One of the best things about getting married in Scotland? Our spectacular scenery! Choose a country house wedding venue that offers front-row views of our glorious landscapes.
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1. BALLOGIE HOUSE
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A luxurious, rural retreat set in the heart of Ballogie Estate in Aberdeenshire, Ballogie House is an idyllic exclusive-use venue for a bespoke wedding celebration.
This beautiful property, set amidst 6,000 acres, has gorgeous entertaining spaces and sumptuous refurbished bedrooms. During summer, the expansive lawn is perfect for an outdoor ceremony, where guests can enjoy breathtaking views across the parkland to the heather-clad hills beyond.
The stunning orangery is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony with the glass-sided marquee accommodating up to 150 guests, offering uninterrupted views of the garden.
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Springkell is a peaceful countryside haven set in the stunning Dumfriesshire woodland.
Built in 1734, Springkell is a historic stately home that’s perfect for your wedding. The venue’s ceremony room can hold up to 150 guests, and 66 of those guests can stay on-site in one of the venue’s 21 beautifully appointed bedrooms. If you’re planning a huge party, then the Main Hall can host up to 250 people!
Springkell’s focus is creating a completely bespoke experience. They make any request come true. The venue is exclusive-use; you can really treat it as a home from home.
3. NORWOOD HALL HOTEL
Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel is set in the Aberdeenshire countryside, in a central location but surrounding by lush woodland.
The beautiful ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows so that you can bring the outside in, patio doors that open up onto the terrace for alfresco drinks, and amazing spaces in and around the venue for photos.
Large weddings are catered for with space for up to 200 guests, with an experienced wedding team on-hand to help with anything you might need.
4. THE ROMAN CAMP HOTEL
Set on the banks of the River Teith, The Roman Camp Hotel in Callandar, Stirlingshire, is the perfect wedding venue for those who want the magic of a countryside retreat.
Get married in the hotel’s own chapel, perfect for an intimate ceremony or romantic elopement. There’s even a stone alter on the banks of the river which provides a gorgeous summertime setting for your ceremony.
Your guests could enjoy the gardens further with a champagne reception, and marquees can be erected on request.
5. ROSEBERY HOUSE
Built as a holiday home and hunting lodge for the Earls of Rosebery in the 19th century, Rosebery House in Midlothian is steeped in rich history.
It offers a perfect blend of elegant and informal comfort, which was relished by the 5th Earl Archibald Primrose and former Prime Minister to Queen Victoria. Today, it is available for exclusive private hire and is ideal for intimate weddings.
Highlights include a large light-filled orangery overlooking manicured lawns and a unique secluded private chapel. The house sleeps 20 and can offered seated dining for up to 60 guests.
6. MONESS RESORT
Moness Resort in Aberfeldy is the perfect country pile to gather all your friends and family together for a fun-filled wedding weekend.
Within its 34-acre estate is a hotel, self-catering cottages, leisure facilities, a spa, and a self-contained marquee. You can host a wedding for up to 150 guests in the marquee and more intimate nuptials in the hotel for 60 people.
The family-run venue offers a range of package choices but can also cater for your exact bespoke needs too. Guests who stay will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities: a putting green, pool, and giant games are all on offer within the extensive grounds.
7. HADDO HOUSE
Located near Ellon in Aberdeenshire, Haddo House is a grand and elegant stately home, surrounded by a beautiful terrace garden with colourful and geometric flower beds.
This venue offers a wide range of spaces for weddings with up to 160 guests – and even has its own private chapel.
Haddo House is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland, a charity dedicated to protecting Scotland’s exceptional nature, beauty and heritage.
Income generated from weddings goes back into looking after this beautiful place.
8. CAMBO COUNTRY HOUSE & ESTATE
Arguably the ultimate wedding house-party venue in Scotland, exclusive-use Cambo Country House is hidden between the North Sea coastline and East Neuk countryside.
Surrounded by formal gardens, the traditional grandeur of the main house is a short stroll through ancient woodlands to wildly beautiful Cambo Sands.
The entertainment spaces are just as impressive. Each with a distinctive character – from elegant formal rooms to party spaces in The Courtyard and woodlands; Cambo offers imaginative backdrops for your three-night wedding celebration.
9. SKEABOST HOUSE HOTEL
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Skeabost House Hotel is set in its own private grounds, just 10 minutes from Portree. This Victorian venue enjoys stunning views across Loch Snizort. Its iconic location makes it an ideal backdrop for dreamy wedding day photography.
Spacious lounges with open fires make the perfect place to relax and the bright and airy conservatory sets the perfect scene for beautiful celebrations.
Skeabost is one of three venues in Skye which form the Sonas Hotel Collection. ‘Sonas’ is Gaelic for happiness, and the company’s mantra is to share the unique culture of the Misty Isle while providing delicious local cuisine and genuine Highland hospitality.
10. DUNKELD HOUSE HOTEL
The setting of four-star Dunkeld House Hotel is picture-perfect; right in the heart of Perthshire, on the banks of the River Tay, this gorgeous countryside wedding venue sits on 280 acres of well-maintained and natural woodland.
You can have your big day in the venue’s permanent marquee, complete with a unique whisky barrel bar! The marquee holds up to 140 revellers, and can be styled to suit your taste and scheme.
Guests can enjoy the tranquil surroundings if they want to stay at the venue. There’s 97 bedrooms in the hotel, plus a luxe spa for post-wedding relaxation.
11. HOUSTON HOUSE HOTEL
A historic wedding venue that dates back to the 1500s, Macdonald Houston House Hotel in West Lothian.
Set within 20 acres of gardens, this countryside retreat is perfect in all seasons, with open fireplaces and a selection of areas that you can use for your day.
The Tower Restaurant is the ideal cosy spot for small gatherings, while the Houston Suite works for parties of up to 180 evening guests.
The wedding team are there to help with any of your needs, including a list of trusted suppliers.
12. RUFFLETS ST ANDREWS
Just a short distance from the town of St Andrews, Rufflets is a luxury hotel with well-maintained grounds. The team also grow seasonal produce on-site, too.
13. DUNGALLAN COUNTRY HOUSE
A Victorian country house set in its own grounds above Oban, this wedding venue has nothing in its way to spoil the views across to Oban Bay, Mull and Lismore.
14. SCHLOSS ROXBURGHE
Looking for a spectacular country house in the Scottish Borders? The newly refurbished Schloss Roxburghe could be the perfect wedding venue for you.
15. DUMFRIES HOUSE
Enjoy exclusive-use of Dumfries House in Ayrshire, with the most beautifully designed surrounding gardens including a maze!
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16. FRIARS CARSE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
Get the better weather and you could be wed on the banks of the River Nith at Friars Carse, located in scenic Dumfries.
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17. ALTSKEITH COUNTRY HOUSE
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Take in the beautiful surroundings of Loch Lomond at Altskeith Country House; the most perfect countryside retreat in the Trossachs.
18. LOGIE COUNTRY HOUSE
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Set in 130-acres of Aberdeenshire countryside, Logie Country House is perfect for a long-weekend wedding with all of your family and friends.
19. GLAZERT COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
Bordering the River Glazert near Lennoxtown, Glazert Country House offers spacious indoor and outdoor event spaces for your celebration.