Make your wedding as unique and special as your history together.
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North Middleton, Gorebridge
Forget the rest of the world and indulge in your fairytale wedding fantasy at Borthwick Castle, a former refuge of Mary, Queen of Scots. The wedding party will have exclusive use of the castle as well as the Gatehouse bridal suite and Crookston Cottage, and can choose to have their ceremony within the castle’s Medieval walls or outside on the lawn, and their reception in the great hall with food by award-winning head chef Derek Johnstone. The castle and buildings offer accomodation for up to 28 guests in sumptuously-decorated bedrooms, some reached by secret doorways and spiral staircases.
Alexandra Dock, Edinburgh
For the ultimate in glamour, host your wedding on Fingal and feel the romance of travel in a bygone era. The ship, part of the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, is docked alongside in Leith, and has been fully renovated to exude elegance for your big day. The ballroom seats 60 guests for the reception and there are lots of spaces for unique photographs. There are 23 cabins on board, including the Skerryvore Suite, which was converted from the former quarters of HRH The Princess Royal in her role as patron to the Northern Lighthouse Board.
Fonab Castle Hotel
Foss Rd, Pitlochry
Dramatic Highland views of Ben Vrackie and Loch Faskally make a stunning backdrop for a wedding at Fonab. The hotel takes advantage of the magical setting with lots of windows letting in natural light and contemporary but luxurious interiors. The 3AA Rosette dining will have your guests’ mouths watering, and the entire castle can be booked out for exclusive use. Head down early and take advantage of the on-site spa – ideal for a mini hen do the day before and to get everyone looking perfect for the big day.
Bowden Mill, Melrose
It’s easy to see why Roulotte Retreat is the number one choice for couples planning an elopement or an intimate wedding. The seven individually-styled Roulottes and one authentic gypsy caravan are spread over a wildflower meadow near the River Tweed in the picturesque Borders countryside, and help is on hand to organise the whole day, with ceremony, catering, music, florists, photographers and local suppliers. Take over the whole site with a close group of friends, or have a secret, just-the-two-of-you ceremony with
campfire, lanterns and an eco hot tub for bathing under the stars.
Treehouse at The Lodge on Loch Goil
Voted Britain’s Best Restaurant with Rooms at the 2019 AA Awards, The Lodge on Loch Goil not only boasts top foodie credentials but also one of the most unusual places that you can get married, in the form of a wooden treehouse overlooking the loch. The treehouse has room for up to 24 people for the ceremony, but there are also lots of other beautiful rooms for the ceremony and reception, including the stately dining room, the terrace, the relaxed conservatory or even on the shores of the loch. The property is exclusive-use with accomodation for up to 50 guests and an in-house wedding planner to keep everything running smoothly.
Glasgow Green, Glasgow
For couples who want amazing photos in front of a true Glasgow landmark, a cool and airy setting and the easiest access to tasty beer for all their guests, WEST Brewery is the ideal choice. Set within the converted Templeton Carpet Factory with its extraordinary Ventian Gothic style facade, the interior is pure industrial chic, and the impressive copper kettles make a popular spot for pictures. The team are on hand to make sure every aspect is just how you want it, with a range of catering options available.