If you are interested in a country wedding in Central Scotland, you can't go wrong with a boutique country house hotel or an elegant mansion house wedding venue.
Country houses and stately homes have stunning spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. If you've always dreamed of tying the knot in a picture gallery or orangery before heading to the grounds for cocktails and an evening reception in the ballroom, then a country house in Central Scotland may be the ideal wedding venue for you.
As mansions and country manors are houses first and foremost, they can feel like an elegant home-from-home. Some venues will have accommodation on site, usually with stunning decor like roll-top baths and four-poster beds, while others may have smaller hotels or B&Bs in the grounds. This means that you’ll have the advantage of a beautiful bridal suite and accommodation for immediately family or the bridal party on site.
With many country houses in Central Scotland being set in stunning grounds you will find plenty of options for stunning wedding photography. Many mansions have rolling grounds and manicured gardens, which may feature everything from fountains and lakes to rose gardens and mazes. There are plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos both inside and out - your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice! Make sure to take in the gardens on your venue viewing, even if you’re marrying in the winter.
When having a wedding in the country it will not only mean that you’ll have stunning wedding photos, but also privacy for your wedding day. The stunning views and composed countryside surroundings make your wedding in Central Scotland a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Country house hotels and mansion house wedding venues are perfect for you if:
- You've always wanted a fairytale wedding day
- You want an outdoor element to your reception
- Light and airy spaces appeal to you
- You want a variety of locations for your photos
- You need a small amount of luxury accommodation
FAQs on Country House and Mansion Wedding Venues in Central Scotland
What is the cost of getting married in a mansion?
As with all wedding venues, costs for stately home and country house weddings vary, but you may be surprised at how affordable some of the options can be! You don’t always need to have an A-list budget to get your own mansion in Central Scotland for your wedding. If you’re looking to cut costs, then consider a midweek wedding or marrying in the low season, such as early spring or late autumn. Winter weddings work perfectly for mansion houses too, as they often have large fireplaces and cozy wood-panelled rooms.
Can I book a country house in Central Scotland for the entire wedding weekend?
You will find that there are plenty of country house wedding venues and mansions that will provide you with exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day. This means that the venue is yours alone for the duration of your wedding. Sometimes this will be for your wedding day alone, and in other cases, you can hire your wedding venue for an entire weekend for you and your guests. This may incur an extra charge, but if you want a luxurious weekend of exclusivity for guests with catering staff on hand, then this could be the perfect wedding weekend for you. You will be able to find exclusive use country houses in Central Scotland using our venue filters.
What wedding dress should I wear for a mansion house wedding?
Mansion houses in Central Scotland come with plenty of original features, such as sparkling chandeliers, sweeping staircases and romantic statues. Play up the drama of your surroundings with an equally glamorous wedding dress! Floor length veils, impressive trains and princess gowns look right at home in the ballrooms and art galleries of a manor. Romantic fabrics and vintage lace are ideal, as they're reminiscent of English socialites. Whatever dress you decide to wear on your wedding day, you will be able to find your dream mansion in Central Scotland on Guides for Brides.