Gleneagles is a huge golf resort, spa and hotel set in 850 acres of stunning Scottish countryside, just an hour from Edinburgh.
It is the venue of choice for couples looking for the full Scottish wedding experience and the in-house wedding co-ordinator can arrange a spine-tingling pipe band to pipe you in; a choice of red or white carpet grand entrance and fireworks in the evening.
To retain the private members feel of the venue, there is a requirement for the majority of your guests to stay at the resort. However, with so much to keep them occupied before and after the wedding, they can enjoy various outdoor pursuits or the £5.5 million Espa branded spa.
The majority of couples holding their wedding reception at Gleneagles choose to marry nearby in one of the many beautiful churches before making a grand entrance at Gleneagles. However, there are numerous beautiful spaces for religious, civil and humanist weddings within the main resort and on its grounds.
Gleneagles’ impressive Ballroom comfortably seats 200 for dinner following a ceremony in the Glendevon Room overlooking the formal gardens and the golf course. The Ballroom features two large crystal chandeliers under a domed glass ceiling, mirrors, both dramatic and subtle computer controlled lighting systems including a projected starry ceiling and the carpet rolls back to reveal a sprung wooden dance floor. A raised area opposite the stage is perfect for displaying the wedding cake and candy stalls, photo booths or a chill out zone.
For a more intimate reception the Andrew Fairlie restaurant has two Michelin stars and can offer exclusive use for 40 guests to enjoy a seven course taster menu, or the Dorney Club House is perfect for a fun and relaxed reception, right on the golf course, with fish and chips in copper pans or freshly cooked fare from the tandoori ovens.
More than 200 guests? The new wing of the hotel houses a modern ballroom which seats 300 guests, or the adjacent equestrian centre has a new exclusive use venue. The size of four tennis courts and large enough for even the very biggest Asian weddings – with the benefit of stables next door to supply a white horse to arrive on.
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