for the rThe perfect Scottish wedding settings and hidden gems of Scotland are abundant. There are glens, mountains, beaches, sacred sites and woodland settings which are picture postcard perfect and go on for miles. All ready to explore and have as a perfect wedding setting for your day.
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You could maybe even be drawn to marry at one of our famous Standing Stone Circles like Callanish or the banks of the Loch Lomond.
Perfect Island Settings
The Western Islands of Scotland have postcard perfect white beaches which go on for miles. Often they have hardly a soul to be seen except the odd sheep. Temperatures can be mild, especially in the inner Islands and maybe even the odd palm tree can be seen for those islands in the Gulf stream.
The natives are also very friendly, of that you can be sure and they are always up for a celebration!
There are a wide selection of Hotels to local halls and venues only too willing to help you create your perfect party after maybe a beach ceremony or a ceremony in a glen surrounded by rugged mountain views. Easily accessible Islands include Arran, Gigha and Mull. Those further out are worth the extra mile or so on the ferry.
Another very popular option is to hire a house somewhere which can hold as many as up to 20 or more. You could have an outside space and bring catering in, having folk at hand to take the stress out the day for you.
Scottish laws allow people to marry wherever they want[ within reason] which then widens choices vastly!
I have listed a few ideas of places below but your always welcome to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more ideas and help!
East Lothian Wedding Choices!
I stay in beautiful East Lothian which has some perfect spots for a wedding from churches to enclosed wood areas, beaches to magical riverside settings. The area offers up many ideas and venues.
A setting close to me which has been used for filming some of the Outlander scenes is Preston Mill !A beautiful riverside mill.
Now for a few lassies out there, that is the perfect wedding setting! All that romance and Celtic touch!
Dunglass Estate in East Lothian is a stunning place to hold a wedding ceremony, set close to Cockburnspath. A very romantic, atmospheric location and they offer catering for after your event. Why not check out their Facebook Page. The team at Dunglass will be only too willing to help with any of your queries.
For service second to none and a real family feel and atmosphere I can recommend The Ravelston House Hotel in Musselburgh. I conducted three weddings there this year and the staff were excellent as was the food. Their manager Dean is a lovely chap who has given a lot of time and energy into helping good causes in the area which says a lot for his character.
We have castles from Tantallon to Dirleton along this coastal area and fishing ports including Dunbar and Port Seaton with beautiful scenery – all ideas which may be worth a thought maybe. Allow your creative juices to flow in making your day a one-off, very special day.
Loch Lomond and Argyl
A beautiful atmospheric Church which sits on the shores of Loch Awe is called St. Conan’s Kirk. It has the most stunning views from the loch side and the inside is full of atmosphere and romance. https://www.stconanskirk.org.uk/
Have a look at their website for more information.
A beautiful scenic place which is steeped in mystery and history is Loch Lomond.
A small village called Luss on the West side of the Loch has it’s own saint – St. Kessog and was part of a TV series for years Take the High Road.
It is where hubby and I were married at Lodge on the Loch Hotel- https://www.loch-lomond.co.uk/ on the shores of the Loch and trips can be arranged on one of the boats which hold tours and weddings – https://www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk/
Scottish Border Settings!
There are miles upon miles of beautiful scenery which gives the Scottish Borders its unique and beautiful energy.
Perfect settings which I have held weddings in and so recommend are;
Branxholm Park – set in a beautiful country house with gardens and fairy tale elements to the outside area including a stunning room to hold the wedding – ideal for small parties who want to hire a house for the big day before, during and after. Service is second to none. Contact Debbie on – www.branxholmpark.co.uk
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel – this lovely Hotel sits close to the very special, peaceful Dryburgh Abbey– to book the Abbey for your wedding service go to this link https://www.historicenvironment.scot/ or couples can be married at the Abbey House Hotel on the grounds or in the Hotel. Contact the Wedding Coordinator here- https://www.dryburgh.co.uk/
Another beautiful house and setting ideal for couples who want everyone with them for the weekend to celebrate is Kippielaw House again set in stunning rounds and a beautiful area. Staff are lovely and the service second to none also – http://www.kippilaw.com/
Getting in Touch
Maybe you would like to arrange a Vow Renewal or you both have been married abroad and want to have a family wedding here in Scotland.
Maybe you want that romantic, beautiful wedding venue and are looking for ideas.
I love helping couples from abroad plan their setting and wedding via the wonderful world of Skype – A Winter Solstice Wedding was held in beautiful Puck’s Glen in Argyle with a couple coming from America!
It was a beautiful day, with just a wee bit rain!
I am open to helping with all ideas and thoughts and you are welcome to get in touch for more information on my ceremonies or ideas you have or are looking for on the website or at email@example.com
I look forward to hearing from you. Margery