Best Wedding Venues in Scotland

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        Booking a wedding venue can be a daunting thing. Here’s  a list of recommendations of my favourite Wedding Venues in Scotland to give you couple ideas of what to look for. Let’s start off with a handy map!

        Please note that venue management & provided services can change. I highly recommend researching in depth about the specific venues. With going for viewing in person is also highly recommended! 


        Edinburgh Wedding Venues

        Kirknewton House Stables

        Kirknewton House Stables PhotographyThis is a perfect combination of modern and elegant located just couple miles from Edinburgh. Additionally you can get ready at the Kirknewton House which is stylish and cozy. It might be possible to get some shots with the Scottish Highlands Coos grazing on the grounds – you better check with the management though.

        Location: Edinburgh – Midlothian, Kirknewtonestate.co.uk
        BLOG: Madeleine & Finlay – featured on Braw Brides
        BLOG: Catriona & Tom

        Gilmerton House

        Gilmerton House Wedding Photography

        Exclusive use elegant and homely Georgian house with extensive gardens. Bright reception room and cosy dining room and option of marquee for larger weddings.

        Location: Edinburgh & Midlothian, gilmertonhouse.com
        BLOG: Emma & Lewis with florals from Narcissus Flowers

        Harvest Moon Dunbar ✨

        Dornoch Beach Wedding PhotographyHarvest Moon is creative and flexible wedding venue with woodlands and access to the gorgeous beach. It’s exclusive use venue and there is treehouse accommodation for your guests. Conveniently located just a short drive from Edinburgh and perfect for beach wedding.

        Location: Dunbar – Lothian
        Website: harvestmoonholidays.com

        The Barn at Harburn

        Location: Midlothian
        Website: harburnbarn.com

        Carlowrie Castle

        Located just couple miles from Edinburgh this baronial style exclusive-use castle is perfect location for destination weddings with true Scottish atmosphere.

        Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian; carlowriecastle.co.uk

        Cornhill Castle

        Biggar, Edinburgh

        Carberry Tower

        Musselburgh near Edinburgh

        Edinburgh City Chambers – Lothian Chambers – Edinburgh Registrars Office Wedding

        Lothian Chambers Wedding Photography | Edinburgh Wedding Photographer

        Located right on the Royal Mile it gives a traditional intimate setting within the buzz of the city. With several rooms to choose from it’s perfect spot for civil marriage.

        Location: Edinburgh, Edinburgh.gov.uk
        BLOG: Sondari & Andrew

        Leith Theatre – Leith Registrars Office Wedding

        Edinburgh Leith Theatre Wedding Venue | Edinburgh Registrars Elopement

        The Leith Registrars offers large weddings as well as intimate elopements within the space of old Leith Theatre. Stylish and elegant 1930s alternative to Lothian Chambers.

        Location: Edinburgh, Edinburgh.gov.uk
        BLOG: Marit & John (soon online)

        Other wedding venues near Edinburgh worth menitoning:

        Harelaw Farm

        Playfair Library

        Riddle’s Court

        Newhall Estate


        Fife Wedding Venues

        The Cow Shed Crail ✨

        Cow Shed Crail Wedding Photography | Rustic barn venue Scotland | Alternative Wedding Photography | Vintage wedding decor | Little white cowThis is one of the most popular barn style venues in Scotland and it’s well worth the hype. Booking well in advance is highly recommended. Alternatively look into mid week options. For eco conscious: Yay, it’s 90% powered by renewable energy!

        Location: Fife, thecowshedcrail.co.uk
        BLOG: Martyn & Patrick’s Wedding at Cow Shed Crail

        Kinkellbyre

        Location: St Andrews, kinkellbyre.com

        Cambo Estate

        Location: Fife, camboestate.com

        The Byre at Inchyra

        Location: thebyreatinchyra.co.uk

        Pratis Barns

        Fairly new wedding venue in Fife!
        Website: pratisbarns.com


        Glasgow Wedding Venues

        Glasgow City Chambers – Glasgow Registrars Office Wedding

        Glasgow City Chambers Wedding

        Just a stone throw from George Square with several rooms to choose from – ideal spot for civil marriage in Glasgow.

        Location: Glasgow, Glasgow.gov.uk
        BLOG: Lara & Johnny – featured on Love My Dress

        Bothy Glasgow

        Bothy Glasgow Wedding Venue | Glasgow wedding photographerThis is the perfect reception spot for small intimate weddings in Glasgow. Local food produce catering to all needs and cozy rustic space.

        Location: Glasgow, Bothyglasgow.co.uk
        BLOG: Lara & Johnny – featured on Love My Dress

        The Engine Works Glasgow

        Venue with cool industrial vibe!

        Location: Glasgow, theengine.works

        Glue Factory

        Location: Glasgow, thegluefactory.org

        BAad Glasgow

        Barras Art and Design is amazing industrial-chic space sitting in the Barras Market.

        Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox

        This music venue is popular for urban wedding celebrations in Glasgow’s popular Southside – just near Barra Market.

        West Brewery Glasgow

        House for an Art Lover

        Glasgow Art Club

        Glagow Art Club Website


        Stirling Wedding Venues

        The Tin Shed at Knochraich Farm

        Location: Fintry, Stirlingshire, knockraich.com


        Dumfries & Galloway Wedding Venues

        Dunskey Estate ✨

        Historically listed Edwardian castle which is gorgeously restored and often films are being filmed here.
        Location: Portpatrick, dunskey.com

        GG’s Yard

        Location: Dumfries & Galloway, lagganlife.co.uk/ggs-yard


        Inverness Wedding Venues

        Bogbain Farm

        Rustic wedding venue near Inverness.


        Ayrshire Wedding Venues

        Culzean Castle

        Culzean Castle Wedding Venue Photography

        National Trust for Scotland owned clifftop castle with several ceremony options and gorgeous glasshouses and view of the sea. Not an exclusive use venue – check with the management for the events which might take place on the same day. But also offers intimate elopement packages!

        Location Ayrshire, Nts.org.uk
        BLOG: Emma & Sudipta’s Wedding at Culzean

        Rowallan Castle

        Rowallan Castle Wedding | Ayrshire

        Exclusive use luxury wedding venue within large open space of golf grounds. Newly redecorated Old Castle available for hire too!

        Location: Ayrshire, rowallancastle.com
        BLOG: Lorna & David’s Rowallan Castle Wedding

        Dalduff Farm


        Scottish Borders Wedding Venues

        Paxton House

        Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Paxton House | Paxton House Wedding Photography

        Elegant Georgian house in the Tweed Valley in Scottish Borders with outdoor and marquee wedding options.

        Location: Scottish Borders, paxtonhouse.co.uk
        BLOG: Katie & Alex – featured on Brides up North


        Perthshire Wedding Venues

        Ballintaggart Farm

        Guardswell Farm


        Aberdeenshire Wedding Venues

        The Barn at Barra Castle

        Barn at Barra Castle Wedding | Aberdeenshire wedding photographer | Edinburgh wedding photography | Ceranna PhotoThis newly built fully customisable space is a perfect blank canvas venue. Space can be easily divided by curtains and full length windows on one side offer plenty of light even on the rainy days. It offers variety of configurations and accommodates large numbers of guests without ever feeling crowded.

        Location: Aberdeenshire, barracastle.co.uk
        BLOG: Jess & Finlay’s Wedding at the Barn at Barra
        BLOG: Pri & Timfeatured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

        Elsick House

        Elsick House Wedding Photography

        This exclusive use venue is both homely and stylish. Marquee for bigger parties in summer as well as intimate weddings within the house in winter. The gardens here are just fabulous and you don’t need to go far for locations for portrait pictures.

        Location: Aberdeenshire, elsick.co.uk
        BLOG: Kelsey & Iain’s Elsick House Wedding – featured on Braw Bride

        Coo Cathedral

        Location: Aberdeenshire, whiterose.scot/coo-cathedral

        Dunnottar Castle Ruins ✨

        This is probably the most gorgeous castle ruin of all Scotland. Situated on the rugged clifftops it’s perfect backdrop for small intimate wedding or romantic Scottish elopement.
        Location: Aberdeenshire, dunnotarcastle.co.uk

        Birkenhill Farm

        Get married in unique forest cathedral!
        Location: birkenhillfarm.co.uk


        Scottish Highlands Wedding Venues

        Eilean Donan Castle

        You can have a wedding or elopement at this world famous castle. There are no onsite catering facilities, so it’s ideal for intimate elopements or small weddings. It’s a stone throw from Isle of Skye for adventure honeymoon!
        Location: Dornie, eileandonancastle.com

        Alladale Wilderness Reserve ✨

        Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a 23,000-acre highland estate in the Scottish Highlands. The estate was purchased in 2003 by conservationist and philanthropist Paul Lister, who hopes to recreate a wooded landscape and reintroduce native animals including predators such as Scottish wildcat and the wolf. It’s available for exclusive use booking.
        Location: 1.5 hours north of Inverness; alladale.com

        Mar Lodge Estate

        Large estate in Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire where you get to enjoy Cairngorms at your doorstep. Exclusive use venue.

        Fife Arms Braemar

        Boutique hotel and restaurant in Braemar, Royal Deeside packed with gorgeous modern art. Just a stone throw from the magical Cairngorms serves as perfect base for intimate elopements.


        Scottish Islands Wedding Venues

        Talla Na Mara

        Beautiful modern architecture on white beaches of Isle of Harris.
        Location: Isle of Harris, Hebrides; tallanamara.co.uk


        Intimate Elopement and Small Wedding Venues in Scotland

        Isle of Skye Elopement PhotographyIf it’s just two of you eloping to Scotland, deciding on a venue won’t be difficult. It can be simply an Airbnb, tiny cottage on the cliffs or elegant city flat. If you’re having your family and friends to join you, there are still many venues catering to small intimate weddings.

        If you’d like some more info on legalities of eloping in Scotland read my article here.
        BLOG: Isle of Skye Adventure Elopement & Glencoe Elopement – featured in Together Journal
        BLOG: Kayleigh & Riley’s Scottish Hiking Elopement

        Coruisk House ✨

        Located on the gorgeous Isle of Skye this is a perfect place for a small intimate wedding in wild and majestic landscape. One part of the house is a Michelin Star restaurant. This place is perfect for lovers of amazing locally sourced food and the most scenic landscapes Scotland has to offer.
        Location: Isle of Skye, coruiskhouse.com

        Shieldaig Lodge – Torridon ✨

        Shieldaig Lodge in Wester rossRecently refurbished Victorian hunting lodge overlooking Shieldaig Bay. Caters to anything from an intimate elopement for just the two of you and small weddings to grand marquee weddings.

        “Raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands meets refined, timeless elegance.”

        Location: Gairloch, Ross-Shire, shieldaiglodge.com
        BLOG: Aaron & Eleanor’s elopement in Torridon during Storm Aiden

        The Lodge on Loch Goil ✨

        The highlight of this place is definitely it’s magical treehouse overlooking a loch. The country hotel itself accommodates events of up to 50 quests.
        Location: Argyll, thelodge-scotland.com

        Caisealrag Cottage, Crear ✨

        Perfect place for a small intimate wedding with stunning beaches. Specialises in small intimate weddings and elopements.
        Location: Argyll, weeweddings.co.uk

        Roulotte Retreat

        “Eco, chic and romantic retreat below the Eildon Hills in authentic French and Dutch roulottes.”
        Location: Scottish Borders, roulotteretreat.com

        St Mary’s Space ✨

        This is perfect for intimate weddings – an old church transformed into a creative space and recording studio. Located close to Glencoe.
        Location: Appin, Scottish Highlands, stmaryswedding.space

        The Dell of Abernethy

        Location: Cairngorms, thedellofabernethy.co.uk


        All time favourite wedding venues

        Top 3 Barn Wedding Venues in Scotland

        1. Kirknewton Stables, Edinburgh
        2. The Cow Shed Crail, Fife
        3. Guardswell Farm, Perthshire

        Top 3 Scottish Castle Wedding Venues

        1. Dunnotar Castle, Aberdeenshire
        2. Rowallan Castle, Ayrshire

        Top 3 Venues for Small Wedding in Scotland

        1. St Mary’s Space, Appin
        2. Roullote Retreat, Scottish Borders
        3. Caisealrag Cottage, Crear

        And which of these Wedding Venues Scotland  is your favourite one? Or what would you add to the list? Let me know!

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        Oh, haven’t heard about Bothy Glasgow, thanks for recommendation!

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