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
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
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
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
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.