Scotland is home to some of the most luxurious, romantic wedding venues, but nothing quite screams fairy-tale than a castle. Today we have put together a list of the top 10 castle wedding venues in Scotland, for those who are looking to add a touch of magic to their big day.
1 – Blairquhan Castle
Blairquhan Castle is a Grade A listed building, located in South Ayrshire, Scotland. This magnificent castle is a staple amongst the Ayrshire countryside and lies on a 200-acre estate within a beautiful valley that the River Girvan winds through. Blairquhan Castle, when it comes to weddings, is amongst some of the best castles that Scotland has to offer. You have the option to hire this venue to hold the ceremony, reception as well as accommodation for all of your guests. Plus, the vast private parkland makes the perfect backdrop for stunning wedding photos. Why not hire a luxury private driver and travel to and from your wedding in your dream vehicle. You and your guests will have exclusive access to the venue, with 15 luxurious bedrooms and spectacular reception rooms. This castle might just tick all of the boxes for you.
2 – Cluny Castle
Located in the tranquil site of the Aberdeenshire countryside, lies the secluded Cluny Castle. This majestic venue is nestled away in amongst a 200-acre landscape and private parklands. Cluny Castle is the image of fairy-tale romance and dates back to the 14th century. You and your guests will get to experience the rich heritage and history of this much-loved family home and the stunning gardens that surround it. The owners have preserved the original decor and architectural features to provide a magical venue packed with history. Cluny Castle can recommend a list of trusted caterers in the local area that allows you to customise your dream wedding breakfast.
3 – Cornhill Castle
Cornhill Castle located in Biggar is one of Scotland’s most unique and elegant castles. This secluded location is a perfect wedding venue for all seasons and offers exclusivity to you and your guests throughout the day. The experienced events team pledge to help you create the fairy-tale wedding you have always dreamt of for a truly magical day. The castle holds up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and a maximum of 200 guests for the reception. With bespoke menu and drinks packages which can all tailored to your requirements, this venue is a perfect choice of location for both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
4 – Myres Castle
Situated in Fife, near the village of Auchtermuchty, is a historic wedding venue that is Myres Castle. This majestic location is drenched in Scottish history, dating back to its construction in 1530. Just 40 minutes away from Edinburg, this venue is a beautiful location surrounded by 44 acres of private grounds. This whimsical venue was the 2018 winner of the Best UK Wedding Venue in the Hudson UK Heritage Awards. You can hire this charming venue for up to 24 guests and experience the magical elements of twinkling lights and a beautiful woodland setting.
5 – Logie Country House
Logie Country House sits in its estate 16 miles west of Aberdeen in the Royal Burgh of Inverurie. This incredibly luxurious venue is an award winner, featuring a courtyard, a large ballroom and even its own private island. There are 15 bedrooms available, and you and your guests will have exclusive access for the duration of your wedding. Logie Country House can host intimate weddings for up to 50-day guests in the dining room of the Main House, or larger parties of up to 150 guests in the Ballroom which overlooks Bennachie and the River Urie.
6 – Melville Castle Hotel
This magnificent country house hotel and luxury venue will be the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Melville Castle, located just a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh centre, features 18th-century charm nestled amongst a 50-acre estate. This enchanting location has a selection of gorgeous rooms within the castle for you and your guests to enjoy, whether a lavish affair or a more intimate celebration. Available in the castle’s grounds is a beautifully decorated marquee if you are in need of extra space. With exclusive access, you and your guests will receive complete privacy for you to relax and enjoy your special day.
7 – Achnagairn Castle
Achnagairn Castle is located in the stunning Achnagairn Estate near Inverness. This beautiful location hosts hundreds of weddings each year and has recently been named the Best Wedding Venue in the UK by the famous Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. The interior features a grand ballroom complete with vaulted ceilings, beautiful bridal suites and retained original period features. This venue is the image of Scottish class and fairy-tale wedding glamour.
8 – Glentruim Castle and Cottages
Glentruim Castle & Cottages offer the best of both worlds for you and your guests throughout the duration of your wedding. Whether you choose the grandeur of the historic castle or the quainter comfort of the traditional cottages, you will experience the very best of Highland magic in this fantastic estate. The dramatic interiors and mature woodland gardens offer a romantic backdrop to your wedding photos and will certainly not fail to wow your guests.
9 – Borthwick Castle
One of the largest and best-preserved medieval Scottish castles is Borthwick Castle. Situated twelve miles south of Edinburgh, sits this beautiful venue is the perfect setting for creating a magical wedding experience. The elegant interiors have been magnificently preserved to create a romantic, private environment. Whether you plan on simplicity or a grand affair, the dedicated events team will work alongside you in order to create a completely bespoke and memorable experience.
10 – Airth Castle Hotel
Airth Castle Hotel is Scotlands most central, exclusive retreats and is a popular choice amongst brides and grooms for the backdrop to their big day. This spectacular location, complete with glamorous interiors is sure to impress your friends and family. Views of majestic rolling countryside create a show-stopping backdrop, while the enthusiastic events team assist you every step of the way to achieve the wedding of your dreams.