Hotel wedding venues in Scotland
Argyll Hotel - Three Night 25% Discount Special Offer
Iona Sound, frescoed with gently bobbing boats, provides a tranquil outlook for the row of crofters’ cottages that form this ‘amazing little hotel’.
The Airds Hotel
‘Highly, highly recommended. We shall return.’ Much praise from a reader for this ‘wonderful little boutique hotel’ with ‘delightful’ views across Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains.
Knockinaam Lodge - April Two-Night Special Offer
In the lea of the cliffs, overlooking a private beach on the rugged Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge offers a great sense of escape.
Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer
Built for a veteran of Culloden and remodelled in Victorian times, Jane MacFarlane’s stone mansion stands in a breathtaking situation on the shores of Loch Shiel, with views of Ben Nevis and the Glenfinnan Monument.
Trigony House - Three Nights for Two Special Offer
In springtime, the drive up to Jan and Adam Moore’s 18th-century former sporting lodge is ‘lined with young trees in blossom, bulbs everywhere’.
Forss House - Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer
Near the mainland’s northern tip, Ian and Sabine Richards’s Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hotspot.
‘A beautiful location, lovely gardens, good food and friendly service – and a view from our room that was probably the best we have ever enjoyed.’
Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package
‘Down a long single-track road, flanked by stone eagles at the gate,’ this Victorian hunting lodge stands in ‘a glorious setting’ by Loch Gairloch, ‘with enchanting views of cavorting seals’.
Crinan Hotel - Autumn and Winter Special Offer
‘What an amazing location! Seafood and sea views remain the two major draws at this ‘friendly, informal’ hotel in a ‘spectacular position’ where the Crinan canal meets the loch.
Rufflets - Mid-Week Break Special Offer
Standing in a tranquil ‘elegant gardens’, this ‘extremely welcoming’, turreted 1920s mansion is owned by Mark and Christopher Forrester, grandsons of two of the original founders.
Blackaddie House - Three for Two Special Offer
A scenic approach leads to ‘imaginative, well-cooked food’ and ‘especially comfortable bedrooms’ at this ‘lovely, small' restaurant-with-rooms’ in an area ripe with history and hiking routes.
The Dunstane Houses - 'Book Three Nights, Get Up to 30% off'' Special Offer
Heathery tones and tweedy fabrics bring a breath of fresh Orkney air to this family-run hotel in two Victorian villas just outside the city centre.
‘So nice to come back here,’ writes a trusted reader, on returning to the Allen family’s creeper-covered Victorian country house on a hillside above a peaceful valley.
Amid its own grounds of lawn and woodland, on the shores of Loch Sunart, Sally and David Ruthven-Fox run a welcoming small hotel.
Isle of Mull
‘A gem of a hotel’ in ‘a beautiful situation, with a view of the loch and the occasional eagle overhead’, Laurence and Katie Mackay’s Victorian country house delighted readers again this year.
The Ceilidh Place
There’s ‘a good night’s sleep’ and more at Jean Urquhart’s ‘lively’ Ceilidh Place – a popular fusion of cultural hub, bookshop and small hotel, one street back from the ferry terminal.
Isle of Harris
It’s worth driving the long road to Scarista House, with its ‘well-deserved reputation for excellent feasting’ and ‘one of Britain’s most extraordinary locations’.
The Dower House
Muir of Ord
‘What a gem!’ Robyn and Mena Aitchison, the ‘charming’ owners, run this ‘extremely pleasant small B&B’ with ‘wonderful hospitality.’
In ‘an extraordinarily beautiful location’ on Shetland’s wild West coast, ‘charming, unobtrusive host’ Pierre Dupont runs his guest house on informal lines.
Approached by a private road, this ‘large, rambling but wonderful’ late Georgian mansion, in ‘magnificent grounds’, is owned and cherished by Susannah and Stuart Macpherson.
The Manor House
A stone villa built in 1870 for the Duke of Argyll, Leslie and Margaret Crane’s small, friendly hotel looks out over Oban Bay to Lismore, the Morvern hills and Mull.
Famous distilleries, ‘lovely walking trails’ and trout-rich lochs are within easy reach of this traditional Scottish country hotel, an Islay fixture for over 150 years.
‘Log fires were burning in the bar and residents’ lounge when we arrived on a miserable day,’ write readers this year, of a visit to Nick and Nikki Horne’s ‘very efficiently run’ hotel on the Loch Linnhe shoreline.
Mellow sandstone battlements, turrets and towers are revealed only at the final turn of the ‘lengthy’ drive through the ‘vibrant, meticulously tended’ grounds of Paul and Poppy Szkiler’s 19th-century baronial pile.
‘A place in the ascendant,’ say our inspectors of Sylvia and John Matthews’s Edwardian mansion overlooking the Tweed valley.