Hey good looking! Scottish venues with impressive façades

In the words of Google Maps, you have arrived. Roll up to one of these handsome exteriors on your big day

Wedderburn Castle

A sterling choice for exclusive-use weddings, Wedderburn Castle’s exterior makes an incredible first impression. Turrets? Check. Manicured lawns? Check. It has everything you could need and more.

Airth Castle

If Scottish history is your bag, make tracks to Airth Castle. Parts of it date back to the 14th century, and it was once owned by the family of Robert the Bruce.

Boclair House Hotel

Looking at this gem in the north of Glasgow, it’s hard to believe it was once council offices. Boclair House Hotel’s arches will enchant, while the perfectly placed bandstand is a wedding photographer’s dream.

Cluny Castle

Famed for its rich heritage, exuberant architecture and stunning setting, Cluny Castle looks so damn fine that some of the scenes from Helen Mirren’s The Queen were filmed here.

Cortes House

This grade-B regency mansion in Aberdeenshire is a corker. Cortes House has got drama, style and handsome Georgian looks – and it can be yours on an exclusive-use basis.

Culzean Castle

Once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis, Culzean Castle sits in a glorious landscaped estate. The castle, perched on the Ayrshire cliffs, was designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century and is chock-full of history and charm.

Melville Castle

Begin your reign as a married couple at Melville Castle, an immaculately restored castellated mansion just outside Edinburgh. It looks good from the outside, but just wait till you see its staggering interior.

Scone Palace

Never judge a book by its cover, they say – yet one glance at Scone Palace and you know it’s the real deal. It was once home to the Stone of Destiny and its lush grounds boast a kitchen garden and star-shaped maze in their midst.

Glenskirlie House and Castle

A flawless union of house and castle, Glenskirlie is in pristine condition. You’ll find no draughty corridors or crumbling stonework at this impeccably maintained and palatial abode.


Chatelherault was designed in 1732 by William Adam, one of Scotland’s greatest architects. Now, with a simple ‘I do’, the Duke of Hamilton’s hunting lodge and summer house can be all yours, for a day at least.

Castle Menzies

The recently restored Castle Menzies, near Aberfeldy, is a landmark of architectural design, built as Scottish castles were transitioning from rugged Highland fortresses to the elegant mansion houses we know today.