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Shieldhill Castle is an elegant and stunning location in which to hold your wedding day at anytime of the year.
The Castle is a located near Biggar, South Lanarkshire. A short journey away from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, nestled in the beautiful Scottish countryside where the Bride and Groom can enjoy private estate grounds with Tinto Tap as a backdrop.
Originally a private estate owned by the Chancellor family, the original building dates back to the 12th century. The oldest remaining part of Shieldhill today is a square keep which is of a style dated to the 16th century.
Shieldhill Castle has recently undergone a remarkable transformation which has enhanced the natural beauty of the 12th Century Castle. Classical original features remain evident within the Castle, with new luxurious touches to compliment the architecture creating a charming and romantic setting.
Facilities and Capacity
The origins of Shieldhill Castle go back to the 12th century, as early as 1199. Classical orignal features remain evident within the Castle, with new luxurious touches to compliment the arcitecture creating a charming and romantic setting. Picturesque wedding ceremonies can take place in the Castle’s 16th-century chapel. A staple of Scottish tradition and family heritage, this quaint space allows you to exchange your vows in front of up to 150 seated guests. This striking chapel adds an extra sense of enchantment to your big day. After your ceremony you and your guests can choose amongst the array of options available within The Castle, the grounds and number of elegant function rooms to suit your requirement. Tinto View dining room and our Alexander Lounge could offer you a more intimate wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast, both complete with large bay windows and panoramic views of the Castle grounds and beautiful lanscape.
At all times during your special occasion you can mingle and admire the beautiful surroundings within the Castle's grounds, wildflowers, hidden lawns and naturally picturesque surroundings that offer playground for the imagination for your photographer to be creative and for you to capture your special memories.
Larger reception requests can take place in our expansive marquee which offers ample space for your wedding breakfast, with up to 150 seated guests. Decorated to suit your style and vision. Our Head Chef & Catering Team can create a menu individually tailored to suit your exact requirement and budget.
Our marquee can accommodate up to 200 persons in the evening, The marquee includes a dance floor, and space for live entertainment to ensure you can dance the night away in this ambient whimsical setting.
Once the celebrations wind down you and your newlywed can retire to the Luxury Honeymoon Suite. Featuring a four-poster bed and Jacuzzi spa facilities. The views from your room encapsulate the magnificent Lanarkshire rolling hills, this gorgeous suite offers complete relaxation.
We can provide overnight accommodation for your extended wedding party, with 15 newly reburbished Castle rooms, accommodation within the Courtyard Stable Lodges and Our Scadinavian Cosy Cabins situated a short walk through well lit paths in the Castle grounds.
We can offer you exclusive use at Shieldhill Castle to enjoy private celebrations with your loved ones, and special friends, a venue to make your own. As the Castle can be hired on an exclusive use basis you can pick any space to use as you wish for different parts of your day.
Please contact us to request a viewing whereby we can offer you a guided tour and discuss all options.
Upon booking your wedding at Shieldhill Castle, Our team of planners will work with you to make sure that your dream wedding comes to fruition. We will listen to your ideas, blend them with our planning expertise, and ensure that every fine detail is covered. Your wedding day is personal and unique to you, we at Shieldhill Castle will create the perfect occasion that completely suits your requirements.
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