Booking a wedding in Scotland? Whether you are looking for a romantic castle wedding, a sleek and modern ceremony or a traditional handfasting in the outdoors, Scotland has it all. Check out our list of curated venues for the best the country has to offer.
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Atmospheric Scotland offers prospective wedding parties an impressive range of choices. Popular urban locations include Edinburgh, known for its castle and historic charm, but also check out venues in Glasgow, Dundee, and Inverness. They are all familiar wedding favourites for their easy transport links, range of vendors and one-of-a-kind venues. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are a popular choice for those heading to the countryside and are an easy drive from the city. Glencoe or the Isle of Skye in the north of the country, while a bit more remote, are also favourites.
When searching for a wedding venue, expect prices to vary depending on your wedding party expectations. However, when looking for a minimum spend venue in Scotland, you can expect costs to range between £50 to £1000, or even a little bit more. For venues using the hire fee model, expect prices from £150 to £600 per session. For costs per person, expect to find venues charging between £25 to £180 for an event. (All data taken from Tagvenue.)
Luckily, unlike the rest of the UK, Scotland allows outdoor weddings as long as you abide by a few small conditions. Once you have secured a venue or appropriate piece of ground, you will simply need to contact a proper celebrant. Bear in mind that the weather here may be rather damp on occasion, so make sure you have an acceptable alternative planned. Your paperwork from the Scottish Registrar will specify the wedding location, so make sure to take this aspect into account when planning alternate accommodation.
Many couples are simply not prepared to spend most of their budget on the wedding venue. For that reason, it is quite common practice to seek out event spaces with a lower price tag. Scotland is rich in options. Here are a few of our favourites:
Don’t be afraid to look beyond your nearest hotel function room. Unusual venues offer couples a chance to take their event somewhere truly sublime, whether it is a historic whiskey distillery or a fairytale castle:
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