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On since 2023

Last update: February 2024

Balbirnie House Hotel is a luxury wedding venue in Markinch, Fife & Angus. This location is ideal for couples who want to get married in a breathtaking country house setting.

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Facilities and Capacity

In between St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Balbirnie House Hotel is a 1777 Georgian mansion and sits on 400-acre parkland. This flexible venue can host up to 250 guests for an evening reception and up to 216 attendees for a wedding banquet. Multiple event spaces are available, and the knowledgeable staff will help you find the one that suits your special day. The Long Gallery is the central room of the original house, featuring tromps d'oeuil painted on the ceiling, lunette windows, and an arched ceiling. For large ceremonies, the Millenium Ballroom is an elegant option. The Orangery has stunning floor-to-ceiling Georgian windows, a tinted mirrored glass ceiling, and beautiful parkland views. For couples who want to say 'I do' outdoors, they can choose to say their vows on the gorgeous manicured lawns, followed by a drinks reception on the adjacent grounds. There are 31 comfortable bedrooms on the property for you and your overnight guests to stay in during your celebration.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Balbirnie House can offer inclusive packages at affordable rates or bespoke services to help you create the event you have envisioned. The small staff of in-house coordinators can be there every step of the way to ensure your special day runs smoothly. They can also provide assistance with finding local vendors, such as hairdressers, cars, musicians, and more. You can choose from one of the various menus designed by the skilled chefs to 'wow' your guests.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Orangery on site
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100% Recommended by couples
Rachel M. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best imaginable wedding team / venue

We got married at Balbirnie at the end of September and cannot recommend it highly enough. The venue itself is beautiful and we were so well looked after by the wedding team at all times including in the initial planning stages, immediate run up and on the day itself. The team were highly responsive and well organised throughout.
Although the venue hosts weddings regularly, we did not feel that we were required to follow a fixed format and the team went out of their way to accommodate requests to do things differently making us feel that our wedding was individual to us.
The team on the day (led by our wonderful MC David) exceeded all expectations - they were amazingly organised, accommodating, hard working and just generally good people to have around on your wedding day. Various guests commented on how well organised the wedding day was. David really took control on the day and made us feel like we could relax and enjoy the day knowing everything was in safe hands.
We also cannot thank Katy enough for her help throughout the wedding planning process - her attention to detail and dedication to making our day exactly how we wanted it made the planning process so much easier than it might otherwise have been.
The food was also wonderful on the day - we received lots of positive feedback from guests and were very grateful to the kitchen staff for listening to our feedback from our menu tasting and incorporating that into the dishes that were served on the day.
Thank you so much to the entire team at Balbirnie for giving us the best wedding day we could ever have imagined!
Lindsay J. Sent on 26/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Deserving of every wedding award!

I had my wedding at Balbirnie in Feb 2024 and it was perfect! The venue is stunning and speaks for itself. The wedding planners are absolutely fantastic and were readily available to answer all my questions in the lead up to the big day. On the wedding day itself, Leah, our wedding planner, and Angela, master of ceremonies, went above and beyond. We felt really well looked after the whole day and they ensured everything went perfectly. I would highly recommend Balbirnie as a wedding venue.
Louise A. Sent on 30/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible venue!

We got married at Balbirnie House in November and it was the most perfect day.

The setting is beautiful - we married in the Orangery which is so beautiful, it doesn’t really need any extra decor. The dinner and dancing was in the Ballroom which is a beautiful room, especially when it’s dark outside as it really shows off the fairy lights.

We were so impressed at the incredible quality of food. And served in such good time as well.

The staff though were what made it. They go out of their way to make it the most special day. They were so accommodating to our requests, and were so organised and managed everything throughout the day. We were able to just focus on our celebrations. They were also very organised and responsive in the build up, making it very easy for us to plan. Massive thanks to Leah, Angela and the rest of the Balbirnie team for making us and our guests so welcome and feel so special! We wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Emma M. Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Venue and Team

We got married at Balbirnie House on 31Aug2023 and what an amazing time we had. The venue and the team are absolutely amazing! The team put us at ease as soon as we went to view the venue and were super helpful with the wedding planning and the run up to the big day. Would definitely recommend this fantastic venue and can't praise it enough!
Vincent G. Sent on 02/09/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue!

Balbirnie put on the most amazing wedding for us. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly the whole way through the planning process, and on the day itself. The venue is perfect if you want a hassle free, beautiful place!

The team managed to execute all of our very specific needs and the whole process was seamless.
Maggie Sent on 15/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Winter Wedding

We got married at Balbirnie just after Christmas 2023 and could not have wished for a better day. Through out the planning process Leah was excellent - professional, responsive, organised and really helped guide us through the process of planning the Wedding day we wanted. On the day Kenneth and the Team were fantastic - the day ran to time and he was always one step ahead which meant we could just enjoy ourselves. Food and service were excellent; dance floor fab and flow of all the spaces within the Hotel worked beautifully.
Thank you so much all for helping us have the best day EVER !
Anonymous Sent on 27/02/2008
5 out of 5 rating


an amazing place to have your special day food ,service, room, location were all terrific.
Mrs Sent on 01/10/2007
5 out of 5 rating

everything we wanted and more!

we got married at Balbirnie in Sept 04 and it was just great! The service, food and location were perfect and the honeymoon suite is fab! Would thoroughly recommend it!
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Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, by Glenrothes KY7 6NE Markinch  (Fife & Angus)
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