24 of the best wedding venues in Glasgow 2020

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KINCAID HOUSE HOTEL

Kincaid House Hotel wedding

Secluded in its own grounds in the village of Milton of Campsie close to Glasgow city centre, Kincaid House Hotel is a Grade A Listed building, bursting with picturesque charm.

The historic Tudor manor boasts warm traditional interiors, a light-filled conservatory and a walled garden which make an ideal backdrop for a memorable ceremony and photographs of your big day.

The nine spacious en-suite rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished and are all reserved for you ensuring you have exclusive use for the duration of your stay. Kincaid House Hotel is available for exclusive use, promising an intimate wedding day that is truly memorable.

Visit Kincaid House Hotel’s website | t.  0141 776 2226 | e. info@kincaidhouse.com

BOCLAIR HOUSE HOTEL 

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Situated a stone’s throw from the city centre, Boclair House is a stunning boutique hotel.

Nestled at the foot of Boclair Hill in Bearsden, the magnificent Tudor Gothic mansion is surrounded by two acres of intricately landscaped gardens.

With 12 individually styled suites and bedrooms ranging from chic Art-Nouveau-inspired décor to  traditional Scottish heritage and a grand ball room, you are no doubt in for the wedding, or romantic getaway, of your dreams.

Boclair House will be exclusively yours for the day, so you’ll have complete privacy with the entire team of staff focused solely on accommodating you and your guests.

Visit Boclair House Hotel’s website | t. 0141 942 4278 | e. events@boclairhousehotel.co.uk 

GOLDEN JUBILEE CONFERENCE HOTEL

Fancy exchanging vows with a view? Boasting a unique riverside location, The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel offers the perfect spot to take in the beauty of the River Clyde.

Visit The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel’s website 

HOTEL DU VIN AT ONE DEVONSHIRE GARDENS 

Set in a tree-lined Victorian terrace in the fashionable and vibrant West End, Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens is one of Glasgow’s most luxurious boutique hotels.

Visit Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens website

MAR HALL GOLF + SPA RESORT 

Nestled within an idyllic 240-acre ancient woodland estate lies Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort. The five-star grand mansion in the Scottish countryside awaits you, just 10 minutes from Glasgow International Airport.

Visit Mar Hall Golf + Spa Resort’s website 

ARTA

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This Mediterranean-themed tapas restaurant boasts the vibrancy of a Spanish Hacienda, Scottish weather regardless!

Visit Arta Wedding website

BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE HOTELKimpton Blythswood Square Glasgow

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.

Visit Blythswood Square Hotel’s website

THE ENGINE WORKS

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Flooded with natural light and an abundance of open space: The Engine Works is a venue unlike any other.

Visit The Engine Works’ website

THE GRAND CENTRAL HOTELThe Grand Central Hotel Glasgow

Situated in the heart of Glasgow stands the historic Grand Central Hotel. Lending a fabulous sense of occasion, this historic landmark building will form the perfect backdrop to your special day.

Visit the Grant Central Hotel website

SAINT LUKE’S

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Perfect for a couple of music lovers, this former East End of Glasgow church has a rock ‘n roll

Visit St Luke’s website

THE CORINTHIAN CLUB

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Situated in the heart of The Merchant City, this Grade A listed building is conveniently located for any guests travelling by public transport.

Visit The Corinthian Club’s website 

WEST ON THE GREEN

The iconic Templeton Building is one of the most unique and unusual wedding venues in Glasgow, with two fantastic spaces to hire for your wedding.

Visit WEST on the Green’s website 

PLATFORM

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You may remember it best as a nightclub, but Argyle St Arches right outside Glasgow Central Station has evolved as foodie heaven over the past few years, and now you can get hitched there too!

Visit PLATFORM’s website 

BAAD GLASGOWBAAD Glasgow wedding

Doesn’t Glasgow have the coolest wedding venues in Scotland? Another one for the list is BAAD (Barras Art and Design), tucked away in the famous Barras market.

Visit BAAD Glasgow’s website

COTTIERS

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This West End church conversion marries awe-inspiring exteriors and enchanting interiors, including an illuminated steeple.

Visit Cottiers website

DRYGATE

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Fancy getting creative? Drygate offers a stripped-back and versatile space, ready and waiting to be transformed by imaginative minds.

Visit Drygate’s website

HARELAW FARM

Impressive rooms with awe-inspiring high ceilings and beams are given a uniquely rustic charm with incorporated milking byres and the original stable.

Visit Harelaw Farm’s website 

HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER

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For over 20 years, House for an Art Lover has offered couples the opportunity to celebrate their special day in a beautiful set of rooms imagined by Charles Rennie Mackintosh himself.

Visit House For an Art Lover’s website

POLLOKSHIELDS BURGH HALL

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Nestled in Glasgow’s leafy Maxwell Park, since it’s opening in 1890 the Hall has made a name for itself as one of the city’s most-loved venues.

Visit Pollokshields Burgh Hall’s website

ORAN MOR

Situated in Glasgow’s West End, this lovingly converted church is a marvel both inside and out. Impressive stained glass and a stunning celestial ceiling mural by the late artist Alasdair Gray make this a jewel.

Visit Òran Mór’s website

THE OLD FRUITMARKET

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Despite enjoying all the benefits of a central city location, The Old Fruitmarket is secluded from view behind the old cobbles of Candleriggs.

 

Visit the Old Fruitmarket’s website

SLOANS

The Grand Ballroom in this city centre wedding venue is one of the most spectacular in Glasgow, and you’ll love the cosy Snug bar for a wee dram at the end of the night.

Visit Sloans website

SWG3

SWG3 can host up to 600 people for dinner, with the added bonus of working with any caterers so that you have the flexibility to make your ideal wedding day a reality.

Visit SWG3’s website

 

TRADES HALL OF GLASGOW

Need a venue that holds 250 guests, but doesn’t compromise on stylish decor? Not a problem – Trades Hall is Glasgow’s best kept secret.

Visit Trades Hall of Glasgow’s website

 

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Lodge on Loch Lomond has a new outdoor patio for wedding ceremonies

Lodge on Loch Lomond Outdoor Wedding

Getting married outside in Scotland has always been an appealing option for engaged couples (even with our, er, changeable weather) because of our gorgeous scenery.

And now that the government is encouraging couples to say ‘I do’ outdoors if they’d like to get married during the coronavirus pandemic, outdoor ceremonies are currently the safest option too.

If an al fresco wedding is something you’re considering, you’ll love the Lodge on Loch Lomond‘s brand new wedding ceremony patio.

This new private outdoor space boasts a unique waterfront location with stunning views of the loch, making it an incredibly romantic spot to exchange vows in.

It’s just one of several improvements made over lockdown to the Loch Lomond wedding venue, which has just been named Best Wedding Venue at the Prestige Hotel Awards 2020.

As well as this new outdoor space, the venue’s bedroom corridors have been given a bright and airy makeover, while the luxe Carter suite now has new patio doors opening out to its own balcony overlooking the loch.

The venue, based in Luss, reopened at the weekend after a four-month closure.

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Lodge on Loch Lomond’s sales manager Sandra Cunningham said: “We look forward to welcoming all the rescheduled weddings and many more couples to the Lodge to have the perfect Scottish Loch Lomond wedding.”

She added: “Given the challenges recently with the Covid pandemic we are so delighted to have been named the Best Wedding Venue of the year in the Prestige Awards! It is testament to the dedication and hard work of the amazing team and our extra special location.”

The wedding venue is open seven days a week and under normal circumstances can cater for weddings between 80-200 guests.

However, given the current government guidelines, the venue is working flexibly to ensure it can host more intimate celebrations for couples who want to get married soon.

See our guide to the best wedding venues in Loch Lomond

Pastel blue wedding shoot at the Balbirnie House Pearl Suite

Balbirnie House Hotel in Markinch, Fife, is one of Scotland’s most popular wedding venues, and the minute we saw its Pearl Suite we knew it would be the perfect location for our pastel blue wedding shoot.

The Pearl Suite was part of a major refurb at Balbirnie House a few years ago, and no expense was spared in transforming the room into a Parisian-inspired haven.

In fact, £50,000 and six months of planning went into achieving the desired vision for this suite.

Spacious and bright with a grey-and-cream colour palette and boutique-sourced furnishings, the Balbirnie House Pearl Suite is often used by brides and bridesmaids to get ready in on the morning of their wedding.

And as you can see from our photos below, captured by wedding and fashion editorial photographer Laura A Tiliman Photography, it’s very photogenic!

 

Pastel blue wedding shoot at Balbirnie House Pearl Suite

Pastel Blue Wedding Balbirnie House Pearl Suite

Pronovias ‘Drabea’ dress (originally available from Anne Priscilla Bridal) worn with Laings floral diamond dress ring and earrings, and Sweet Rosie stacking bracelets.

Pastel Blue Wedding Balbirnie House Pearl Suite

Dress and bracelets as before, with Rainbow Club veil, Melle Cloche headpiece and Rachel Simpson shoes.

Pastel Blue Wedding Balbirnie House Pearl Suite

Merle and Morris ‘Esme’ shoes (originally available from Rachel Scott Bridal Couture).

Lovage and Lace hair comb, Lily Luna ‘Drusilla’ hair pins and Rachel Simpson Mia leather clutch bag.

Marks & Spencer dressing gown and Badgley Mischka wedding shoes, available from Sophia Grace Couture.

Pastel Blue Wedding Balbirnie House Pearl Suite

Bespoke Lionpalm wedding dress, Anne Priscilla Bridal, worn with Rachel Simpson Mimosa shoes.

Pastel Blue Wedding Balbirnie House Pearl Suite

Stephanie Browne Australia ‘Caulfield Miss’ comb and Sheila Fleet Swirl ring.

Pastel Blue Wedding Balbirnie House Pearl Suite

Delina Exclusifs Parfums de Marly, with Sheila Fleet Snowdrop bracelet.

Rachel Scott Bridal Couture bespoke pearl hairvine with Sasso fur wrap.

The hair and make-up in this shoot was by Honey + Violet.

 

See a real wedding at Balbirnie House Hotel

Win a wedding at Scottish barn venue Roodlea Barn

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Roodlea Barn, one of Scotland’s newest barn wedding venues, is offering free venue hire to one lucky couple in an exciting giveaway.

Located in South Ayrshire, Roodlea Barn is a dream venue for anyone seeking an atmospheric barn for their big day.

With its stone walls, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and luxe chandeliers, it’s a gorgeous blank canvas space that can be transformed to suit your w-day vision, no matter what that may be.

Up to 120 day guests and 150 evening guests can join you to celebrate your day here, and some can even stay over thanks to the luxury on-site accommodation which sleeps up to 10 people.

Plus you’ll be able to enjoy the venue’s expansive grounds, surrounded by nature and greenery.

If this sounds like the kind of venue you’d like to get married in then you’ll definitely want to enter the giveaway that Roodlea Barn is currently running on its social media channels.

Recognising what a difficult time this is for engaged couples, Roodlea Barn is offering one lucky couple free full-day wedding hire on any available date throughout 2021.

To enter the competition, simply like Roodlea Barn’s Facebook page, share this post and comment on it as instructed.

Be quick, as the giveaway ends on 1st June.

Good luck!

 


Check out our post about one of Scotland’s newest barn venues

17 of the best wedding venues around Loch Lomond 2020

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ARDKINGLAS HOUSE

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Best wedding Venues Loch Lomond

Situated in a sprawling 4,800-hectare estate surrounded by ancient woodland and sweeping terraced lawns, Ardkinglas House is one of Argyll’s finest hidden gem wedding venues.

Not far from Loch Lomond, and right by the shores of Loch Fyne, you’ll love having a tranquil waterside location for your big day.

Planning an intimate wedding with up to 70 guests? You can exchange vows in the house, making use of the grand piano and open fires for a cosy atmosphere.

If your wedding will be bigger, take full advantage of the stunning gardens by pitching a marquee, yurt or tipi. And if the weather’s nice, you could have a dreamy alfresco ceremony on the terrace!

Visit Ardkinglas House’s website | t: 01499 600261 | e: info@ardkinglas.com

Send an enquiry to Ardkinglas House 

FRUIN FARM

A mile from the shores of Loch Lomond , you can get married in the beautiful relaxed countryside setting of Fruin Farm.

Choose to say ‘I do’ in their rustic 200-year-old barn, farmhouse steading with panoramic views down to the loch or even outside, under the old oak tree.

There is an on-site wedding suite available for the day and your wedding night. Included with the venue is a dedicated wedding planning service to oversee the smooth running of the day. They can also provide your flowers, wedding cake and personalised venue dressing.

Visit Fruin Farm’s website | t. 01389 850727 | e. info@fruinfarm.co.uk

Send an enquiry to Fruin Farm

 

LOCH LOMOND ARMS HOTEL

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With a prime spot in the heart of picturesque Luss and breathtaking scenery on all sides, the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is a seriously romantic wedding venue.

Take advantage of the gorgeous surroundings by getting married at Slate Quay, a private spot on the bank of the lochs with plenty of space for marquees and its own jetty so guests can arrive by boat!

There are also romantic islands for ceremonies, two lovely function spaces, and the nearby ancient Luss Church.

Isn’t this elegant rose gold and blush pink wedding at The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel just dreamy?

Visit Loch Lomond Arms Hotel’s website | t. 01436 860420 | e. enquiries@lochlomondarmshotel.com

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LOCH LOMOND WATERFRONT

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Set within 18 acres of private grounds with its own exclusive beach, Loch Lomond Waterfront is located in a tranquil and wooded location on the banks of Loch Lomond, near the picturesque village of Balmaha.

With stunning panoramic views in every direction, you can opt for a marquee or tipi wedding, enabling you to celebrate the most memorable day of your life in the heart of the Scottish countryside.

Wedding receptions can also be hosted in the multi-room function suite which includes the Thistle Banquet Room, Rob Roy private lounge bar and the Garden Room conservatory.

Visit Loch Lomond Waterfront’s website | t.  01360 870144 | e. info@llwf.co.uk

Send an enquiry to Loch Lomond Waterfront 

 

LODGE ON LOCH LOMOND HOTEL

Situated in the picturesque village of Luss, this venue has truly stunning views of Scotland’s biggest loch.

The Lodge has a variety of rooms and spaces for your wedding day, and the beautiful function suites can be adjusted to cater to large or small weddings.

You can tie the knot in Luss Parish Church or on the hotel’s private patio overlooking Luss Beach.

The food is also fabulous, made from the freshest locally sourced produce available by the Lodge’s 2 Rosette Chef Brigade.

Visit Lodge on Loch Lomond’s website | t. 01436 860201  | e. weddings@loch-lomond.co.uk

Send Lodge on Loch Lomond an enquiry

ALTSKEITH COUNTRY HOUSE

Hidden away in the Trossachs, Altskeith Country House is an exclusive use home from home that is perfect for couples who want to have a relaxed, intimate and informal wedding day.

Visit Altskeith Country House’s website 

 

ARDLUI HOTEL

Catering to small wedding parties and working with the couple to their budget, this is the perfect location for an intimate Loch Lomond waterside wedding.

Visit Ardlui Hotel’s website 

 

BOTURICH CASTLE

In breathtakingly beautiful surroundings sits Boturich Castle, an exclusive-use wedding venue with a myriad of possibilities. Have your reception party in the glass-sided pavilion!

Visit Boturich Castle’s website 

BEAU JANGLES

You can get married aboard this privately-owned, professionally captained luxury yacht at the most perfect spot, perfect if you want a really small ceremony for up to 10 guests.

Visit Beau Jangles’ website 

 

THE CRUIN

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The Cruin offers couples a space that they can truly call their own. The Lochside Terrace and ceremony suite both have panoramic views across the loch to Inchmurrin Island and Ben Lomond.

Visit The Cruin’s website 

CRUISE LOCH LOMOND

Charter your very own boat to glide through the Loch with Ben Lomond in the background! You’ll get exclusive use of the vessel and a bar on board with in-house catering.

Visit Cruise Loch Lomond’s website 

 

DUCK BAY HOTEL

This waterside hotel offers a personalised and bespoke service for every couple, with plenty of on-site accomodation for your guests to stay in.

Visit Duck Bay Hotel’s website

 

INCHMURRIN ISLAND

How do you like the sound of getting married on your very own private island? This is the largest inland island in the UK, and boasts accommodation and a restaurant.

Visit Inchmurrin Island’s website 

 

ROSS PRIORY

Dating back to 1693, this stunning historic building was bought by the University of Strathclyde in the 70s; the setting is unrivalled.

Visit Ross Priory’s website

 

ROSSLEA HALL HOTEL

Choose from two attractive function suites at this venue: the newly refurbished Argyll Suite and the Conservatory, with capacity for up to 128 guests.

Visit Rosslea Hall Hotel’s website

 

THE INN ON LOCH LOMOND

This 200-year old inn steeped in Scottish tradition is the perfect wedding venue if you’re looking for a rustic, relaxed place to celebrate your wedding.

Visit The Inn on Loch Lomond’s website

 

THE SHORE LOCH LOMOND

The Shore is one of the newest and most luxurious Loch Lomond wedding venues. Great for larger weddings, the venue can hold up to 200 guests.

Visit The Shore’s website

 

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Blank canvas venue The Cow Shed Crail introduces new venue space

If you’ve been searching for a blank canvas wedding venue then you’ll no doubt have stumbled upon The Cow Shed Crail, a rustic steading in Fife that allows couples to get totally creative with their wedding theme.

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Those who have booked the venue already will know all about its myriad wedding spaces, from the steading marquee and barn to the workshop and courtyard (not forgetting the incredible grounds!).

But what you may not realise is that The Cow Shed Crail has introduced a brand new venue space, The Roundal, which is available from this month onwards.

With its atmospheric stone walls, cosy fire, timber-spoked ceiling and glass sliding doors, we reckon The Roundal has a distinct Scandinavian vibe.

The sliding doors open out onto the patio and lawn area, making it an ideal ceremony space if you love the idea of getting married outside but can’t trust the weather to stay on side. You’ll benefit from those gorgeous views and the room will be flooded with natural light.

The Roundal seats up to 130 guests, and doesn’t have to be used for your ceremony if you have other ideas for your nuptials.

It makes a great setting for your drinks reception, or you could even have it set up as a chill-out space for guests to retreat to when they need a breather from dancing.

The Cow Shed Crail can be hired in its entirety, giving you exclusive use of the venue and access to all of its spaces.

See the wedding of River City star Holly Jack, who got married at The Cow Shed Crail

See the winners of the Scottish Hotel Awards 2020

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The annual Scottish Hotel Awards is normally a big shindig, but Sunday night’s ceremony was a little different to usual as it took place virtually on Facebook.

Every year the awards ceremony seeks to recognise hotels across the country for their excellence in a wide range of categories, including those that go above and beyond when it comes to hosting weddings.

Here are just some of the wedding venues that scooped an award at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2020.

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Use Venue of the Year

Scottish Hotel Awards 2020

East Lothian venue Fenton Tower was named Exclusive Use Venue of the Year. It’s the perfect venue for you if you love the idea of having your very own private castle complete with luxurious accommodation.

See a real wedding at Fenton Tower.

Wedding Hotel Group of the Year

Scottish Hotel Awards 2020

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With a host of gorgeous wedding venues in its portfolio including Lochside House Hotel and Spa, Dalmeny Park Country House Hotel and Gardens, the Carlton Hotel, Hetland Hall Hotel and The Radstone Hotel, it’s little wonder that Wedding Hotel Group of the Year went to the RAD Group.

See a real wedding at Lochside House Hotel and Spa.

Wedding Hotel of the Year

Scottish Hotel Awards 2020

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Fife venue Balbirnie House Hotel is no stranger to an award, having scooped multiple accolades over the years. It’s been named Wedding Hotel of the Year no less than 14 times! The hotel’s wedding co-ordinator got married recently at the venue, and you can read all about her day in the free digital Spring issue of Scottish Wedding magazine.

Intimate Weddings Award

The Pipers’ Tryst Hotel, a boutique venue in Glasgow, received the Intimate Weddings Award. Situated in a 19th-century Italianate church, its original architectural features make it a special place to celebrate a wee wedding.

 

See the full list of winners of the Scottish Hotel Awards 2020

There’s a new barn wedding venue in Scotland

Riosebery Steading Barn wedding venue in Scotland

If you’ve got your heart set on a rustic wedding then you’ll likely be on the lookout for a venue that suits the relaxed vibe you’d like your day to have. We’re fortunate to have a range of incredible blank canvas and barn venues in Scotland, and there’s a brand new one you need to add to your list: Rosebery Steading.

Part of the luxurious Rosebery Venues group, Rosebery Steading is a 200-year-old steading and barn conversion situated just 30 minutes from Edinburgh in Gorebridge.

Riosebery Steading Barn wedding venue in Scotland

This design-led space offers two expansive barns for your wedding celebrations – The Threshing Barn and The Hayloft Barn – with room to entertain up to 100 guests. A special touch is the enclosed central courtyard with a clock tower; the perfect outdoor breakaway area for a drinks reception.

Riosebery Steading Barn wedding venue in Scotland

In fact, you’ll find lots of charming original features here, including the historic steeple and listed dovecot.

Great care has been taken to renovate the farm in such a way that you get a sense of its past without being stuck in it. Innovative sound systems, state-of-the-art lighting and contemporary fixtures combine with antiques and artefacts for a unique blend of old and new.

It’s sometimes the case that a barn wedding venue doesn’t offer accommodation, but not so here.

Riosebery Steading Barn wedding venue in Scotland

A collection of historic two-, three- and four-bedroom properties can sleep up to 28 people, so your closest friends and family can stay over.

Riosebery Steading Barn wedding venue in Scotland

You’ll also have the option to hire nearby Rosebery House, either alongside the steading or on its own.

The holiday home of Lord Dalmeny, this exclusive-use country mansion boasts extensive grounds and its own private chapel seating 100.

Pre-bookings are being taken for Rosebery Steading now.

 

Check out Barnbougle Castle, an opulent venue which is also part of the Rosebery Venues group

A sneak peek at The Rhynd, one of Scotland’s dreamiest DIY barn venues

 

 

 

Situated just minutes from Tentsmuir Beach and St Andrews, surrounded by picturesque fields, enchantingly pretty woodlands and idyllic countryside, is The Rhynd.

This unique spot is a truly magical blank-canvas wedding venue, which actually existed as a working farm up until the late 1990s.

“The Rhynd is a rustic barn venue, but it’s also much more than that – we also have the character and personality of what it used to be,” says Lisa Monteith, manager at The Rhynd.

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Whilst renovating and transforming the farm’s barn into an events space, the owners and Lisa have worked hard to maintain its original rustic charm, to spectacular effect.

Throughout, they’ve respected the character and century-plus history of the barn by reusing features like original stonework, old beams, troughs and more.

The result? A pretty and attractive backdrop that you can put your own stamp on.

 

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“We’re a blank canvas with character, so you add in as little or as much as you want,” adds Lisa.

Up the fairy tale charm with glittering fairy lights and pastel florals, or play up the rustic setting with pampas grass, candles and foliage – the options are endless.

And when it comes to decorations and finishing touches, The Rhynd is all about encouraging a return to more traditional and unique approaches.

“Weddings used to be about bringing family together and using all of our friends and family’s talents, be it florists, catering, décor or music,” explains Lisa.

“We still believe in this idea and allow couples to choose any supplier they want, and we give them access from 12pm Thursday through to 3pm Sunday. We’re a DIY venue with time to DIY!”

Get married here and you’ll have flexibility to create the unique wedding of your dreams. The Rhynd team will also be on hand to provide back-up and support, from suggesting suppliers, to practical advice on making your plans work in the space.

Plus, with over three days of access, you and your suppliers won’t have to rush one of the most fun parts – decorating!

“Everything we do is about limiting stress, for couples and suppliers,” says Lisa.

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This is one of the reasons the newly updated farmhouse is such an exciting addition – it’s the perfect place to help you make the most of your access to the venue.

“The tenants moved out last year, so we decided it was the perfect time to do it up – it needed a lot of attention so we spent quite a bit of time working on it,” explains Lisa.

Now the farmhouse is modern and comfortable, whilst still paying homage to the original style and character of the building.

It boasts a large kitchen and downstairs space, where you can easily put on a spread, host a dinner the night before your wedding day or throw a BBQ. Whatever you decide to do with the space, you, your family, friends and suppliers will all have somewhere to relax and regroup as you set up the venue.

And, as it’s just a wee 40-metre walk to the event space, it’s ideal for getting ready in on the morning of your wedding day.

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BOOKING YOUR RHYND WEDDING

The Rhynd’s mission to make wedding planning fun and stress free for couples hasn’t changed as the ongoing pandemic continues.

Whilst there is no weekend availability at The Rhynd in 2020, there are still some mid-week openings – and the good news is, you’ll still get the venue’s famous lengthy access if you go for that.

“We are working closely with all of our couples to make the process of postponing, rescheduling or cancelling a wedding day as stress-free as possible,” says Lisa.

“We have quite a bit of midweek availability for any couples affected by the crisis, and we are offering 20% off (£900-£1000) for our midweek weddings. It’s something to help out those couples that want to marry in the year they originally chose!”

If you make a booking and subsequently have to move or delay it as result of the ongoing pandemic, there’ll be no charge for this. You’ll be given the same price and the option to move it to another mid-week date next year.

You can find out more about the venue by getting in touch on with Lisa on lisa@craigiefarm.co.uk.

START PLANNING YOUR DREAM WEDDING – CHECK OUT THE RHYND’S WEBSITE HERE

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Chic wedding dress photoshoot at The Secret Herb Garden

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

Last year, we made our way to The Secret Herb Garden in Edinburgh to shoot a selection of stunning gowns from wedding dress shops in Scotland.

This gorgeous, greenery-filled venue is nestled at the foot of the Pentlands on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Surrounded by a fragrant herb garden and incredible scenery, it’s the perfect place to get married if you love the look of lush plants and want a venue that’ll provide a number of scenic backdrops for your wedding photos.

Couples who marry here get exclusive use of the grounds and glasshouse, and it’s a dry hire venue, meaning you can build your dream day from scratch.

We loved the idea of juxtaposing the botanical nature of this venue with sleek, streamlined dresses: a contrast of clean lines with organic shapes.

Every dress in this shoot is available to buy at wedding dress shops in Scotland, and the hairstylist, make-up artist and florist can all be hired for your big day here too (scroll to the end for more info on them). Our photographer was the uber-talented Maja Jankowska.

Read on for a peek inside The Secret Herb Garden, style inspiration and top tips on how to recreate the hair and make-up look.

 

A sleek royal-inspired ballgown

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

Stella York royal-inspired ballgown (£1,199), Olivia Cameron Bridal. Chevron stacking rings (from £25), textured ear climbers (from £16) and silver double circle pendant (£45), Marion Made. Flower arrangement (POA), Moss and Blossom.

A statement cowl back

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

White Rose gown with illusion lace and cowl back (POA), June Brides Glasgow. Contemporary leaf hoop earrings (£28) and chevron stacking rings (from £25), Marion Made. Flowers (on table, POA), Moss and Blossom.

The satin ballgown

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

Cummerbund satin wedding ballgown with deep V-neck (£495), David’s Bridal. Florence ‘Claire’ shoes (£265), Arabesque. ‘Tuya’ earrings (£340), Tilly Thomas Lux. Flower arrangement in vase (POA), Moss and Blossom.

An off-the-shoulder babe

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

‘Crystal’ off-the-shoulder gown with full skirt (£1,650), Mirka Bridal Couture. ‘Not Hoops’ earrings (£44), Vincent and Nancy. Chevron stacking rings (from £25), Marion Made. Bouquet (POA), Moss and Blossom.

Taking the plunge

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

Ballgown wedding dress with ornate lace detailing and off-shoulder sleeves (POA), Reeta Fashions. Russian ring necklace (£50) and chevron stacking rings (from £25), Marion Made. Floral arrangements (POA), Moss and Blossom.

The strapless sweetheart

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

Essense of Australia sweetheart neckline dress (£1,299 with belt and £1,099 without), Kudos – Edinburgh. ‘Athena’ crown (£495) and ‘Hermes’ earrings (£295), Tilly Thomas Lux. Bouquet (POA), Moss and Blossom.

A beautiful illusion

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

Ronald Joyce Mikado A-line gown with beaded illusion neckline and belt detail (POA), Diane Honeyman. Ruth Leslie hoop earrings (£95), Nu Blvck. Chevron stacking rings (from £25), Marion Made. Bouquet (POA), Moss and Blossom.

The one with lace sleeves

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

True Curves ‘Baylie’ v-neck fit-and-flare dress (POA), True Bride. ‘Balance’ necklace (£46), Vincent and Nancy. Heather Woof silver twist earrings (£140), Nu Blvck. Bouquet (POA), Moss and Blossom.

Elegant and simple wedding dress

The Secret Herb Garden Wedding

Margarett Bridal long-sleeved gown (£1,100), Gwenne Wedding Services. ‘Regina’ earrings (£48), Vincent and Nancy. Wrist corsage (POA), Moss and Blossom.

The wedding florist

Florists Moss and Blossom are inspired by the changing seasons and nature around us. Cortaderia selloana, commonly known as pampas grass, was a key element for the arrangements in this shoot. Their cosy texture combined with wild pheasant feathers, dark greens and dancing grasses were the perfect ingredients for Moss and Blossom’s signature natural look, full of movement and with an extra special seasonal flair.

The make-up artist

MUA Lynne Mills of EyeCandy Pro Team prepped model Shannon’s skin with NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving Primer: “It’s nice and matte but still really soft,” she explains.

Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream and MAC Face and Body Foundation provided a glowy base, accentuated by a light wash of nude tones on the eyes with some darker pink and golds built in. “I used Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon for glow on the cheeks, and Bobbi Brown lipstick in Natural Pink,” adds Lynne, who also fluffed Shannon’s brows up for a natural look.

The hair stylist

“We went for a sleek, smooth look,” says Kayleigh of LMQ Hair and Beauty, who used Nanosmooth serum on Shannon’s hair for that mirrored-glass effect and to prevent hairs from going flyaway. Shannon’s hair was straightened, and Kayleigh’s tip is to straighten hair in thin layers to avoid getting any hidden bumps. A mist of Wella EIMI Dynamic Fix kept everything in place.

 

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