When on the hunt for your dream wedding venue there's a few things that you should consider before deciding upon 'the one', and scenery is an aspect you're going to want to get right. Picking a location with spectacular views and a picturesque surrounding will undeniably add to the ambience on the big day, plus it'll make for some unbeatable wedding photographs.
Located under an hour away from Edinburgh, Fife is a Scottish county where wedding venues with magnificent natural views come easy thanks to 117 miles of impressive coastline. From historic hotels next to sandy shores and charming inns overlooking rustic rivers, you'll be spoilt for choice.
More over, Fife is also world famous for its golf courses and connection to the sport, so if you fancy getting out on the green before your big day, this is where you should be heading.
Read on to explore some of the best Fife wedding venues.
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1. Craigsanquhar House Hotel
Having previously won Wedding Venue of the Year, South East Scotland, Craigsanquhar House Hotel could be the dream location to host your special day.
Set on 36 acres of gardens and woodland, marry outside on the Great Lawn with the beautiful Fife countryside and the Historic Mansion as your backdrop.
The mansion itself is stunning, boasting 13 bedrooms in luxury villas for your guests to stay overnight.
These villas are set within woodlands making for a truly magical and enchanting space to unwind after a day of celebrations.
2. The Old Course Hotel
With the world renowned Old Course, the Swilcan Bridge and the picturesque West Sands Beach on its doorstep, views from The Old Course Hotel will be hard to beat.
Cleverly designed so you can make full use of the spectacular scenery on your wedding day, our favourite room has got to be the majestic Conservatory.
Featuring floor to ceiling glass windows, it's a light, airy space able to seat 110 of your family and friends.
Connected to the hotel is also Kohler Waters Spa where you can use the swimming pool, thermal suite, rooftop hot tub and beauty room during your wedding weekend.
3. Fairmont St Andrews
If you're planning a large wedding, Fairmont St Andrews is a five star resort with panoramic views of the Tay Estuary that is able to cater for up to 400 guests.
Glamourous and elegant, the Atrium is the star of the show with high ceilings and contemporary lighting. It also features a spectacular central staircase which will make for a seriously impressive entrance into your wedding party.
This wedding venue also boasts a spa and a world class golf course, so if you and your guests want to kick back and relax you won't be short of entertainment.
4. Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort
Quaint and rustically romantic, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort offers the ultimate Scottish wedding experience in a breathtaking setting.
Located around 30 minutes drive from Fife, this waterside retreat will be an oasis for you and your loved ones, plus your pooch is even welcome too!
Whether you choose to marry in Buddon Barn with 100 friends and family or The Inglesmaldie that can host 120 day and 160 evening guests, you'll have amazing views of the fishing ponds and landscaped grounds.
As for the food? 25 guests can enjoy a delicious wedding meal made by your own personal chef.
5. Cambo House & Estate
Nestled in the woods along the stunning Fife coast lies Cambo Country House & Estate, a unique family home that has opened its doors for your special day.
You'll have the whole place to yourself, from the rustic Tattie Shed and gorgeous Walled Garden to the grand Ballroom and elegant Dining Room.
Our favourite space? The Party Woodland! Yep, you can have your very own magical woodland festival, complete with a fairy light tunnel, dance floor and fire pit.
Plus, when the partying comes to an end there's amble places for your guests to stay the night with snug cottages, glamping tends and plenty of room for camping available.
6. Kinkell Byre
Rustic weddings are all the rage and if that's the vibe you're after, Kinkell Byre is a historic barn wedding venue perfect for your big day.
Undeniably romantic, your ceremony can be held under the twinkling canopy of fairy lights in the stone walled ceremony room before you and up to 450 guests make your way into the Long Shed for a fabulous drinks reception.
The whole space oozes warmth and ambience, with plenty of room to pop flickering candles around for even more cosy lighting.
There's also a lovely outdoor area which is an ideal spot for wedding photographs or to take a minute alone together as newlyweds.
7. The Inn At Charlestown
Overlooking the Forth River and the Three Bridges, The Inn At Charlestown is a stunning wedding venue for intimate celebrations or larger weddings of up to 130 guests.
With beautiful Georgian windows, stylish wooden flooring and vintage wallpaper, this property combines sophistication with rustic charm.
The hotel also offers a variety of wedding packages including the winter wedding deal complete with canapes, a bridal dressing room and access to the private garden.
More over, on the morning after the big day you can enjoy breakfast for you and your guests in fabulous function room adorned with beautiful blooms and decorations.
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