19 Beautiful and Unique Wedding Venues in Scotland

August 7, 2020

If you’re hosting your wedding in Scotland, you know that there is no shortage of wedding venues available to you. From castles to caves and everything in between, the choices are endless. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of our favourite wedding venues in Scotland to help get you ready for your big day. These Scottish wedding venues cover almost the entire country, so you’re sure to find a venue in your preferred area.

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Without further ado, let’s get into our favourite unique wedding venues in Scotland! 

Wedding Venues in Abderdeenshire

3 Unique Wedding Venues in Aberdeenshire

1. Beach Ballroom

Beach Ballroom

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Operated by Aberdeen City Council, Beach Ballroom sits on the coast of Aberdeen and offers beautiful views of the North Sea. This venue is unlike any other venue on our list, as it is an art deco building built in 1926 and is a Category B listed building. In Scotland, Category B refers to buildings with significant regional importance or major examples of a particular style of architecture.

If you are a music history buff, we bet Beach Ballroom will catch your fancy. This venue has hosted The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and more. When you host your wedding at Beach Ballroom, you can even take your wedding photos on the beach if the weather is nice enough.

Location: Aberdeen

Capacity: enquire for details

2. Drumtochty Castle

Drumtochty Castle

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Drumtochty Castle is a castellated mansion located in the Scottish countryside between Aberdeen and Dundee. This venue offers exclusive hire, meaning your wedding party will have private access to the Castle and its grounds during your wedding festivities.

When you host your wedding at Drumtochty Castle, your guests can be welcomed by the sound of bagpipes, in true Scottish fashion. This mansion sits on a large estate full of activities like clay pigeon shooting, making it the perfect place for a weekend getaway or country wedding.

Location: Auchenblae

Capacity: enquire for details

3. Logie Country House

Logie Country House

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Less than an hour away from Aberdeen, Logie Country House is a private and luxurious wedding venue. When you reserve Logie Country House exclusively, you and your guests will have private access to the facilities for three days and three nights. That access is sure to make your wedding one for the ages!

In terms of capacity, Logie Country House is able to host up to 150 of your wedding guests, and comfortably sleeps 32 guests in 13 bedrooms. The grounds hold an infinity pool, cinema room, and hot tubs! You can also make use of pampering services like massages.

Location: Pitcaple

Capacity: up to 150 guests

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Wedding Venues in Argyll and Bute

4 Special Wedding Venues in Argyll and Bute

1. Ardanaiseig Hotel

Ardanaiseig Hotel

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This 19th-century manor house looks out onto Loch Awe and could be your perfect wedding venue. It is one of the most versatile wedding venues in Scotland, as there are many locations on the grounds of the hotel for your wedding.

If you’d like to say your vows outdoors, the amphitheatre is a great choice. If you’re looking for a religious wedding, Kilchrenan Parish Church is nearby and the land has been home to a church since the 12th century. You can also host your wedding indoors if you choose, as the hotel’s drawing room and library room are beautifully decorated rooms suitable for a wedding.

Location: Kilchrenan

Capacity: enquire for details

2. Knockderry Country House Hotel

Knockderry Country House Hotel

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This wedding venue was originally built as a summer retreat in the 19th century and was expanded throughout the years. It is an example of 19th-century Scottish architecture, making it one of the most idyllic Scottish wedding venues. Today, it looks over Loch Long, just over an hour away from Glasgow and two hours away from Edinburgh.

Location: Cove

Capacity: enquire for details

3. Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

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Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa bills its weddings as a large Scottish house party, which sounds pretty great to us. Add that to the picture-perfect views of Loch Fyne and you’ve got yourself a perfect wedding venue. This venue is informal and feels like home, all while offering the amenities of a four-star luxury hotel.

This venue can host up to 140 of your wedding guests and offers exclusive use of the facility. It is located only an hour north of Glasgow in Inveraray, allowing your guests to have an easy journey to your wedding venue.

Location: Inveraray

Capacity: up to 140 guests

4. Taychreggan Hotel

Taychreggan Hotel

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This is one of the many wedding venues in Scotland that looks out onto a picturesque loch. Taychreggan Hotel overlooks Loch Awe and is located in Kilchrenan. The venue is a bit over two hours away from Glasgow, but the beautiful drive will take you through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and other sites, so it’s worth it.

Taychreggan Hotel is able to host up to 70 of your wedding guests, and they can also stay at the hotel around your wedding. You can host your wedding in the gardens looking out at Loch Awe or in the house, the choice is up to you.

Location: Kilchrenan

Capacity: up to 70 guests

Wedding Venues in Edinburgh

5 Uncommon Wedding Venues in Edinburgh

1. The Bonham Hotel

The Bonham Hotel

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Located in Edinburgh’s West End, The Bonham Hotel is a Victorian townhouse that has been converted into a high-end hotel. When you hire this venue, you will have exclusive use of the space and can personalise it to your heart’s content. Though The Bonham Hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh, the quiet street gives it a private feeling.

This hotel is licensed for civil, religious, and humanist wedding ceremonies, so you won’t have to travel to another venue to say your vows. The Bonham Hotel can host up to 70 of your wedding guests, who can also find accommodation at the hotel.

Location: Edinburgh

Capacity: up to 70 guests

2. Carlowrie Castle

Carlowrie Castle

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This beautiful wedding venue features glam furnishings and a lavish hotel for you and your guests. You can get married in the Castle, the walled garden, the Orangery, or on the grounds of the Castle. Carlowrie Castle can host up to 120 guests in The Orangery, or up to 450 guests for an outdoor marquee wedding.

Carlowrie Castle is located in Kirkliston, a short drive away from the centre of Edinburgh and virtually next door to Edinburgh Airport. This venue is perfect if you have guests coming from overseas, as they won’t have to travel very far until they arrive at the Castle!

Location: Kirkliston

Capacity: up to 120 guests in The Orangery, up to 450 guests for a marquee wedding

3. The Caves

The Caves

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Located in the city centre of Edinburgh, The Caves is a unique wedding venue rich in Scottish history. The Caves were once referred to as “Whisky Row” due to the amount of whisky they held. Some vaults even served as stables to the French Cavalry, so be sure to get a detailed history lesson when you visit!

In terms of capacity, The Caves can host up to 150 guests for a wedding ceremony or breakfast, or up to 450 guests for an evening reception. Your wedding under the streets of Edinburgh will be an event your guests will remember for years to come.

Location: Edinburgh

Capacity: up to 150 guests for a ceremony or wedding breakfast, up to 450 guests for an evening reception

4. Dundas Castle

Dundas Castle

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This venue has been in the works since the twelfth century, but the existing castle was built in the nineteenth century. The land was home to the Dundas family until the late nineteenth century and is now home to the Stewart-Clark family. Dundas Castle was extensively renovated in the 1990s and is now a five-star event venue.

The venue is in South Queensferry, a short drive from Edinburgh city centre and quite close to Edinburgh Airport. Dundas Castle can host up to 200 of your wedding guests and can hold religious, humanist, and civil ceremonies.

Location: South Queensferry

Capacity: up to 200 guests

5. National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

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This beautiful museum is right in the centre of Edinburgh and is home to collections from around the world. Whether you’re hosting a large, extravagant wedding or a small, intimate wedding, the National Museum of Scotland has a room that’s perfect for you. This venue can host as many as 1500 wedding guests or as few as 30 guests.

Given the size of the museum and variety of spaces available, your wedding photos will definitely be keepsakes for years to come. We recommend visiting the museum with your wedding photographer prior to your wedding day so they can get a feel for the venue and you can take some test photos.

Location: Edinburgh

Capacity: up to 1500 guests, depending on room selection

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Wedding Venues in Glasgow

4 Unusual Wedding Venues in Glasgow

1. The Cruin

The Cruin

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For a more natural wedding venue, look no further than The Cruin. This beautiful venue is on the banks of Loch Lomond and offers views of the imposing Ben Lomond. Your guests will love the view if you choose to say your vows at The Cruin, one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Scotland.

If you prefer an indoor wedding but want to have a great view, you can still host your wedding at The Cruin. Their ceremony suite offers panoramic views of Loch Lomond, as well.

Location: Arden

Capacity: enquire for details, minimum headcount applies

2. Hotel Du Vin Glasgow

Hotel du Vin Glasgow

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Hotel Du Vin Glasgow is the perfect wedding venue for the discerning couple. Located on a picturesque tree-lined terrace, this hotel is the perfect backdrop for your posh wedding. Photos of you and your guests inside or in front of the hotel will be cherished memories for your entire life.

If you would like to say your vows at Hotel Du Vin Glasgow, you’re in luck. The venue is able to hold civil or religious ceremonies and partnerships. All you need to do is make the necessary arrangements and book a registrar for your wedding day.

Location: Glasgow

Capacity: up to 80 guests, depending on room selection

3. Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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As you may have noticed in our past wedding venue collections, Botanic Gardens are a popular wedding venue. This is because they offer beautiful photography locations within the city centre. From the interior of the gardens with exotic flowers and greenery to the exterior of the greenhouse, your wedding photos are sure to be perfect.

Kibble Palace in the Glasgow Botanic Gardens is perfect for a large wedding, as it can host up to 200 of your wedding guests. It is one of the most iconic remaining iron and glass structures from the Victorian era. It is also home to marble statues and greenery from across the world.

Location: Glasgow

Capacity: up to 200 guests

4. The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

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Are you looking for a special wedding venue in the heart of Glasgow? The Lighthouse is exactly what you’ve been looking for! This is one of the most impressive wedding venues in Scotland, as it can host both modern and traditional weddings. The building is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, so you know your wedding photos will be beautiful.

The Lighthouse is accented by the Mackintosh Tower, which offers uninterrupted views of Glasgow. These views will make for perfect wedding photos and will surely impress your guests.

Location: Glasgow

Capacity: enquire for details

Wedding Venues in Perth & Kinross

3 Unique Wedding Venues in Perth and Kinross

1. Bachilton Barn

Bachilton Barn

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Would you like to get married in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Scotland? Of course, who wouldn’t? Bachilton Barn is a beautiful barn wedding venue in the Perthshire countryside that could be the perfect venue for your wedding. This rustic venue is a blank canvas for your wedding, so you can decorate it to match your taste.

Depending on your room selection and configuration, Bachilton Barn can host up to 190 of your wedding guests. So whether you’re having a small, intimate wedding or a large and grand wedding, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for at Bachilton Barn.

Location: Methven

Capacity: up to 190 guests

2. The Byre at Inchyra

The Byre at Inchyra

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When you get married at The Byre at Inchyra, the possibilities for your wedding are endless. There are many room options available to you and your wedding party, and each is a black canvas for your wedding decorator. You can personalise the different areas of the barn to your tastes, making The Byre at Inchyra the perfect wedding venue for any couple.

Depending on your room selection, The Byre at Inchyra can host up to 180 guests. In terms of accommodation, up to 50 of your wedding guests can go glamping (glam camping) on site on the night of your wedding. Don’t worry, you won’t be roughing it, as the Byre is host to posh facilities that you and your guests will have access to.

Location: Glencarse

Capacity: up to 180 guests

3. Errol Park

Errol Park

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After being destroyed by a fire in 1874, Errol Park was rebuilt in 19th-century Renaissance style. The rebuilt Errol Park still stands today as a beautiful and unique family home in Perthshire. This is one of our favourite wedding venues in Scotland because it is easily accessible from Edinburgh and Glasgow while being in a remote location. The estate is surrounded by forestry, making it the perfect place for your beautiful wedding photos.

Between March and December, Errol Park only hosts one wedding per week, giving you the exclusivity you’re looking for in a wedding venue. You can host your wedding breakfast in a marquee on the grounds or in the unique stable block. Your wedding photos can have a breathtaking view of river Tay, as well.

Location: Errol

Capacity: enquire for details

Have we inspired you to get married in one of the many beautiful wedding venues in Scotland? If we have and you want to have lasting photographic memories of your wedding, you can find a talented wedding photographer on Bidvine. Just let us know what you’re looking for in a photographer and we’ll shortlist bids in your budget.

Looking for more great resources on how to find your dream wedding venue? Landed Houses has a top guide on how to choose the perfect wedding location that’s a must read for anyone who is planning a wedding!

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