27 of the best city centre wedding venues in Scotland 2017

Scotland has some of the best rural scenery in the world but if you’re just not into a country retreat for your big day then our cities have a wealth of a-maz-ing venues for you to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere chic and modern, a historic venue packed full or charm or even an underground cellar you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot for your “I dos”.

Have a look through some of the best city centre venues in Scotland for 2017.

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The secret to happy ever after starts with the perfect stage for your big day and it’s hard to imagine a more stunning setting than the magnificently transformed Hotel Colessio in the heart of Stirling.

Exuding sophistication and designer style throughout, Hotel Colessio is a magical venue for the most special day of your life. Flooded with natural light, the stunning grand ballroom has its own private terrace and offers a fabulous backdrop for your wedding, perfectly complemented by 40 deliciously indulgent bedrooms and suites, a chic restaurant and bar.

More than any other occasion a wedding has to be flawless and that’s what they deliver at Hotel Colessio. Tying the knot here isn’t just about a superb setting and imaginative, carefully crafted food. Every wedding is special and the team will take care of every last detail to make sure it all goes smoothly from the planning to the day itself.

Visit Hotel Colessio’s website | t. 01786 448880 | e. sales@hotelcolessio.com

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The Cardoon suite has recently been redesigned and refurbished to give it a fresh, new contemporary look; the perfect space for intimate weddings in Edinburgh with room for up to 100 guests. The wedding team at Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel can recommend a celebrant to conduct your ceremony in the stunning conservatory, a bright and airy space with direct access to the terrace garden.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Take advantage of an amazing 2018 wedding package from Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel; pay just £2018 for 40 day guests plus an additional 40 evening guests. The package includes all elements of your celebration so you can budget with ease. Quote SWD17 on enquiry.

Visit Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel’s website | t. 0131 2291393 | e. Fiona.brown@thebruntsfield.co.uk

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Set in Dundee’s affluent West End, Taypark House is the perfect venue for couples wanting to host an elegant stately home celebration. the Category B former Scots Baronial mansion house is set within beautiful mature gardens and enjoys panoramic views across the Botanical Gardens towards the Tay and Fife.

The venue has been lovingly restored and you’ll be able to put your own personal stamp on your big day, making sure your wedding is the party of a lifetime. You’ll receive your own dedicated wedding co-ordinator who’ll help you bring your dreams to life.

What’s more there are 14 individually designed bedrooms so there’s plenty of rooms for your nearest and dearest to stay over. Plus we love that there’s a fully-stocked gin bar in the hotel’s dining room and a gin and fizz garden bar in the grounds. What more could you need for an al fresco drinks reception?!

Visit Taypark House’s website | t. 01382 643777 | e. events@tayparkhouse.co.uk

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This iconic Glasgow building represents one of the oldest charitable social enterprises in the city, and the money raised by weddings and other events here is still given to great causes in and around the city.

Home to Glasgow’s second citizen, the Lord Dean of Guild, the Hall’s splendid interiors complete with glistening gilt, plasterwork and wood panelling, are guaranteed to impress even the most discerning of wedding guest.

Couples who tie the knot here have full private use of the wedding areas, including  a private powder room for the bridal party. The magnificent Directors Room would make an elegant setting for your vows while the acoustics of The Grand Hall are amazing – perfect for your evening reception.

Visit The Merchants’ House of Glasgow’s website | t. 0141 221 8272 | e. events@merchantshouse.org.uk



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Can’t find a venue large enough to accommodate your numbers?  It’s not a problem at this stunning city centre venue known as Glasgow’s Hidden Gem.

With a variety of rooms to suit from 2 to 250, the Trades Hall in Merchant City offers exclusive use and the option to create a bespoke package.  No two weddings are ever the same.

Visit Trades Hall of Glasgow’s website | t. 0141 552 2418 | e. charlie@tradeshallglasgow.co.uk

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Unusual Venues Edinburgh is an award winning collection of three of the most spectacular, exclusive-use wedding venues that you will find anywhere in the UK.

The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin’s Wynd are situated right in the Heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and can accommodate weddings of all sizes. Our venues are entirely unique and unlike no other; modern facilities are blended perfectly into the old features of the venues.

All three of our venues have a special place in Scottish history “ from the rumoured hunting ground of the notorious Burke and Hare, to the home of the Oyster Club of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Visit Unusual Venues Edinburgh’s website | t. 0131 5106969 | e. hello@unusualvenuesedinburgh.com

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Voted Scotland’s most stylish venue, 29 Glasgow has everything you could wish for from a wedding venue in the very heart of the city.

Housed within a 19th-century building, the venues combines old world sophistication with chic decor and modern day attention to detail. Plus your wedding breakfast will be oveseen by 29’s multi-award-winning executive chef.

You could even host your exclusive celebrations in Glasgow’s only rooftop terrace. Wedding packages are available from £2,995.

Visit 29 Glasgow’s website | t. 0141 225 6652 | e. Louize.hollywood@lynnetleisure.com

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If you’re looking for a venue in the heart of Dundee this could be the perfect spot for you. Boasting stunning views over the Tay and the quay the hotel offers flexible packages and a choice of luxurious rooms to host your dream day.

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Set in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Grassmarket, Apex Grassmarket is one of the most coveted spots in the capital. The Heights suite on the fifth floor boasts panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle – perfect for all your w-day photography.

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Nestled on the banks of the River Ness in Inverness, Glen Mhor boasts stunning river views and beautifully decorated Victorian rooms. It’s right opposite the cathedral, so you could host an auspicious religious ceremony before retreating to the comforts of the hotel for your reception.

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Tie the knot aboard a historic warship, Dundee’s most unique and cool wedding venue! Docked at the City Quay, your guests will love the venue; have your wedding meal in the Captain’s Cabin, welcome drinks on the Gun Deck or a reception on the Top Deck “ it’s up to you!

Visit HM Frigate Unicorn’s website 


Overlooking the iconic West Sands, Hotel du Vin, St Andrews oozes elegance and sophistication. The boutique hotel is bursting with character and there’s scope to host weddings of all sizes. Hold an intimate ceremony in The Macallan or an altogether larger affair in the Swilcan Ballroom.

Visit Hotel du Vin and Bistro St Andrews’ website




Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a large celebration The Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness is a perfect location. You’ll have your choice of stunning rooms and manicured grounds and a personal wedding co-ordinator to help you plan the day of your dreams.

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You’ll have a choice of three wedding rooms at Malmaison Aberdeen. Couple’s looking for an uber-stylish venue, this could be the place for you.

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Expect sumptuous decor, stylish service and river views at Malmaison Dundee. Set in the heart of the city you’ll love the chic urban vibe of this stunning boutique hotel.

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Malmaison Edinburgh sits gracefully at the side of the Water of Leith, providing the perfect place for you to make your toast to the future. The spectacular event spaces, 100 bedrooms, and uber cool bar and brassiere, provide you with the flexibility to make the wedding celebration you have always dreamed of a reality.

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Palm Court Hotel Aberdeen

Situated in Aberdeen’s West End this hotel is a stylish choice for couples favourite a city wedding.

You’ll have a choice of four stylish rooms “ the Hudson, Sanderson, Clayton and Blake “ to celebrate your big day in style.

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Just off the Royal Mile you’ll find this gem of a venue. Expect elegant historic rooms and beautiful manicured private gardens. The college’s Prince Philip Building opened last May and boasts tasteful decor, a domed glass ceiling, a large dark wood dance floor, customised lighting and excellent acoustics.

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As you’d expect of one of the oldest hotels in Scotland, the Salutation in the heart of Perth is filled with character and charm. The hotel has been welcoming guests since 1699 but tasteful modern decor now perfectly complements the building’s heritage. Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed here and you can still expect a royal welcome.

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Just before the ascent to Edinburgh Castle on the Royal Mile sits this versatile events space, ideal for large celebrations! With bags of space and an innovative wedding team to boot, your day really will be unique.

Visit The Hub’s website



Located in the heart of Edinburgh, on Hanover Street, The Merchants Hall has everything you could wish for in an historic building. There’s wood panelling, a charming Minstrels’ Gallery and stunning ceilings.

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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, formerly The Roxburghe, has reopened its doors following a multi-million pounds refurbishment and the results are stunning. Set in Edinburgh’s iconic Charlotte Square the elegant 18-century Georgian townhouse enjoys panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle and can seat up to 240 guests for dinner in very glamorous surroundings.

Visit The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square’s website


If you’re looking for something a little different you could always host your wedding aboard one of the most famous ships there is. Tie the knot on deck before hosting a glamorous drinks reception and then head to Discovery Point for your wedding breakfast.

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Dundee University Chapel was opened in 1974 and comfortably seats 120 guests. There is plenty of scope for pictures in the surrounding grounds and the University Botanic Gardens is only a short drive away.

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If you’re looking for a romantic setting in the heart of St Andrews the university could be for you. There’s a choice of stunning venues which can cater for receptions up to 152 guests in picture-perfect locations.

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Couple’s looking for a wedding venue in the heart of Dundee that’s brimming with character should definitely check out Verdant Works. The former jute mill has a number of spaces for your perfect day. Hold your drinks reception in the High Mill, dinner in The Weavers Room or even tie the knot in the courtyard.

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Set in Aberdeen’s Queen’s Road the five-star Chester Hotel offers the last word in luxury “ ideal for couples with an eye for the finer things in life.

The wedding suite holds up to 300 guests and the designated wedding team can help create the wedding of your dreams.

Visit The Chester Hotel’s website