All wedding venues, by definition, are romantic, right? True, but we’ve been looking for some that have that extra-special feeling of magic that’s completely undeniable.
In Scotland, we’re spoiled for choice with romantic wedding venues, from beautiful and elegant manor houses with glorious grounds, to historic castles that wouldn’t look out of place in a Disney movie.
Couple that with the atmospheric landscapes, and you’re looking at one of the most romantic countries in the world to get married… if not the most romantic!
Check out Scotland’s most romantic wedding venues, perfect as the location of the fairy tale wedding of your dreams!
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Balbirnie House Hotel
Balbirnie House Hotel is a multi-award winning luxury country house surrounded by acres of picturesque parkland. Positively Austen-esque, the interiors are beautiful and opulent, paying tribute to the house’s history while still being luxurious and modern.
A variety of stunning rooms are available for your wedding day celebrations. The grand Long Gallery is fabulous, and its history goes back to the initial construction of the house in 1777. If you want to utilise Balbirnie’s wonderful grounds, you can get married in an outside ceremony amongst the romantic gardens.
Gorgeous any time of year, the venue looks especially cosy in colder months. Polly and Barry’s beautiful Christmas wedding is testament to that!
Visit Balbirnie House’s website | t. 01592 610066
The Byre at Inchyra
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This rustic barn venue is the epitome of rugged Scottish romance. A blank canvas venue that can be dressed and decorated in any way you wish, The Byre at Inchyra allows you to curate your wedding day to be exactly what you always dreamed of.
You can light up the ancient parkland as an enchanted forest if you wish, or have a festival themed party with tents and everything. No matter what your idea of romance is, you can create it at The Byre at Inchyra.
You’ll love this woodland wonderland wedding at the stunning barn venue.
Visit The Byre at Inchyra’s website | t. 01738 860066
Located in the lush Aberdeenshire countryside, stunning and historic Cluny Castle is a castle straight out of your fairytale dreams. As soon as you set eyes on the castle, the deal will be sealed; there’s no denying that this wedding venue is beautiful, with sprawling parklands and lawns, and that’s before you even step inside.
The Tenants Hall seats up to 94 guests for dinner and dancing and, if you’re looking for a celebration on a more intimate scale, then the Dining Room and Drawing Room would be perfect. Another option is setting up a marquee in the gardens, with the castle as the most amazing backdrop.
Duchally Country Estate
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A beautifully scenic country estate perfect for seclusion and privacy, you wouldn’t believe that Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are all within easy distance of Duchally.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and home to lovingly manicured garden and grounds, not to mention the fabulous interiors and amazing onsite restaurant, you’ll instantly be swept up in the romance of this quintessentially Scottish wedding venue on your wedding day. With a variety of packages available, you’ll be able to enjoy a fabulous wedding at Duchally regardless of budget.
Visit Duchally Country Estate’s website | t. 01764 663 071
Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort
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This lovely venue is tucked away in the countryside but only a few minutes’ drive from Broughty Ferry and Dundee, giving couples a private romantic retreat from the city. Take a look at Ashleigh and Daniel’s beautiful wedding day the the venue!
This lovely venue is tucked away in the countryside but only a few minutes’ drive from Broughty Ferry and Dundee, giving couples a dreamy retreat from the city. The waterside setting is filled with rustic romance and it is suitable for larger, lavish weddings or smaller, more intimate ones, which can be held in Kingennie Court lodge.
Forbes of Kingennie is also home to an incredible spot where you can celebrate your first night as a married couple. The Leannan Boathouse is a secluded waterside lodge that is effortlessly romantic and tranquil. Totally secluded, you’ll have complete privacy to enjoy the boathouse, not to mention it’s incredible ˜Waterlily’ jacuzzi bath!
The Hub Royal Mile
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Home to a beautiful sweeping staircase, Victorian architecture and ornate sculptures, The Hub is ideal for couples who like their romance with a little drama.
Set on the historic Royal Mile, you’ll feel just like a princess from a fairytale if you decide to marry at The Hub. When you make your epic entrance into the vibrant main hall with its stunning chandeliers and breathtaking decor for the first time as a married couple, it’ll be a moment that will feel like the epitome of romance!
Glenskirlie House and Castle
This wonderfully chic wedding venue is the perfect romantic spot for couples with contemporary tastes.
Its lush, sumptuous interior décor creates an instant sense of luxury and intimacy, putting guests easily into a whimsically romantic mood, and from next year no two weddings will be held on the same day at Glenskirlie.
Not only does Glenskirlie offer an amazing venue to tie the knot in front of your family and friends, it also offers beautifully romantic bedrooms for you and your other half to stay in.
The mini-castle suites are exquisite, complete with four poster beds and whirlpool baths that are ideal for the ultimate romantic night in!
Visit Glenskirlie House and Castle’s website | t. 01324 840201
Glentruim Castle + Cottages
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This majestic Highland estate is the epitome of Scottish romance, nestled amongst the wistful Cairngorms National Park hills. Surrounded by atmospheric woodland and scenery, romance on the level of Outlander comes immediately to mind.
The castle itself is beautiful and contemporarily decorated, perfect for a modern couple. It’s also exclusive-use, so you and your partner can revel in the complete privacy Glentruim offers.
Also, don’t forget the purpose built chapel onsite, ideal for private secular wedding ceremonies. If you would like a religious wedding, there’s plenty of charming Highland churches nearby too.
Logie Country House
Logie Country House is a romantic 1680s castle in the heart of Aberdeenshire, 17 miles from Aberdeen.
The house is full of precious antiques and paintings, and has grand reception rooms complete with log fires and cosy snugs, all at your disposal.
The surroundings are as pretty as the interior, with acres of woodland covered in daffodils and bluebells, and gorgeous views wherever you look. You might even catch a glimpse of some of the venue’s woodland friends: wild deer, otters, highland cows, birds and butterflies all roam free!
It’s a lovely place to spend the most memorable day of your life. You could even make a weekend of it, with plenty of on-site accomodation for you and your guests.
Logie Country House caters for all weddings, whether it’s a massive party or a small and intimate affair.
Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort
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Mar Hall Golf and Spa is home to a sweeping estate that is filled with romantic scenery and vistas. Not only is the building absolutely gorgeous, it’s Edwardian architecture grandly standing out against the Kilpatrick Hills, but the stunning interiors will instantly win you over too.
You can make the most of the fabulous surroundings and get married on the balcony which overlooks the grounds and the River Clyde. Also, you can have your reception in the newly refurbished Morton House Ballroom and feel just like Cinderella – you shall go to the ball!
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Winton Castle near Edinburgh blends castle and palace, and is one of Scotland’s most romantic wedding venues. This Scottish Renaissance castle is a hidden gem surrounded by mature gardens, set deep in tranquil East Lothian countryside.
Your wedding guests are guaranteed a warm welcome and the relaxed ambience reflects that it’s also the Ogilvy’s family home. Winton describes it as ˜intimacy on a grand scale’.
With links to the powerful Seton family, Mary Queen of Scots, Henry VIII and Bonnie Prince Charlie, Winton Castle has a rich, romantic history.
The castle hosts weddings for 50 to 130 guests inside and can accommodate 100 to 400 guests in a marquee.
Situated on the beautiful west coast of Scotland, this exclusive use venue can offer couples a uniquely romantic wedding day with fabulous sea views!
Eilean Donan Castle
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Settings don’t get much more romantic than this beautiful castle in Dornan. Have your ceremony where the three great sea lochs meet. Swoon!
Built by Sir William Bruce with entertaining firmly in mind, this venue will have you caught in the magic of a wonderful night.
PS. This is where Justin Bieber stayed while on tour in Scotland!
The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel
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This lovely hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond in the picturesque village of Luss is what Scottish romance is all about.
Check out the stunning wedding of Hayley and Gordon, including an outdoor ceremony at the hotel’s lochside area.
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This stunning venue is as stunning as it is romantic, with high vaulted ceilings and remarkable artwork.
You’ll instantly feel the love in this atmospheric wedding venue.
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With dark and moody interiors, plus a private dining room just for two should you want to elope to Scotland, you’ll be swept up in the sheer decadence of this Edinburgh wedding venue.
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This stunning castle has been renovated to mix contemporary, modern design in with historical original features. The trailing ivy at the front of the venue looks gorgeous in autumn.
How gorgeous is the wedding of Rangers Football Club’s Lee Wallace and wife Stephanie, held at the venue?
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Magical wedding venue locations don’t come much more breathtaking than this Scottish castle in Aberdeenshire. Your guests will be blown away by the views across the North Sea.