Everyone knows that if a castle wedding is what you’re dreaming of, then you’ll be hard pushed to beat Scotland. From world-famous landmarks like Edinburgh Castle to fascinating ruins, couples are drawn to the history and beauty of these amazing castles.
If you want to tie the knot in a romantic, atmospheric castle venue then look no further.
Here are our favourite castle venues from across Scotland, with something for every couple, whether you’re looking for modern upgraded castles or historic fortresses.
Check out our top castle venue picks…
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This 500 year old Reiver Tower is steeped in Scottish history yet is beautifully modern, having been sensitively restored and renovated in a sumptuous 21st century style to create a cosy castle, welcoming atmosphere for guests.
Situated only an hour north of the English border or from Edinburgh, the landscape that surrounds Aikwood Tower is absolutely stunning, full of rolling hills and stunning woodland.
Couples have the option to have a large or small ceremonies in the Tower, with the Great Hall being lovely for small, intimate ceremonies, while the Laich Hall has room for extra guests, not to mention a fascinating piece of Aikwood Tower history – a stone commemorating the first ever recorded wedding at Aikwood from 1602!
GLENSKIRLIE CASTLE AND HOUSE
A lush, boutique castle situated in the heart of central Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling are all less than an hour away from Glenskirlie 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.
Culcreuch Castle dates back to 1296 and is the ancestral home of the Galbraith Clan.
The castle has is perfect for couples looking for a venue with easy elegance, as it has beautiful interiors coupled with extensive green parkland which grows even prettier with each passing season. The estate is the perfect backdrop, at any time of year, for those all-important outdoor wedding photos.
You can hold a lovely ceremony in the Galbraith Hall which features stone walls dating back to 1735, not to mention the atmospheric flickering candles in sconces, ensuring that you enjoy the ambiance of the hall immersed in the warmth of your family and friends.
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Dundas Castle offers an incredibly flexible choice for weddings, with a multitude of options for religious, humanist, interfaith or civil ceremonies.
Couples looking for a traditional Scottish castle wedding should check out Dundas Castle’s 15th century Auld Keep, while the elegant main house provides a spectacular home from home for a sophisticated yet comfortable feel.
Meanwhile, larger weddings of up to 200 can take place in the contemporary Pavilion Marquee or in the beautiful outdoor courtyard, covered in the winter months.
Dundas Castle is perfectly situated just 15 minutes from Edinburgh airport and 25 minutes from the city centre. Nestled within 400 acres of secluded idyllic countryside, the castle offers timeless charm and is the perfect place for a romantic wedding.
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KNOCK CASTLE HOTEL AND SPA
Set in idyllic Perthshire against the stunning backdrop of the Strathearn Valley, Knock Castle Hotel is the perfect setting for a castle wedding.
The staff at Knock Castle Hotel will always strive to make you day absolutely amazing, and will take care of every detail to ensure that when your wedding day comes everything runs like clockwork, leaving you free to enjoy the most important day of your life.
Because no two weddings are the same, couples can adapt Knock Castle Hotel’s carefully chosen packages specifically to their own unique, personal ideas and style.
GLENTRUIM CASTLE AND COTTAGES
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Situated in the Cairngorm National Park, amongst some of the Highlands most breathtaking scenery, Glentruim Castle and Cottages offers guests a beautifully secluded and luxurious wedding venue, with the drama and distinction of a traditional Highland castle and all of the opulence, service and quality of a five-star hotel.
Your wedding party can stay in the castle, which sleeps up to 15 people, and your guests can stay the night in one of Glentruim’s beautiful onsite cottages.
When your big day comes, you can tie the knot in an intimate ceremony for up to 80 people in the pretty Wedding Lodge in the Walled Garden, before moving to the Orangery to party the night away.
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THE BLACK WATCH CASTLE AND MUSEUM
The historic Balhousie Castle is located in city of Perth over-looking the beautiful North Inch Parklands. The Castle’s history dates back to the 12th Century and is now the ancestral home of Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment, The Black Watch. Balhousie Castle will provide a stunning backdrop to your wedding day. The venue has a selection of beautiful spaces which are ideal for an intimate wedding or grand celebration. The Castle’s dedicated team will help to create your unique and memorable day at this stunning Scottish Castle.
Winton Castle is a historic wedding venue in East Lothian near Edinburgh that blends castle, palace and family home.
The fifteenth century castle is an exclusive use venue, which means if you get married there the castle is completely yours for your wedding.
This romantic Scottish Renaissance castle is a hidden gem and still the Ogilvy’s family home. It has links to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, so you can rest assured it has a rich romantic history.
The castle has a very welcoming, relaxed ambience which immediately creates a sense of intimacy. The castle hosts wedding for up to 130 inside and can accommodate even larger numbers in a marquee.
This beautiful tower in North Berwick is a lovely, private space for couples to marry in front of friends and family.
With beautiful décor and breathtaking grounds, it would be a lovely backdrop for any big day. The castle is available exclusive use, and can sleep up to 13 guests overnight, which is great if you want your wedding party to be all in one place the night before the wedding.
For small weddings, the tower can accommodate 32 guests, but for a bigger blow out a marquee can be erected on the grounds which can fit up to 300 people. 20 miles from Edinburgh, Fenton Tower is a great place to escape busy city life for a far more relaxing country beak.
Only an hour from central Edinburgh and Glasgow, 20 minutes from Dundee and Perth, and with plenty of onsite accommodation, Fingask castle is a lovely venue for a castle wedding large and small.
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Within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and featuring an elegant modern ballroom suite tastefully blended with a historically designed French chateau, Cornhill Castle is the perfect combination luxury and charm.
Fernie Castle Hotel is a privately owned 14th century Castle situated near Cupar. The building itself is incredibly romantic, with fairytale turrets and ivy climbing the walls.
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Situated in tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside, Cluny Castle truly is a majestic, secluded and enchanting venue. It’s a wonderfully romantic and magical setting to celebrate your special day.
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Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century Scottish castle wedding venue. Castle Menzies also offers many interesting and unusual nooks and crannies, which are great for wedding photos.
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FONAB CASTLE HOTEL
Fonab Castle Hotel is one of Perthshire’s loveliest wedding venues, perfect for a country wedding reception and ceremony with spectacular backdrop views of Loch Faskally.
Only 30 minutes from Edinburgh, 600-year-old Borthwick Castle has been magnificently restored and refurbished and is the perfect setting for those looking for a unique and luxurious Scottish wedding.
The Sherbrooke Castle stands in its own private gardens in Pollocksheilds, Glasgow. With suites and packages to suit all types of weddings, you’ll be sure to find something perfect for your big day.
A delightful small castle with a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, Broomhall Castle is a great choice if you are looking for a cosy and intimate space to tie the knot.
Tullibole Castle is a stunning 17th Century castle which offers exclusive use only. From a classic romantic wedding to a festival style tipi wedding, Tullibole has the space to suit.
A luxurious and private wedding venue nestled within the Aberdeenshire countryside, Drumtochty is a great venue to escape with your closest family and friends to celebrate the biggest day of your life.