Weddings in Scotland: All-inclusive destination wedding packages abroad

Dramatic scenery carved by granite and ice, wild and untouched stretches, history, myths, legends and otherworldly creatures…

With an enchanting dreamlike atmosphere, it’s no surprise that Scotland is heralded as one of the most romantic and charmed places for the fairy-tale destination wedding abroad.  Even the nation’s official animal is the captivating and supernatural unicorn symbolising purity, joy and life itself.

From outdoor weddings with a breath-taking back drop to the best Scottish boutique hotels and stunning castle weddings venues steeped in story – the country has it all for the perfect Scottish wedding. 

But when you’re arranging a wedding abroad it can be complicated to know even where to start.  That’s why Destination Weddings Scotland has curated these wedding venues in Scotland which can offer all-inclusive destination weddings for the most beautiful destination wedding ideas in Scotland.

Get married in the coastal countryside: Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

The Hill of Tarvit Mansion House is described as one of the finest Edwardian mansion houses in Scotland with an atmospheric great hall, an elegant dining room, a famous collection of art and antiques and a 9-hole hickory golf course. It’s nestled in the Fife countryside, a stone’s throw from the iconic seaside town of St Andrew’s and within close distance to Edinburgh and Perth.  St Andrew’s is world famous for golf but also its cobbled street charm and love stories, with the royal romance between The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland) blossoming in this beautiful place.

Package details:

-For a party of 60 to be married inside the venue or an outdoor wedding in the beautiful gardens.
-Includes dinner and dancing in the grand hall.
-£86.50 per guest for 2019.

Elope for a fantasy clifftop castle wedding: Culzean Castle

If you’re looking to steal your love away for an intimate ceremony at a fairy-tale castle wedding venue in Scotland, then there’s no other more impressive place than Culzean Castle.  Perched on an incredible cliff-top location on the spectacular west coast of Scotland it offers views stretching as far as the Scottish Isles.

Package details:

-For the happy couple of two with two witnesses at the ceremony.
-Includes three course dinner for two, two night’s stay in the castle’s own penthouse suite, breakfast and afternoon tea each day and finishing touches such as the bride’s bouquet and groom’s buttonhole and a bottle of champagne.
-£2150 per couple.

A luxury castle destination wedding by Edinburgh: Borthwick Castle 

Borthwick Castle offers the most magical backdrop for your dream day.  With 600 years of history its charming and striking features scattered throughout include fairy-tale spiralling staircases and majestic public rooms beautifully restored for a truly lavish and enchanting feel.  The castle is only 12 miles from Edinburgh, the must-visit picturesque capital of Scotland and boasts an incredible chef.  This package is for a mid-week wedding based on numbers of 26 for a perfect Scottish wedding abroad.

Package details:

-For a party of 26 on a mid-week day.
-Includes accommodation for 26 within the castle for two nights, wedding dinner and evening buffet, drinks package, canapes and breakfast.
-£22,340 for 26 people.

Tie the Knot in the best hotel in Scotland (and the world): Cromlix Hotel

The Cromlix Hotel was voted the number one hotel in the world by Conde Naste Traveller in 2018. It’s a stunning, elegant Victorian mansion in Dunblane near Stirling in the heart of Perthshire, just 50 minutes from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and 30 minutes from the magnificent Loch Lomond National Park.  From one number one to another, the hotel is owned by Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray and run by luxury hoteliers ICMI, so it offers the best in Scottish hospitality and has been transformed and restored to the highest standards.  Experience the decadent lifestyle once enjoyed by the Lairds of Cromlix with 34 acres of secluded woodlands and garden grounds, the house’s own loch and a ceremony in its beautiful chapel all in the sumptuous Perthshire countryside.

Package details:

-For a party of 20.
-Includes a ceremony in the chapel, dinner, drinks and evening buffet for 20 people, two night’s stay for the couple in a suite room with the second’s night dinner in the garden room.
- £3625 for 20 people.

Destination Weddings Scotland (DWS) arranges dream weddings for couples looking for the perfect Scottish wedding abroad.

To learn more about the nation’s most enchanting spots and all-inclusive destination wedding packages in Scotland, contact emma@timelesswhite.co.uk.

All offers subject to availability and price changes as advised by Wedding venues dependent on date/time and number of Wedding guests.

Gretna Green alternatives: Elopement Weddings in Scotland

When people think of eloping to Scotland, they can be forgiven for automatically thinking of the world famous location of Gretna Green.

While Gretna really is a beautiful runaway wedding setting with incredible scenery and traditional heritage and competitive pricing, there are so many stunning locations in Scotland which offer very attractive comparable alternatives that are perfect for planning your Scottish elopement.

From traditional Scottish Castles to the top of Arthurs Seat (A hill in the centre of Edinburgh city!), Scotland really can cater to all when it comes to amazing places worth running away for, to elope in Scotland

OUTDOOR EDINBURGH ELOPEMENT

Picture the two of you on top of the world with a view of the beautiful city of Edinburgh all to yourself. The never ending views of Scottish countryside and city life stretching to see the ancient buildings and famous Edinburgh Castle in sight. Your vows to one another will be taken by a historic ruin of an ancient chapel in the grounds of Holyrood park. With the city within a short distance (even manageable by foot!), you can then go on to have your Wedding portraits taken around the cityscape, including on the famous Royal Mile.

 Image by Craig George

Image by Craig George

After your Ceremony and images are complete, why not then consider booking a beautiful and special dinner at one of the Cities most prestigious restaurants such as the Popmadour by Glavin within the Caledonian hotel. Or if it really is just the two of you, why not ask about the intimiate dining space for two at the sumptuous and cosy Prestonfield Hotel.

ROMANTIC CLIFFTOP SCOTTISH CASTLE RUINS WEDDING OUTDOORS

The spectacular view from the castle spreads out across the North Sea and historical ruins creating a picture perfect setting for all your wedding photography. Dunnottar Castle has the most wildly romantic and breathtaking setting with stunning clifftop views at the iconic ruined Scottish castle while also holding many rich secrets of Scotlands colourful past.

Take your vows by the curved archway of the smithy or the charming historic chapel - Dunnottar castle can conduct wedding ceremonies in any of the beautiful locations within the castle grounds. Enjoy breathtaking backdrops for your Wedding photography before heading back to a warm setting for your Wedding meal, we love the Whisky room at Ardoe House hotel with its quirky décor and private use option.

An elopement wedding package offer for couples being married at Dunnottar Castle and staying at Ardoe House is available at this blog post.

LUXURY ELOPEMENT ON A PRIVATE ISLAND ON THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND

Isle of Eriska is a Scottish Wedding destination that people can only dream of. Imagine having your very own private island for your special day with endless views looking over the Movern Mountains. Not only is this island one of the most picturesque venues you will ever see - it also has its very own 9 hole golf and luxury spa for you and your guests to enjoy during your stay.

With a gorgeous indoor drawing room for your Ceremony, complete with its own grand piano, you have the option of a beautiful indoor Ceremony or indeed an outdoor Wedding on the front lawn.

The impressive fine dining experience at the Hotels restaurant as well as extensive Whisky selection and hugely accommodating in-house team will be sure to satisfy your every wish for a luxury

If you really want to treat yourself, why not consider taking a Spa suite for your stay and making the most of your very own private hot tub?!

LUXURIOUS AND ELEGANT HIGHLAND FIVE STAR CASTLE WEDDING

Inverlochy Castle is the epitome of Scottish luxury in the stunning old town of Fort William in the Western Scottish Highlands. Inverlochy Castle is a 19th century castle known as Scotlands finest country hotel which is surrounded by the luscious green of the evergreen trees and the sparkling blue from the nearby loch - this being the perfect backdrop for your special Scottish elopement wedding.

 The drawing room at Inverlochy Castle

The drawing room at Inverlochy Castle

Take your vows in the beautiful Castle drawing room followed by an amazing culinary experience to be enjoyed by you and your guests in the stunning and famous Michael Roux restaurant.

Do you want to make this a trip you will really never forget? Consider upgrading to the stunning Queens suite (named so, for a good reason!) and consider a private hire of the castles very own Rolls Royce for a day trip around the gorgeous scenery and famous places to visit in the Scottish highlands such as Glenfinnan Railway and the Isle of Skye.

ANCIENT CHAPEL WEDDING AT HISTORIC CASTLE IN SCOTLAND

With a history spanning hundreds upon hundreds of years and associations with famous Scottish hero, Robert the Bruce, Drum Castle is the perfect, authentic castle for a gorgeous Wedding. Your religious Scottish Wedding can take place within the quaint chapel on the estate grounds and you could even dine within the castle itself. Enjoy the gorgeous castle exterior and courtyard for photographs, as well as the possibility of photographs in the stunning garden of roses.

 Image by Emma Lawson Photography

Image by Emma Lawson Photography

Many couples opt to stay at nearby and beautiful local hotel, Ardoe House Hotel where they can enjoy a private dinner within their room or in the Whisky room.

An elopement Wedding package offer for couples being married at Drum Castle and staying at Ardoe House is available at this blog post.

Scottish Clifftop ruined castle Wedding all-inclusive package

If you are hoping to plan your Wedding at a truly incredible castle location in Scotland, with an overwhelmingly magical backdrop and a beautiful setting for your accommodation and Wedding breakfast, then look no further!

Whether you are planning a destination elopement wedding for 2, an intimate Scottish Wedding for your closest friends and family or a larger Wedding for up to 60 persons – We have the perfect combination that will blow both you and your guests away.

Together with the iconic Dunnottar Castle and the luxury Wedding venue that is Ardoe House Hotel, we have devised an all-inclusive destination Wedding package that will be a perfect fit whether you are eloping to Scotland or booking an intimate and luxury destination Wedding.

This wonderful Scottish castle Wedding package includes;

  • Your Ceremony at the iconic location of Dunnottar castle

  • Your Wedding reception and accommodation at a beautiful, luxury hotel in Aberdeenshire

  • Assistance from our destination wedding specialists to help you with the paperwork process and to source 5 incredible suppliers on your behalf. They will even put together a wedding file and timeline for you – so that you can be assured everything is under control.

You perfect destination wedding in Scotland could be right here, read on to find out more.

Video by Aberdeen Wedding Films

Your Wedding ceremony at Dunnottar Castle

Arrive to the clifftop ruined castle, with the sound of the ocean in the backround and a Bagpiper* playing for your arrival. Make your way to the castle, with the Bagpiper leading the way, covering over 200 steps weaving up to the medieval castle atop an enchantingly beautiful cliff. Once you reach the castle, you can take shelter in the beautifully refurbished Drawing room for your Ceremony or choose an outdoor location that you wish. With space for up to 60 people at the castle itself, you can be sure that everyone will be bemused by the beauty and magic of this amazing place.

Be amazed by the castles magical setting and surroundings and the incredible, ancient Scottish history that took place here. You and your guests will gasp in awe at the sight of such an incredible place in the world – A stunning setting for even the most eager of Outlander fans looking for an amazing Scottish castle as their Wedding venue.

After your Ceremony, enjoy a glass of fizz** on the lawn and let your guests take their incredible surroundings in as your Photographer takes you to the many beautiful, natural locations around the castle for photographs that you will treasure forever.

*Piper is not included in the package, though we highly recommend having one.**Bridal couple must provide own drinks and glassware.

Your Reception and Accommodation at Ardoe House Hotel

Arrive to the beautiful and luxurious four star Ardoe House Hotel the day before your Wedding and enjoy the comforts of your standard bedroom and access to the on site spa the day before your Wedding, before enjoying having your accommodation upgraded to a luxury Bridal suite for your Wedding night.

 Parris Photography

Parris Photography

On returning to Ardoe House from your Ceremony, yourselves and your guests will be greeted with an arrival drink to enjoy before being called for dinner. First up, the speeches by your close friends and family (washed down with a glass of fizz of course), followed by a delicious 3 course Wedding breakfast with wines to enjoy throughout dinner. Tea and Coffee will follow and later in the evening a buffet of bacon rolls or traditional Scottish stovies will ensure nobody goes hungry as the nights fun begins!

Your guests will benefit from flexible bedroom bookings and 10% discount on rack rates at the time of booking your wedding – So everyone can enjoy the change to stay at this beautiful luxury hotel in the gorgeous Scottish countryside, just 15 minutes from the city of Aberdeen.

Scottish Wedding package pricing examples:

Elopement for 2 people - £2325

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Wedding for 10 people - £2925

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Wedding for 20 people - £3425

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Wedding for 30 people - £4175

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Wedding for 40 people - £4925

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Wedding for 50 people - £5675

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Wedding for 60 people - £6425

What are you waiting for? Get in touch today to find out if your preferred date is available!

Terms: Offer Valid Dec 2017 through to Dec 2019 Thursday – Sunday Weddings only. Off-peak Fridays and Saturdays at special request only. All offers are subject to availability.

 To obtain this special package you must book your Wedding through Timeless White Scotland.

 Notes on Reception venue terms:

Weddings of 12 persons or less will be privately accommodated for the Wedding meal in the Whisky Bar or Fraser Suite at Ardoe House Hotel.

 Weddings of 13 persons or more will be privately accommodated for the Wedding meal in the Fraser suite at Ardoe House Hotel.

Up to a maximum of 25 bedrooms can be reserved for your Wedding guests at the discounted rate, subject to availability.