23 of the best party-perfect wedding venues in Scotland 2018

Do you have your eye out for a special Scottish wedding venue that would be perfect for a party? Maybe you plan to have loads of guests at your reception, or fancy making your wedding a weekend-long celebration?

Check out these amazing wedding venues from across Scotland, from exclusive-use mansions to blank canvas marquees…

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Aswanley

A barn with three interconnecting rooms: the fireplace room with its stylish oak bar and baronial fireplace, alongside a marquee-sized space for dining and dancing for up to 300 guests.  Parties is what it is designed for!   In summer it can open the doors to the river terrace so you can drink champagne overlooking the valley. In winter, guests can relax with a dram next to the roaring fire.

Aswanley is spacious and adaptable, with an outstanding in-house wedding coordinator to help you realise your dream wedding.

Visit Aswanley’s website | t. 01466 700340 | e. info@aswanley.com

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Balbirnie House Hotel

This luxury wedding venue in Markinch, Fife, was crowned Europe’s best destination wedding hotel, one of three accolades received from the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards Scheme.

The listed Georgian mansion is situated within 400 acres of stunning parkland, so plenty of photo opportunities around, and has plenty of accommodation for your wedding party and guests to stay over. Why not make a weekend of it?

Visit Balbirnie House Hotel’s website | t. 01592 610066 | e. gaynor@balbirnie.co.uk

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Byre at Inchyra

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This original cattle barn dates back to 1877, located in the grounds of a beautiful mansion house in Perthshire.

Restored original architectural details, beautiful and high quality interior decor and colours and fantastic state-of-the-art lighting and sound facilities are all part of this gorgeous blank canvas barn; all you have to do is let your imagination run wild.

Don’t worry though, you’re not alone. The team at Inchyra are on-hand to help you every step of the way, should you need it.

Visit Byre at Inchyra’s website | t. 01738 860066 | e. caroline@thebyreatinchyra.co.uk

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Glenskirlie House and Castle

Each of the castle’s 15 bedrooms have been individually styled and have their own distinct charm and personalities – and don’t forget you have two honeymoon suites to choose from!

Glenskirlie have two properties on site, Glenskirlie Castle and Glenskirlie House, and you can celebrate your big day in whichever one you prefer.

Whether you’re having a big bash or a small, intimate celebration, Glenskirlie Castle will provide the fairytale wedding of your dreams.

Visit Glenskirlie Castle and House’s website | t. 01324 840201 | e. weddings@glenskirliehouse.com

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Hamilton Park Racecourse

Have you ever had a day out at the races? Well, you could recreate the best day ever at the races by getting married at Hamilton Park Racecourse, surrounded by the famous course, dating back to 1926.

Celebrate in the Parade Ring Marquee and have your photographs taken in the award-winning grounds, and create a unique menu with the award-winning chefs on-site.

Recently renovated, this is a great South Lanarkshire venue in a stunning setting for both you and your guests.

Visit Hamilton Park Racecourse’s website | t. 01698 286621 | e. enquiries@hamilton-park.co.uk

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House of Turin

Create the house party of your dreams at stunning, unique Angus wedding venue House of Turin. The house is yours for the duration of your stay, so your guests can stay over and enjoy the five-star surroundings all weekend, if you choose to.

There are so many options available to customise the space depending on your needs and guest numbers. The new wedding room seats 100 for dinner and dancing, with the option of adding on a glass marquee, seating an additional 120 people. There’s 20 acres of beautiful grounds surrounding the house too, so erecting a marquee is always an option.

House of Turin hosts only a handful of weddings each year, making your experience completely personal and exclusive.

Visit House of Turin’s website | t. 01307 830463 | e. yvonne@houseofturin.com

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Lindores Abbey Distillery

Are you or your other half a whisky lover? Check out Lindores Abbey, near Newburgh in Fife, the birthplace of Scotch whisky. Nothing gets a party going more than a wee dram or two!

The distillery re-launched this year, 500 years after its first dram was recorded, and is an uber-cool wedding venue with bags of character, charm and style.

The ruins of the abbey make a spectacular backdrop for your photographs, too.

Visit Lindores Abbey Distillery’s website | t. 01337 842547 | e. info@lindoresabbeydistillery.com

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Mar Hall Golf + Spa Resort

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This gorgeous five-star Edwardian mansion is the last word in opulence and, with 53 individually designed bedrooms and a Decléor Spa, it’s the perfect place to luxuriate in the days surrounding your wedding.

You’ll have a choice of four magnificent banqueting suites, each one boasting ornate ceilings and exquisite chandeliers – perfect for a celebration.

Outside there’s 240 acres of tranquil woodland, meaning you’ll have plenty of options for your wedding photography.

Visit Mar Hall’s website | t. 0141 812 9964| e. events@marhall.com

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The Hub

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Situated right at the top of Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile, The Hub is the perfect wedding venue in Edinburgh to throw a party of a lifetime.

If you’re having a traditional Scottish Ceilidh then the sprung dancefloor is massive, perfect for a vigorous Strip the Willow!

Catering is all done in-house and to your specifications, whether you want a formal sit-down three-course meal or something more fun and informal.

Your band is going to love this venue too; it has a fantastic stage and brilliant sound quality (it hosts lots of shows during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival). The Main Hall can hold up to 300 for an evening reception too!

Visit The Hub’s website | t. 0131 473 2015  | e. thehub@eif.co.uk

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29 Glasgow

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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. Celebrate in Glasgow’s only rooftop terrace!

 

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Achnagairn Castle

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The magnificent vaulted ballroom lends itself perfectly to fairy tale weddings, with plenty of accommodation including 24 luxury, individually designed bedrooms and a further seven lodges located on the estate.

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Drumtochty Castle

This beautiful castle in Aberdeen has a stunning ballroom, beautifully decorated for the most sophisticated of reception parties. What’s more, you can enjoy the castle on an exclusive-use basis. What’s cooler than having your own castle for the weekend?

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Fingask Castle

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Fingask Castle is an amazing venue if you want to throw a weekend-long celebration! The castle boasts the biggest party pavilion in Scotland and beautiful grounds to boot.

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Firth Pavilion at Seamill Hydro Hotel

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Years in the making, the space was built with weddings in mind and so has the perfect amenities to make your day special.

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Myres Castle

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Home of the unique ‘barnquee’ wedding venue, Myres Castle in Auchtermuchty is the perfect setting for your special day. Transform the space into a party atmosphere with twinkling lights!

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National Piping Centre Glasgow

Does it get more Scottish than The National Piping Centre? The main auditorium is a great space for a party, and your guests can toast a wee dram to your health in the Pipers’ Tryst Bar.

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PapaKata

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The tents are gorgeous, and can be personalised in any way you wish with the help of the PapaKåta team; giant mirror ball, festoon walkway and floral arch, anyone?

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Principal Edinburgh

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From large weddings in the grand King’s Hall to intimate gatherings in the Forth View Suite, the team at this luxury hotel will help you plan the day of your dreams.

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Scone Palace

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This historic Scottish landmark is the ultimate in wedding venue luxury, located in picturesque Perthshire. The grounds are big enough to host a pipe band, or even an end-of-day fireworks spectacular!

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The Corinthian Club

Corinthian Club Glasgow weddingsA perfect wedding reception venue in Glasgow, this venue houses a brasserie, five bars, seven event spaces, a casino and a nightclub over five floors. You really will be spoilt for choice!

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Trades Hall of GlasgowTrades Hall Glasgow wedding

Can’t find a venue big enough to hold up to 250 guests? It’s not a problem at this stunning city centre venue known as Glasgow’s best kept secret!

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Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

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Dance the night away under the grand glittering chandeliers in this central Edinburgh venue, perfect for large weddings with live music!

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Carfraemill

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Location is the key selling point for this venue in Lauder, near Edinburgh. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, this rural venue’s largest space is a static marquee with a large dancefloor!

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