When it comes to weddings, good things come in small, medium and large packages – just ask these venues, which specialise in taking the stress out of your day with offers that cover all the essentials
“For our many international clients, all-inclusive packages work really well – they take the stress away from couples since we, the venue, book almost everything for them,” explains the Glasshouse’s venue co-ordinator. Scottish couples can get in on the jet-setting too: spending over £10,000 on your wedding at the Glasshouse Hotel entitles you to a complimentary seven-night bed-and-breakfast stay at seven selected YTL Hotels around the world, including in Bali and Kuala Lumpur.
Fancy spending the night before your wedding in a turret suite with your besties, or a round of golf with three friends on the morning of the big day? You’re in luck: both come as standard in this Edinburgh venue’s Morton package. Also included is a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, piper and traditional toastmaster, meaning all you have to do is relax.
“All our packages can be fully personalised, and we love to see couples putting their own touches on every aspect of their day,” says the Johnstone venue’s Kirstin Watson. “You can change everything from the colours in the ceiling light to the fold on the napkins for the wedding breakfast. With our Bespoke package, you can keep everything as is, knowing that all the essentials are taken care of, or pay more to upgrade a few items such as centrepieces.”
The Drumsheugh package at this chic Edinburgh hotel starts at £99 per person and includes canapés, prosecco upon arrival and during speeches, accommodation for the newlyweds and much more. It also offers impressive flexibility, with champagne upgrades and the possibility of ditching the evening buffet if this isn’t required. For extra adaptability, the venue does not set fixed timings for the day, allowing couples to decide when they’d like the ceremony and meal to begin.
“Packages often create a sense of ease and comfort for couples, especially if they’re trying to set a budget,” notes Ella Robbins, senior marketing manager. “We have lots of additional extras you can add, such as an evening buffet, his-and-hers cocktails and more. Plus, you can banish any pre-wedding jitters on the wedding morning with nine holes on our Duke’s championship course!”
The Re-imagined package from Norton House, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, covers many of the essential elements of the day while still remaining adaptable. How does complimentary executive accommodation for the couple and discounted rates for family and friends looking to stay overnight sound?
Lodge on Loch Lomond’s Winter Wonderland package is the venue’s most complete offering, with decor, such as ceiling drapings and candlelit vase centrepieces, coming as standard. Personalise your day and keep your guests happy (and cosy!) with extras such as a fire pit, perfect for enjoying toasted marshmallows, or a warming dram at the end of the day.
“Our Cameron House wedding package is the foundation upon which we build your perfect day, but there are plenty of opportunities to tailor this to your needs,” explains wedding and special events executive Bríona Farrell. “If you’re looking to put on a show, consider adding a Personal Chef Experience to the drinks reception or make your grand entrance by seaplane, landing at our jetty right outside the hotel reception to the delight of your guests, who will be waiting on the lawn.”
A well-designed package option is bound to get our attention, but when a venue has not one but three fabulous offerings, we get very excited indeed. The Redhurst Hotel, tucked away in a leafy corner of Glasgow’s southside, has something to suit everyone, boasting the Timeless package, available from October to March (from £4,300), a Mid-Week package (from £2,021 ) and Your Bespoke Day (from £5,650).
Small in guest numbers but big in value, the sweetly named Coorie In package from the Hamilton venue includes ceremony hire, a three-course meal and a glass of prosecco for 20 guests for £1,550. Devised when covid restrictions meant wee weddings were the only option, it has proved so popular that the venue is keeping the package going even now when limits on guest numbers have been eased.
Of course, this stand-out Glasgow venue has a roster of talented pipers waiting to play at your wedding, but its entertainment contacts don’t stop there, with photobooth services and light-up dancefloor operators also in their little black book. Its tailor-made package allows couples to pick and choose exactly which services they would like provided, ensuring your day is perfectly you.
Newton Mearns’ Parklands had guests of all ages in mind when devising its wedding package, with a sophisticated menu featuring an array of canapés and supreme of chicken and a young adults menu starring classics like macaroni cheese, pizza margherita and ice-cream. We predict little guests will have to fend off adults’ roving forks if they want to scoff the lot in peace.