25 of the best party-perfect wedding venues in Scotland 2019

There ain’t no celebration bigger than your wedding day so these perfect party Scottish wedding venues are just right!

From the dreamiest dance floors to the all-weekend wedding parties, here’s 25 of the best party settings for your big day with plenty of space to dance the night away with your loved ones.

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Aikwood Tower

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This grade A-listed traditional Border Peel Tower is steeped in 500 years of Scottish history yet is beautifully modern, having been sensitively restored and renovated in a sumptuous 21st-century style.

Situated in the Scottish Borders only an hour north of the English border or from Edinburgh, the landscape that surrounds Aikwood Tower is a seriously stunning picture, with rolling hills and stunning woodland.

With couples hiring the property exclusively for a week or weekend, you can really feel like it’s your home from home, creating the perfect party atmosphere for your closest family and friends.

Whether you want live music and dancing in the Laich Hall or a more intimate party, relaxing in front of the Great Hall fire with fizz and whisky, then Aikwood Tower has it all.

Visit Aikwood Tower’s website | t. 01750 700 500 | e. manager@aikwoodtower.com

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Balbirnie House Hotel

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Balbirnie House Hotel is a country house which is now defined by Haute Grandeur global hotel awards, as the ‘World’s Best Destination Wedding Retreat’, an accolade that defines romance without an equivalent. The house is surrounded by 400 acres of picturesque parkland, simply beautiful at any time of the year.

Beautifully furnished, the interiors are incredibly plush and luxurious and you can rest assured that the staff at Balbirnie will help you create the wedding of your dreams, with plenty of space to really celebrate with your guests!

The hotel has 34 sumptuous bedrooms, giving your wedding guests the option to stay the night and make a weekend of it. There are also many options to create ability to socialise over multiple days.

Visit Balbirnie House Hotel’s website | t. 01592 610066 | e. gaynor@balbirnie.co.uk

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Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel

This four-star townhouse hotel is in a very charming part of Edinburgh, just a stones’ throw from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Hold your ceremony in the Conservatory which leads out onto the garden terrace at the rear of the hotel and celebrate with dinner and dancing in the newly refurbished Cardoon Suite, with a fresh, contemporary grey and white look.

The menu is one of the most important things about your day, and you can be sure that you’re in safe hands with the chefs at the Bruntsfield; why not chat to them about adding something a little bit more personal to your menu or drinks?

The hotel has plenty of on-site accommodation for your guests too, with a four-poster bedroom for the newlyweds!

Visit Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel website | t. 0131 229 1393 | e. sales@thebruntsfield.co.uk

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Byre at Inchyra

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Located in the grounds of a beautiful mansion house in Perthshire, this original cattle barn dates back to 1877, complete with restored original architectural details.

The beautiful and high quality interior decor and colours and fantastic state-of-the-art lighting and sound facilities are all part of this gorgeous blank canvas barn; all you have to do is let your imagination run wild.

Don’t worry though, you’re not alone in planning your big day party. The team at Inchyra are on-hand to help you every step of the way, should you need it.

Visit The Byre at Inchyra’s website | t. 01738 860066 | e. enquiries@thebyreatinchyra.co.uk

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Cambo Estate


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A sprawling estate that offers couples tons of choice for their big day, this is a truly unique and versatile wedding venue, great for the party of your dreams.

The sheer variety of venues available to the lucky couples that book is second to none, with options including an elegant setting in the Victorian stately house with beautifully decorated entertainment rooms or tie the knot in the enchanting party woodland, a truly magical setting for your big day.

There’s also the casual and bohemian courtyard, the delicately scented walled garden and the natural sandy beach or have the best of all worlds and combine as many of these options as you would like!

Visit Cambo Estate’s website | t. 01333 450054 | e. weddings@camboestate.com

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Castle Menzies

The seat of Clan Menzies for centuries, Castle Menzies is truly beautiful and authentic Scottish castle wedding venue.

Restored from a ruin in 1957, and now has a variety of elegant function spaces to choose from when planning where to hold your wedding ceremony and reception and party the night away.

The grand Dewer Room is a stunning and spacious ballroom that can accommodate up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast and celebrations with spectacular views over the countryside through its large windows.

Visit Castle Menzie’s website | t. 01887 820982 | e. castlemenziesmanager@gmail.com

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Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace

Edinburgh is so beautiful in the festive months, isn’t it? The city is packed with gorgeous displays of twinkling lights; what better place for a Scottish winter wedding!

Create your very own fairytale day at Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace, a collection of stunning Georgian townhouses in a peaceful location in the city centre, with a private garden and views across to the Firth of Forth.

With function rooms in a variety of sizes, you can have a small wedding or a big party here, with the help of the fantastic wedding team.

Visit Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace’s website | t. 0131 5245106 | e. info@royalterracehotel.co.uk


Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Luxury awaits you at Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, nestled amongst one thousand acres of Scottish countryside, but only 20 minutes from Edinburgh’s city centre.

Dalmahoy can offer you stunning views, delicious food and a choice of both modern and period spaces to celebrate your big day.

Our heritage dates back to the 1300’s with the original manor house being home to our period suites, cocktail bar and smaller wedding function spaces.

Step outside on to our lawn where you can look across our 100-acre estate and beautifully manicured golf courses. You may even catch a glimpse of Edinburgh Castle, Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing.

Visit Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club’s website | t. 0131 333 1845  | e. ConferenceandEvents@dalmahoyhotelandcountryclub.co.uk 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee

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Set in 6 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.

Visit DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee’s website | t.  01382 631202 | e. events@doubletreedundee.co.uk

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Dynamic Earth

Wedding venues in Scotland don’t come much more unique than this visitor attraction in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh.

The fun venue tells the story of planet earth, and what’s a more important tale than a brilliant love story?

For a Scottish wedding party with a unique twist, The Biosphere features an original turret, arched ceilings and statement windows. For a contemporary celebration setting, The Ozone has stunning views from the floor to ceiling windows and is the ideal location for your wedding breakfast.

Your guests can even wander around the Earthscape Galleries; how many guests can say they’ve spotted an iceberg at a Scottish wedding?

Visit Dynamic Earth’s website | t. 0131 523 1269 | e. events@dynamicearth.co.uk

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Fingask Castle

Ideally located between Dundee and Perth, Fingask Castle sits in a sprawling estate of over 200 acres with the most beautiful of gardens and lush woodland.

The castle’s eye-catching iconic topiary, great facilities, and stunning gardens are a draw for many couples. The party starts from arrival as the clipped trees give an Alice in Wonderland background to the whole affair. The venue, now in its 20th year of weddings, can accommodate up to 70 guests on site.

The romantic castle is set in its own wooded valley and despite its grand features it is a family home. See more of the setting at the castle’s wedding open day on 7th April.

Visit Fingask Castle’s website | t. 01821 670777 ext 3 | e. events@fingaskcastle.com

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Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Set in the heart of Angus, just outside Dundee, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is home to breath-taking views of rolling countryside and its very own fishing lochans; perfect for wedding photographs.

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 and are the perfect party spot.

If you’re hunting for something unique they have everything to make your Wedding one of a kind from popcorn tables, to rustic gin bars and donut walls.

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.

Visit Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort’s website | t.  01382 350777 | e. reception@forbesofkingennie.com

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Glenskirlie House and Castle

A wonderfully unique wedding venue, Glenskirlie House and Castle offers its couples plenty of variety and flexibility when planning their wedding day celebration.

With 15 individually designed bedrooms onsite, your guests will have lots of options for overnight accommodation. And Glenskirlie sports not one, but two honeymoon suites – so you and your soon-to-be spouse have plenty of options for accommodation too!

For a perfect party venue Glenskirlie Castle will provide the fairytale wedding of your dreams.

Visit Glenskirlie Castle and House’s website | t. 01324 840201 | e. weddings@glenskirliehouse.com

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Kinkell Byre

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A former farm steading that held cattle over the cold winter months, Kinkell Byre has been converted into a charmingly spacious wedding venue, creating dream big days for the past 15 years. A perfect party location for couples looking for a rustic place to hold their big day celebrations.

Situated on the coast near St Andrews, Kinkell Byre has really spectacular views over the North Sea and east coast of Scotland from the St Andrews bay, and get this – you can have your wedding ceremony outside facing out onto this breathtaking view!

You’ll also love the newly installed glass door at the bar and reception area, giving you wonderful views for your ceremony or drinks reception inside the byre!

Visit Kinkell Byre’s website | t.01334 472003 | e. info@kinkell.com

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Loch Lomond Waterfront

Set within 18 acres of private grounds with its own exclusive beach, Loch Lomond Waterfront is located in a tranquil and wooded location on the banks of Loch Lomond, near the picturesque village of Balmaha.

With stunning panoramic views in every direction, you can opt for a marquee or tipi wedding, enabling you to celebrate the most memorable day of your life in the heart of the Scottish countryside.

If you want to party the night away indoors, the venue’s wedding receptions can be hosted in their multi-room function suite which includes the Thistle Banquet Room, Rob Roy private lounge bar and the Garden Room conservatory.

VisitLoch Lomond Waterfront’s website | t.  01360 870144 | e. info@llwf.co.uk

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Logie Country House

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For a unique award winning countryside wedding venue, Logie Country House is a stunning country house dating to 1680, set in its own beautiful estate at the foot of Bennachie.

The house and grounds can be yours exclusively for your perfect party wedding venue for up to three days and nights. Their award winning caterers will cater for your every need and Gillian, their events manager, will ensure everything runs smoothly. The house itself is beautiful for intimate weddings, while the ballroom is perfect for larger weddings.

With an indoor infinity pool and two outdoor hot tubs, you and your guests will be glad you chose to make your special day last for three.

Visit Logie Country House’s website | t. 08450 942424  | e. reservations@logiecountryhouse.co.uk 

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Moness Resort

A charming wedding venue close to the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Moness Resort is home to a stylish marquee which can easy be styled in a way to reflect the tastes of you and your partner.

The perfect location for a wedding p-a-r-t-y, the team at Moness will be with you every step of the way to help you create your ideal wedding day.

Plus, the hotel and 106 lodges means there will plenty of room for your guests to stay the night and make it a weekend celebration!

Visit Moness Resort’s website | t. 01887 822108 | e. info@moness.com

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Myres Castle

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Myres Castle, winner of Best UK Wedding Venue in the Hudson UK Heritage Awards 2018, is a whimsical and romantic wedding venue situated near the village of Auchtermuchty.

The best of both worlds, you can have the stunning castle for up to 24 guests throughout your stay, and celebrate your wedding in the rustically charming Barnquee.

The Barnquee is situated in a lovely woodland setting, with twinkling lights hanging from the trees and fire pits outside (as well as a wood fired pizza oven!) to further add to the magical atmosphere.

Visit Myres Castle’s website | t. 01337 828350 | e. enquiries@myrescastle.com

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Silverwood Lodges & Bistro


A new wedding venue set in tranquil private grounds, Silverwood is a luxury holiday lodge and bistro resort set in the Rustic Carse of Gowrie, just minutes from both Perth and Dundee.

Offering exclusive use for your big day celebrations, you can also opt for a marquee wedding, complete with everything to make it a party to remember, from the dancefloor to the bar.

Catering for around 100 guests, your nearest and dearest can relax and stay in the bespoke holiday accommodation, which has been hand crafted to give you the comfort that you desire.

Visit Silverwood Lodges & Bistro’s website | t. 01250 873808 | e. info@silverwoodlodges.co.uk

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Strathaven Hotel

If you’re looking for the perfect venue for a laid-back but impeccably stylish wedding, your hunt can stop now – the recently renovated Strathaven Hotel is exactly what you’ve been searching for.

Located on the edge of the historic market town of Strathaven, this family-run hotel offers a peaceful and picturesque setting in South Lanarkshire while only being a short drive from Glasgow.

The Strathaven Suite, with its wood panelled walls and spacious dancefloor, is a chic setting to dance the night away. Plus, there’s a private dining room for pre-wedding celebrations!

Visit Strathaven Hotel’s website | t. 01357 521778 | e. reception@strathavenhotel.com

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The Cruin

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One of the most popular venues on Loch Lomond, The Cruin offers couples a space that they can truly call their own.

The Lochside Terrace and ceremony suite both have panoramic views across the loch to Inchmurrin Island and Ben Lomond the perfect space to hold your wedding ceremony.

With a roaring log burner, it also transforms to become a cosy and relaxed area for your guests to enjoy bubbly and canapés as you are whisked away by your photographer to take advantage of the stunning grounds to create the perfect of memories.

Visit The Cruin’s website | t. 01389 850263 | e. info@thecruin.com


The Engine Works

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A spectacular wedding venue unlike any other, The Engine Works is a vast, open space in the heart of Glasgow.

Post-industrial warehouse meets luxury venue where the only limit to its use is your imagination, this location is the epitome of a cool party setting.

Private Gardens, a variety of spaces to hold your ceremony and dinner, and two private bars, The Engine Works is a setting that will create a wedding to remember.

Visit The Engine Works website | t.  0141 9453180 | e. hello@theengine.works

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The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

Located in Clydebank, just 25 minutes’ drive along the River Clyde from Glasgow city centre, The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has everything to celebrate your nuptials in seeiously big style!

Alongside its unique riverside location, warm and welcoming hospitality, delicious food and lots of luxurious accommodation, the venue also has plenty of function spaces to choose from.

For an unforgettable wedding reception, you can enjoy the entertainment, welcome extra guests or perhaps indulge in a late evening buffet. The hotel’s co-ordinators can give you expert advice on music and bands or DJs to make the evening sparkle.

Visit The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel’s website | t. 0141 951 6000 | e. weddings@goldenjubilee.scot.nhs.uk

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The Hub

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The Hub is one of Edinburgh’s most eye-catching wedding venues, sitting on the historic Royal Mile with superb views of the Castle and the Old Town.

If you are looking for a perfect party wedding venue, let The Hub team help you create the evening reception of your dreams. The in-house team offers the best service and can be flexible to your needs and budget.

From the vibrant colours of the Main Hall, to the superb staircase in the dramatic Sculpture Hall, standout is assured. The Hub is a magnificent setting with a truly spectacular backdrop for wedding photography.

Visit The Hub’s website | t.  0131 473 2015 | e. thehub@eif.co.uk

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Village Hotel Edinburgh

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Tucked away in the historic and romantic city of Edinburgh is Village Hotel Club, with easy access from airport, rail and bus links.

You will receive a very warm welcome to this chic and vibrant hotel that offers everything under one roof. Enjoy a moment of pure escapism with a top-to-toe Wedding Spa treatment complete with relaxation by our heated pool. You could also host a wedding rehearsal dinner in the tasty grill restaurant followed by a relaxing night sleep in one of the 120 bedrooms.

Choose from a range of amazing packages to suit your needs and budget, then enjoy your ceremony and wedding breakfast in the exclusive Inspiration Suite where you can dance the night away until 1am.

A dedicated wedding planner will help talk you through everything from bespoke wedding decoration, delicious menu sections and those important finishing touches.

Visit Village Hotel Edinburgh’s website | t. 0131 297 7185 | e. edinburghhub@village-hotels.com

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