Wedding Venues In Scotland - Janie Barclay Wedding Photography
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Fingask Castle Wedding

Wedding Venues In Scotland

As wedding photographers we have a unique insight into wedding venues in Scotland. We see ‘behind the scenes’ since we can be seen as staff as well as guests. This combination gives us a view into the inner workings of the venues and churches – information that is helpful to the bride and groom.

As I have said before, we are so lucky in Scotland with our many lovely wedding venues. They come in all shapes and sizes and cater for just about any whim. Some have amazing scenery, some have a great atmosphere and great staff, some are grand, some are cosy and some have it all! This piece is not meant to be a guide to your wedding venue but an insight into some of the places where we have worked this year.

In Aberdeenshire there are some spectacular country house hotels. The history of these old houses is always fascinating, and in many ways it’s great that they have been saved from ruin by becoming charming hotels. We feel these can provide a really good ‘all in one package’ for a wedding day. There is a lot to be said for having the entire hotel to yourself – it’s like having your own country house for the weekend.

wedding venues in Scotland

Thainstone House Hotel, based fifteen miles west of Aberdeen, is one of our favorites. We always feel the bride is happy with this hotel. The rooms are well furnished, the staff are fantastic, and the potential for capturing beautiful images is excellent. The charming arched porch at the front door helps to create a romantic backdrop for an superb array of shots, and the front lawn provides a lovely open space, enabling us to create all sorts of different pictures.

Norwood Hall Hotel on the outskirts of Aberdeen is another hotel we love. People travel from all over Scotland and indeed the world to have their weddings here. It’s a fantastic venue steeped in romantic history. The staircase is exceptional, probably one of the most beautiful anywhere. The whole interior is special and we have photographed some lovely weddings here. Here is a picture from Norwood.

Norwood House Hotel Wedding

Another favorite location in Scotland is Logi Country House. This really is a wonderful place to get married. You get the whole house for the weekend. Making it a very intimate location.  There are some really romantic spot for photos. Everything is finished to a very high standard and the house it’s self is very old. The owners are lovely people too!


Logi Country House

There are so many lovely wedding venues in Scotland. This is is by no means a definitive list. It is just a few of the wonderful places where we have worked this year – there are many more and we will tell you about them all in due course.

There are also many gorgeous churches throughout Scotland. Many of our couples who get married in a church choose to visit another another location for photographs before going to their reception. These can be gardens, family homes, castles, National Trust properties or even a spot by their favorite river. We love doing this – these places are steeped in history and can add such atmosphere to your special day. For example Dunnottar Castle is an incredibly dramatic spot perched on a promontory above the North Sea on the coast of North East Scotland.

If you want any advice or help on wedding venues in Scotland please get in touch. I would be happy help and will always give an impartial view.

Fingask Castle Wedding

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