Wedding venues in Glasgow
Glasgow is an exciting and vibrant city to have your wedding! Steeped in history, tradition and culture, it offers a wide variety of venues. My favourite is House for an Art Lover, located in Bellahouston Park on Glasgow’s south side. But what about celebrating your nuptials in the National Piping Centre or on The Tall Ship? You’ll be spoilt for choice!
A country house in the city
House for An Art Lover is a unique building, inspired by Scottish architect Rennie Mackintosh’s 1901 design for a country retreat. Voted one of the UK’s 50 best wedding venues, this elegant house sits in beautiful landscaped gardens. Always a great photo opportunity!
I was invited to a friend’s nuptials at House for an Art Lover last year and was impressed with the organisation. Everything was seamless, from the pre-lunch cocktails in the elegant piano room, with its magnificent white piano as the focal point, to the evening of Scottish dancing held downstairs in the Art Lovers cafe! Why not have a good look round at one of the wedding open evenings at the House?
But if you prefer a traditional hotel venue, look no further than the Glasgow Pond Hotel in the city’s trendy west end. You can hold a civil or religious ceremony in the hotel and there are many rooms to choose from for your reception, whether your big day is shared with 10 guests or 120!
A riverside celebration
The Tall Ship, docked next to Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, is a really different venue to tie the knot. The SV Glenlee provides a romantic setting for your celebrations and can cater for up to 250 guests.
But if your dream is to dance a Highland Fling as Mr and Mrs to the skirl of the bagpipes, then the National Piping Centre is ideal! Set in a historic church, the home of Scottish piping is a wonderful choice for your wedding lunch party or an evening ceilidh!
So you see, Glasgow is not just all about the Commonwealth Games!