Wedding Venues Scotland

        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.

        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! 


        Scottish Barn Style 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,
        BLOG: Martyn & Patrick’s Wedding at Cow Shed Crail



        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,
        BLOG: Jess & Finlay’s Wedding at the Barn at Barra
        BLOG: Pri & Timfeatured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings


        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,
        BLOG: Madeleine & Finlay – featured on Braw Brides
        BLOG: Catriona & Tom


        The Barn at Harburn

        Location: Midlothian,


        The Tin Shed at Knochraich Farm

        Location: Fintry, Stirlingshire,


        Coo Cathedral

        Location: Aberdeenshire,


        Scottish Castle 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,
        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,
        BLOG: Lorna & David’s Rowallan Castle Wedding




        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;

        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,

        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,


        Scottish Country House Wedding Venues


        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,
        BLOG: Kelsey & Iain’s Elsick House Wedding – featured on Braw Bride


        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,
        BLOG: Emma & Lewis with florals from Narcissus Flowers



        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,
        BLOG: Katie & Alex – featured on Brides up North



        Scottish Boho & Outdoor Wedding Venues

        Harvest Moon Dunbar

        Dornoch Beach Wedding PhotographyHarvest Moon is creative and flexible wedding venue with woodlands and access to the gorgeous beach. Exclusive use and treehouse accommodation for your guests.

        Location: Dunbar – Lothian,

        The Byre at Inchyra



        Location: St Andrews,

        Cambo Estate

        Location: Fife,

        Dunskey Estate

        Historically listed Edwardian castle.

        Location: Portpatrick,


        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,

        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,
        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, 

        Caisealrag Cottage, Crear

        Perfect place for a small intimate wedding with stunning beaches. Specialises in small intimate weddings and elopements.

        Location: Argyll,

        Roulotte Retreat

        “Eco, chic and romantic retreat below the Eildon Hills in authentic French and Dutch roulottes.”

        Location: Scottish Borders,

        Birkenhill Farm

        Get married in unique forest cathedral!


        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,

        The Dell of Abernethy

        Location: Cairngorms,


        Scottish Civil Marriage & Intimate Wedding Venues

        Edinburgh Wedding Venues

        Leith Theatre – Leith Registrars Office

        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,
        BLOG: Marit & John (soon online)


        Lothian Chambers

        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,
        BLOG: Sondari & Andrew



        Glasgow Small Wedding Venues

        Glasgow City Chambers

        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,
        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,
        BLOG: Lara & Johnny – featured on Love My Dress




        Scottish Urban Wedding Venues

        The Engine Works Glasgow

        Venue with cool industrial vibe!

        Location: Glasgow,

        Glue Factory

        Location: Glasgow,

        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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