New year, new venue: the freshest places to get hitched in Scotland

Newly engaged or still swithering over your venue? Make sure these newbies are on your radar!

Taymouth Castle Golf & Spa Resort

image by Neil Fordyce

Taymouth Castle Golf & Spa Resort has just launched as a wedding venue. The castle, which hosted Queen Victoria on her honeymoon tour, has been inundated with enquiries from couples keen to scope out the impressive state rooms and £10 million gold ceiling in the Queen Victoria library. A little birdy told us packages can even include having falcons deliver your rings during your ceremony!

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If you’re planning a wedding in Glasgow but looking for somewhere that combines historical with the contemporary, tap Saint Luke’s into your satnav. The building itself, originally St Luke’s Parish Church, is Grade B-listed and has been fully restored to its former glory – stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, 19th-century pipe organ and all. At 250m², the church space is as atmospheric as it is roomy and versatile, catering for up to 200 guests for a dinner dance, 180 for a banquet or even 300 guests for an evening reception.

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We’ve just had a sneak peek of the artist’s impressions of Boclair House Hotel in Bearsden, and, boy – it’s looking good! The iconic B-listed building – previously used as council offices – is in the midst of a big-budget transformation into a five-star hotel and luxury wedding venue. Even in their previous incarnation, the landscaped gardens were a favourite spot for wedding photographs, but they’ll be looking better than ever when they welcome newlyweds once again in April.

Crossbasket Castle
Crossbasket Castle in Blantyre

Crossbasket Castle, set to open on 1st April, is currently finishing up a painstaking five-year restoration. It’s set to be managed by a group that also boasts Andy Murray’s Cromlix Hotel and The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course. Acclaimed chef Albert Roux hosted an open day in December, giving attendees a sneak peek at the high quality fare the luxury venue will be offering. The refurbished grand ballroom will hold 250 guests, but we’re most excited to see what the three-floor bridal turret will entail!