Did you know that Dundee is one of the sunniest cities in Scotland? If you’re thinking of having an outdoor ceremony, you’re in luck!
Not only is the weather great, but the city itself has blossomed over the past few years with the addition of the prestigious V&A museum.
Take a look at these lovely venues in and around Dundee city centre…
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DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee
Set in six acres of Italian landscaped gardens and boasting a historic 19th century mansion house, DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee features an original Latin inscribed stone fireplace and cascading mahogany staircase, as well as the Maze Conservatory with panoramic views of the stunning grounds.
The Maze Gardens are divine for getting those all-important wedding photos and there are a variety of traditional and modern style function rooms to choose from, perfect to party with your nearest and dearest.
With a range of wedding packages and bespoke options available, your wedding will be truly magical.
Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa
Nestled on Dundee’s historic Victoria Dock, Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa enjoys enviable views over the water.
With its team of experienced event executives this contemporary venue can tailor a wedding unique to you, whether you’re hosting an intimate meal for up to 14 in the private dining room or a fabulous evening reception for up to 270 of your nearest and dearest in the City Quay Suite.
There’s a choice of eight suites, giving you plenty of scope to create the wedding of your dreams. Choose from the hotel’s three unique packages, ensuring your special day includes everyone you could wish for.
What’s more, you’ll love the on-site Yu Spa, the perfect place to unwind the day before your big day.
Fingask Castle’s eye-catching topiary, great facilities, and stunning gardens are a draw for many couples. At Fingask the party starts before the guests talk to each other, as the clipped trees give an Alice in Wonderland background to the whole affair.
The romantic castle is set in its own wooded valley and despite its grand features it is a family home, with the family spaniel, and family pictures dotted around the castle.
Owner and manager Andrew Threipland says, “We are lucky in having spectacular views, a great garden, some of the prettiest rooms in Scotland and a modern flexible pavilion that allows us to host some of the most demanding weddings in the land. We like having weddings here, so we keep our prices as reasonable as possible.”
Forbes of Kingennie
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Set in the heart of Angus, just outside Dundee, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort boasts views of rolling countryside and its very own fishing lochans “ the perfect view to look out on from the comfort of the cosy wedding suites.
Say your vows against the spectacular floor to ceiling windows in the beautiful Buddon Burn ceremony building before moving to the Inglesmaldie Suite for your reception. Both suites overlook the beautiful landscaped grounds which are particularly charming in the winter creating a frosted backdrop to your wedding day.
What’s more, there’s plenty of room for your nearest and dearest to stay over in the resort’s welcoming lodges, just a stone’s throw away from the main building. Perfect for when the winter nights draw in.
Forgans Broughty Ferry
If you want a relaxed, intimate wedding in Dundee, in a venue with bags of charm and character, then restaurant Forgans in seaside town Broughty Ferry is perfect.
A fine example of old fashioned hospitality, Forgans can cater for 120 for a sit down meal, and up to 250 for drinks and canapes. You’ll even get a 2am license so you can party into the wee hours with your guests.
Make food the focus of your wedding at Forgans, with delicious plates like pan-seared North Sea scallops, grilled rump of lamb and roasted garlic mash and blueberry creme brulee.
You can even have some lovely welcome cocktails like a strawberry and cucumber sling – delicious!
Visit Forgans Broughty Ferry’s website | t. 01382 735870
Glen Clova Hotel
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Just outside Dundee in the stunning surroundings of the Cairngorm National Park sits Glen Clova Hotel, a beautiful 10-bedroomed hotel.
You can choose to get married in the nearby Glen Clova Kirk, just a couple of minutes’ from the venue or, if you’re a fan of the beautiful outdoors, then you could even get married up the hill at Loch Brady.
The hotel can cater for all styles and budgets, big or small weddings, so you’ll hire the venue on an exclusive-use basis, so why not make a weekend of it?
On top of hotel rooms, your guests can also use The Steading, with eight rooms, or one of the luxury lodges on-site.
HM Frigate Unicorn
Tie the knot aboard the historic warship, HM Frigate Unicorn – Dundee’s most unique wedding venue.
Make any wedding dream a reality – an intimate wedding breakfast in the Captain’s cabin, a welcome drinks reception on the gun deck, or a magical reception on the top deck; it’s your day!
HM Frigate Unicorn is one of the world’s oldest ships with four enchanting decks. Docked at the City Quay in Dundee, she provides a unique and special setting for your special day.
For a stylish, contemporary wedding in Dundee city centre, look no further than Malmaison.
This hotel has views across the Tay, amazing event spaces and delicious food and drink, not to mention plenty of lovely bedrooms for your guests to stay over in.
The wedding team at Malmaison Dundee are on-hand to help you create the perfect day according to your style, because they realise that no two couples are the same.
Choose from a range of delicious food and drinks, including gorgeous cocktails, and make your wedding one that your guests will be talking about for years to come.
Set in Dundee’s affluent West End, Taypark House is the perfect venue for couples wanting to host an elegant stately home celebration. The Category B former Scots Baronial mansion house is set within beautiful mature gardens and enjoys panoramic views across the Botanical Gardens towards the Tay and Fife.
The venue has been lovingly restored and you’ll be able to put your own personal stamp on your big day, making sure your wedding is the party of a lifetime. You’ll receive your own dedicated wedding co-ordinator who’ll help you bring your dreams to life.
What’s more, there are 14 individually designed bedrooms so there’s plenty of rooms for your nearest and dearest to stay over. Plus we love that there’s a fully-stocked gin bar in the hotel’s dining room and a gin and fizz garden bar in the grounds. What more could you need for an al fresco drinks reception?!
Turin Castle is a five-star, exclusive-use castle located in the heart of Scotland, surrounded by the scenic Angus Glens.
It’s the perfect place to retreat from the rush of everyday life and surrender to the lush, unspoilt Scottish countryside.
An authentic Scottish hideaway, Turin Castle is luxuriously spacious, sleeping up to 20 guests in 10 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms which retain an intimate and boutique feel.
The castle is nestled in 20 acres of private grounds that could be yours to explore. It is the perfect venue for a luxury, intimate wedding celebration.
Have an intimate drinks reception or an intimate wedding party in the Weavers Room or invite up to 250 guests for a drinks reception in the Glazed Alley at this unique Dundee wedding venue.
Your guests could even have drinks in the Machine Hall, giving them a glimpse into the industry that shaped the city of Dundee.
Once a working mill, Verdant Works now tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the beautifully refurbished building.
It’s in close proximity to Dundee train and bus station, with plenty of accomodation options for your guests available around the area, this venue is perfect for couples who want something totally different from the norm.
A former baronial home, West Park is a stunning choice if you’re looking to host the ultimate wedding house party in Dundee.
It has a capacity of up to 200 guests, with ceremonies taking place in the Longforgan Suite, and Henderson’s Restaurant providing an impressive setting for your wedding.
The venues has a range of wedding packages available to accommodate all budgets and guest numbers. You could even have a later-in-the-day wedding, included in the Twilight Package, with a candle and starlit room for your ceremony. Romance at its best!
Got your ceremony venue sorted? Don’t worry, because West Park can host your wedding breakfast and evening reception, with a range of evening buffet menus available.