Are you dreaming of becoming a princess for your big day? Have you already found the perfect, stunning dress and said “I will” to your Mr Right? Well, let Conifer Events do the rest. Scotland is renowned for its stunning castles and exquisite interiors. Whether you want an extravagant affair or a private ceremony, there’s something for you.
Here is a look at our top picks.
Hidden away in a nook of South Lanarkshire, Crossbasket Castle is a luxurious 17th century castle that will take your breath away. Set around woodland and impressive gardens, there’s a wealth of photo opportunities and facilities to amplify your celebrations.
Within, the interior has been respectfully renovated in warm, yet neutral tones, so that you can enjoy the stately elegance in style. There are many rooms to choose from, and it can host wedding parties of up to 50. It also has excellent accessibility as it’s only a short drive from Glasgow Airport and Glasgow City Centre!
You can exchange your vows in the Stewart Drawing Room or outside on the pristine lawns (weather dependent) with a beautiful flower arrangement by one of our florists to give this historical setting a fresh, modern vibe. The choice is yours!
Standing strong on the shores of Loch Fyne, Inveraray Castle is a 18th century modern Baroque, Palladian and Gothic style castle. Recognisable from its appearance on Downton Abbey and a very British Scandal. Inveraray Castle is perfect for couples that want to stand out and have a very British experience. With extensive grounds and exquisite architecture it’s a grand choice for your wedding.
In contrast to the grey exterior, the interiors are vibrant and striking and are perfect if you want a wedding venue steeped in history. There’s high ceilings, an eclectic array of treasures such as long swords and muskets, as well as beautiful tapestries and paintings. All of these create a luxurious and timeless vibe.
Inveraray Castle is an excellent choice for those that want an immersive experience. You can have a grand, extravagant wedding in the Armoury Hall, or an opulent private ceremony in the State Dining Room. There are also many activities such as game sports, picturesque hikes, visits to ancient stones and horse riding.
This 18th century Georgian castle is situated on the edge of a cliff top overlooking the rugged Ayrshire coastline. With panoramic views, and set within a beautifully cultivated National Park, Culzean Castle has limitless scenery and shines with decadence and luxury. With a capacity of up to 40, Culzean Castle is perfect if you’re wanting an extravagant wedding but have a modest invite list. You also have the choice of location for exchanging your vows, from the orangery, to Camilla House or even various spots in and around the main castle. The grounds are extensive with many activities such as exploring the national park, feeding the llamas or investigating the many magical spots.
If you’re interested in delving into the Scottish Highlands then Eilean Donan Castle is the place for you! Steeped in history and standing proud on it’s own little island, this 13th century castle will take your breath away. Rugged and exceptionally memorable, Eilean Donan Castle is photogenic and alive with it’s Scottish ancestry. The interiors are wonderfully medieval, it may feel like you’re surrounded by a royal banquet, or be somewhere that’s befitting a scene from Game of Thrones. With it’s stag heads, dangling chandeliers and oil paintings, it’s a warm and atmospheric place. The highlands is known for its stunning views, magical lochs and rivers. So, if you’re wanting to don some tartan, and have a clan of up to 70 people then Eilean Donan Castle is the perfect location for you!
Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Dundas Castle dates back to the 13th century but took its current form in the 19th century; making it the perfect place for the modern fairytale wedding. With bright grey stone work and neutral yet rustic interiors, it is the perfect canvas for any colour scheme. Hosting up to 200 guests, the ceremony can take place in a variety of locations. If you want to enjoy the rolling lawns and impressive exterior, why not choose the expansive courtyard. Alternatively, the Croquet Room within the Main House, or the Grand Hall within the Auld Keep are also available. All of the locations are unique from one another and perfectly photogenic! You can even get married by the lochside in true Scottish style. The options are endless with this venue.
If any of these locations match the backdrop for your dream wedding Conifer Events can take the lead and make your day as stress free and magical as possible!
written by Jennifer McKay