National Trust for Scotland unveils tier-friendly wedding packages

Conservation charity The National Trust for Scotland has come up with some new coronavirus-compliant wedding packages for couples looking to plan their ceremonies soon

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National Trust for Scotland just married couple at Pollok House by Mark Timm Photography
A couple celebrate after marrying at Pollok House in Glasgow (Photo: Mark Timm Photography)

The charity protects some of Scotland’s natural and national treasures which provide a very special setting for wedding celebrations. To cater for current restrictions, the Trust has created new packages which offer couples the chance to tie the knot in a stunning location, great food and wines and the dedicated attention of the Trust’s expert team to ensure it all runs smoothly.

“Normally, the only tiers we need to think about at weddings are how many the cake should have, but that’s all changed,” says Rebecca Sloan at the National Trust for Scotland. “The options we’ve put together are still full of style, sophistication and sparkle and can be tailored to make a personalised day that’s full of memories.”

Trust wedding packages also come with a joint membership, so that couples can spend their first year of marriage enjoying and exploring all the beautiful places in the charity’s care.

National Trust for Scotland bride in Castle Fraser gardens by Janie Barclay Photography
Its art collection maybe impressive, but we’re just as taken with the views from the walled garden at Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire (Photo: Janie Barclay Photography)

Elopement: this lovely package is perfect for couples looking to focus on each other on their wedding day. A choice of beautiful locations, plus the ceremony, flowers and a romantic picnic are all included for £999.

Micro-wedding: available at Brodie Castle, Castle Fraser, Culzean Castle, Fyvie Castle, Mar Lodge and Pollok House, this package is for weddings of up to 20 people in 2021 and includes a three-course meal. Prices start from £3,600

National Trust for Scotland Mar Lodge bride and groom with camper van
Mar Lodge is an idyllic setting for Highland weddings surrounded by some of the country’s most majestic scenery (Photo: Hannah K Photography)

National Trust for Scotland: wedding case study

Luna and Dean recently married at Pollok House in Glasgow. They tell us about their experience

National Trust for Scotland Luna and Dean wedding at Pollok House by John Johnston Photography
Luna and Dean take a newlywed stroll on the lawn at Pollok House (Photo: John Johnston Photography)

“The often laborious task of choosing a wedding venue was made so much easier when we laid eyes on Pollok House. The location, the building and interiors really are beautiful.

“As Luna is Spanish, we also loved the connection that the venue has with Spain through its large Spanish art collection. We booked Pollok House before Covid, and whilst it was difficult being so restricted once the pandemic came around, it also helped massively that the staff were so accommodating and, in such difficult circumstances, they helped us have a fantastic wedding.

National Trust for Scotland Pollok House dining room wedding set up in family groups
The dining room at Pollok House can easily be set up in separate family groups to comply with regulations

“One particular detail that we love about the venue is the grand piano, which we took full advantage of for our ceremony music. We are so happy that we chose Pollok House, it’s an absolutely stunning venue and we would recommend it to anyone.”