Welcome to our wedding venue page, a handy guide to some of the best Scottish wedding locations as handpicked by the Music For Scotland Team.
We go to a lot of weddings. A lot. And each one is special and spectacular in it’s own way, in part thanks to the fantastic suppliers who work hard to make a couple’s big day as memorable as possible.
As our bands are so popular and in such high demand, they have played at most of the wedding venues throughout Scotland and are privileged to have experienced some of the finest settings the country has to offer. Our knowledge of these fabulous locations puts us in a perfect place to offer some guidance to happy couples looking for inspiration to find that perfect place to celebrate the happiest day of their lives.
This page will be updated regularly so have a look through some of our favourite venues and see if any of the strikes your fancy.
Braincroft, by Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland PH7 4JZ
Getting back to nature is seriously on trend and the eco-centric movement is growing in popularity. So if you feel at your most comfortable amongst scenic greenery and want to steer clear of the more formal elements of a wedding then Comrie Croft is for you.
With some serious Green Tourism credentials Comrie Croft is something a wee bit different. Whether you’ve always dreamed of getting married in a forest, a meadow or in the courtyard of a quaint farmstead, here - in the 231 acres of scenic fields and woodland - you’ll be spoiled for choice. Fancy your own mini Glastonbury on your big day? Or how about a country-themed knees up? Or even a laidback house party bbq? Comrie Croft is a DIY wedding venue which offers you the freedoms you wouldn’t be afforded at a hotel so you can pretty much do your own thing (within reason!) Cost effective, romantic and relaxed, the venue gives you a blank canvas which would allow you to truly make your wedding your own, whilst also providing plentiful accommodation for your guests. A secluded location with plenty of privacy, in the great outdoors - what’s not to love?
110 Market Street, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9PB / 234 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, DD5 2AH
Looking for an intimate wedding venue brimming with atmosphere? Then Forgans should be at the top of your list. Exchange your vows at one of the multitude of the surrounding, romantic locations and celebrate your big day in the industrial-chic and relaxed space within the former cleek factory. With its painfully cool décor you won’t be short of a picture-worthy spot for your wedding photos and the Scottish produce-led food and drinks will make sure that you and your guests are well fed and watered.
Choosing between the two picturesque locations - the world famous St Andrews and the scenic Broughty Ferry - will be difficult. The university town of St Andrews - frequently referred to as "The Home of Golf" - with its gothic architecture and cobbled streets is certainly a popular wedding destination however Broughty Ferry is hot on its heels. Located just 4 miles outside the centre of Dundee, on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, couples will be spoiled for choice as to where to take their wedding photos. Both of the Forgans seaside venues are conveniently located, with a reputation for ceildih dancing and fantastic gin.
This venue truly makes the most of what Scotland has to offer.
Via King's Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST
Edinburgh is not short of wedding venues. Our stunning city has a jaw-droppingly beautiful building – or several - on every corner. But if you’re looking for something a wee bit different and away from the main hustle and bustle of city life then you simply must consider Dalkeith Country Park. This 1000 acre estate just outside Edinburgh City Centre, has much to shout about. The ancient woodlands, the architecture of Dalkeith Palace, widely regarded as one of the most magnificent historical houses in Scotland, the painstakingly created landscape – we could go on but you just need to see it for yourself.
The knowledgeable team at Dalkeith Park’s Restoration Yard are truly committed to giving every couple that chooses to celebrate that special day with them, the experience of a lifetime. Dalketh Country Park should definitely be part of your go-see list.
Bachilton House, Methven, Scotland PH1 3QX
Rustic chic at its finest. Rural but modern; conveniently-located but private - Bachilton Barn is the perfect venue for couples who want to celebrate their big day in secluded, scenic surroundings. The setting for the wedding consists of a modern, loch-side barn, in 700 acres of Perthshire’s stunning countryside, affording the wedding party plenty of space and opportunity to celebrate the day in style.
With accommodation available on site, your guests can party into the night and retire to their luxury cottages without having to travel and if you fancy carrying on the festivities the next day you can avail yourself of the on-site activities – Highland Games, quad biking, rifle shooting, archery and more – and afterwards relax with a BBQ lunch.
If you’re looking for a private wedding setting that will allow you to realise your own, personal vision for your big day, Bachilton Barn is the perfect choice. Want to see it for yourself? Contact Bachilton Barn direct or look out for their fequent wedding exhibitions which will allow you to see the venue in all its glory.
Sypsies Farmhouse, Crail, Fife, KY10 3XA
The Cow Shed is really quite something - simple and sophisticated it is a shed in name only. Situated in the East Neuk of Fife, in the picturesque seaside village of Crail, the venue is a fantastic spot for countryside lovers and couples who want to have stunning scenery as the backdrop to their wedding photos.
A former part of a Fife dairy, The Cow Shed was launched in 2016 and has become a sought after location for weddings, events and corporate functions. Conveniently located for St Andrews and Dundee, the versatile space allows you to fully achieve the vision for your occasion and ensures that you and your guests can celebrate your big day in complete privacy. With a backdrop punctuated by views towards the Firth of Forth, The Bass Rock and East Lothian, with stunning beaches and quaint harbours on the door step, your wedding photographer won’t know where to start. And, with accommodation walking distance away from the venue – as well as in nearby Crail - you can relax in the knowledge that you and your guests will be comfortable.
The Cow Shed’s adaptable layout means that your wedding or function can be small and intimate or accommodate 150 plus people for the larger events. The venue is a family run affair and what they don’t know about weddings isn’t worth knowing so the team will make absolutely certain that your big day will run as planned.
If The Cow Shed sounds like your ideal location then seeing it in real life will be sure to seal the deal.
Kinkell Farm, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8PN
Situated a stone’s throw away from St Andrews, with some of the most gorgeous sea views we’ve seen, Kinkell Byre is a seriously sleek venue. The pictures simply don’t do justice to the versatile space, and when we say versatile, we mean it – want to hold your own highland games, ride down the aisle on a tandem bicycle, or have a 4000 strong ball? It’s all possible.
Kinkell Byre can cater from 40 to 2000 guests and double that if you’re extra popular and want to add a few marquees. In the 16 years the venue has been open, it has held 700 events which equates to around 250,000 memories so you can be certain in the knowledge that the expert team here have seen it all. Whether you want a DIY wedding, a bit of help and advice or a full wedding package, Kinkell Byre can cater to all of your needs.
Contact the venue to arrange an appointment to get a tour around the space and see how this unique location can be transformed for your big day.
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