Looking for somewhere unusual?
Well, Scotland is the place to start. Did you know that the local minister, priest, celebrant or clergyman, if you ask them nicely, can marry you anywhere? Having said that, in addition to getting married on top of a mountain or deep in a pine forest, Scotland has venues in abundance to offer you. Here are a just a few ideas.
Get married in the highest restaurant in Scotland
For an unforgettable venue for your wedding day, turn your eyes to CairnGorm Mountain where the UK's highest and fastest mountain railways takes you safely and in comfort to the Ptarmigan building which has spectacular views.
Get married in a Victorian
What finer setting for your wedding than the majestic Victorian mansion and romantic gardens of Mount Stuart.
This unique house holds the most awe-inspiring private Marble Chapel in Britain, creating a blissful ambience for a religious ceremony. We can also offer many beautiful areas of the house and gardens, which are fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships.
Get married on a
Caisealrag is the most romantic Highland hideaway on the west coast of Scotland, offering the perfect venue for a wee wedding or civil partnership with a honeymoon combined. They offer a magical setting for your special day including miles of sandy beaches and rugged coast.
For the true adventurers what could be better than a wedding at the world's largest climbing arena? Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Ratho caters for both wedding receptions and marriages and this unique venue has a dramatic backdrop of rural wooded areas, canals and cliffs, ensuring that you will have some truly spectacular wedding photos.
Get married on Loch Lomond
As locations for weddings go, Loch Lomond ranks as one of the best. So what better way to trade your vows than onboard a vessel crusing on Loch Lomond. Cruise Loch Lomond offer weddings ceremonies on the open-air stern deck or the enclosed vessel, providing you with memories to last a lifetime. Sweeneys Cruises, which have been operating for over 100 years are also based on Loch Lomond and offer wedding ceremonies on the Silver Dolphin, a beautiful new addtiton to their fleet.
Beaches of Harris
The Outer Hebrides and particularly the Isle of Harris have miles of golden sands where you can tie the knot. After the ceremony, the reception can be held in one of the nearby hotels such as the Rodel Hotel.
Burns National Heritage Park
What better place to marry than being surrounded by the beautiful Alloway - countryside that inspired the poet Robert Burns. Ceremonies can take place in Burns Cottage and by Burns Monument with the beautiful views of the park as the perfect backdrop.
Situated in Dundee, Mills Observatory is Britain's only full-time public observatory. With a proud history, the observatory will is ideal for those looking for a truly unique venue with stunnig views over the River Tay towards Fife. Recently refurbished, the observatory can cater for weddings in the spectacular terrace, the surrounding grounds or in the dome itself.
One of the last places you would expect to find an Italian Chapel would be in Orkney however that's just what you'll find on the island of Lamb Holm. Built by Italian prisoners of war during World War 2, this intimate venue is beautifully decorated, bringing Italian design to the North of Scotland.