14 of the best wedding venues in the Scottish Highlands 2019

With its picturesque lochs and dramatic peaks, it’s no wonder the Scottish Highlands have found their way into so many Hollywood films like James Bond and Harry Potter.

And since it’s also home to lots of gorgeous wedding venues, it’s raw natural beauty can also be the perfect romantic backdrop for your big day.

We’ve rounded up some of the best wedding venues in the Scottish Highlands to help you find just the right one for you.

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ASWANLEY

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Aswanley, on the edge of the Grampian Highlands in Aberdeenshire, is a 17th century house and Victorian barn surrounded by extensive and varied grounds, with beautiful views down the River Deveron valley.

The barn has been stylishly renovated and features a ballroom perfect for a ceilidh. These distinctive features and the neutral colour scheme provide the perfect blank canvas for you to have fun creating your own look, whether it’s a rustic flower arrangement on the iron chandeliers or hanging pom poms to the wooden beams.

Aswanley’s dedicated wedding coordinators can help you plan your day and everything you need is onsite, including a catering kitchen, cutlery, crockery, glassware, chairs and tables, meaning you don’t have to hire any equipment from outside companies.

Basically, you’ll have all the freedom of a blank canvas venue without any of the stress!

Visit Aswanley’s website | t. 01466 700340 | e. lauren@aswanley.com

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ATHOLL ARMS HOTEL

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The cosy, welcoming Atholl Arms Hotel is located right at the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park in the picturesque village of Blair Atholl, so breathtaking views are pretty much guaranteed.

Visit Atholl Arms Hotel’s website 

BALLOGIE HOUSE

best wedding venues in the Scottish Highlands

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Ballogie House near Aboyne, Royal Deeside is a truly stunning exclusive use country mansion with beautiful uninterrupted views, providing guests with total privacy to relax and enjoy time with family and friends before the big day!

Visit Ballogie House’s website 

 


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ACHNAGAIRN CASTLE

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Get a taste of luxury at Achnagairn Castle, an exclusive use venue just seven miles from Inverness.

The magnificent vaulted ballroom is the perfect setting for a fairy tale wedding and there’s plenty of accommodation, including individually designed bedrooms and lodges located on the estate.

Visit Achnagairn Castle’s website 

ASSYNT HOUSE

Weddings at this venue in Ross-shire are individual, bespoke, but equally special. Get married on the terraced lawn or in the drawing room before enjoying delicious food and drinks.

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BRODIE CASTLE

best wedding venues in the Scottish Highlands

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Brodie Castle is a stunning Scottish tower house with lovely parkland, elegant interiors and a converted stable block offering additional flexibility for your reception.

If you’re planning a larger wedding, there’s plenty of room for a marquee in the grounds and castle lawns.

Visit Brodie Castle’s website 

 

CASTLE AND GARDENS OF MEY

Overlooking the picturesque Orkney Isles, the Castle and Gardens of Mey offers a wonderful setting for your wedding ceremony – and those all-important wedding photographs!

Although you can’t hold your full reception here, you can have your champagne reception before heading elsewhere.

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CRAIGELLACHIE HOTEL

Located in the heart of Speyside, The Craigellachie offers an intimate and chic setting for your wedding.

Whisky-loving couples in particular will adore this venue as it comes with The Quaich, one of the the world’s leading whisky bars that houses over 900 single-malt whiskies from across the world – it’s the ideal spot for a truly Scottish drinks reception for you and your guests.

Visit The Craigellachie Hotel’s website

 

EILEAN DONAN CASTLE

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The  historic Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most iconic castles in Scotland, and is a dramatic and postcard-perfect setting for your big day.

If you’re lucky with the weather, you can even hold your ceremony outdoors in the courtyard which has stunning views out over the water to Skye.

Visit Eilean Donan Castle website | t. 01599 555202 | e. info@eileandonancastle.com

 

GLENTRUIM CASTLE & COTTAGES

Glentruim Castle

Built in the 1840s, Glentruim Castle & Cottages is a stunning and historic Highland estate in the breathtaking Cairngorm National Park available for exclusive use weddings.

Celebrate in style in the elegant orangery, a marquee in the grounds or al fresco underneath the trees!

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INNES HOUSE

Innes House is a 17th century family house in Elgin boasting magnificent covered walled gardens (complete with a fountain) and beautiful grounds for a marquee.

It’s perfect for an elegant country house wedding, with it’s secluded spot lending your wedding a romantic air.

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KINGSMILLS HOTEL

Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a large celebration, the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness is a perfect location.

As well a contemporary suite downstairs there’s also a variety of classic and stylish rooms within the hotel to pick from, plus you’ll be given a personal wedding co-coordinator to help you plan the day of your dreams.

Visit Kingsmills Hotel’s website 

 

LUNGA HOUSE

You’ll fall in love with this 16th-century exclusive tower house on the Scottish coast, set on spectacular green lawns amidst enchanting woodland.

The sea views stretch across the islands and beyond to the mountains of Mull, creating a stunning backdrop for your big day snaps.

Visit Lunga House’s website

MACDONALD AVIEMORE RESORT

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Set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and with spectacular scenery, the Macdonald Aviemore Resort is a dreamy location for the most romantic of big days.

There’s plenty of onsite accommodation and options to build a bespoke wedding to your exact budget.

Visit Macdonald Aviemore Resort’s website

 

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