SWD visits… Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Online Editor Steph Telfer visits the iconic Grand Central Hotel, a venue beloved by A-listers and royalty!You’ve probably passed this gorgeous building loads of times in Glasgow


The Grand Central Hotel, situated inside Glasgow Central Station, holds a special place in my heart through a story my mum often tells.

When my dad proposed to her, without telling another soul (including her own dad which, 40-odd years ago, was probably a faux pas!), they went to celebrate their engagement at The Grand Central Hotel.

They were so skint that they could only afford a plate of sandwiches to share and a pot of tea, but that anecdote warms my heart every time I hear it.

It shrouds the place in romance for me, and every time I walk past it – which is every single day – I think of my young, just-engaged parents and how excited they must have been.

There have been many changes to the building since then, but one thing remains, and that’s the significance this hotel has had in the city of Glasgow. Visited by icons like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, glamour oozes from the pores of this historic building.

Can you imagine your wedding in this gorgeous space?



You’ll be wowed by the hotel’s revamped Grand Room, fresh from a whopping £250k refurb. If you’re planning a large wedding, then you’re in luck; the room holds up to 400 guests for a party!

The John F Kennedy suite at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel



We stayed in a suite named after one of Grand Central’s aforementioned famous visitors, President John F Kennedy, and enjoyed sipping prosecco in the comfortable lounge area.

Dining at the adjoining Tempus Restaurant was also a treat, with locally sourced menu options that’ll give you a taste of what to expect at your wedding breakfast.


Speak to the wedding co-ordinator at Grand Central Hotel Glasgow about hosting your big day in this beautiful hotel

Visit the Grand Central Hotel‘s website | t. 0141 2403700 | e. grandcentral.weddings@theprincipalhotel.com

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