Choosing where to get married can sometimes be one of the toughest decisions for a couple to agree on. Gone are the days when a wedding always took place in the bride’s local parish, today the world really is your oyster. But you don’t need to go half way around the world to find the ideal wedding location. For any couple getting married Scotland has it all.
There are many reasons to get married in Scotland, but we’ve managed to whittle it down to five:
Location, location, location
There is only one word to describe the landscape of Scotland – stunning. Wherever in the country you’re getting married Scotland has beautiful countryside on the doorstep. A 15-minute drive out from any town or city will have you at one with nature. When it comes to choosing wedding venues Scotland is rich with options. From refurbished castles to stately homes to remnant ruins, the wedding venues Scotland has to offer are as breathtaking as the scenery.
Food and Drink
Or, ‘scran and bevvy’ as Scots would say. Scotland sometimes gets a bit of bad press when it comes to food and drink. For some, Scottish cuisine is all about deep fried Mars Bars and haggis. Nothing could be further from the truth! For any happy couple getting married, Scotland gives you the opportunity to make sure your wedding breakfast and reception menus are absolutely top notch. The west coast, in particular, provides some of the very best fresh fish around. From salmon to mussels and oysters.
Scotland also has some of the finest craft beers in the UK. For those that like a ‘wee dram’ Scotland is, of course, the best place in the world for whisky. There is even a Scottish tradition of sharing whisky from a quaich during the ceremony to mark the joining of two families.
The Scots are a proud people and also famous for their hospitality. The climate may be changeable, but the welcome you get from the locals is guaranteed to be a warm one. Where better to celebrate the happiest day of your life, then in one of the friendliest places you are likely to encounter. A venue like ours and our dedicated staff ensure your day is special and never to be forgotten.
Weddings are very much about traditions. But when getting married in Scotland, you will have the opportunity to embrace a whole different set of Scottish traditions. Céilidh dancing is made for weddings. Dancing the Gay Gordons and many other traditional dances is sure to make the reception swing.
Perhaps the greatest Scottish wedding tradition is the dress code for a full Scottish wedding. Men’s highland dress with kilt, Prince Charlie jacket and vest will have the groom and groomsmen looking the part. It’s not just about the groom either. For the bride, a traditional wedding horseshoe charm is perfect to wear or carry for good luck.