This Scottish venue could be named the best wedding venue in the world

Markinch wedding venue Balbirnie House Hotel could be putting Scotland on the map as the world’s best wedding destination after being shortlisted for two prestigious awards.

The wedding venue has been shortlisted in the categories of Best Destination Wedding Hotel and Best Destination Wedding Retreat in the 2018 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards. These awards invite competition on a global scale, with a number of hotels competing from around the world.

In 2016 and 2017, Balbirnie was named Europe’s Best Destination Wedding Retreat by Haute Grandeur, so staff are hoping that this year they can go one better by being crowned the best wedding venue in the world.

If they do win, they may need to buy a new awards cabinet; the hotel doesn’t have any shortage of accolades, having also been a 12-time recipient of Wedding Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards and Scotland’s 2016 National Hotel of the Year.

Balbirnie House Hotel Pearl Suite

“Over three decades since opening as a hotel, our brigade has strived every single day to provide our absolute best of the best Hospitality – that’s with a Scottish capital H,” said Balbirnie’s managing director Nicholas Russell. “We are most humbled that Balbirnie House is on the shortlist for number one in the world!”

Finalists are expected to be announced soon, with the glamorous awards ceremony taking place in Dubai in November. Good luck!

Balbirnie House Hotel wedding couple

Image: Ryan White Photography

FYI: Make sure you get your hands on the Autumn issue of Scottish Wedding Directory and Scottish Wedding Venues, out October, where you can see Chris and Natalie’s gorgeous wedding at Balbirnie House Hotel.

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