Scotland is a beautiful country with thousands of fantastic wedding reception venues. So, whether you fancy being married in a fairy-tale castle, an idyllic country house, or a cosy hotel by a Loch, Scotland can make your dreams come true.
Popular wedding venues in Scotland include castles, hotels, country clubs, town halls, spas, trades halls, ships, golf clubs, and restaurants.
However, in order to find perfect wedding venue that is right for you, there are some three important points that you need to consider.
What Size Of Venue?
This is the starting point when it comes to booking a wedding reception venue. You have to calculate the number of guests you intend to invite and then look for a venue that will accommodate all of them - day and evening.
Obviously, you do not want the venue to be too small or your evening guests may not be able to get a seat. Alternatively, you do not want a venue that is so large that your guests feel as though they are in an aircraft hangar.
Does It Fit Your Theme?
If you are having a traditional wedding, then a castle, Victorian hotel, or town hall would be fitting. If you are having a more modern wedding then a newer hotel or country club may suit you.
Also, what about ease of travel to the venue? Do you want your wedding in the city, or in the countryside, or by a loch? The colours of the venue and the gardens may also influence your choice of venue, depending on your colour theme for the wedding.
Can You Afford It?
This is probably the most important factor that will influence your decision. You should set a maximum amount that you wish to spend on the venue and you should stick to it. Although having a look at venues that are five times your budget may be good fun or interesting, you can waste a lot of valuable time going to see venues that are out of your price range.
So, stick to your budget and only go to see venues, which you know are within your budget.
Also, make sure you know exactly what they include in their prices. If you have pay extra for items like tables and chairs or a bar, then that will push up the price considerably.
Of course, there will many other personal, practical, and aesthetic factors that will influence your final choice of reception venue. However, if you start off with the concepts of Size, Theme, and Budget in your mind, you will save yourself a lot of time and money.