Get your fill of Scotland’s best foodie wedding venues

Forget the flowers, the favours and the fancy chair sashes: the food is what guests remember after most weddings. Here are eight venues with outstanding catering for you to get your teeth into

the reception space at Barnbougle Castle set up for a wedding meal
Dine in style on your wedding day at Barnbougle Castle

1.  Barnbougle Castle

Barnbougle Castle is the epitome of opulence. The beautiful South Queensferry venue only partners with the highest-quality caterers and wedding suppliers. The surrounding Dalmeny estate is also home to the award-winning Great British Vermouth, which is handmade using herbs and botanicals grown here.

2. Rufflets St Andrews

an aerial view of Rufflets St Andrews

There’s a wide choice of wedding breakfast menus here, and every dish is a foodie’s dream. In the run-up to your wedding, Rufflets will invite you to sample two starters, mains and desserts from your shortlist, so once the big day arrives, you can be confident the meal will be a total knockout.

3. Schloss Roxburghe

the dining space at Schloss Roxburghe

The cuisine at this Borders hotel tastes as it good as it looks – and it looks really, really good. Head chef Olivier Borja trained in Michelin-starred kitchens in Paris for 20 years and the hotel is regarded as having one of the finest eateries in the region, making it a fantastic option for a food-centred wedding.

4.  Dakota Events

a waiter carries a tray of canapes

This sleek hotel in Motherwell will cook up a cool and contemporary feast for your wedding day. There’s nothing old-fashioned about the Dakota’s celebration menus, so it will appeal to couples who want to shake it up. Goodbye, sticky toffee pudding; hello, champagne mousse!

5. Lodge on Loch Lomond

the ceremony space at Lodge on Loch Lomond

You can get some of the best views – and the finest local produce – Scotland has to offer at this four-star hotel. The chef will cook up a feast for you and your guests, whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a large banquet. And, with the kitchen having been awarded two rosettes, you just know it’s going to be delicious.

6. Dumfries House

a closeup of a dish from the wedding breakfast menu at Dumfries House

The food at this 18th-century country mansion in Ayrshire is top-notch, and the venue’s full-time catering staff are well practised at creating amazing meals for large-scale events. It helps that the kitchen has access to Dumfries House’s own farm; the chefs aim to use as much locally grown produce as possible, ensuring that the dishes they serve up are extra fresh.

7. Crossbasket Castle

the exterior of Crossbasket Castle

The charming hotel near East Kilbride has an ace up its sleeve: its stunning Michel Roux Jr Restaurant is overseen by the great man himself and run by an award-winning head chef. Your wedding breakfast couldn’t be in safer hands. Expect to be properly wowed.

8. Gordon Castle

the exterior of Gordon Castle

A magical venue in Speyside, Gordon Castle’s supplier list includes some of the most highly respected caterers in the country, including their preferred supplier Wylie and Wood. The estate also makes its own signature gin using ingredients from its award-winning walled garden