South Lanarkshire venue Shieldhill Castle launches new intimate wedding package

Planning a wedding with a small guestlist? Historic and scenic Shieldhill Castle could be the perfect venue with their new intimate wedding option

Shieldhill Castle wedding venue
Shieldhill Castle looks stunning from the outside (Photo: Norman Sleep Photography)

Shieldhill Castle is a wedding venue and hotel located near Biggar, Scotland, which boasts a celebrated history and picture-perfect grounds.

The Castle can be traced back to as early as 1199. The team at the venue has
maintained many original features while adding luxurious touches for one-of-a-kind

This historic location sits on six acres of private grounds surrounded by
Scotland’s stunning rural landscapes. Having been renovated in 2020 and 2022, the venue blends 12th-century architecture with modern day contemporary touches, for truly elegant wedding celebrations.

Can you get married at Shieldhill Castle?

You certainly can! There are several wedding packages to choose from to suit your guestlist.

With several event spaces located throughout the Castle, couples can find the perfect option for them within the Scottish landmark.

Small weddings at Shieldhill Castle

In an exciting update, the venue has added a new Intimate Wedding Package. It offers exclusive use of the Chapel and Alexander Lounge, as well as use of Castle and grounds for photographs.

Up to 25 guests can enjoy a formal three-course meal in the elegant Alexander Room, which boasts large bay windows and panoramic views over Tinto Hill and the Castle grounds.

After the celebrations, the newly married couple can retire to the executive Chancellor Suite, complete with a double jacuzzi bath and impressive views of the surrounding countryside.

Shieldhill Castle wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony at Shieldhill Castle

How much does it cost?

The Intimate Wedding Package hosts up to 25 people and starts at £2,500.

Shieldhill Castle offers several other packages across their venue for up to 110 guests, and you can browse them all here.

Shieldhill Castle Chapel

Picturesque wedding ceremonies can take place in the Castle’s 16th-century Chapel. A staple of Scottish tradition and family heritage, this former coach house is a quaint space which allows you to exchange vows in front of 100 seated guests.

Whether you’re religious or not, the Chapel is striking, and adds an extra sense of enchantment to your big day. After your ceremony, you and your guests can mingle in the dining room and enjoy delicious food and drink.

The Alexander Room

More formal dinners can take place in the Alexander Room, which offers stunning views of the Castle grounds and Tinto hill. It’s the perfect space for your guests to relax, mix and admire the gorgeous surroundings in an intimate setting.

Larger wedding parties can celebrate in the marquee

For weddings catering for more than 30 guests, the wedding breakfast and reception
would take place in an elegantly dressed marquee.

There’s plenty of space for 120 seated guests, as well as a dance floor, and stage to have live entertainment or a DJ. Decorated with fairy lights, the marquee is a magical space for you and your guests to dance the night away.

Shieldhill Castle wedding tent with fairy lights for a reception
The large wedding marquee creates the perfect evening ambiance (Photo: Ben Hines Photo)

Stay overnight at Shieldhill Castle

After the celebrations, the newly married couple can retire to the executive Chancellor
Suite. This gorgeous room offers both relaxation and sophistication, with a double Jacuzzi bath and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

There are also various room options to cater for friends and family, with an additional 15
rooms within the Castle, 4 Scandinavian Lodges and 10 Courtyard Rooms. These are a great option if you’d like to continue your celebration into the next day with your guests.

Check out even more castle wedding venues, or if a castle isn’t quite for you, find the perfect venue according to your planning style