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5 of the Best Wedding Venues in Scotland

4th March 2015 |By | Be the first to comment

Scotland is one of the most magical countries in the world, filled with magnificent sights and fascinating histories. Where better than a beautiful Scottish castle or country house to celebrate your big day? Here are 5 of the best wedding venues in Scotland, as chosen by

1) Historic Venues

Scottish Wedding Venues, Winton House |

Winton House is located near Edinburgh in Pencaitland, East Lothian. It’s a very romantic venue and a stunning blend of castle, palace, and family home. Built in 1480 by Clan Seton, it’s a stunning setting to your wedding that includes a 120-guest-capacity dining room, house, and marquee. Up to 40 guests can be accommodated in style and comfort in Winton House itself and its two nearby estate country houses.  With this wedding venue you’ll feel like you can step back in time to 15th century Scotland. It’s famed for its role in the “War of the Rough Wooing” during the reign of King Henry VIII. Winton House is a remarkable example of Scottish Renaissance architecture, from its outer stonework and its elaborate inner decor and furnishings, and it’s available through the whole year for your big day.

2) Stunning Settings

Springkell, Gretna Green |

Springkell, a recently-restored 18th century Palladian house in Southern Scotland, dates back to 1734 and is less than ten miles away from the famous Gretna Green. At one hundred acres of grounds, including colourful gardens and peaceful scenery, it’s a very private venue full of luxury, opulence, and style. There are so many photo opportunities, so you’ll be sure to end your wedding day with many wonderful keepsakes that you can look back on in year to come.

3) The Best of Both Worlds

The Glasshouse, Scotland |

The Glasshouse hotel is a fascinating mix of historic and contemporary design that’s perfect for the modern couple that loves a dash of history. The hotel entrance boasts a beautiful 160-year-old Georgian archway, and through it is a bright, stylish space that makes this wedding venue one of the most flexible in Edinburgh. The Glasshouse’s magnificent two-acre rooftop garden is a popular ceremony location choice, but the hotel also offers a lush a green lawn and a terrace overlooking the garden. In the heart of Edinburgh, this wedding venue is particularly well-linked to the city too.

4) Setting the Scene

Pollock House, Glasgow |

Pollock House is a Scottish Edwardian country house only three miles from Glasgow city centre. The architecture and world-famous art collections make for gorgeous interiors and exteriors, with lavish furnishings and manicured gardens. All ceremonies are possible, be they religious, civil, or humanist. Vintage themes or outdoor weddings look glorious in such a setting, for Pollock House is a magnificent backdrop to a marquee wedding on the venue’s large south lawn, or an indoor wedding in the Pavilion Library. For a gorgeous setting to your wedding, Pollock House is one of the most stunning places.

5) Traditional Castles

Ackergill Tower Scotland |

Ackergill Tower (sometimes called Ackergill Castle) is a traditional-looking castle on the North East coast of the Scottish Highlands. Three thousand acres of land and seven miles of private beach makes for a gorgeous setting for your big day. The Great Hall, the Tree House, the Sinclair Palace—you have so many options when you’re trying to find the spot that’s right for your celebration. This venue is perfect for medieval-inspired weddings and is a warm and friendly place that offers total exclusivity; you can feel like you can step back in history.

Leanne Smith
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Leanne is one of Confetti's content writers. She enjoys being a highly creative person with a life-long passion for art and creative writing, and she has a determined dream of becoming a published author.

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