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Unusual Scottish wedding venues

We’re loving all the recent press coverage of Scotland being the perfect setting to hold your wedding. We agree – from field to farm; church to castle, we’ve got it covered in Scotland. If you’d like somewhere a little different as the background to your big day, then these venues are anything but run of the mill.

We are more than a little in love with Balbegno Castle, situated just outside Fettercairn in Aberdeenshire. With its quirky, modern interior styling and stunning great hall, it’s the perfect setting for a celebration. The castle is available on a self-catering basis and has hosted some amazing hen weekends as well as weddings in recent years.

Or how about a converted cowshed? Kinkell Byre is a versatile venue that is full of atmosphere and has a real rustic feel. The setting is beautiful too – on the east coast, near St Andrews. And if you like a lot of room on the dancefloor to throw your shapes, it’s the perfect space for you.

Or for a really great party, how about a wedding in a working microbrewery in Glasgow? Founded on a vision to brew the best beer in the UK, West Brewery is the perfect place for a shindig and guaranteed to have beer on tap all night long.

We are loving the idea of holding your wedding in a 100 year-old tapestry studio, on the site of an old Victorian swimming pool. Right in the heart of Edinburgh, with gorgeous light and a contemporary space, Dovecot Studios will weave their magic on you and your guests as dance under its vaulted ceiling.

And what about this one? A large barn, part of the Aboyne Castle estate, affectionately named The Coo Cathedral due to it’s shape and its resident Coo (Scottish for cow). Inside and out, space is a-plenty, allowing you to put your own stamp on it and even decorate the Coo himself.

And heading west, near Kilberry, overlooking the Isles, is an amazing little white house in the middle of the landscape. This is Crear, home to a space for artists, musicians and couples who want to say “I do” somewhere a little different. Hosting wedding parties from 2 to 100, you could hold your ceremony inside Crear, or on one of the rugged beaches nearby.


If you’ve not discovered it yet, Mansfield Traquair is Edinburgh’s sistine chapel. From day to night this is one spectacular space – guaranteed for the ‘wow’ factor every time.
We love the diversity of unique wedding venues in Scotland. Where else is on your hit-list?


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Style Linens Glasgow - February 19, 2013 - 9:55 am

Wow! Mansfield Traquair looks incredible. The sheer size and majesty of the place makes it feel like a royal wedding. Very classy.

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