Destination Guide: Scotland

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, but Scotland is a great choice for couples looking for an unforgettable and unique wedding experience. From its stunning landscapes to its rich culture and history, Scotland offers a wealth of options to make your wedding day truly special.

Wedding Hotspots in Scotland

Scotland is home to many beautiful wedding venues, including Carlowrie Castle, which offers a luxurious and romantic setting for your special day. Other popular wedding venues include grand castles, rustic barns, and stunning outdoor locations such as beaches, lochs, and mountains.

Wedding Venues To Die For

Scotland is an idyllic place to get married, with stunning landscapes, rich culture, and a variety of unique and beautiful wedding venues to choose from. Whether you're looking for a grand castle or a rustic barn, a beach or a mountain, Scotland has something to offer every couple .

Carlowrie Castle, located just outside Edinburgh, is one of the most popular wedding venues in Scotland. Built in the 19th century, this luxurious castle boasts stunning gardens, elegant decor, and a romantic atmosphere that's perfect for a fairytale wedding. With a range of packages and options available, Carlowrie Castle can cater to every couple's needs and budget.

Another popular wedding venue in Scotland is Achnagairn Castle. Located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, this stunning castle offers a unique blend of traditional Scottish charm and modern luxury. With 24 bedrooms, a ballroom, a chapel, and a range of outdoor spaces, Achnagairn Castle is perfect for couples looking for a private and exclusive wedding venue.

For those looking for a more industrial-chic vibe, The Engine Works in Glasgow is a fantastic option. This unique venue boasts exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and plenty of space for your guests to dance the night away. With a capacity of up to 1,000 guests, The Engine Works is perfect for large weddings, and its central location makes it easy for guests to travel from all over Scotland.

No matter which venue you (or your wedding planner) choose, Scotland has something to offer every couple. With its stunning scenery, rich culture, and range of unique and beautiful wedding venues, Scotland is the perfect destination for your dream wedding

Scottish Culture

Scotland is also rich in culture, giving you plenty of opportunities to add a unique touch to your wedding. From traditional Scottish music to Highland dancing, you can add a touch of Scotland to your special day.

Scottish Climate

Scotland has a temperate maritime climate, which means that it is generally cool and wet throughout the year. The summer months are usually mild, with temperatures averaging around 15-20°C (59-68°F), while the winter months are colder and often see snow and frost. Overall, the climate in Scotland can be unpredictable, so it's always a good idea to pack for any weather conditions.

Legal Requirements

In Scotland, both locals and foreigners can get married without a residency requirement. The legal requirements for marriage in Scotland include giving notice to the registrar at least 29 days prior to the wedding date, providing proof of identity and age, and, if applicable, proof of divorce or dissolution of a previous civil partnership.

Couples must also have at least two witnesses present at the ceremony. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Scotland since 2014. For more information on the legal requirements for marriage in Scotland, you can visit the official government website.

Your Scottish Honeymoon

Scotland is a great destination for a honeymoon, offering stunning landscapes, rich culture, and plenty of romantic activities to enjoy. From exploring the historic castles and museums to taking a scenic drive through the countryside, Scotland has something for every couple.

You can also enjoy a romantic cruise on one of Scotland's many lochs, or take a stroll through one of the country's beautiful gardens. And if you're a fan of whisky, Scotland's numerous distilleries offer a unique and memorable experience. With a range of luxurious hotels and resorts to choose from, Scotland is the perfect destination for a romantic and unforgettable honeymoon.

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Matthew Oliver Weddings specialise in luxury destination weddings across Scotland, with a network of local suppliers to help create your dream destination wedding.

Contact us today to start the journey to your perfectly planned wedding in Scotland.

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