25 of the best city centre wedding venues in Scotland 2018

You don’t have to head out to an extravagant estate in the middle of the Scottish countryside or a fairytale castle in the highlands for a romantic, luxurious and seriously picture-perfect big day!

These city-centre venues offer plenty of photo spots, glamour and atmosphere to celebrate say ‘I do’ in style.

Take five minutes and browse some of the best city centre wedding venues in Scotland…

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29 GLASGOW

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29 Glasgow may be housed within a 19th century building but it combines old world sophistication with chic, modern décor to seriously stylish effect!

This unique city centre venue can be found in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square, a truly iconic location, and offers lots of variation for setting up your wedding exactly as you like.

It’s made up of four beautiful areas which you can use as you wish, with each offering something special. The fantastic team will help make your wedding a day to remember for you and your guests.

Visit 29 Glasgow’s website| t. 0141 2256652 | e. louize.hollywood@lynnetleisure.com

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PRINCIPAL BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE HOTEL

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The only five-star hotel in the centre of Glasgow, Blythswood Square Hotel is a unique venue offering contemporary, stylish charm and historic influences that’ll give your wedding a seriously luxury vibe.

Get married here and as well the hotel’s stylish indoor reception spaces, you’ll also enjoy private access to Blythswood Square Gardens for photographs, or even an outdoor drinks reception.

After your wedding celebrations, start married life off right with a night (or even a minimoon!) in the exclusive new penthouse suite…the first choice of many celebrities visiting Glasgow.

The Spa at Blythswood Square is also the perfect place to celebrate with your bridal party or take some time out for a spot of pre-wedding pampering before your big day.

Visit Principal Blythswood Square Hotel’s website | t. 0141 2488888 | e. Laura.McCranor@principal-hayley.com

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BW BRUNTSFIELD HOTEL

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The Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel occupies a great spot in Edinburgh, just a few minutes from the city centre with views out over the iconic Meadows park.

The stylish 4-star townhouse hotel blends elegance with contemporary touches, providing a luxe and sophisticated backdrop for your wedding. You can exchange vows in the conservatory and then celebrate with up to 100 guests in the fully refurbished Cardoon Suite.

After you’ve said ‘I do’, you can take photos in the hotel’s terrace garden or in the beautiful leafy Bruntsfield Links Park directly opposite.

Visit Bruntsfield Hotel’s website | t. 0131 229  1392 | e. sales@thebruntsfield.co.uk

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PRINCIPAL CHARLOTTE SQUARE HOTEL

Principal Charlotte Square HotelPrincipal Charlotte Square Hotel EdinburghPrincipal Charlotte Square Hotel EdinburghCharlotte Square Hotel (formerly The Roxburghe) is one of Edinburgh’s iconic wedding venues.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, this 18th century location offers The Gallery in which to celebrate your special day, accommodating anywhere between 80-240 guests seated for dinner.

In the heart of the city, the hotel and the square’s picturesque private gardens also make a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs.

The Spa at Charlotte Square hotel is also the perfect place to take some time out for a spot of pre-wedding pampering before your big day.

Previous winners of Wedding Co-ordinators of the Year at the Scottish Vows Awards, your Charlotte Square hotel wedding co-ordinators will be with you every step of the way to ensure a beautiful wedding.

Visit Principal Charlotte Square Hotel’s website | t. 0131 240 5500 | e. edinburghweddingsgs@theprincipalhotel.com

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CITATION

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If you’re looking for a venue right in the heart of Glasgow city that offers plenty of outside space, you’ll love Citation.

The exterior of the building is ideal for romantic wedding photos, especially at night when fairylights illuminate its columns to stunning effect.

You’ll also find the Portico, an external area perfect for your drinks reception, nestled amongst the striking columns.

The building itself dates back to 1844 and its rich history means every inch of this gorgeous venue has character and personality that’ll give your wedding an extra stylish edge.

Visit Citation’s website | t. 0141 559 6799 | e. Louize@citation-glasgow.com

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DYNAMIC EARTH

Dynamic Earth is a truly unique venue, combining modern function spaces with a city centre location rich in Edinburgh’s heritage and history.

You can get married in the versatile Biosphere space that expertly mixes contemporary design with a stone-walled turret and high arched ceilings.

There’s also the Ozone with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the stunning Salisbury Crags, which will let you really take advantage of this venue’s fab location.

No matter where you hold your celebration, rest assured that you can have a wedding expertly tailored to your tastes at Dynamic Earth.

Visit Dynamic Earth’s website | t. 0131 523 1269 | e. events@dynamicearth.co.uk

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PRINCIPAL GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL

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Fancy getting married in a hotel that’s welcomed the likes of Frank Sinatra, JFK, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Cary Grant among others? You’ll love Grand Central Hotel with its grandiose Victorian vibes.

A £250k refurbishment of the Grand Room has brought 21st-century touches to the rich heritage and detailing of the original room. It can host up to 400 guests, making it one of the grandest weddings spaces in Glasgow city centre.

You’ll have the know-how of your go-to wedding team, who’ll be at your side to coordinate and offer all the advice you need, to help you make the most of this landmark hotel for your big day.

Visit Principal Grand Central Hotel’s website  | t. 0141 240 3700 | e. grandcentral.weddings@theprincipalhotel.com

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PRINCIPAL EDINBURGH – GEORGE STREET

The George Street Hotel is one of Edinburgh’s most loved heritage hotels and a recent regional winner for Wedding Hotel of the Year in the 2018 Scottish Hotel Awards for the Edinburgh and Lothians region. You’re in the best hands if you make this the venue of your choice.

The spectacular 18th century architecture combined with the hotel’s excellence of reputation and service combine to set the stage for the most beautiful wedding day to remember.

From elaborate gatherings with plenty of tradition in the grand King’s Hall to smaller celebrations with a beautiful 360 degree view over Edinburgh in our Forth View Suite, our on-call wedding team will be available to assist you every step of the way.

Visit Principal Edinburgh – George Street’s website | t. 0131 225 1251 | e. edinburghweddingsgs@theprincipalhotel.com

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THE MERCHANTS HOUSE OF GLASGOW

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If you’re keen to celebrate your wedding right in the heart of the city of Glasgow, Merchant’s House might just be the venue for you. This grand mansion, which dates back to the 19th century, overlooks George Square.

This venue is ideal no matter what the size of your guest list; the Grand Hall, complete with show-stopping Steinway Grand Piano, can hold 130 for a sit down wedding breakfast, while the cosy Lord Dean’s Room seats 10 for an intimate wedding day dinner.

Take advantage of the fantastic location and have your wedding photos taken among the hustle and bustle of the city.

Visit the Merchant’s House website | t. 0141 221 8272 | e. events@merchantshouse.org.uk

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THE ROYAL SCOTS CLUB

Time for gathering! With country-house charm in the heart of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, The Royal Scots Club is a beautiful venue with elegant rooms. Ideal for small exclusive weddings and larger receptions for up to 200 guests.

They offer a range of packages, just call their experienced organisers for more information.

Visit The Royal Scots Club’s website | 0131 5564270 | e. events@royalscotsclub.com

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THE WINEHOUSE 1821

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A fabulous Georgian townhouse situated in Edinburgh’s new St James Quarter, The Wine House is the perfect small, city centre wedding venue!

Contemporary Italian design blends effortlessly with beautiful, Georgian period features in the elegant wedding suite, flooded with natural light from huge picture windows offering wonderful views over Calton Hill and the Firth of Forth.  Wedding packages start from just £55 per person and include all the essentials for your special day.

Also home to a stylish Italian wine bar, funky cocktail bar and four ultra-glam guest rooms, it’s the ultimate venue for couples looking to wow their guests with a fabulous and unique celebration!

Visit The Winehouse 1821’s website | t.0131 557 1821  | e. contactus@winehouse1821.co.uk

 

UNUSUAL VENUES OF EDINBURGH

 

 

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Unusual Venues Edinburgh is an award winning collection of three of the most spectacular, exclusive-use wedding venues found 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. Each venue is entirely unique and unlike no other, with modern facilities blended perfectly into the old features.

All three of 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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VILLAGE HOTEL EDINBURGH

city centre wedding venues in Scotland

Village Hotel Edinburgh is ideally located in Scotland’s capital, with the gorgeous architecture and atmosphere of both the Old Town and New Town nearby.

Whilst its city location offers plenty of heritage and history, the hotel itself is a modern, chic setting for hosting a stylish wedding.

You will have a dedicated Special Events Planner to help you make important choices such as menu selection, function set up and special venue dressings.

Visit Village Hotel Edinburgh’s website | t. 0131 297 7185 | e. edinburghhub@village-hotels.com

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APEX CITY QUAY HOTEL AND SPA

Apex City Quay is a lovely venue in the heart of Scotland’s current coolest city (thank you, V&A!)! With stunning views over the Tay and quay, the hotel has a variety of luxurious rooms and flexible packages for your dream day.

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ABERDEEN ARDOE HOUSE HOTEL + SPA

A 19th century baronial mansion set in 30 acres of spectacular grounds 5 miles from Aberdeen, Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel and Spa offers traditional Scottish hospitality with a hint of 21st century attitude.

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MACDONALD DRUMOSSIE HOTEL

Set amongst nine acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, Macdonald Drumossie Hotel provides the feeling of relaxation in the heart of the Highlands, yet is only minutes from the capital Inverness.

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NORWOOD HALL HOTEL

Conveniently located within easy reach of the historic city centre, Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen offers guests the best in breathtaking Scottish scenery and fine wedding facilities.

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HOTEL COLESSIO

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more stunning venue than the newly transformed Hotel Colessio in Stirling city centre, just a few minutes walk from the iconic Stirling Castle. The hotel’s stylish, contemporary interiors are the perfect backdrop for an elegant wedding.

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HOTEL DU VIN ONE DEVONSHIRE GARDENS

Set in Glasgow’s fashionable West End on a tree lined Victorian terrace, Hotel du Vin One Devonshire Gardens is the perfect setting for a sophisticated and stylish big day. You’ll get exclusive use of Townhouse 5, complete with its own secret garden, for your wedding celebrations.

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ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF EDINBURGH

Venture just off the Royal Mile and you’ll find this gem of a venue. As you’d expect from this historic part of Edinburgh, there’s elegant historic rooms and beautiful manicured private gardens. The college’s Prince Philip Building boasts tasteful decor, a domed glass ceiling, a large dark wood dance floor, customised lighting and excellent acoustics, making it the perfect place for a good party!

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UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

Enjoy a romantic wedding day in the heart of St Andrews, at the university where Prince William and Kate first fell in love.There’s a choice of venues in picture-perfect locations for receptions up to 152 guests.

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HM FRIGATE UNICORN, DUNDEE

A fantastically unique location in the heart of Dundee, this venue is a great options for couples who want some a little different while still keeping the location in a city centre. Very close to Dundee’s redeveloped riverside, your wedding will be in one Dundee’s trendiest locations surrounding by fantastic hotels, restaurants and nightlife.

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RSS DISCOVERY, DUNDEE

One of the most historically important ships in the world, tying the knot on the RSS Discovery on the River Tay would be a fantastic coup for any Scottish history buff!

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TRADES HALL OF GLASGOW

Sometimes it can be tricky to find a city centre venue with a large capacity ability, but Trades Hall of Glasgow does exactly that, while being absolutely beautiful to boot, with gorgeous features such as baroque chandeliers and late Victorian décor decked out throughout the venue.

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VERDANT WORKS, DUNDEE

A beautifully industrial space in one of Dundee’s most historic building, this is wonderfully on trend place to say your ‘I dos’.

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