding that this Scottish venue can’t accommodate.

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11. Rossie on the Earn - Perthshire

Wedding ceremony taking place in a private wooded area

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. 

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12. Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort – Central & Glasgow

Newlywed couple standing outside a grand hotel

Couples who are looking for a grand wedding venue in Scotland should definitely consider Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort, a reimagined 19th-century mansion located by the River Clyde. This magnificent Scottish wedding venue is steeped in rich history and is the perfect backdrop for a stunning and memorable celebration.

This beautiful wedding venue offers four different wedding packages to suit your needs and can accommodate up to 400 wedding guests, meaning you don’t even have to consider cutting down the guest list because of space limitations. The Burgundy Suite needs to be seen to be believed - you'll fall in love with the traditional wood panelling, marble fireplaces, and sweeping views across the gardens as soon as you see them.

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13. Logie Country House – Aberdeen and Deeside

Indoor ballroom area with cream-coloured drapes covering the walls and ceiling. Round dining tables are set up across the room

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 grandeur and history alongside relaxation and cosiness, Logie Country House is the perfect choice of Scottish wedding venue.

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14. Cluny Castle – Aberdeen & Deeside

Chapel area with vaulted ceiling, pews, and stained glass windows

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. 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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15. Dunkeld House Hotel – Perthshire

Newlywed couple standing by a stone archway in a wooded forest

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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16. Carrick Castle – Argyll and Bute

Couple and officiant in the middle of a ceremony set to the backdrop of the loch and mountain range in the distance

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 rustic but smart venue.

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17. Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf Club – Central & Glasgow

The driveway of the large hotel with a flower bed in the middle and the hotel 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.

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18. 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 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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19. Dunskey Estate – Dumfries and Galloway

Reception banquet hall setup for a wedding meal

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, whether it be a small and intimate ceremony or a large celebration with up to 80 guests.

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.

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20. Glamis Castle - Fife and Angus

Glamis Castle from a distance surrounded by a green lawn and wooded areas

Centuries-old Glamis Castle is a truly enchanting wedding venue that offers endless historic charm for those looking to host memorable wedding celebrations. Surrounded by idyllic views of the Grampian Mountains, you and your guests will feel as though you’ve stepped right into a storybook. Once the home of Queen Elizabeth and The Queen Mother, this stately abode exudes refined and timeless elegance.

Suitable for weddings of up to 50 guests, this wedding venue in Scotland is a wonderful choice for those planning to host a more intimate celebration. Once you have exchanged vows in the Drawing Room you will be invited to host a celebratory meal in the Victorian Dining Room. Throughout the carefully maintained grounds, you and your loved ones will be treated to captivating views of natural beauty at every turn.

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21. Riddle's Court - Edinburgh

Ceremony taking place in a naturally lit wood-panelled event room

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.

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22. Thirlestane Castle - Lothian & Borders

Newlywed couple embracing on a gravel path in front of the castle surrounded by some trees

This unique Scottish wedding venue affords couples the opportunity to bring their dream fairytale wedding celebrations to life. Thirlestane Castle is an exclusive event space that can accommodate weddings of up to an astounding 1,000 attendees. With both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, elegantly appointed dining rooms, and luxurious accommodations, every element of your day will be 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. 

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23. Duns Castle - Lothian & Borders

The exterior of Duns Castle at sunset

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.

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24. The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Edinburgh

A grand ballroom area that features gold gilding, Roman-esque columns, red walls, and large paintings. Tables and chairs are set up for a reception

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. 

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25. Ednam House Hotel - Lothian & Borders

Ednam House by a lake and in front of a large wooded area

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. At this gorgeous Scottish wedding venue, overnight accommodation is available for the happy couple and their guests, allowing you to extend your celebrations.

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26. Winton Castle - Lothian & Borders

Winton Castle beside a lawn and wooded area

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 packages for wedding 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.

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27. Murthly Estate - Perthshire

Newlywed couple walking through the beautiful, idyllic garden

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 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.

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28. Alladale Wilderness Reserve - Ross-shire

Aerial view of a large manor house in the middle of lush forests

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?

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29. Kinmount House - Dumfries and Galloway 

Bagpipe player playing in front of Kinmont House

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 Scottish wedding venue's luxurious accommodation and enjoy the surroundings for that little bit longer - bliss! 

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30. The Tall Ship – Central & Glasgow

Couple enjoying a moment alone under the deck of a large ship

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.

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31. Mansion House, Edinburgh Zoo – Lothian & Borders

Mansion house covered in green ivy

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.

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32. The Harbour Chapel – Lothian & Borders

Event room with blue walls, gold accents, pews, and dining tables set up for a reception.

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 nearlyweds who choose this venue.

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33. Kinkell Byre – Fife & Angus

Barn event space with market lighting set up for a reception with dining tables and chairs

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.

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34. Manderston – Lothian & Borders

Dining room for a smaller wedding reception in an Edwardian mansion

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.

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