What’s been happening at Scotland’s wedding locations

Achnagairn Castle

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Fresh from being recognised as one of the UK’s best wedding venues by fashion glossy Harper’s Bazaar, the accolades keep on rolling in for Inverness-shire’s Achnagairn Castle. Recognised in the Luxury Travel Guide Awards, the castle has also been nominated for the Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards’ Best Boutique Hotel. Congratulations!


Three Sisters Bake at Killearn Village Hall

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What goes hand in hand with your wedding venue? The food of course! As exclusive wedding caterers at the picturesque Killearn Village Hall, Three Sisters Bake have a refreshing take on how to perfectly personalise your big day. With the freedom to design the look and feel of your day at the hall, and the delicious selection of colourful, fresh and tasty food available, you’ll be all set for a relaxed and informal wedding. Planning on setting your date for early next year? Discounted venue hire of £1000 for January and February 2017 (usually £1500) is on offer. Even better,  book an early 2017 date and couples will also receive a free naked Victoria sponge wedding cake! Where do we sign up?


Atholl Palace


As part of the extensive refurbishment of the Atholl Palace Museum and former servants’ quarters of the Atholl Palace Hotel, a Minecraft map and game is in the making. Through this super-cool game, you’ll be able to explore the hotel floor-by-floor, era-by-era whilst playing the famous Minecraft game. Be sure to virtually visit the historic ballroom fit for a wedding from a bygone age.


Dundas Castle


As Downton Abbey draws to a close, luxury wedding venue Dundas Castle has launched a ‘Downton Experience’ for diehard fans of the show. Whether you’d kill to live like a lord, cook like the notorious Mrs Patmore or just learn how things were done in times gone by, the experience aims to give castle guests first-hand experience of what life was really like in a grand house.




SimpsInns enjoyed double celebrations at the Scottish Confetti Wedding Awards where The Gailes Hotel in Irvine was named ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ and the SimpsInns Sales and Events team – who also look after West Kilbride’s Waterside Hotel [right] – landed the ‘Wedding Planning Team of the Year!’ Janette Mitchell, SimpsInns Sales and Revenue Manager said: “It was a sensational night and great recognition for all the hard work and effort.”