12 Nov 2018 Admin

Scottish Wedding Inspiration

Thinking of A Scottish themed Wedding? 

Scotland has so much going for it; the beautiful scenery, castles, lochs, the highlands and the ancient traditions just to name a few. You do not need to be Scottish to realise what a exceptional place it is. It is not surprising that couples want to make the journey and have their special day in such a picturesque location. Even the celebrities want in on the Scottish action, Madonna and Guy Ritchie tied the knot in Skibo Castle up in the Highlands - ok the marriage did not last but that was not the Scottish charms fault it was more likely to do with Guy leaving his pants everywhere. Scotland has so much to offer - so right now you know its Scotland but is it out in the beautiful Highlands, a stunning castle or one of our cool slick cities. There is a lot to chose from hopefully this article can give some inspiration… 

The Highlands 

It is no wonder why the Scottish Highlands are known all around the world - the ancient landscape with majestic backdrops would look amazing on any persons holiday pictures and definitely their wedding pictures. Scottish law allows for wedding ceremonies to take place anywhere just as long as its agreed by the couple and the approved celebrant - this means you can get married anywhere as long as your celebrant is willing to brave the Scottish elements or even get their hiking gear on to get to the most remote locations. 

Fancy getting married 3600 feet above sea level? The Ptarmigan building near the summit of Cairn Gorm is the highest functioning wedding venue in Scotland. Couples and guests travel up the mountain on a funicular railway to the ceremony which can be held on the outdoor terrace. If heights aren’t your thing getting married on sea level may seem more appropriate. How about getting married on a boat on one of the many beautiful Lochs that grace Scotland. Head on over to https://www.sweeneyscruiseco.com and check out their weddings section and you could soon be saying “I do” on the breathtaking setting that is Loch Lomand. 

Scottish Wedding Castles 

When it comes to romance, nothing comes close to beating a castle for that greatly charged atmosphere of history and occasion. Not surprisingly, castles are the most popular venues for weddings and Scotland happens to have them in abundance. As there are so many about you will not find it hard to suit your taste and budget as also they come in a variety of locations and sizes. As I mentioned before the high end of the castle market would be Skibo Castle in Sutherland  find them at carnegieclub.co.uk as their website describes them “heaven on earth” by the sounds of that your wedding at Skibo Castle would be out of this world and who wouldn’t ask for that on their wedding?!

Eilean Donan Castle, eileandonancastle.com,  is the most photographed castle in Scotland and it has also provided a backdrop for many movies including Highlander and Entrapment. Getting married in a castle that not only ha all its history but its been in Hollywood too…that will give your guests the big wows on your big day!  

Not all castles are located out in the countryside. Edinburgh has its very own. Edinburgh castle is located right in the heart of the city centre, it is one of Edinburghs most iconic landmarks which stands on top of the majestic Castle Rock high above the city for all to see. Edinburgh Castle offers various rooms and suites to accommodate guests up to 70 for your evening reception or if it is something more intimate St Margaret’s Chapel holds 30 for the ceremony.

If you chose to hold your wedding reception in the Jacobite room your guest can be offered  a tour of the Crown Jewels - I mean when else can you get to see such historic artefacts let alone at somebodies wedding!! www.edinburghcastle.scot has all the information you will need and the Castle even offers the use of the magically romantic Minstrel’s Gallery for when you decide to ask that all important question - the gallery is stood above the Great Hall just seeping with history. 

Scotland's Most popular Wedding Cities


Scotland has many beautiful places - Glasgow is not known for its beauty but it sure does know where its at when it comes to culture, sport, food and drink…well any sort of good time really! So if you are planning on getting married in Glasgow you know the celebrations will be big. Glaswegians know how to party. 

Glasgow is famous for its music scene and not too long ago a couple were the first to hold their wedding reception at the infamous Barrowlands. This iconic venue was originally opened in 1934 but unfortunately got largely destroyed by a fire in 1958 - the rebuild saw the venue reopening on Christmas eve of 1960. Back in the day it was a popular dance hall but now is best known for hosting major concerts. If you are a lover of music this is certainly a very cool place to host your reception. Imagine your wedding bands excitement when they find out they have a gig at The Barrowlands!! If you are looking to hire the best live music wedding bands in Glasgow get in touch with the Music for Scotland team today. 

Right in the heart of Glasgow city centre overlooking George Square proudly stands Merchant’s House - a grand mansion which dates back to 19th century absolutely soaked in the history of the city. You can hold a small intimate wedding meal for just 10 of your closets family and friends or take advantage of the Grand Hall which can accommodate 130 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast which comes complete with a Steinway Grand Piano. Such a beautiful venue set right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city centre - the wedding photographer will have awesome time setting you up for pictures out in the busy streets and also back inside the most grandeur of buildings.  

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