Exclusive use destination wedding packages in Scotland for twenty people

Your wedding day should be all about the good vibes. Imagine the build up of anticipation while getting ready on your Wedding morning in one of Scotland’s finest properties, all leading to meeting your favourite person at the end of the aisle.

That is why it’s so important to go for a venue that can make you and your partner feel how special this day really is. Having a small intimate wedding really opens up the opportunity to explore amazing venues that your group can have all to yourselves. From breathtaking architecture, beautiful lounges and spacious master bedrooms to the mesmerising estates and little hidden treasures, you can plan your special Wedding day in Scotland to be unique and unforgettable. Here are our top picks of exclusive use wedding venues in Scotland for weddings of 20 people.


CLUNY CASTLE: MAGIC OF THE SEACOAST

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On a 20 minute drive from Aberdeen you turn to the tree lined driveway to discover a 14th century architecture masterpiece surrounded by wooded parkland. Cluny Castle, a historical treasure and home of the Gordons of Cluny for centuries, is a symbol of blooming love and a perfect place to put a start of your new life as a married couple. The Castles own private Chapel is available for any type of wedding ceremony, creating the feel of divine tranquility through the stained glass windows. Gather your guests onthe outstanding sweeping lawns on a bright sunny day or the within the regal Drawing Room.

Cluny Castle also features up to 13 bedrooms, allowing up to 26 guests to immerse themselves in this stunning, grand Scottish castle for a number of nights to celebrate your Scottish wedding.

BRODIE CASTLE: A FAIRYTALE AMONGST THE DAFFODILS

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With a rich history of the land given by Robert the Bruce, Brodie Castle was a home of the Brodie Clan for 400 years. Pleasantly isolated, however, only a short distance from Inverness, this ancient Scottish castle venue is an ideal opportunity to make your wedding an exclusive experience with an intimate atmosphere. With a fabulous art collection, a 6,000 volume library and a great location for afternoon walks and nature spotting, the entertainment opportunities never end. The interconnected public rooms will allow your guests to relax and mingle while enjoying art pieces dating from the old masters up to the modernistic artists. Enjoy your weddingportraitssurrounded by the traditional interiors or even outside with the rose stone facade in the background. If you are planning a spring wedding, the experience will be definitely unique amongst the 100 varieties of daffodil. The wedding ceremony is usually held in the Drawing room, followed by the reception in the Stable Block or the Dining Room, or even in a marquise. In any way, this place can allow you to get creative and plan the wedding you always wanted.

Brodie Castle also offers on-site self-catering accommodation within the Castle and cottages for up to 24 guests.

TURIN CASTLE: ROMANCE WITH A TOUCH OF LUXURY

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Dating from the 17th century, this 5 star luxurious mansion for Scottish weddings is an embodiment of stylish design and modernistic comfort. Located between bonny Aberdeen and majestic Edinburgh, Turin estate offers an adventurous wedding journey filled with special moments, fun and romance. The Games room, Private bar and whisky tasting are just part of the experience for your guests to enjoy. Adding to the exclusive experience, why not consider arriving to the properties helipad or sending the enthusiastic golfers out on the nine hole private golf course, or further afield to world famous courses such as the old course in St Andrews, Royal Aberdeen and Trump International. For a small and intimate wedding we suggest the beautiful glass conservatory that can hold up to 40 guests.


Complete with all things to make you feel at home as well as fabulous Clive Christian furniture throughout, Turin castle can host up to 20 guests in 10 en-suite rooms, creating the feeling of being in a boutique hotel that is entirely yours.

MAR LODGE: WHERE LOVE AND NATURE BECOME ONE

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If you are aiming for an intimate destination wedding in Scotland with a naturalistic theme, Mar Lodge is an ideal place to escape the rest of the world. Located in the very heart of the scottish highlands, this wedding venue is part of the biggest National Nature Reserve on the British Isles. A wildlife wonderland, the property provides epic scenery and chance to explore a number of outdoor activities. Host your Wedding ceremony in the bright and spacious Drawing Room or in the Great Hall, dating back to the Victorian era. The stunning dining room of the property is the perfect place to host a traditional Scottish wedding meal, followed by a wee dram and some ceilidh dancing in the Stag ballroom!

Mar Lodge can accommodate up to 49 people on the estate but can be taken in blocks to better suit 20 guests.

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.

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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.

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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.