Destination Bliss: Scotland’s Five Most Breathtaking Wedding Spots

Scotland has become a premiere destination wedding location for brides and grooms. A Scottish wedding can be exceptionally stylish and truly unforgettable The landscape is magnificent — the venues amazing. Your wedding photos are likely to look spectacular if you have the Scottish countryside as your backdrop. Options for Scottish weddings range from a city boutique hotel to an elegant castle. What follow are the top five most breathtaking possibilities for your Scottish wedding extravaganza:

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth is set against the backdrop of the incredible Salisbury Crags. The contemporary Biosphere Suite with its views over Holyrood Park can accommodate receptions of up to 200 people. This facility caters for both religious and civil ceremonies. The staff can provide an in-house wedding coordinator, wedding packages, and other amenities.

Armadale Castle

Memories of your wedding will truly stand the test of time when it’s held in the ruins of a castle such as the Armadale.

Your guests can relish champagne and canapés in the Somerled rooms. Then, when it’s reception time, you can move into the oak-paneled stables restaurant or simply move a buffet into the Somerled rooms. Your wedding party can have exclusive use of the grounds, which can provide an outstanding backdrop for your wedding photos.


The Abbey

Yet another intriguing possibility is the Dryburgh Abbey. This graceful structure is located beside a loop on the banks of the Tweed.
The facility caters to religious ceremonies. You’ll find your “I dos” are particularly memorable when you say them in such a location.


Linlithgow Palace

The ruins of this royal palace provide a historic backdrop for your wedding festivities. The palace is best-known as the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. The ruins are located in their own park beside Linlithgow Loch.
This facility caters for both religious and civil ceremonies, and can hold receptions for up to 60 guests.


National Wallace Monument

This monument is a particularly fascinating place to hold a wedding. It can only accommodate about 40 guests, and couples can only be married after closing time. Still, you can take advantage of up to three floors of space, plus the rooftop.
The setting is appropriate for both religious and civil ceremonies.


Dryburgh Abbey photo courtesy of James Allen