Perfect Wedding Venues

It’s not so difficult to find a wedding venue that caters for small (and extra small) parties, that’s also a stunning location. So don’t discount anywhere before asking! You might be in for a nice surprise.

Which Wedding Venue For A Small Wedding?

If you’re flexible about time and place, here are some suggestions. Have you considered a beautiful Manor House, or maybe you’d prefer a quaint country hotel? What about a Scottish Castle? Yes, it’s possible. And if you combine a small wedding party with a weekday wedding, you can have it all! Save a great deal of money and have the wedding venue you’ve set your heart on.

Mill House Hotel, Tynet, Buckie, Banffshire

Situated in the stunning Speyside whisky trail area of Moray in the Scottish Grampians, this recently refurbished Mill House Hotel was originally a working Mill, and retains the locally famous mill wheel as a feature.

Mill House Hotel Wheel
Mill House Hotel, Tynet, Buckie – Original Mill Wheel

The venue provides excellent facilities for wedding parties of all sizes and is known for the very high standard of food. For the smaller wedding party, a lovely secluded dining room is available for your wedding reception with adjoining conservatory providing a private entrance. If you’re not having an evening reception and opt for an informal “mingle”, guests have the option of using the lovely hotel lounge bar upstairs, or you can have a private waiter service in the wedding reception room – perfect if you have elderly guests.

Mill House Hotel gardens
Mill House Hotel backdrop

Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Bride at Delgatie Castle, Turriff
Vintage-style Bride at Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Moving along the North East Coast of Scotland, we come to Delgatie Castle. Dating from 1030 the Castle is steeped in Scottish history with some of the finest painted ceilings in Scotland dating 1592 and 1597.

Wedding Ceremony Room, Delgatie Castle, Turriff
Wedding Ceremony Room, Delgatie Castle, Turriff

Intimate weddings up to 55 guests are possible in this ancient and historic castle, which is set peacefully in extensive grounds in a magnificent and unspoilt part of Scotland. Absolutely beautiful. Delgatie Castle can arrange your minister, music, flowers and that extra special meal cooked on the premises and all made from local produce of your choice.

Raemoir House Hotel, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

If it’s luxury you’re looking for, this beautiful Country House Hotel is located near Banchory, gateway to Royal Deeside, Aberdeen. The location is quite stunning and the recently refurbished 20-bedroomed Georgian Mansion sits at the end of a private tree-lined drive in eleven acres of secluded lawn and parkland. Raemoir House Hotel

If you’re considering a winter wedding, Raemoir House Hotel coRaemoir function roommes into its own with open log fires everywhere! So romantic, and perfect for a small wedding party with a private sitting room to seat up to 16. For your wedding reception, the hotel provides exceptional levels of 2 AA Rosette cuisine and comfortably furnished 3 AA Star accommodation. Options for larger parties are of course available too, and a visit here is highly recommended.

Walcot Hall, Shropshire

Moving across the border, we find the gorgeous Walcot Hall. Ever wondered about having your ceremony and reception in a Georgian Country House? As the former residence of Lord Clive of India, Walcot Hall is a stunning country residence in an area of unspoilt countryside and quaint towns steeped in history.

Dining Room, Walcot Hall, Shropshire
Dining Room, Walcot Hall, Shropshire

The estate offers magical surroundings and gardens for your wedding photography as well as accommodation for the guests. The historic country house provides an exclusive wedding venue, overlooking a lake with beautiful gardens to the rear. Shropshire might be the ideal location for your dream wedding venue and the website is certainly worth a look if this is in your area of choice.

Anteroom, Walcot Hall, Shropshire
Anteroom, Walcot Hall, Shropshire

Gretna Green

Looking to get away from it all and have a special ceremony just for the two of you? With seven different venues to choose from (including Gretna Parish Church), getting married at Gretna Green has always been shrouded in romance and thousands of couples each year choose to exchange their vows ‘over the anvil’. It’s a beautiful location and a great choice for small wedding parties.

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Famous Blacksmith’s Shop Outside Wedding Venue

People have been getting married at Gretna Green in Scotland for over 250 years now. A choice of venue and a range of packages is available for any size of wedding right up to 50+ guests. A wedding team is on hand to help you through the process and make sure your wedding day is just what you want.

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Famous Blacksmith’s Shop Elopement
Photograph by Colin Carpenter: http://www.weddingsatgretna.co.uk/

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