When it comes to wedding venues in Perthshire, the phrase “spoilt for choice” has rarely been more apt. There are so many that it’s impossible to list them all, but here’s a wide and varied selection of hotels, halls and hot spots to suit every taste and budget.
The Byre at Inchyra
Where – Inchyra Estate, Glencarse, PH2 7LU
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What – The Byre at Inchyra is a stunningly beautiful wedding venue set in verdant Perthshire countryside. In February 2017 the Byre’s team was delighted to win UK & Ireland Wedding Venue of the Year in the DWHA Awards run by Destination Weddings & Holidays Abroad Magazine, the UK’s largest bridal magazine. The Byre is a tastefully restored, fully equipped, rustic barn comprising several stylish spaces, set in 150 acres of private parkland. Or you can pledge your troth in the beautiful gardens. You can also use the Bridal Day Room at Inchyra House for getting ready in the morning.
Website – http://www.thebyreatinchyra.co.uk/weddings-barn-scotland/
Where – Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5LX
What – Atholl Palace Hotel sits in beautifully manicured gardens, high on a hill in the popular town of Pitlochry. From the magnificent tree-lined avenue to decadent suites and a luxury spa, Atholl Palace is a favourite choice for those seeking a Highland fairytale wedding.
Website – http://www.athollpalace.com/pitlochry-weddings
Where – Bachilton House, Methven, PH1 3QX
What – Bachilton Barn is uniquely rural, yet a delightfully modern wedding venue located on 700 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside. The converted barn provides private surroundings and provides a perfect blank canvas for wedding couples to draw up the wedding of their dreams.
Website – http://www.bachiltonbarn.co.uk
Ballathie House Hotel
Where – Kinclaven, Stanley, PH1 4QN
What – Ballathie was voted Best Country House Wedding Venue at the 2012 Scottish Hotel Awards and benefits from a glorious position on the banks of the River Tay. For large parties, a marquee can be set up in the stunning grounds. Exclusive use can be arranged of the main house at certain times of the year.
Website – http://www.perthshire-weddings.com
Where – Braincroft, by Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland PH7 4JZ
What – Comrie Croft is, in its own words, “a wee bit different from a typical wedding venue”. A 200-year-old farmstead, house and barn set around a courtyard, together with 231 acres of fields and woods, most of the time it’s an award-winning green destination for people camping, hostelling or mountain biking. It’d be an informal, DIY wedding (the team doesn’t plan your wedding for you) but it’s sure to be lots of fun.
Website – http://www.comriecroft.com/groups/weddings.html
Where – Crieff
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What – Set in 9000 acres of rolling Perthshire countryside, the popular Crieff Hydro has the right space – cosy or grand – for 12 guests or 120. The hotel has a highly experienced wedding co-ordinator and wedding menus are created by three-time Scottish Chef of the Year, Bruce Price.
Website – https://www.crieffhydro.com/love/weddings/
Duchally Country Estate
Where – Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire, PH3 1PN
What – Duchally offers bespoke intimate weddings in a beautiful elegant country estate for up 40 guests, with an outstanding setting for photographs. The wedding party and guests can stay in luxurious lodges on the estate.
Website – http://www.duchally.co.uk/bespoke-weddings/
Dunkeld House Hotel
Where – Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HX
What – Dunkeld House Hotel, a luxury country house hotel that’s just had a £2m facelift, sits on the banks of the River Tay, in 280 acres of woodland. You can have your ceremony indoors or outdoors (weather permitting), and you can arrive down the mile-long drive in a vintage car or even arrive by boat along the Tay.
Website – http://www.dunkeldhousehotel.co.uk/occasions/weddings/
Where – Rait, Perthshire, PH2 7SA
What – Fingask Castle is a rural and romantic wedding venue set in the heart of Scotland. There’s a wide choice of locations for an exclusive wedding and reception, be it large or small, civil or religious, Asian or humanist – inside the castle, inside the pavilion or in the stunning gardens. Accommodation is expanding, and up to 70 guests can now stay in the self-catering cottages and new one-night stay ‘potting sheds’.
Website – http://www.fingaskcastle.co.uk/index.php/weddings/wedding_home
Where – Pitlochry, PH16 5BN
What – Fisher’s Hotel was founded in 1830, a mixture of Georgian and Victorian architecture tastefully refurbished for the 21st century. Features include a magnificent ballroom, beautiful Victorian bay windows overlooking the award-winning gardens and Art Deco fireplaces.
Website – http://www.fishershotelpitlochry.com/pitlochry-weddings
Fonab Castle Hotel
Where – Foss Rd, Pitlochry, PH16 5ND
What – This beautiful castle has a magical Highland setting coupled with contemporary interiors and unrivalled loch-side views, making it a favourite choice for fairytale weddings.
Website – http://www.fonabcastlehotel.com/weddings/
Where – Gleneagles, near Auchterarder
What – Gleneagles Hotel is known the world over for its five-star luxury. As well as the legendary hotel there are three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and a two-Michelin-star restaurant. The wedding team can organise your marriage to take place within the hotel, or nearby in a cathedral or a small local village church.
Website – http://www.gleneagles.com/meeting-events/special-occasions/weddings/
Where – York Place, Perth
What – The Grampian Hotel specialises in traditional Scottish weddings. Its Tartan Function room is perfect for a wedding breakfast and a good size for evening guests to dance the night away. The hotel offers a bespoke service or an inclusive price with guaranteed affordability, all with the best traditions of service.
Website – http://www.grampianhotel.co.uk/Weddings
Murrayshall House Hotel
Where – Just outside Scone, PH2 7PH
What – I’m slightly biased as my husband and I got married here 12 years ago, but this is a lovely comfortable hotel set in picturesque rolling countryside. Take your vows in the local church, or marry in the tastefully decorated lounge with its open fire and large windows. The hotel’s under new ownership and is being given a 21st-century makeover, but remains open for business and bookings. And, if you like golf, you can always arrive the day before and have a round or two!
Website – http://www.murrayshall.co.uk/weddings
Where – Scone Palace Park, Perth PH2 6BB
What – This romantic setting within the lovely parklands of Scone Palace boasts manicured lawns and stunning scenery. The venue is fully licensed and has a wide range of suites. And there’s a wedding co-ordinator on hand, to make sure the going is good!
Website – https://www.perth-races.co.uk/Perthshire-Weddings-Celebrations
Royal George Hotel
Where – Tay Street, Perth
What – The Royal George is ideally situated in the centre of Perth. Wedding parties can welcome guests with reception drinks in the Garden Room, overlooking the river and the award-winning gardens, which may be used for your photographs. You can all relax and enjoy freshly prepared Scottish cuisine in The Morning Room, The Restaurant or The Ballroom.
Website – http://theroyalgeorgehotel.co.uk/weddings.html
Church and Village halls
Where – Throughout Perthshire
What – If you’d like to get married without splashing huge amounts of cash, or you’d like to do something more low-key and quirky, why not book a local village hall, string it with fairy lights and bunting, get some students to work the bar and hire a caterer and ceilidh band? Your guests will be treated to an informal, fun-packed wedding that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.
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