Blend history and a contemporary edge with a wedding at The Engine Works

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The traditional wedding venue has evolved drastically over the years. You can still exchange vows in a church, but the option of tying the knot in a hotel, barn, and even outside are now firmly on the table. Take things down the industrial route and marry at The Engine Works in Glasgow.

Although Scotland’s second city is no longer the industrial and engineering powerhouse it once was, the buildings that were its beating heart are being brought back to life in different guises. In this instance, a former steel works has now become a creative and multifunctional venue space that’s spot on for couples looking for somewhere with attitude to celebrate their big day.

Spread over three levels that afford cracking views across the city, the building houses vast open spaces that allow in streams of natural light. In the main event space, The Engine Room, up to 275 can eat banquet-style with a further 15 along for the dancing; or take over the Mezzanine which can host around 100 depending on your requirements. There are private gardens on site too where you can hold your ceremony if the weather’s on your side.

Not only is there on-site catering and a bar, The Engine Works provides tables and chairs, decorating services, hair and makeup, an event planner, offers exclusive use and is animal friendly. A furry ring bearer perhaps?

Wedding packages start at £30 per person with room hire from £2,995.