Glasgow is easily the best city for tying the knot in Scotland as its “old Victorian charm meets contemporary artsy flair” aesthetic equals an amazing amount of interesting and unique wedding venues. The city landscape also provides some amazing backdrops for post-wedding pictures. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with choices in this eclectic and energetic city, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you make sense of it all and find the “just right” wedding venue you have always dreamed of.
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The best part about getting married in Glasgow is that you can find some awesome deals as there are many cheap wedding venues to choose from. You’ll also find many unusual venues in the city including a pub which has been hosting weddings since the 1700s. Is there anything more Scottish than a wedding in a pub?
Whether you’re looking for old-world charm or something creative and unique, Glasgow has a venue for your dream wedding. One of the more popular wedding venues in the city, The Corinthian Club in Merchant City, is a prime example of Glasgow’s treasured Victorian past. Once the location of a bank and high court, The Corinthian Club has been restored to host events. There are six rooms to choose from, with the largest capable of hosting up to 190 seated guests.
Glasgow is also home to some unusual wedding venues. The most popular of which is Barras Art and Design in Glasgow’s East End. The venue was once an indoor market and features an impressive glass roof allowing plenty of natural light to flood the venue. If you’re looking for an outdoor experience without the Scottish chill, then Barras Art and Design is an excellent choice. There are four spaces to choose from with the largest capable of hosting 220 guests for dining.
The city centre is where you’ll find most wedding venues in Glasgow. Venues are quite spread out across the city from the River Clyde in the south to the M8 motorway in the north. Merchant City and Trongate are probably going to be the best places to start your search.
In Renfrew, near Glasgow Airport, you’ll find hotels and leisure clubs which also cater to weddings. A popular choice in this part of the city is The Glynhill Hotel which has several intimate function rooms and three large ballrooms, one of which can host up to 380 seated guests. Hotels are great for weddings because the bridal party and out-of-town guests can stay in the rooms, especially if they are conveniently located.
The city offers venues at a wide range of prices, but overall, planning a wedding in Glasgow offers notable cost savings when compared with UK standards. So, whether you’re looking for high-end luxury or you are on a budget, you’ll be sure to find a venue to meet your needs.
Most wedding venues in Glasgow work on a hire fee. This gives you the use of the venue for a full day or session which typically lasts 6 - 8 hours. Hire fees in the city start at £500 and can cost as much as £1,663. Bear in mind this is for the use of the venue only and that you’ll still need to budget for catering.
Some venues charge per person rates which will include the use of the venue, furniture, water, tea and coffee. Catering will usually be added on top of these rates depending on the type of meal and size of the course. Per person rates in Glasgow range from £35 to £50.
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