Scottish Weddings
and Honeymoons in Scotland

Selection of Venues / Accommodation
including Scottish Castles & Historic Houses and Hotels

Also: Wedding Stationery / Transport

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Hotel Venues

Loch Ness Lodge photo

Loch Ness Lodge
Loch Ness-side
Inverness IV3 8LA
Tel: 01456 459469
Fax: 01456 459439


Multi-award winning, 5 star luxurious accommodation
in an intimate Highland lodge overlooking Loch Ness.
Winner of AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Scotland 2012.
Purpose-built and architect-designed with elegant reception rooms.
Family run with a professional, friendly team.
10 miles from Inverness. 5 miles from Drumnadrochit.
Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Gold Award.
AA 5 Yellow Stars.

Available on an exclusive-use basis for small weddings.
Flowers, cake, entertainment, piper, photography, etc.
can all be arranged.
Dining room can cater for up to 24 guests.

7 spacious individually designed bedrooms
all with views of the loch and hills.
Room facilities include flat screen TV, DVD, CD player,
direct dial telephone, WiFi access,
toiletries, fresh fruit, flowers, etc.
A super-king four poster bed is available
and one room has a double-ended whirlpool bath.
Additional accommodation available in estate cottages.

Spa with hot tub and sauna and
therapy area with a full range of treatments
including Reiki, Reflexology and massage.
Outdoor activities can be arranged for your guests
including golf, watersports, fishing, shooting, etc.
In-house whisky tasting or distillery tours by arrangement.

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Colin and Christine Macpherson
Abbots Brae Hotel
West Bay
Dunoon PA23 7QJ
Tel: +44 (0)1369 705021
Fax: +44 (0)1369 701191
Freephone (UK only): 0800 500 3093


Family-run 4 star hotel ideal for romantic get-aways.
Secluded woodland garden setting with views over the Firth of Clyde.
1 mile from Dunoon town centre.
1 hour from Glasgow International Airport.
Ideal for exploring Cowal, Bute and Argyll.

2013 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards:
one of 3 Scottish Hotels in the Top 25 for Service in the UK and
one of 5 Scottish Hotels in the Top 25 Best Small Hotels in the UK.
Restaurant with HotelReviewScotland Gold Plate Award, June 2009.
2nd Runner-up in Friendliest Hotel of the Year Award 2009.
Available for small weddings and exclusive use.

8 spacious bedrooms, each themed around a local place.
All ensuite with toiletries, hospitality tray,
hairdryer, digital TV, radio, direct-dial telephone.
Choice of double, twin, luxurious 4-poster, king-size, family.
Free Wireless broadband Internet access.
Pets welcome.

Special romantic break packages available
with flowers, champagne and chocolates.
Activity breaks can include clay shooting,
quad bike trek, archery or a day's sailing.

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Contact Andrew and Sarah Stanton
The Galley of Lorne Inn
by Lochgilphead
Argyll PA31 8QN
Tel: 01852 500 284
Fax: 01852 500 578


17th century drovers inn beside Loch Craignish.
Situated in the picturesque yachting village of Ardfern.
Near the historic sites of Kilmartin Glen.
24 miles south of Oban.
14 miles north of Lochgilphead.
Ideal for sailing, walking, cycling, fishing, etc.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011 - 1012 - 2013 - 2014.
Member of Britian's Finest.
Winners of 'The Award Of Excellence for Quality
& Service Retreat of the Year 2008 - 2009'
(awarded by The Shires Magazine).

Licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies.
Function suite with seating for 130
with picture windows overlooking the loch.
Marquees also available.
Menus with local ingredients including seafood and game.
Church weddings can be held in the traditional stone church next to the inn.

6 ensuite double and twin bedrooms,
some with fold up beds for children.
One bedroom is suitable for guests with mobility problems.
All bedrooms have WiFi, Freeview TV, hairdryer,
clock radio with ipod docking facility, tea / coffee, central heating.
Public bar and lounge bar with real ales & 50 malt whiskies.
Wheelchair access throughout the hotel.

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By Taynuilt
Argyll PA35 1HQ
Telephone: +44(0)1866 833 211
Fax: +44(0)1866 833 244


One of Scotland's top country house hotels.
Set on its own bay, on the shores of Loch Awe.
300 year old former drover's inn with 40 acres of garden & woodland.
Recent major refurbishment programme.
Personal & friendly service. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Award-winning cuisine. Restaurant with AA 2 Rosettes.
High speed Wi-Fi access.

Ideal for a romantic getaway or exploring the castles & mountains of Argyll.
Fishing available for brown trout and salmon. Boat and ghillie for hire.
20 miles from Oban.

Voted 'One of Britain's Most Romantic Hotels' by the AA Inspectors.
Awarded the Corps D'Elite for providing an outstanding Wine List.
Michelin 'Red Rocking Chair' award. Les Routiers 'Gold Key' award.
Runner up for Scottish Romantic Hotel of the Year 2009
in the HotelReviewScotland awards.

Open fires, lounge bar, 2 guest lounges, snooker room, courtyard with orangerie.
Facilities available for wedding ceremonies (civil and religious)
and receptions. Wedding co-ordinator to help with your plans.
Exclusive use can be arranged.
In-room massage treatments by licensed therapist (advance booking required).
High speed Wi-fi access is available in public areas.

18 luxury ensuite bedrooms & suites - many overlooking the loch.
All rooms have a flat screen TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee,
telephone, bottled water, sherry, toiletries & bathrobes.
Master suite with 4-poster bed, sitting area & spa bath.

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Dryburgh Abbey Country House Hotel

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
St Boswells
Scottish Borders TD6 0RQ
Tel: 01835 822261
Fax: 01835 823945

Dryburgh Abbey Country House Hotel

Splendid red sandstone 19th century baronial country house.
Set in a 10 acre estate on the banks of the River Tweed
overlooking the atmospheric ruins of the Abbey.
Melrose 7 miles. Jedburgh 12 miles.
Edinburgh 45 miles. Glasgow 85 miles.
Ideal for fishing, golf, walking, etc.

Recommended by Scotland the Best, Michelin Red Guide,
Which? Hotel Guide, AA Hotel Guide, Good Food Of Scotland Guide.
Country Sports Hotel of the Year in The Scottish Hotel Awards 2010, 2011 & 2012.
The Scottish Fishing Hotel 2007.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Hotel.
Member of Scotland's Hotels of Distinction.

Award-winning standards of hospitality and food.
Restaurant overlooking the river. AA Red Rosette.
Chef Médaille d’Or for Dinner Excellence 2009
in the Scottish Hotel Awards.
Indoor heated swimming pool.

Choice of wedding venues include:
riverside wedding ceremonies in the private grounds,
ceremonies in Dryburgh Abbey ruins,
or ceremonies and receptions in the hotel.
Marquee banquets can be arranged.
Exclusive use of the accommodation & grounds can be arranged

Choice of 38 bedrooms - most with views of the River Tweed
and/or the abbey ruins.
All bedrooms have private bathroom, telephone, TV, radio,
hairdryer, trouser press, iron, toiletries, tea/coffee.
Deluxe rooms available with half-tester or four-poster beds.
2 Tower Suites with separate sitting rooms.

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The Moorings Hotel
Fort William PH33 7LY
Tel: +44 (0)1397 772 797


Set alongside the Caledonian Canal at the famous Neptune’s Staircase.
Splendid panoramic views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor.
3 miles from Fort William town centre.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Golfers, walkers, cyclists, anglers welcome
Free access to fitness gym
Free round of golf at Fort William Golf Course.

Available for weddings. Consult with the hotel's wedding planner.

Restaurant with AA Rosette.
Bar meals are served in the lounge bar with
wood panelling & stained glass overlooking the Canal & Ben Nevis.

27 individually decorated bedrooms all with ensuite bathroom,
telephone, satellite TV, hospitality tray, free wi-fi, radio, hairdryer.
Executive rooms also include bathrobes, slippers, iron/board, DVD player.
Dogs welcome by prior arrangement.
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New County Hotel Perth New County Hotel Perth

The New County Hotel
22-30 County Place
Perth PH2 8EE
Tel: +44 (0)1738 623355
Fax: +44 (0)1738 628969


Central yet quiet location in the city of Perth
The recent tasteful & contemporary refurbishment
has created a most stylish Scottish hotel.
with the very highest standards of
modern hospitality & a welcoming atmosphere.

23 bright & spacious ensuite modern bedrooms.
All with TV, telephone, toiletries, hospitality tray, etc.
Single travellers welcome.
Family rooms available (1 double bed & 1 single).
Scottish Tourist Board 3 stars.
Wi-Fi access.
Runner up for Small City Hotel of the Year Award 2009
in the HotelReviewScotland awards.

Contemporary new restaurant serving local & seasonal produce.
Bar & bistro with gastropub food. Cafe for snacks.
Extensive conference, banqueting & meeting room facilities.
Suitable for weddings (up to 80 guests).
Winner of Rising Star Restaurant of the Year 2009
and Chef Médaille d’Or for Dinner Excellence
in the Scottish Hotel Awards. 2 AA Red Rosettes.
Activity days can be arranged for guests.

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Rufflets Country House
Strathkinness Low Road
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9TX
Tel: +44 (0) 1334 472 594
Fax: +44 (0) 1334 478 703


One of the oldest established Country House Hotels in Scotland.
Independently owned.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Gold Country House Hotel.
AA 4 Red Stars.
Relaxing ambience with character & comfort. Attentive friendly staff.
Among the AA top 10 hotels in Scotland.
Winner of The Scottish Country House Hotel of the Year 2007
in the HotelReviewScotland awards.

Located 1.5 miles from St Andrews.
Set in 10 acres of splendid gardens.
Golf practice net & 9 hole putting green on site.
Golfers, Walkers & Cyclists Welcome.
Green Tourism Gold Award.
Golf, fishing, shooting, off-road driving, falconry, etc. can be arranged.

Ideal for weddings (more details).
Catering for up to 80 guests inside the hotel
or in a marquee for a maximum of 150.
Garden Restaurant & Music Room Bar Brasserie.
Excellent cuisine. AA 2 rosettes.

24 individually decorated luxury bedrooms
(single/double/twin/family/suites) some with
four-poster / king-size bed / whirlpool baths.
All have ensuite bathroom, TV, hairdryer, trouser press, etc.
Web site includes video of the hotel and video of St Andrews.

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The Four Seasons Hotel Perthshire

Contact: Andrew Low
The Four Seasons Hotel
St. Fillans
near Crieff
Perthshire PH6 2NF
Tel: +44 (0)1764 685 333
Fax: +44 (0)1764 685 444

Additional accommodation is available in:
6 chalets on the wooded hillside behind the hotel.
Each chalet has a double/twin bedroom and bunk room for two,
TV, phone, hairdryer, CD, tea & coffee, etc.

Vivaldi's flat (part of the main hotel) overlooks the loch:
1 double, 1 twin room, bathroom, lounge, kitchen, TV, etc.
Self catering or B&B options.


1800s house in spectacular situation overlooking Loch Earn.
Visit the Trossachs & Loch Katrine. Callander 21 miles.
Crieff 13 miles. Loch Tay 13 miles. Perth 30 miles.
Stirling 30 miles. Edinburgh 59 miles.
35 golf courses within an hour's drive.

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars. AA 3 Stars.
Recommended by 'The Which? Hotel Guide',
Best Loved Hotels and Johansens.
Completely refurbished 2007-2008.
Winner of 'Good for the Soul Award 2008'
in the HotelReviewScotland awards.

Choice of fine dining in the main restaurant
or ŕ la carte menu in the more informal restaurant
both with loch views.
AA 2 Red Rosettes for high quality cuisine.
Licensed to hold civil weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
Facilities for groups, conferences, exclusive use.

12 ensuite bedrooms most with views down Loch Earn.
TV, telephone, hairdryer and radio/CD player.
Child discounts. Pets welcome.
Open March to Hogmanay.

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The Gleneagles Hotel
Perthshire PH3 1BR
Tel: +44 (0) 1764 662231
Freephone: 0800 389 3737 (UK only)
Toll Free: 1 866-881 9525 (USA only)
Fax: +44 (0)1764 662134


5 Red Star golf resort set in 850 acres of stunning scenery.
One of the leading golf and spa luxury hotels in Scotland.
Worldwide reputation for quality, elegance & haute cuisine.

Less than 1 hour from Edinburgh & Glasgow.
Transfer by in-house chauffeurs available on request.

Selection of bars and restaurants with award-winning chefs
including Andrew Fairlie (2 Michelin stars).
Facilities for weddings.
Web site includes videos and 360 degree virtual tours.

Leisure facilities include a lagoon-shaped pool, gym,
whirlpool bath, sauna, Turkish bath, spa treatments.
Outdoor activities include walks, horse riding, mountain biking,
off road driving, falconry, shooting, fishing, tennis, croquet, squash.
Children's activities and playroom also available.
Chauffeur-driven sightseeing tours can be arranged.

Choice of 4 golf courses including the
PGA Centenary Course designed by Jack Nicklaus
(venue for the Ryder Cup in 2014).
Tuition is available at the Golf Academy.

269 luxurious bedrooms, including 16 exclusively decorated suites.
Some rooms are specially designed rooms for disabled guests.
All bedrooms have ensuite bath & shower, plus:
2-line direct dial telephone with dataport & voicemail,
interactive TV including e-mail access, minibar, safe,
bathrobes, slippers, toiletries, hairdryer, trouser press, etc.
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Castles & Historic Houses

Myres Castle photo

Henry and Amanda Barge
Myres Castle
Fife KY14 7EW
Tel: +44 (0)1337 828350

Myres Castle photo

Myres Castle photo


Unique luxury accommodation in this family-owned 16th castle
surrounded by 44 acres of private grounds
with a stunning Vatican-styled walled garden,
maze, woodland, small loch & Highland cows in the parkland.
Friendly, impeccable service and extravagant comforts.
Facilities include: all weather tennis court, croquet,
billiards room, helicopter landing site.
St Andrews 25 minutes. Perth 25 minutes.
Dundee 30 minutes. Edinburgh 40 minutes. Glasgow 60 minutes.

Available for exclusive use or smaller weddings.
Licenced for Civil & Religious Ceremonies.
The Castle Drawing Room can seat up to 60 guests.
The Vatican Garden is a romantic outdoor setting for ceremonies
surrounded by scented roses by the ornamental fish pond.
Wedding Receptions in the castle for a maximum of 45 guests.
A lawn marquee is available for up to 250 guests.

Accommodation for 20 - 24.
10 bedrooms (kingsize doubles, doubles, twins)
including a four-poster room.
All individually styled and full of antiques,
with ensuite bath and/or shower
with waffle dressing gowns & Highland Soaps toiletries.
1 bedroom on the ground floor for guests with mobility difficulties.
Accommodation is also available in the Gate Lodge for up to 4 people.

B&B accommodation is available for honeymoon couples.

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Castle Hotel - Huntly

Andrew and Linda Meiklejohn
Castle Hotel
Aberdeenshire AB54 4SH
Tel: 01466 792696
Fax: 01466 792641


Family-run, elegant retreat set in 7 acres of parkland
bordered by the River Deveron.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Country House Hotel.
18th century country house - once home to the Dukes of Gordon.
Within walking distance of Huntly and 18 hole golf course.
50 minutes from Aberdeen International Airport.
Aberdeen city centre 37 miles. Ballater 36 miles. Elgin 27 miles.
Ideal for distilleries, the Castle Trail, salmon and trout fishing.
A range of full & half day private tours available by people carrier
with complimentary beverages, shortbread & optional Champagne picnic lunch.

Available for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Wedding co-ordinator. 2 purpose built-function rooms.
Exclusive use.
Stylish restaurant with panoramic views over the gardens & parkland.
Wood-panelled bar lounge features a warm fireplace
and a wide range of whisky malts and blends.
Piano Lounge with French doors onto the front lawns.
Elegant ballroom. Private helipad.
Recommended in Stevensons Good Hotel & Food Book 2011.

2 luxury suites with Italian tiled bathrooms
(1 with four-poster bed and 1 with private lounge),
3 deluxe bedrooms, 14 standard bedrooms and
1 family suite with 1 double & 1 twin bedroom.

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Barcaldine Castle
Barcaldine Castle
Oban PA37 1SA
Tel: +44 (0)1631 720598


16th century castle with secret passages and a dungeon.
Historic home of the Campbells of Barcaldine.
Situated on the south shore of Loch Creran with
magnificent views up the loch to Glencoe.
9 miles north of Oban off the main road to Fort William.
Licensed for civil weddings.
Choice of 5 bedrooms with loch or countryside views:
1 superior four-poster double en-suite bathroom,
2 superior double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom,
1 standard double bedroom with en-suite shower room,
1 standard twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.
All with bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, toiletries,
flat screen HDTV with Blu-ray/DVD player,
mini hospitality hamper, mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.
Free WiFi.
Breakfast is served in the vaulted dining room.
Laird's parlour sitting room with open fire.
Large private garden with wonderful views.

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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle
Ayrshire KA26 0NZ
Tel: +44 (0)1465 831212
Fax: +44 (0)1465 831000


Built in 1870, the castle offers complete privacy and seclusion.
Set in 30 acres of private grounds including woodland, a walled garden,
all weather tennis court and croquet lawn.
Magical venue for weddings and honeymoons.
Winner of Romantic Hotel of the Year 2011 in the Scottish Hotel Awards.
Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Gold award.

Your wedding ceremony may be held in Glenapp Church
(a very beautiful little Victorian building on estate)
or (for weddings with less than 20 guests) in the castle itself.
Music and entertainment can be arranged.

Accommodation for 34 people in 17 spacious and bright bedrooms and suites.
Each with ensuite bathroom, telephone, TV, VCR and CD player.
Individually decorated in traditional style with antiques, fine oil paintings, etc.
All have views of the gardens or across the Irish Sea
to Ailsa Craig, Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.
Children welcome. Babysitting services available.
Wireless Internet access throughout.

Enjoy culinary excellence in the 2 elegant dining rooms.
Fresh herbs and fruit are used from the garden.
Michelin Star. AA 5 Red Stars and 4 Rosettes.
Scotland's Restaurant of the Year in the CIS Excellence Awards.
EatScotland Gold Award for outstanding food and service.
' Which?' Scotland’s Restaurant of the Year 2007.
Winner of Hotel of Beauty Award - 2009 Scottish Hotel Awards.
Hospitality Gold Medal, Fine Dining Award and
Hotel Chef Médaille d’Or (Adam Stokes) - 2012 Scottish Hotel Awards.

Golf, shooting, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and fishing can be arranged locally.
Located 15 miles north of Stranraer. Prestwick Airport 40 miles.
Culzean Castle 23 miles. Turnberry golf course 20 miles.
Glasgow 71 miles. Edinburgh 109 miles.

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You can't have a Scottish wedding without a piper!

    Piper on Parade (Dougie Watson) is based in the Highlands and is available for weddings and other events. He played on numerous State occasions when he was a member of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipe Band.
  • Spud the Piper (Calum Fraser) famously played for Madonna in Inverness. He was winner of the 2005 VOWS Awards in the category for Wedding Music & Entertainment.

Sheila Hallatt offers unique, personalised silk bags and purses which are designed and handmade in her studio in Scotland.

Stag Weekends & Hen Nights - nights out, parties, outdoor activities - destinations throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.

You can help restore the Caledonian forest in Scotland by donating to Trees for Life - a charity which offers tree-planting gifts. Get a tree or a grove of trees planted in the Scottish Highlands as a unique wedding gift

You can order your special Wedding Stationery from Piccolo Press in the Highlands.
How about a Celtic design or your Clan crest?
Invitations - Order of Service - Save the date - Menus - Place cards
Engraved and Letterpress. Unique traditional expertise. Sample packs available.
Personal attention. Clients worldwide. Price lists for UK & North America.


  • offer customised tours of Scottish Castles especially for you with professional tartan-clad guides. Accommodation Booking Service in castles, inns & country houses also available. Ideal for honeymoons.
  • Scotland Made Easy can design an itinerary for a self-drive tour to suit your interests, budget and time available. Accommodation in 4 or 5 star quality B&Bs, with special options such as a castle, church, lighthouse, country mansion, etc.


book cover The Scottish Wedding Planner
How to plan your own wedding. The ultimate Scottish weddings guide with info on venues and personal experiences. Includes directory of wedding service suppliers, wedding planners and venues.

Your Scottish Wedding: The Modern Bride's Guide to Planning Her Big Day
Published in October 2005. Buy online from Amazon US or Amazon UK

Getting Married in Scotland
Paperback by Iona McGregor
An enlightening and entertaining look at the customs and issues surrounding weddings in Scotland from the Reformation to the modern day.
Buy online from Amazon UK

Amazon Weddings Store - lots of useful books.