Scotland was home to around 30,000 marriages and civil partnership in 2016. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people, has the third largest marriage rate after the council area of Dumfries and Galloway and Edinburgh.
Due to its blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, and vibrant nightlife, Glasgow is the ideal city to organize your wedding celebrations.
Glasgow which was voted in 1999 UK's City of Architecture and Design is the perfect scenery to capture the great moments of your wedding through photography and videography.
We have reviewed and selected six venues which would offer future brides and groom various options depending on the wedding they want to organize.
CAMERON HOUSE ON LOCH LOMOND
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, A82, Alexandria G83 8QZ
Located at only 20 miles from Glasgow city centre, at Cameron House, the timeless splendour of the Scottish Highlands awaits you. The quiet environment and splendid scenery is the ideal setting to organize the most perfect wedding and capture through photographs and videos the essence of what a true Scottish wedding is.
Set against the backdrop of the stunning Highlands, Cameron House on Loch Lomond is Scotland’s finest five-star luxury resort. The baronial mansion offers sumptuous living on the banks of one of Scotland’s most famous natural attractions.
Cameron House picturesque backdrop is the ideal venue to create timeless and breathtaking photographs and videos of your wedding day. Steeped in luxury and centuries of Scottish tradition, organizing your wedding in Cameron House would truly be a one in a lifetime experience. Its lavish interiors and an array of stylish spaces to suit celebrations of all sizes - whether it is a marquee in the gardens or overlooking the world famous Loch Lomond - make the venue suitable to small intimate weddings and big wedding celebrations alike.
There are a choice of 7 different rooms, each with their own style, ambience, lighting and charm. You'll find the perfect space and ambiance to match the essence of your special day and shoot amazing photographs and videos.
In the midst of this stunning scenery, amongst family and friends, your historic day will unfold and be captured in the most elegant and picturesque manner by your photographer and videographer. The Highland piper behind you, the ceremonial sword ahead of you, and the grand toastmaster to announce your arrival - every detail will be perfectly orchestrated for a celebration that dreams are made of.
100 Milngavie Rd, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2TQ
The Boclair House, a Grade B Listed building is fronted by landscaped garden grounds which are a local landmark and a favourite spot for wedding photographs and videos. Situated at the foot of Boclair Hill and set in two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Boclair House Hotel is available for exclusive-use for weddings.
The magnificent red sandstone Tudor Gothic Mansion is a wonderful choice for your wedding ceremony with the opportunity to exchange vows in the picturesque gardens with your guests seated around to witness. The wonderful surroundings would be an idyllic location for classic and timeless wedding photographs and wedding videos.
Should you wish a more intimate option for the wedding ceremony, the stunning Grand Ballroom, beautifully flooded with natural light, would be the perfect option.
Boclair also has a stand-alone restaurant serving fresh locally sourced Scottish produce, and the exquisite Grand Ballroom, will cater for weddings reception parties of up to 160 daytime guests and 200 evening guests.
This venue will be nothing short of spectacular, from the stand alone restaurant to the wonderful gardens, everything was designed to make you live the wedding you’ve always dreamt of. The beautiful landscape and venue will speak to the creativity of your photographers and videographers and ensure your wedding photos and videos be remembered for generations to come.
Earl of Mar Estate, Bishopton, Bishopton PA7 5NW
Mar Hall Golf& Spa Resort Weddings is one of Scotland's most sought after luxury wedding venues since its opening in 2004.
Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort’s spectacular banqueting rooms are some of the finest venues for luxury hotel weddings in Scotland. All rooms are classically designed with original Victorian features, very high ceilings, exquisite chandeliers and a vast amount of natural daylight. The hotel seamlessly integrates the romance and grandeur of the Victorian era. The banqueting rooms can cater for intimate or large lavish weddings and civil partnerships. An in-house wedding planner will be assigned to make your dream wedding come true. She will coordinate the whole ceremony with the sole aim of fulfilling your vision and style for your wedding.
With 53 luxury bedrooms Mar Hall can accommodate any of your guests wanting to stay at the hotel prior and post wedding ceremony. The landscape, hills, river and gardens, surrounding the venue is picturesque and splendid, providing a perfect backdrop for breath taking wedding photography and videography.
THE OLD FRUITMARKET
Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
The Old Fruitmarket is located at the centre of Glasgow’s new “cultural quarter” in the Merchant City. Designed by John Carrick in 1882, the Old Fruitmarket was a functioning market until the 1970s after which it was in occasional use for jazz and folk music events.
Refurbished in 2006, the Old Fruitmarket is a venue with huge character with its lofty vaulted roof, listed cast iron columns, original signage and balcony.
The Victorian architecture creates a visually theatrical setting which would be very appealing to creatively artistic wedding photographers and videographers. Prepare to be caught under the spell of this hugely versatile and atmospheric venue as soon as you walk through its doors. This spacious and entrancing venue has kept all of its period charm and would be ideal for grandiose weddings.
The venue oozes class and charm. Once set up the venue is truly spectacular, and the incredible lighting has the ability to make your jaw drop and cherish every moment of your wedding day.
THE HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER
Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow G41 5BW
The House For An Art Lover was awarded Wedding Venue of the year at The Scottish VOWS 2015. Its beautiful surrounds in Bellahouston Park, are a perfect setting for your wedding day! This unique, art nouveau house, set in beautifully landscaped parkland near Glasgow's city centre, was designed in 1901 by Scotland's most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and finally opened in 1996. You'll recognise his flourish on everything, from the embellished doors and stained-glass windows, to the elegantly narrow high-back chairs at the top table.
Refined, timeless and filled with light, House for an Art Lover is the savviest, most glamorous way to do a Scottish wedding without an overload of tartan twee.
The opulent art-nouveau interior, with rooms designed in 1901 by Mackintosh, will enchant your guests with ornate craft work in the wood panelling, metalwork, painted motifs, furniture and glass.
All the stylised details mean you have a ready-made theme. Take your pick of pretty corners in the walled garden and parkland setting. The lavish and indicate detailing of the venue will inspire your wedding photographer and videographer and create the ideal setting for timeless shots of your wedding ceremony and celebration.
Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX
Situated in the Heart of the West End of Glasgow, Òran Mór is a magnificent and truly unique venue. The converted church building has the romantic appeal of soaring ceilings and stained-glass windows, thus offering marvelous facilities for a wedding ceremony or civil partnership ceremony.
Within the rehabilitated church, the Auditorium and Gallery are both ideal for ceremonies and the Private Dining Room can be used for more intimate wedding gatherings.
Beneath the celestial ceiling mural by Alasdair Gray, one of Scotland’s largest pieces of public art, guests can enjoy the fine Scottish food and impeccable service which has put us on the map as one of Glasgow’s leading venues.
Getting married in such a majestic venue right in the centre of Glasgow is a one in a lifetime experience which will enchant every bride and groom and make their day truly magical. The unique features of this majestic converted church building will spur the creativity of your wedding photographer and videographer who will provide you with the most beautiful photographs and videos of your wedding day.