There are two camps: the ones that relish in modern luxury and those that value history and tradition. If you fall into the second category, you can call off the venue search-party, because Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club has a tasty helping of heritage.
The 300-year-old baronial manor house was built for George Dalrymple, the Earl of Stair’s youngest son, in the 1720s. It was later acquired by the Douglas clan in 1760 and is still owned by a descendant, the 22nd Earl of Morton. Mary Queen of Scots apparently graced Dalmahoy with her presence and was later rescued from her imprisonment at Loch Leven Castle by none other than the Douglas family.
Enough to pique your interest? Check out the hotel’s 215 thoughtfully restored rooms and four wedding-ready suites for yourself on one of the venue’s series of open days and nights, starting 28th April, from 12pm-4pm.
Outside, you can explore the 1,000-acre estate before heading indoors to wander around the Dalmahoy Suite, the venue’s main function space, with capacity for up to 250 guests for a wedding breakfast. There’s also the turreted bridal suite to pop on the agenda (below), where you can fall madly in love with its whisky distillery-inspired decor.