19 of the best wedding venues in the Scottish countryside 2018

Whether it’s a loch shining in the sun or snow-topped rolling glens taking your breath away, there’s nowhere in the world quite so charming as Scotland’s varied and ever-changing countryside.

So when it comes to getting married in Scotland, you’d be daft not to take advantage of all that natural beauty we’ve got by the bucketload.

From stately homes with manicured gardens to fairytale castles in sprawling woodland, check out our list of the best wedding venues in the Scottish countryside!

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Aswanley

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Aswanley lies on the banks of the River Deveron on the edge of the Grampian Highlands. The secluded fortified house and gardens provide a magical backdrop for your wedding, with the spacious Victorian barn the ultimate place to celebrate.

The venue is surrounded by extensive grounds full of interesting features, from an ancient arch – once the entrance to a courtyard “ to wildflower banks, mature woodland and a railway carriage next to the river.

Aswanley offers the space and flexibility to create a truly individual wedding day surrounded by beautiful Scottish countryside, with exceptional in-house wedding co-ordinators to ensure your day runs smoothly.

Visit Aswanley’s website | t. 00 44 1466 700340 | e. lauren@aswanley.com

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Atholl Arms Hotel

Nestled in the picturesque village of Blair Atholl, the baronial-style Atholl Arms Hotel will bring lots of traditional Scottish country charm to your big day.

The cosy, welcoming venue is located right at the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park so breathtaking views are pretty much guaranteed.

Even better is its proximity to Blair Castle – it’s adjacent to it – where you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get some atmospheric photos taken in its historic grounds.

This is the perfect place to host your wedding and escape into the stunning Scottish countryside away from the hustle and bustle of normal life!

 Visit Atholl Arms Hotel’s website | t. 01796 481205 |e. info@athollarms.co.uk

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Ballogie House

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Set in the heart of Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Ballogie House is a secluded, peaceful and intimate exclusive-use venue perfect for your dream Scottish country wedding.

A private drive filled with dappled sunlight leads you to the entrance of Ballogie House; a beautiful ivy-clad country manor house, which boasts luxurious contemporary interiors that reflect the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Every room has views out across the garden to the parkland, the surrounding mature trees and up to the Scottish pine forest and heather clad hills beyond.

The redwood ˜cathedral’ is a favourite with wedding photographers for capturing the tranquil majestic beauty of Scotland and the essence of Ballogie Estate.

Visit Ballogie House’s website | t. 01339 886497 | e. info@ballogie-estate.co.uk

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The Byre at Inchyra

The Byre at Inchyra is a beautifully restored and seriously stylish barn nestled in 150 acres of private Perthshire parkland.

Get married indoors in the barn spaces or venture outside to take advantage of the beautiful countryside, lighting it up to look like your very own fairytale enchanted forest.

This venue also boasts two gorgeous cottages for accommodation and getting ready on the day, as well as a field for glamping.

If you fancy turning your wedding into a country adventure for all your guests, the Byre at Inchyra has plenty of room and a very accommodating team to help you make it happen.

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

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Carfraemill

Carfraemill is set in the gorgeous landscape of the Scottish Borders, right on the edge of the glorious Lammermuir Hills and just 30 minutes from Edinburgh.

You can get married in their beautiful marquee, in the oak-panelled reception room and a variety of smaller rooms suitable for holding wedding parties anywhere between 3 and 300 people.

The team runs the hill farm behind the hotel which gives you and your photographer access to open-skies shots and incredible woodland – you can even set the marquee up here!

Carfraemill also creates bespoke wedding menus using superb local ingredients, so you can really take advantage of this fab rural location.

Visit Carfraemill’s website | t. 01578 750750 | e. enquiries@carfraemill.co.uk

 

Carrick Castle Estate

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When it comes to famous Scottish countryside spots, not many can beat Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Carrick Castle Estate boasts a prime spot in this gorgeous national park, with exquisite views of over 3,500 acres of hills and lochs.

This eco-conscious lodge and barn wedding venue will definitely give your wedding day – and those all important photos – a wow factor!

It’s also one of those rare gems that looks as good in summer as it does in winter, so no matter what time of year you want to get married in, you’ll be guaranteed a beautiful day.

Visit Carrick Castle Estate’s website |  t. 01301 703 458 | e. hannah@carrickcastleestate.co.uk

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Culcreuch Castle

The ancestral home of the Galbraith Clan, Culcreuch Castle dates back to 1926. The castle boasts elegant interiors coupled with extensive green parkland offering vibrant daffodil displays in spring, sparkling water in summer, fiery leaves in autumn and snow-capped enchantment in winter.

The estate is the perfect backdrop in any season for your photographer to capture those special moments.

Hold a beautiful ceremony in the Galbraith Hall with stone walls dating back to 1735, amid flickering candles in sconces. For smaller numbers, go for the wonderful Laird’s Hall with its fine French marble fireplace and large south facing windows.

Visit Culcreuch Castle’s website | t. 01360 860555 | e. info@culcreuch.com

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Duchally Country Estate

Secluded in 27 acres of stunning Perthshire parkland at the gateway to the Highlands, Duchally Country Estate boasts the best of both worlds “ stunning countryside for your photos, plus an ideal location just minutes from the A9.

This venue offers bespoke, intimate weddings for up to 40 guests, who’ll celebrate your big day with you in the luxurious surroundings of its recently renovated Glendevon Lounge.

With on-site leisure facilities, including a fitness centre, sauna and swimming pool, and 55 luxurious lodges, all with panoramic views of the Perthshire countryside, you and your guests can enjoy the relaxing setting by turning your Duchally wedding into a weekend affair.

Visit Duchally’s website | t. 01764 663 071 | e. events@duchally.com

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Eden Leisure Village

Eden Leisure Village in Cumbernauld is just 14 miles from Glasgow yet it’s surrounded by 25 acres of stunning countryside.

It’s the ideal location for a rustic, Scottish wedding, and has the perfect set-up for a laid back, festival-style celebration.

Choose to get married here, and your wedding party will enjoy exclusive use of the site, including the Glamping Pods, Hobbit Huts, Bell Tents and new addition the Glampervan (a fun accommodation alternative your guests will be fighting over!).

Exchange vows on the lawn or in the marquee and then after dinner, move on to their brand new barn space for a spot of dancing – it’s just recently been refurbished!

Visit Eden Leisure Village’s website | t. 01236 735464 | e. info@edenleisurevillage.co.uk

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Forbes of Kingennie

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Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is tucked away in a peaceful rural setting in the heart of the Angus countryside that’s just a few minutes from Dundee city.

Say your vows overlooking heart-stirring views of the fishing ponds and resort grounds, opening the concertina doors on a bright day to let the outside in.

The breathtaking scenes continue in the Inglesmaldie Suite where your breakfast and evening reception takes place, with 180-degree views of the resort’s beautiful landscaped grounds and the rolling Angus countryside.

Bursting with rustic romance, this venue is stunning whatever the season (or weather!) and is perfect for scenic surroundings and beautiful backdrops.

Visit Forbes of Kingennie’s website | t. 01382 350777 | e. reception@forbesofkingennie.com

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Glenskirlie House and Castle

If you’ve always dreamed of a fairytale wedding with a big wow factor, Glenskirlie House and Castle won’t let you down.

Looking straight out of a Disney film, this gorgeous venue is set in stunning, perfectly landscaped grounds right in the heart of central Scotland.

Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow are all less than an hour away, so although you’ll feel like you’ve escaped reality in your own country wonderland, you’re still conveniently located for guests and suppliers.

The interiors are also spectacular, particularly the lavish honeymoon suites!

Visit Glenskirlie House and Castle’s website | t. 01324 840 201 | e. weddings@glenskirliehouse.com

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Ingliston Country Club

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Located within the picturesque hills of the glorious Renfrewshire countryside, Ingliston Country Club is a venue that knows how to work its gorgeous location to the max.

From the moment you and your guests arrive, the views across the water to the towering Kilpatrick Hills will wow everyone.

You can make the most of these stunning views by having your ceremony outside, before retiring inside to enjoy a delicious meal in the glamorous country club.

This venue boasts lavish interiors, so you can soak up the glorious countryside surroundings safe in the knowledge that your wedding party will also get to enjoy all the comforts of luxurious accommodation.

Visit Ingliston Country Club’s website | t. 0845 301 1010 | e. weddings@ingliston.com

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Kinkell Byre

If you’re looking for the perfect blank canvas wedding venue with oodles of country chic charm, Kinkell Byre might just be the spot for you.

Converted from existing byres and barns on Kinkell Farm, this venue commands spectacular sea views over the St Andrews Bay and across to Carnoustie and Arbroath.

Whilst you can decorate the interiors completely how you wish, there’s also a vast amount of outdoor space to play with, including a south-facing garden that’s perfect for catching some rays on sunny days.

Rain or shine, you’ll get to enjoy a gorgeous day surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside and views Fife has to offer.

Visit Kinkell Byre’s website  | t. 01334 472003 | e. info@kinkell.com

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3 Sisters Bake at Killearn Village Hall

Catered by the renowned 3 Sisters Bake, Killearn Village Hall is one of the most Pinterest-friendly countryside wedding venues around.

A gorgeous place with plenty of rustic charm, the original stone village hall building recently underwent a renovation to add a stunning glass extension.

It’s just 30 minutes’ drive from Glasgow but the backdrop (the breathtaking Endrick Valley and stunning views across to Loch Lomond and the Arrochar Alps) is just as picturesque as the blank canvas venue!

Killearn Village Hall is perfect if you’re a creative couple looking for a unique wedding packed full of Scottish countryside charm and delicious food.

Visit Killearn Village Hall’s website | t. 0333 344 7344 | e. weddings@threesistersbake.co.uk

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Lindores Abbey

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What’s better then enjoying the dramatic Scottish scenery – whether it’s sunny or otherwise – with a good ol’ dram of whisky?

If you and your partner think that nothing beats it, then you need to check out Lindores Abbey Distillery.

This is a super cool wedding venue with tons of charm, history (the distillery goes back over 500 years) and a stunning location near Newburgh, in Fife.

The countryside grounds are also home to the ruins of the abbey, which make a spectacular backdrop for wedding photos!

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

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Logie Country House

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Logie Country House is a stunning country house dating to 1680 and set in its own beautiful estate at the foot of Bennachie.

The house and grounds can be yours exclusively for your perfect wedding venue for up to three days and nights. Their award winning caterers will cater for your every need and Gillian, their events manager, will ensure everything runs smoothly. The house itself is beautiful for intimate weddings, while the ballroom is perfect for larger weddings.

With an indoor infinity pool and two outdoor hot tubs, you and your guests will be glad you chose to make your special day last for three.

Visit Logie Country House’s website | t. 08450 942424 | e. weddings@logiecountryhouse.co.uk 

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Millearne Gardens

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Millearne Gardens occupies a special location in rural Perthshire, and can be exclusively yours to create the wedding of your dreams in beautifully manicured gardens with uninterrupted views.

If you’re looking for peace and tranquillity, it’s perfect for your garden wedding – no matter what size!

It’s a photographers dream to film in such surroundings, with walled gardens, lily water ponds, woodland pathways, Kinkell Bridge and many more hidden corners. Millearne house, with the architecture of the original stables, is the perfect backdrop for your marquee.

Visit Millearne Garden’s website | t. 01592 753001 | e. hospitality@litu.com

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Murthly Castle

If you really want to feel like a princess on your wedding day, you’ll love Murthly Castle!

Get married here and you’ll have exclusive access to Murthly Castle, its gorgeous walled garden and the atmospheric Chapel of St. Anthony the Eremite to enjoy.

It’s a private family home located right on the edge of Highland Perthshire, so spectacular views and picture-perfect backdrops go without saying.

Plus their team only holds 12 weddings a year, so you can count on receiving the highest customer service and level of care whilst organising your dream day here.

Visit Murthly Castle’s website | t. 01738 710303 | e. weddings@murthly-estate.com

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Runningburn

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Perfectly private, wonderfully whimsical and nestled within the most beautiful countryside, Runningburn offers a truly unique venue that allows you to bring family and friends together to celebrate your wedding day amidst breathtaking views.

They even have space to land a helicopter, if you so desire!

Say ˜I do’ on the Champagne Lawn overlooking the Cheviot Hills and dance the night away under Runningburn’s starlight canopy in their stunning clear span marquee.

Whatever you choose for your Runningburn wedding, their team will give you a warm welcome and lots of support.

Visit Runningburn’s website | t. 01573 470392 | e. runningburn@yahoo.com

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