Hotel wedding venues in Scotland
Argyll Hotel - Early Autumn Special Offer
Isle of Iona
‘Being here makes even a committed atheist feel holy,’ wrote a reader after a visit to Iona and a stay at this hotel, occupying a row of crofters’ cottages.
Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer
In one of the most dramatic settings of any UK hotel, Jane MacFarlane's 18th-century-cum-Victorian mansion stands against a backdrop of woodland and mountain, overlooking Loch Shiel.
Trigony House - Three night Autumn Break
In mature woodland and gardens, Jan and Adam Moore’s relaxed and pet-friendly Scottish country house hotel is in an 18th-century former sporting lodge.
Forss House - Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer
‘Scottish country house living on a grand scale.’ Near the mainland’s northern tip, this Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hot spot.
Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package
Stone eagles mark your arrival at the gates of Nick and Charlotte Dent’s ‘impressive' Victorian hunting lodge, down a single-track road, its lawns lapped by Loch Gairloch.
Rufflets - Mid-Week Break Special Offer
One of Scotland’s first country house hotels, the turreted 1920s mansion in tranquil, ‘elegant gardens’ is owned by Mark and Christopher Forrester, grandsons of two of the original founders.
Blackaddie House - Three for Two Special Offer
Sweet flows Rabbie Burns's beloved River Nith, past the garden of an old manse that the poet knew well. Owned by Jane and Ian McAndrew, it is swept up from the Shortlist on a wave of reader approval.
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.
‘Our stay was a treat from start to finish.’ 'We cannot speak too highly of it.' Our readers are impressed by the hospitality at the Allen family’s traditional Scottish country house hotel set amid woods and parkland.
The Airds Hotel
'A real star, we enjoyed our stay,' enthuse Guide regulars, who visited several hotels on either side of this year's Scottish cruise. 'It was by far our favourite.'
‘A very special place,’ say guests in 2019, of Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea. ‘The accommodating hosts went out of their way, more than once, to ensure we had a terrific time.'
‘They make you feel welcome and at home’ at Sally and David Ruthven-Fox’s dog-friendly hotel ‘by the shores of Loch Sunart and surrounded by hills’.
Isle of Mull
'A wonderful and special place from which to explore this magical island.'
The Ceilidh Place
‘As ever, very enjoyable, and three minutes from the ferry terminal.’ The Urquhart family’s ‘busy, buzzy' café/bar, bookshop, hotel and cultural hub hits all the right notes.
Isle of Harris
‘Excellent food’ and a ‘lovely’ welcome await visitors to Tim and Patricia Martin and Neil King’s former manse overlooking the Maldivian-blue seas and sugar-white sands of a bite-shaped cove.
In a beautiful location overlooking the Sound of Vaila, on Shetland’s remote west coast, this 18th-century laird’s house, altered and extended, offers a home-from-home experience.
‘Dr Johnson and Mr James Boswell dine here tomorrow – which they did and I gave Mr Johnson rhubarb seeds and some melon.’ Here is Sir Alexander Dick, Laird of Prestonfield, writing of visitors to his 17th-century mansion at the foot of Arthur’s Seat.
‘A comfortable and friendly base,’ writes a trusted Guide reader and first-time visitor to Susannah and Stuart Macpherson's ‘really lovely’ Highlands hotel.
The Manor House
With ‘wonderful views from the terrace, and handy for the ferry terminal’, Leslie and Margaret Crane’s hotel looks out across Oban Bay to the isles of Lismore and Mull.
‘Why is it only on the Shortlist?’ asks a reader, commending the Weaver family’s Edwardian country house hotel with views to the sparkling Firth of Forth across Muirfield golf course.
Isle of Islay
There is whisky galore on this Inner Hebrides island; bonhomie in the bar of this friendly hotel.
‘In the most beautiful position, with sea, islands and mountains in full view,’ this former Victorian piermaster’s house stands ‘right on the shores of Loch Linnhe’.
The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By
Isle of Skye
Lang may the lums reek at this remote restaurant-with-rooms on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. After 34 years, Shirley and Eddie Spear have moved on, but all is well.
Beyond ‘splendid wrought iron gates’, a ‘beautifully wooded half-mile drive’ leads to Paul and Poppy Szkiler’s towered and turreted Victorian pile, with a fountain ‘dominating the forecourt'.
'Stunning hotel, stunning views.’ A reader this year endorses John and Sylvia Matthews’s restaurant-with-rooms in an Edwardian manor house overlooking the Tweed valley