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If you are having your Scottish wedding in Glasgow and you are looking for a more unusual type of wedding venue for your ceremony or reception, then any one of these beautiful wedding venues will be worth a look.
Situated in the trendy Merchant City area of Glasgow, the Trades Hall is truly a hidden gem when it comes to wedding venues. Built around 1790, it is probably one of the most important historical building in Glasgow. Impressive, sumptuous, and elegant, it is a truly memorable venue to have a wedding. It can accommodate up to 230 for the wedding meal.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
This massive Victorian building is arguably Scotland’s best art gallery and museum. It contains one of the most unique art collections in Europe with paintings by Picasso, Botticelli, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Millet, and Monet. The ground floor is a spectacular place to have a wedding and there are many great locations, inside and out, for wedding photographs.
Owned by the Strathclyde University, The Barony is a spectacular, Victorian church with impressive architecture and imposing stained-glass windows. It is a truly magnificent and sumptuous venue for any wedding. It can accommodate up to 200 guest for the wedding meal and 350 for the evening reception.
The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour
The Glenshee is a romantic 19th century sailing ship berthed a Glasgow Harbour. The ship has been fully restored and is a popular venue for weddings and events. It can accommodate up to 216 people for the wedding breakfast and 350 for the wedding reception. What more could any swashbuckling bride or groom want?
House For An Art Lover
This beautiful house was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and is now one of Glasgow’s top visitor attractions. It is situated in Bellahouston Park and is next to a superb Victorian Walled Garden. It can seat 120 for the wedding meal and accommodate 130 for the evening reception. Mackintosh’s brief was “to design a House in a thoroughly modern style, where one can be lavishly entertained” and he certainly did that. It is a wonderful venue for smaller weddings.
People’s Palace and Winter Gardens
Situated in Glasgow Green, The People’s Palace is Glasgow’s social history museum. Attached to the Palace is The Winter Gardens, which is a large, elegant Victorian Glasshouse full of exotic, tropical plants. Directly outside the Winter Gardens is a grand driveway with the Doulton Fountain in the centre. It is the largest terracotta fountain in the world and is quite spectacular when lit up.
Glasgow has one of Scotland’s oldest and most impressive Universities. The Cloisters and Chapel are breathtakingly beautiful and the Bute and Randolph Halls are architecturally magnificent. So, whether youare having a religious or civil wedding, Glasgow University can accommodate your dreams. The Bute Hall can seat up to 400 guests for the evening reception.
So, there we are. A selection of great wedding venues, that will suit any type of Scottish wedding and the most discerning of Scottish brides.
By: Michael Breck
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