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Top 10 Scottish Wedding Venues

So you want to get married in Scotland. Which venue do you choose?

Here is a run down of Scottish wedding photographer Reids Photography’s top ten Scottish wedding venues.

1. Eilean Donan Castle

One of the most iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle, is set by sea lochs on the road to the Isle of Skye. With breathtaking scenery there will be no shortage of spots for photographs of your Highland Wedding. While you can have your ceremony and champagne reception at the castle, there are no catering facilities so the wedding receptions usually take place at one of the local hotels. It is one of my goals to photograph a wedding at this stunning Scottish castle.


Location: Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8DX
Marriage License?: Yes, ceremony, not catering facitilies
Contact: 01599 555 202 / website

2. Hopetoun House

The elegant and romantic setting of Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh is the perfect wedding venue for a celebration in style. The house and the fountain make stunning backdrops for photographs of your wedding day. With facilities for your ceremony and reception, Hopetoun can cater for your every need on your big day. A lovely wedding venue if you are looking for a grand setting.


Location: South Queensferry, EH30 9SL
Marriage License?: Yes, ceremony and reception
Contact: 0131 331 2451 / website

3. Stirling Castle

A magnificent Scottish castle, high on a cliff top overlooking the city of Stirling below, Stirling Castle offers several rooms available to suit the size of every wedding. The Great Hall offers a magnificent space, suitable for everything from your wedding breakfast to dancing the night away. Argyll’s Lodging gives a more intimate setting for a smaller wedding. What could be more Scottish than getting married in a castle?


Location: Stirling, FK8 1EJ
Marriage License?: yes, ceremony and reception
Contact: 0131 668 8686/website

4. Floors Castle

Set in the Scottish Borders, Floors Castle offers stunning views over the River Tweed and Cheviot Hills, A very exclusive wedding venue, catering for only a handful of weddings each year, but an absolutely amazing castle with beautiful surroundings for your wedding photos.


Location: Kelso, TD5 7RN
Marriage License?: Yes, ceremony and reception.
Contact: 01573 223 333 / website

5. Blair Estate

Located near Dalry, Ayrshire, Blair Estate is a family home set in a spectacular 400 acre landscaped garden. Whether you want an intimate wedding or a larger affair Blair Estate will cater for your every need, giving an individual approach to each wedding.


Location:Ayrshire, KA24 4ER
Marriage License?: yes, ceremony and reception
Contact: 01294 833 100 / website

6. Dundas Castle

Set in it’s own gorgeous 1000 acre estate, Dundas castle in South Queensferry is a beautiful historic castle. Dundas Castle is an “exclusive use” venue, meaning that when booked, the entire castle and its grounds are yours in its entirety. With amazing scenery and spectacular views this is a fantastic all year round wedding venue.


Location: Lothian, EH30 9SP
Marriage License?: yes, ceremony and reception
Contact: 0131 319 2039 / website

7. Mount Stuart

Set in 300 acres of gloriously landscaped gardens and grounds, Mount Stuart is a stunning Victorian Gothic mansion on the Isle of Bute. With the Marble Chapel set within the grounds and the wide choice of rooms for your reception, including the romantic grounds, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Location: Isle of Bute
Marriage License?: yes, ceremony and reception
Contact: 01700 503 877 / website

8. Cameron House

Sitting on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Cameron House provides stunning surroundings for your wedding photos. Why not say your vows on the banks, then proceed to one of the suites for the reception. Where else can you arrive at your wedding by seaplane?


Location: Loch Lomond, G83 8QZ
Marriage License?: Yes, ceremony and reception.
Contact: website

9. Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, set in the Angus countryside, a fairytale castle with its soaring turrets and atmospheric rooms. Both the interior and the landscaped gardens are perfect for wedding photography. Catering for all sizes of weddings, with a wide choice of locations for your ceremony, reception and photography.

Location: Angus, DD8 1RJ
Marriage license?: Yes, ceremonies and receptions
Contact: 01307 840393 / website

10. Blair Castle

A beautiful white castle set in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Blair Castle is the epitome of your Scottish fairytale castle wedding. With full use of the stunning castle and its beautiful gardens you won’t be lost for amazing locations for your wedding photography.


Location: Blair Atholl, PH18 5TL
Marriage license?: Yes, ceremonies and receptions
Contact: 01796 481207 / website

Written and compiled by Stuart Reid of Reids Photography, if you are interested in booking Stuart as your wedding photographer at these or any other wedding venues, please get in touch for more information.