SWD Visits… Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow

Digital editor Steph Telfer visits Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Glasgow, with views across the River Clyde and a variety of beautiful function spaces.

You may have heard of this hotel before under its former name, The Beardmore, but with a new name comes improvements and more opportunities for couples to have exactly the day they want.

Located in Clydebank, just 25 minutes’ drive along the River Clyde from Glasgow city centre, this four-star hotel is part of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, a campus that hosts the National Hospital, Research Institute and Innovation Centre.

The hotel really is full of surprises.


I arrive just as a big conference is coming out of the many function spaces available in the hotel, and I get a peek into the Inspiration Space, a lovely light, bright and airy room which is perfect for your ceremony.

Events manager Kirsten Burke says that couples love this room because it has direct access to the outside area, and it can be split depending on your guest numbers (the venue can cater for up to 120 for a sit-down meal).

Walking through to the restaurant area, I’m astounded by the gorgeous views over the Clyde from the back of the hotel. There is a massive outdoor space which is perfect for al fresco ceremonies or drinks, with a pergola that you can stand under to say your vows.

It’s private and secluded; not at all what you’d expect from a big hotel like this. The Waterhouse is a lovely space for your reception, with big surround windows so that your guests can take in the views, plus tasteful neutral décor and plenty of room for a dancefloor.

Choose from one of the hotel’s inclusive wedding packages, which offer everything you’ll need for your day including a honeymoon suite.


Pick from a selection of delicious courses for your wedding breakfast, such as seafood terrine, baked rump of lamb and lemon cheesecake with gin sorbet – delicious!

With 168 bedrooms, your guests can stay overnight if they want to, and enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast the next day.


DID YOU KNOW… it’s actually cheaper to get married at this venue in the summer months! Ask for details.


Visit the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel’s website for more information, and book a viewing for your own special day.