31 of the most unusual wedding venues in Scotland 2018

Looking for a truly unique wedding venue in Scotland, but don’t know where to begin?

Scotland is filled with unusual and different wedding venues, from spectacular countryside castles with a twist on tradition, to blank canvas venues with a thousand possibilities.

Here is a list of Scotland’s most unique and unusual wedding venues.

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Dynamic Earth

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Wedding venues in Scotland don’t come much more unique than this visitor attraction in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh.

The fun venue tells the story of planet earth, and what’s a more important tale than a brilliant love story?

For a unique Scottish wedding ceremony location, The Biosphere features an original turret, arched ceilings and statement windows. For a contemporary setting, The Ozone has stunning views from the floor to ceiling windows and is the ideal location for your wedding breakfast.

Your guests can even wander around the Earthscape Galleries; how many guests can say they’ve spotted an iceberg at a Scottish wedding?

Visit Dynamic Earth’s website | t. 0131 523 1269 | e. events@dynamicearth.co.uk

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Glenskirlie House + Castle

Perfect for a unique Scottish castle wedding, each of Glenskirlie Castle’s 15 bedrooms have been individually styled and have their own distinct charm and personalities. Plus, 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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Gordon Castle Walled Gardens

Gordon Castle Walled Garden offers a beautifully unique location for private functions, weddings and events.

Overlooking the breath-taking walled garden, the cafe can cater for up to 80 for a three-course meal with additional guests in the evening. To make sure your event was perfect, their Restaurant Manager would work with you every step of the way.

From Alice in Wonderland inspired baby showers to rustic wedding receptions, tasteful wakes to hog roast alfresco dining; this amazing space can work for any occasion.

Visit Gordon Castle’s website | t. 01343 612317 | e.  info@gordoncastlescotland.com



Hartree Estates

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An idyllic Scottish wedding venue, Hartree Estates offers a truly beautiful and unusual countryside location for your big day.

Following your ‘I do’s’, it’s time to dine and celebrate with your nearest and dearest in a unique and enchanting setting, complete with tipis with log fires, lanterns and fairy lights, all with the backdrop of the rolling hills, beautiful lakes and the striking Hartree House itself. There are also pretty scenic trails throughout the gardens to explore, perfect for your pictures.

Your wedding menu is tailored to you too, all locally sourced and with options of everything, from organic to street food menus.

Visit Hartree Estates’ website | t. 01899 229427 | e. hello@hartree-estates.co.uk

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Ingliston Country Club & Hotel

Award-winning Ingliston Country Club & Hotel is just a 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Glasgow and is the ideal place for a one-of-a-kind, dream wedding. There’s an indoor marquee which caters for up to 500 guests, as well as two stunning suites, the art deco style Salerno and the classic Connemara, so you’ll find a space to suit, whatever the size of your guest list. The venue also offers a highly personalised wedding planner service and lots of added extras, like a horse-drawn white carriage, plus luxury lodges and a hotel on site to accommodate your guests.

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

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Kinkell Byre

A former farm steading that held cattle over the cold winter months, Kinkell Byre has been converted into a charmingly spacious wedding venue that is perfect for couples looking for a rustic place to hold their unique big day.

Situated on the coast near St Andrews, Kinkell Byre has really spectacular views over the North Sea and east coast of Scotland from the St Andrews bay, and get this – you can have your wedding ceremony outside facing out onto this breathtaking view!

If the weather doesn’t allow you to take your celebrations outside, Kinkell Byre have just installed a lovely glass door at the bar and reception area, giving you wonderful views for your ceremony or drinks reception inside the warm byre!

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

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Logie Country House

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For a unique countryside wedding venue, 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 ‘s Logie Country House website | t. 08450 942424 | e. reservations@logiecountryhouse.co.uk

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Myres Castle


Myres Castle Myres Castle

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Myres Castle, winner of Best UK Wedding Venue in the Hudson UK Heritage Awards 2018, is a whimsical and romantic wedding venue situated near the village of Auchtermuchty.

The best of both worlds, you can have the stunning castle for up to 24 guests throughout your stay, and celebrate your wedding in the rustically charming Barnquee.

The Barnquee is situated in a lovely woodland setting, with twinkling lights hanging from the trees and fire pits outside (as well as a wood fired pizza oven!) to further add to the magical atmosphere.

Visit Myres Castle’s website | t. 01337 828350 | e. enquiries@myrescastle.com

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PapaKåta allow you to personalise your wedding, creating a venue that’s truly unique to you, in the location of your choice!

As the most established Teepee company and the exclusive provider of luxury US Sperry Tents in Scotland, PapaKåta can offer you a completely bespoke venue on your own grounds (excuse the pun).

PapaKåta’s Sperry Tents come in various sizes and their Teepees can be joined together to give you a unique space for your guest numbers. In addition to their exclusive tents, PapaKåta offer a dedicated event planning service and a luxury portfolio of furnishings, allowing you to further personalise your day.

All the best parties happen in a PapaKåta Tent!

Visit Papakata’s website | t. 01738 479803 | e. tellmemore@papakata.co.uk

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The Engine Works

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A venue unlike any other, The Engine Works is a vast, open space set in the heart of Glasgow.

Think post-industrial warehouse meets luxury venue where the only limit to its use is your imagination.

With its own Private Gardens, a variety of spaces to hold your ceremony and dinner and two private bars, The Engine Works is a setting that will create a unique Scottish wedding to remember.

Visit The Engine Works website | t.  0141 9453180 | e. hello@theengine.works

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The Hub

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The Hub is one of Edinburgh’s most eye-catching wedding venues, sitting on the historic Royal Mile with superb views of the Castle and the Old Town.

The perfect location for couples looking for an unusual venue, The Hub promises a unique experience. The in-house team offers the best service and is totally flexible, helping couples to create the wedding they want.

From the vibrant colours of the Main Hall, to the superb staircase in the dramatic Sculpture Hall, standout is assured. With a variety of wedding packages to suit different needs and budgets, The Hub is a magnificent setting with a truly spectacular backdrop for wedding photography.

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

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The Vu




Nestled in the Bathgate Hills, West Lothian and set on the waterfront with stunning panoramic views over Ballencrieff Reservoir, The Vu is the perfect setting for your wedding day.

The unique Waterlily, set in the middle of Ballencrieff Reservoir, offers something truly magical for you and up to 150 guests. With full height windows providing 270 degree views over the reservoir you really do feel as if you’re on the Water.

With the warm contemporary interior design and feature lighting, our Oasis suite provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding reception.

130 guests can be accommodated for your wedding breakfast with a further 80 guests for the evening.

Visit The Vu’s website | t. 01506 630808 | e. admin@thevu.co.uk

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University of St Andrews

If you are looking for a romantic, unique venue set in beautiful surroundings in the town centre of St Andrews, Lower College Hall at University of St Andrews is the perfect venue for your special day.

The team have been hosting spectacular wedding ceremonies and receptions for couples from all around the word for many years. The experienced events team will be on hand to take you through every step of the way, ensuring that your day is everything you imagine it to be.

Their brand new wedding package for 2019 is the best offer Lower College Hall has seen so far so go along, have a look around and chat to the team about how they can bring the wedding of your dreams to life.

Visit University of St Andrews website | t. 01334 462509 | e. AceEvents@st-andrews.ac.uk 

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1599 at the Royal College

If an exclusive-use wedding venue in the city centre of Glasgow, then this hidden gem could be the venue of your dreams!

Located within the historic Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow building, this is an unusual venue with real character.

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With its 16th century house and beautifully renovated Victorian Barn, Aswanley is a unique Aberdeenshire wedding venue with flexibility to create your dream day.

Hire the venue on an exclusive-use basis and choose where to have your ceremony, from the barn overlooking the River Deveron valley to nuptials al fresco in the gardens.

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Eden Leisure Village

Situated in a 25-acre estate, this beautiful space is only 30 minutes from Glasgow in Cumbernauld, and has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.

Complete with its own stretch tent, rustic barn and marquee, Eden Leisure Village is incredibly versatile allowing couples to stamp their very own distinct style on the venue for the duration of their wedding day.

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Eilean Donan Castle

One of Scotland’s most iconic and unique castles, Eilean Donan is situated where three sea lochs meet, allowing for a really special wedding ceremony.

If the weather permits, you can say ‘I do’ outside in the courtyard, looking out across the water to the mountains of Skye.

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Ghillie Dhu

A Grade A listed former church, Ghillie Dhu has a fantastic Auditorium wedding space, with high vaulted ceilings and chandeliers making for a completely unique wedding venue.

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Glen Tanar Ballroom

There are plenty of on-site amenities on the 25,000-acre Glen Tanar Estate as well as the beautiful ballroom.

Quintessentially Scottish, you’ll love the 700 stag antler showstopper on the ballroom ceiling, harking back to days as a hunting lodge.

The antique floor and vaulted ceilings are expertly shaped for maximising acoustics; it’s definitely been made with parties in mind!

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Lindores Abbey Distillery

Lindores Abbey in Newburgh, Fife, is both a site of remarkable Scottish history and a working brewery, making it a very interesting and cool place to tie the knot.

You can celebrate your wedding inside the stunning distillery, or you can set up a marquee and tents in the Abbey’s extensive grounds for a gorgeous outdoor themed wedding day.

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Prestonfield House

Opulence, theatre and luxury; if you’re on the hunt for a really unusual and unique venue in Edinburgh that won’t blend into the background, then five-star Prestonfield House could be The One.

Secluded, yet only minutes from the city centre, it boasts five elegant private rooms and the magnificent Georgian Stables.

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Royal Botanic Garden – Edinburgh

With several event spaces available for your wedding, from the Victorian Caledonian Hall to the more contemporary John Hope Gateway, there’s something to suit everyone at this botanical wedding venue.

The gardens offer a unique setting for your wedding pictures too.

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The Signet Library

The Signet Library, situated in the very heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town and just a stone’s throw from St Giles Cathedral, is an unusual and unique wedding venue.

With a magical combination of a breath-taking setting, gorgeous design and details with the perfect hospitality, it will create the day of dreams.

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The Barn at Harburn

The Barn at Harburn is a unique blank canvas venue, having being converted into a stunning wedding venue from a roundhouse and granary.

Set in the beautiful grounds of the Harburn Estate in West Lothian, there will be plenty of opportunity for a gorgeous outdoor drinks reception, not to mention amazing photo opportunities.

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The Boathouse

Situated right on the shore of Loch Leven, Kinross, with views that stretch as far as the eye can see, The Boathouse in Kinross is a quirky and unique wedding venue.

The venue can cater for up to 20 in their function room or opt for full use of The Boathouse, for up to 120.

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Unusual Venues of Edinburgh

An award winning collection of three spectacular exclusive-use wedding venues, all totally unique.

The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin’s Wynd are situated right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and can accommodate weddings of all sizes.

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WEST on the Green

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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.

You can even treat your guests to a guided brewery tour while you go off into Glasgow green for your wedding photos!

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Used as a theatre and entertainment space, this West End building has stunning exteriors and magical interiors, including an illuminated church steeple.

If you’re on the hunt for a quirky and fun Glasgow wedding venue, then you should definitely check Cottiers out.

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GG’s Yard

Tucked away in rural Dumfries and Galloway, GG’s Yard is a converted steading that’s perfect for larger celebrations. Have your day, your way, at this blank canvas wedding venue.

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Old Fruitmarket

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Part of the City Halls complex, this huge events space has a vaulted roof, cast iron columns, original signage and an amazing balcony.

The Old Fruitmarket played host to many of the Glasgow’s cultural events and celebrations; why not make your wedding their next big event?

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Tall Ship at Riverside

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If you’re dreaming of a waterside wedding venue in the heart of Glasgow city centre, then you can’t do much better than having your big day on a boat!

The Tall Ship can host a reception for up to 200 guests. Ahoy there!

Visit The Tall Ship at Riverside’s website