Scottish Wedding Venues
Hands down, Scotland is possibly one of the prettiest wedding destinations in the world. Its historic castles, turquoise beaches, snow-capped mountains and idyllic Moorish settings are the perfect backdrop to have a fairy-tale wedding with the love of your life.
Whether you are looking for a historic wedding in a charming 12th century castle, or you’d like to say your vows in the middle of a densely wooded Chusan palm grove, Scotland should be on the top of your destination wedding list.
Getting hitched in Scotland is a privilege offered to only a scant lucky few. If you happen to be one of the blessed brides (or grooms) planning a Scotland wedding, do not forget to look through our list of eccentric wedding locations selected exclusively to guarantee you a wedding of a lifetime!
Mar Lodge Estate
Situated in the picturesque Cairngorms National Park, Mar Lodge used to be a hunting lodge for the Duke and Duchess of Scotland in the 18th century. With an elegant ballroom, dining room, beautiful chapel for the wedding ceremony and plush accommodations for the guests, Mar Lodge estate is one of the most sought after wedding venues in Scotland today. More details can be found on their website. (www.nts.org.uk/Hire-a-Venue/Mar-Lodge)
Maryculter House Hotel is a historic, four-star country house hotel six miles from the centre of Aberdeen on the bank of the river Dee and close to Aberdeen International Airport. The hotel is renowned for delivering the most amazing weddings whether it be an intimate ceremony for just a handful of guests or a larger event for up to 180 guests. There are a few wedding photographers available and one of the most popular is Donna Murray photography in Aberdeen. For detailed info about Maryculter House take a look at their website. (www.maryculterhousehotel.com)
The Gilmerton House belongs to the Kinloch family who’ve been living there for almost twelve generations. This antique Georgian mansion is a unique wedding location for those seeking a warm, homely ceremony with none of the pretentious fuss at other 5 star destinations. The beautiful landscaping and the Rose Garden apart, you’ll get to say “I Do” with a stunning ocean view that adds the necessary chutzpah to an already pictographic wedding. See their official website for dull details. (www.gilmertonhouse.com)
The Balmoral is a luxury hotel in every sense of the word with its very own clock tower it is a luxurious and contemporary five-star venue smack bang in the centre of Edinburgh. A lot of Edinburgh hotels boast of having Edinburgh’s landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. The Balmoral is on Princes Street famous for its shopping area and very close to Waverley Station and the many Edinburgh attractions. If you’re attending a wedding at the venue an don’t quite have the budget for a suite Edinburgh Townhouse Bed and Breakfast Edinburgh which is only a few minutes walk away offers top quality B&B accommodation. (www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/the-balmoral-hotel/)
Tired of the hustle and bustle? Do you want a secluded wedding where only a select few friends and family get to witness your big moment? The Cameron House along the Loch Lomond banks, with an incredible Scottish décor, rustic charm, and serene setting is your best bet. The House has the most luxurious accommodations and the legendary Scottish hospitality to offer. This is definitely a wedding venue you’ll never want to overlook. Learn more about bookings and facilities on their website. (www.cameronhouse.co.uk)
Do you want to get married at the last surviving medieval castle in Scotland? The Kisimul Castle is your perfect choice. Situated like a “rock in the sea” in the Western Isles, the Kisimul Castle is accessible only by boat and has some of the most panoramic views of the countryside. A sunset wedding at Kisimul Castle would certainly take our vote for the most dramatic weddings of all time. Want to know more? Visit for the official website. (www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertyoverview.htm?PropID=PL_189&PropName=Kisimul%20Castle)
As far as castle weddings are concerned, you cannot beat the private picturesque wedding experience at Aldourie Castle. Towering majestically amidst the verdant forests in the Highlands, the Aldourie Castle is chic, classy, and definitely one of the most stunning wedding locations in all of Scotland. Whether it is the glorious interior decoration in the castle or the tempting outdoor pursuits all around it, the Aldourie Castle is a prime choice if you want to feel on top of the world on your special day! If you need a wedding photographer Aldourie Castle we recommend Margaret Soraya Photography. To gawk at the castle and schedule a booking, visit their website. (www.aldouriecastle.co.uk)
Do you have more locations to add to these? We’re sure you do. Feel free to comment below and share your Scotland wedding experiences. We’d love to know more. And don’t forget a wedding in Scotland wouldn’t be complete with your very own Scottish wedding piper.