Highland Romance: Unique Wedding Venues In Scotland
With magical landscapes, beautiful countryside, and stunning lochs there is no shortage of romantic spots in Scotland to provide the perfect backdrop as you say “I do” on one of the most important days of your life.
But it’s not just beauty on offer. From boat parties to fairytale castles, you will find unique Scottish wedding venues that are far from traditional.
We have narrowed down a selection of the quirkiest and unique wedding venues in Scotland to help you find the one that best suits your personality and will provide memories to last a lifetime...
FROM CASTLES TO CAVES: SCOTLAND’S UNCONVENTIONAL WEDDING SPACES
The Caves, Edinburgh
The Caves in Edinburgh is a cosy, intimate venue for those searching for something a little unusual in Scotland’s capital.
Hidden in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, this dark and romantic venue is steeped in history and can host up to 200 guests.
The magnificent building not only guarantees unique wedding photos but provides a quirky atmosphere for the ceremony, meal and dancing the night away.
Dundas Castle, South Queensferry
Your dream of a fairytale wedding can come true in Scotland with an incredible variety of castles to choose from. One of the most beautiful, Dundas Castle, can be found on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Whether you’re looking to host a small, intimate wedding or a big celebration, Dundas Castle provides the ultimate destination for your big day in a magical setting that’s rich in history. The enchanting exterior and castle grounds will guarantee amazing photographs, whatever the season.
Your guests will be wowed by your ceremony in The Great Hall, with its vaulted ceiling and ancient stonework. After you say “I do” you can all retire for an intimate candlelit dinner, before dancing the night away in the Pavilion.
Crieff Hydro, Perthshire
Make it a weekend celebration to remember at Crieff Hydro, a 4-star estate offering a “build your own wedding package”.
Set across over 900 acres, you can create an alternative wedding day with a variety of indoor and outdoor options and even a red-carpet arrival! There’s also plenty on offer before and after your big day with a spa, cinema, gym, and kids club all on site. What’s more, their sister Adventure Park, Action Glen, has over 30 activities to choose from!
TIMELESS CHARM: HISTORICAL VENUES IN SCOTLAND’S CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
The Tall Ship, Glasgow
For a truly unique wedding venue, look no further than The Tall Ship in the heart of Glasgow.
Built in 1896, this elegant venue can accommodate up to 200 of your friends and family as you tie the knot in a riverside setting. Exchange your vows on the main deck then head below for an exquisite reception and meal, before returning to the top deck to watch the sunset and dance the night away (weather permitting!)
Did you know you can get married at Scotland’s most iconic landmark? Edinburgh Castle, once the favoured residence of Kings and Queens, is now a unique venue in which to celebrate your special day.
There are a variety of options depending on the size of your wedding party, but one thing assured, it will be an unforgettable day basked in history with the most amazing views across the city. You can even treat your guests to a viewing of the Crown Jewels!
DRAMS OF LOVE: DISTILLERY VENUES FOR WHISKY LOVERS
Lindores Abbey Distillery, Fife
It has been said that the first written reference to whisky being made in Scotland has links to Lindores Abbey, so it’s easy to see why it’s a popular wedding destination for whisky lovers to tie the knot in Fife.
You can make your special day your own at this working distillery, with several indoor and outdoor spaces to make your own.
Say your vows in front of huge copper stills, treat your guests to a drinks reception in the courtyard, and visit the abandoned old ruins for a truly romantic spot for photographs at this cool wedding venue.
Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy
Whilst Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery doesn’t offer weddings on site, it is an exceptional venue that will take your celebration to the next level.
Nestled in the picturesque heart of Perthshire, Scotland, this unique venue offers an enchanting experience for couples and their guests who are getting married nearby. Whether you’re looking to host a pre-wedding feast, or a post-wedding tour, immerse yourself in the world of whisky and create unforgettable memories on your special day.
SCOTLAND’S NATURAL WONDERS: RUSTIC OUTDOOR VENUES
The Isles of Glencoe, Fort William
Who said outdoor weddings in Scotland were just for the summer months?
If you’re dreaming of a winter wedding, The Isles of Glencoe in Fort William provide the perfect setting at the edge of Loch Leven. Here, weddings only run from October to March.
With the entire hotel as your blank canvas, you have the unique opportunity to create the wedding of your dreams against a dramatic wintry backdrop.
Highland Safaris & Red Deer Centre, Aberfeldy
Tailor your unique outdoor wedding within the truly breathtaking surroundings of Highland Perthshire at Highland Safaris in Aberfeldy.
Here, you will have the freedom to create a wildly romantic experience in a mountain setting where you and your guests will be transported by our fleets of Land Rovers.
For smaller weddings, you are invited to host a wonderful ceremony at one of our unique Hilltop Bothies. With locally crafted interiors, biofuel log burning stove and cosy lighting, the intimate Hilltop Bothy is the ideal place to bring your outdoor wedding to life.
For larger weddings, our Hilltop Marquee provides an exclusive location high above the Appin Valley. Tie the know with your person in front of breathtaking views, of forests, mountains and local wildlife. After the ceremony, enjoy a rustic hillside picnic or exquisite fine dining experience created by our highly talented chefs.
Make an enquiry with us today and take the first step on your journey to your unique Scottish wedding.Back to Blog Page