Affordable Wedding Venues for Hire in Scotland

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Top Affordable Wedding Venues in Scotland

Booking a wedding in Scotland? Whether you are looking for a romantic castle wedding, a sleek and modern ceremony or a traditional handfasting in the outdoors, Scotland has it all. Check out our list of curated venues for the best the country has to offer.

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Wedding Venues in Scotland FAQ

What parts of Scotland are most popular for a wedding?

Atmospheric Scotland offers prospective wedding parties an impressive range of choices. Popular urban locations include Edinburgh, known for its castle and historic charm, but also check out venues in Glasgow, Dundee, and Inverness. They are all familiar wedding favourites for their easy transport links, range of vendors and one-of-a-kind venues. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are a popular choice for those heading to the countryside and are an easy drive from the city. Glencoe or the Isle of Skye in the north of the country, while a bit more remote, are also favourites.

How much does it cost to hire a wedding venue in Scotland?

When searching for a wedding venue, expect prices to vary depending on your wedding party expectations. However, when looking for a minimum spend venue in Scotland, you can expect costs to range between £50 to £1000, or even a little bit more. For venues using the hire fee model, expect prices from £150 to £600 per session. For costs per person, expect to find venues charging between £25 to £180 for an event. (All data taken from Tagvenue.)

Can I be married outdoors in Scotland?

Luckily, unlike the rest of the UK, Scotland allows outdoor weddings as long as you abide by a few small conditions. Once you have secured a venue or appropriate piece of ground, you will simply need to contact a proper celebrant. Bear in mind that the weather here may be rather damp on occasion, so make sure you have an acceptable alternative planned. Your paperwork from the Scottish Registrar will specify the wedding location, so make sure to take this aspect into account when planning alternate accommodation.

What are some affordable wedding venues in Scotland?

Many couples are simply not prepared to spend most of their budget on the wedding venue. For that reason, it is quite common practice to seek out event spaces with a lower price tag. Scotland is rich in options. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • The Granary Overlooking the Waters of Leith, this lovely event space offers lower-priced wedding packages and an excellent atmosphere full of character.
  • The Cellar Door This lovely Edinburgh venue offers a large event space with a very reasonable minimum spend.
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh Caledonian A high-class venue with a reasonable price tag, this lovely hotel offers several elegant function rooms.
  • Income Weddings (Forth Boat Tours) All-inclusive wedding packages for up to 100, and a chance to enjoy the lovely sea air.

What are some unusual wedding venues in Scotland?

Don’t be afraid to look beyond your nearest hotel function room. Unusual venues offer couples a chance to take their event somewhere truly sublime, whether it is a historic whiskey distillery or a fairytale castle:

  • The Old Dr Bells Baths A recently renovated Victorian bathhouse in Edinburgh, enjoy the quirky charm of this historic venue.
  • The Clydeside Distillery One of Glasgow’s historic treasures, this venue now boasts a sleek and modern finish, and events can include informal distillery tours.
  • Lews Castle With views of the Stornoway harbour, this historic castle on the Isle of Lewis is sure to wow your guests. Striking period architecture and luxurious fit out guarantee an elegant and one-of-a-kind affair.
  • Drumtochty Castle This 19th-century castle offers exquisite neo-gothic design and 350 acres of primeval forest. Perfect for those seeking an authentic Scottish castle experience.

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