13 stunning venues in and around Glasgow 2023
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From gorgeous luxury city venues to castles and hotels situated close-by with countryside views to die for, you certainly have your pick of fabulous spots in Glasgow to tie the knot.
Located within easy driving distance of two major airports, it’s an ideal part of Scotland to plan your celebration.
We’ve rounded up some of the excellent venues the area has to offer couples searching for the perfect place to say “I do” …
Boclair House Hotel
Boclair House Hotel is a glamorous, 1920s style Tudor Gothic Mansion in Bearsden, west of Glasgow, known for its beautiful red sandstone exterior. Oozing 1920s style and sophistication, from the exquisite grand ballroom with private bar, unique suites to the beautiful, landscaped gardens, it’s a stylish and a magical place to say ‘I do’.
There are many options to exchange your vows: the picturesque gardens, which feature a grand staircase and Victorian style wedding bandstand or choose the stunning Grand Ballroom as a more glamorous option for your ceremony. Natural light floods this room, reflecting off huge sparkling chandeliers, mirrored pillars and glints of gold. The venue has eleven suites which have been individually designed. Meanwhile, the immaculate Arran Honeymoon Suite truly is a sight to behold, including a stunning freestanding copper bathtub.
Two centuries in the making, nestled within the grandeur of Glasgow’s Merchant City, Citation is the epicentre of elegance.
Dating back to 1844, the venue has a rich history. Originally the Sheriff Court building, its sandstone columns dominate the prominent B-listed exterior, dressed in fairy lights to delicately illuminate a picture-perfect atmosphere.
Citation is now an exclusive use wedding and events space, completely private with access for wedding cars right to the front door and exclusively yours for your wedding day. Surrounded by hotels and transport links, it gives you and your guests endless options for getting to and from your celebration.
The interior space simply exudes sophistication with exposed blonde sandstone and rustic wooden floors, and exciting features such as an elegant staircase and heated balcony – both perfect spots for your wedding photography!
Cornhill Castle is situated in Biggar’s rolling countryside along a leafy, winding driveway that unveils this stunning castle on the Clyde. Enjoy the sprawling grounds, dedicated wedding pavilion and the grand ballroom – complete with a twinkling glitter ball! With breathtaking panoramic views, the venue exudes luxury and romance.
Guests can stay in one of the 12 rooms and seven cosy lodges. There’s a tower, too, where you can write a love letter, place it in a bottle and add it to the wall. Then retire to the Balmoral Honeymoon Suite, which is full of gorgeous features. Dresser, full-length mirror, spa bath, rainfall shower and plenty of space come as standard in this three-level suite, and it’s the perfect place to end a perfect wedding.
Situated on the outskirts of Blantyre, not far from Glasgow, Crossbasket Castle is guaranteed to give your wedding the wow factor.
The castle dates back to the 17th century and is every bit as grand and impressive as you’d expect of such a historic building, providing the perfect backdrop for your special day.
It features imposing architecture, historical décor and splendid accommodation while the beautiful grounds are an ideal spot for your photographs.
Hiring Crossbasket on an exclusive-use basis allows you to create a bespoke wedding package. You can exchange vows in the dedicated ceremony space, host your reception in the stunning ballroom and have a chef prepare a wedding breakfast menu to your exact tastes.
Once the celebrations are over, you can enjoy your first night as newlyweds in the stunning Lindsay Tower Suite.
Eden Leisure Village
If you’re seeking a wedding venue with a difference, then dreamy Eden Leisure Village situated in the countryside near Glasgow could be the ideal spot.
Full of rustic charm, Eden Leisure Village offers glamping, spa and salon facilities, activities and is surrounded by nature for a tranquil wedding day.
It has a beautiful reception courtyard with “The Livery” connecting the marquee to the barn.
All the spaces have been thoughtfully decorated and include lots of fairy lights, flowers and a unique sound system at no extra cost. Couples can also add small additional touches to make it their own.
Weddings can be as relaxed or as formal as you like, and the team will do everything they can to create a unique and perfect day.
Set in the foothills of Loch Lomond, only a 40-minute drive from Glasgow, Fruin Farm is an utterly charming venue specialising in small, intimate weddings for a maximum of 60 guests.
You’ll have the run of the farm for the whole day, with a beautiful bridal suite in which to get ready, a choice of indoor and outdoor settings in which to say “I do”, a fully stocked bar to help get the party started and complimentary firepit and marshmallows to see the night through.
There’s everything you need to create a bespoke and relaxed wedding, just as you please, with the help of onsite wedding co-ordinators to ensure your day is stress free and exactly as you planned.
Lochside House Hotel
Situated in New Cumnock near Glasgow, Lochside House Hotel and Spa is a hidden Scottish gem.
It’s a charming and unforgettable place to celebrate your wedding day, with beautiful mature landscaped gardens, and the loch of the Lowes and the Afton hills providing a stunning backdrop for photographs.
Dedicated wedding co-ordinators will work with couples to create a dream wedding, ensuring their couples have the perfect day with memories to cherish.
Exchange your vows by the loch, the stunning Glen Caol suite or the luxurious new Lochview function suite. Then enjoy a glass of champagne together on the banks of the loch to celebrate the start of married life.
And don’t forget the award-winning spa at Lochside provides a perfect place to enjoy some peace and tranquillity before or after your big day.
Macdonald Crutherland House & Spa
Set in an 18th century manor house and surrounded by 37 acres of private grounds and woodland, Crutherland House is a charming and romantic place to say “I do”.
Situated in East Kilbride near Glasgow, it was originally built in 1705 as a manor for Lady Dowager of Torrance Castle, and whether you’re planning a big bash or an intimate gathering, there’s a space to suit every wedding.
Gather for photographs in the manicured gardens, dine on fabulous cuisine and spend your wedding night in a luxurious suite. Celebrate with an intimate reception in one of several elegantly appointed function rooms or, book the grand Crutherland Suite for an unforgettable day.
And remember the on-site spa is a haven of calm if you need some time out of wedding planning or a last-minute bit of relaxation before the big day.
Located in Clarkston on Glasgow’s South Side, The Busby is perfectly set and styled for your wedding day.
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life and the dedicated wedding coordinators will be there every step of the way to ensure your day is perfect. Offering religious, humanist and civil ceremonies, the team takes personal pride in ensuring everything goes smoothly from beginning to end. The recently refurbished suite has neutral décor, and combines traditional elements with contemporary twists such as sparkling chandeliers. The fairy-lit balcony and landscaped gardens are private spaces that are perfect for pictures in all seasons. The Buchanan Suite with new private spa-like extension is the perfect end to your special day.
The Gailes Hotel & Spa
The Gailes Hotel & Spa is a simply stunning four-star wedding venue in the heart of Ayrshire. The Gailes provides a naturally stunning backdrop for your celebrations and a truly unique venue for a romantic ceremony.
The elegant Rooftop Conservatory and Garden Terrace is an exceptional space, along with the fairy tale staircase for those all-important photos whilst the stunning Wedding Pavilion at The Gailes is a magical place within the hotel’s private gardens. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony in summer or a stunning location for wedding photographs, the Pavilion is the perfect addition for your wedding day.
Step into the newly refurbished Lagavulin Suite at The Gailes and you become immersed in one of the most stylish and contemporary wedding venues in Ayrshire where wedding couples and their guests can celebrate their big day.
The Redhurst Hotel
This beautiful boutique hotel is located in leafy Giffnock in Glasgow’s southside. It’s the ideal venue to host a relaxed, elegant wedding day. From romantic ceremonies and grand celebrations to more intimate weddings with a small selection of your closest family and friends, it’s the perfect setting to say ‘I do’.
The Grand Ballroom boasts a large dancefloor, a stage for your band or DJ, and a huge twinkling glitter ball that casts a magical light in the room. Hosting up to 180 people for a meal, it’s a versatile space to be used for many sizes and styles of wedding and has its own private door and foyer. The luxurious honeymoon suite, The Garden House, has stunning, exclusive-use landscaped gardens with a romantic fountain and pagoda, especially designed for your wedding photographs. It’s the ultimate romantic retreat for any newlyweds.
The Torrance Hotel
Originally an 18th century coach house, The Torrance has both romantic charm and modern luxuries that make it a great choice for your big day. The main ballroom, the Torrance Suite,
is a perfect mix of modern styling and traditional charm. It features stylish, neutral décor as well as beautiful Chiavari chairs and a private bar. And the twinkling dance floor is ideal for the all-important first dance. The private landscaped garden which features an ornate band stand, is made for picture-perfect moments. Take a moment together to enjoy being newlyweds and stand side-by-side with guests to pose for pictures, creating wedding memories to last a lifetime. In addition to 16 guest bedrooms, couples will enjoy an overnight stay in the gorgeous Stuart Suite – the duplex honeymoon suite with spa bath and private bar.
The Waterside Hotel and Kyle Suite is set in the most idyllic sea-front location along the Ayrshire coast in West Kilbride.
Spectacular panoramic vistas from the water’s edge afford you and your guests the perfect opportunity to soak up the breathtaking views across the water to the beautiful Isle of Arran. The stunning Kyle Suite will provide the most romantic backdrop to your wedding day with floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors opening onto private gardens, leading to the beach.
Take your vows in the presence of friends and family in the stunning Ailsa Lounge with the beautiful feature fireplace and weather permitting, outdoor ceremonies can also be arranged in the gardens.
The Waterside will truly be the perfect setting for your perfect wedding.
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