Perthshire is vastly becoming acclaimed for its plentiful wedding locations – and owing to its renowned beauty infused with both Lowland and Highland charm, it may just be the perfect place for your nuptials!
Those looking to hold their special day in the lovely land of Perth will be delighted to know that there is no shortage of fantastic Perthshire wedding venues for all sizes, tastes, and budgets.
Best Perthshire Wedding Venues
Yes, there is indeed a wedding venue in Perthshire called Scone Palace (but sadly it isn’t literally made out of scones, but wouldn’t that be fabulous?!).
If regal is what you’re after for your big day, Scone Palace will deliver. Set on the impressive parkland that neighbours the River Tay, 400-year-old Scone Palace opens its doors to happy couples wishing to tie the knot in elegance and decadence.
Owing to the venue’s hands-on wedding team, your nuptials will be brimming with Scottish charm that includes professional pipers, candle-lit rooms and grounds, and even an epic firework display.
Situated in the beautiful Kinross, a stone’s throw away from Loch Leven, the multi-purpose function venue The Courthouse is a magical place to have your special day.
Despite being a historical building, this venue boasts modern chic decor, and also features fabulous areas including the courtyard, the main restaurant, and the vault.
This delectable venue’s calling card is its reputation for serving incredible food, and when it comes to your wedding, the in-house culinary team will provide a wedding feast like no other to ensure many a happy tummy.
Choose from a three-course meal (with fine wine, of course) or a delicious buffet – and check out the sample menu, if you need convincing that this option is perfect for your wedding!
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Leonardo Boutique Hotel Huntingtower Perth
If a charming and historical country house is non-negotiable for your wedding, then we’d wager the Leonardo will more than suffice.
Nestled nicely atop six acres of manicured landscaped gardens, the Leonardo is home to a whopping 34 bedrooms (making it ideal for bigger weddings) and effortlessly entwines classic Scottish decor with modern comfort (think wood-panelled walls and glistening chandeliers).
Famous for its well-stocked bar which boasts more than a few delicious local whiskies, the Leonardo is a picturesque, stylish, and cosy wedding venue, and some of its hotel suites are even pet-friendly, for those who wish to have their four-legged friend be a part of their big day!
Boreland Loch Tay
Scotland’s innumerable lochs entice many a happy couple to tie the knot in front of, and Boreland Loch Tay, as the name suggests, sits at the lip of the stunning Loch Tay.
This area is ideal for those who dream of an outdoor rural ceremony, but with a plush and dazzling venue nearby to eat, drink, and dance the night away in.
Whether you favour a small, intimate wedding, or a whopper 100+ affair, Boreland Loch Tay caters to weddings with guest sizes from 20 to 200. And there’s even a fabulous in-house team to ensure your day is as smooth and magical as possible.
Boreland offers an annual wedding open day for happy couples to indulge in to get a feel for the venue and everything it has to offer.
Atholl Palace Hotel
It really doesn’t get any more fairytale chic than the award-winning Atholl Palace Hotel.
Featuring a magnificent tree-lined avenue, glamorous function suites, manicured gardens, and even a spa, Atholl Palace Hotel will have you and your partner feeling like sheer royalty from the beginning to the end of your special day.
Located in the Pitlochry area of Perthshire, the opulent Atholl Palace is ideal for larger-scale weddings, and boasts SO many stunning areas for some seriously beautiful wedding photography.
Farm cottages, stone barns, and Mongolian yurts – Bachilton Barn has it all. Beautiful Perthshire is home to many incredible rural wedding venues, and Bachilton Barn is no exception.
Specialising exclusively in weddings, this venue is brimming with romantic rooms complete with wooden beams, wall-to-wall fairy lights, and a stunning outdoor space that includes a pond and a gazebo.
Because of their dedication to all things wedding-related, Bachilton offers great seasonal packages and prices, as well as a number of useful wedding prep goodies on their site, including a couples’ hub and useful wedding planner book.
Bigger isn’t always better – at least when it comes to weddings, anyway – and small-scale affairs, such as microweddings and elopements, are becoming increasingly popular.
Achray House is ideal for outdoor weddings, and this lochside venue boasts its own jetty for you and your wedding party to use privately (it makes a perfect ‘aisle’ to walk down, just FYI!), and will cater to a wedding size of 40 or less.
Sitting peacefully on the shores of Loch Earn, Achray House prides itself on Scottish hospitality, and the venue’s in-house event co-ordinator, Diane, will help ensure your special day is everything you ever dreamed of – and more.
Glen Clova Hotel & Lodges
If Highland scenery is exactly what you’re after, get booking the Glen Clova Hotel and Lodges NOW!
Surrounded by moody, mist-covered mountains, it doesn’t get much more quintessentially Scottish than this, ensuring the most magical backdrop for your special day.
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or elopement, or something bigger, Glen Clova has everything you need, including cosy rooms, luxury lodges, and elegant houses.
As for the ceremony itself, Glen Clova offers a choice of two decadent function suites, depending on the size of your wedding. If an indoor affair isn’t your thing, you can opt to say your vows in the beautiful outdoor marquee that features in-built heating and lighting.
Sat atop the impressive and extensive landscaped grounds of Highland Perthshire, Murthly Estate is an award-winning venue that features its resident Murthly Castle, the Chapel of St. Anthony of Eremite, a walled garden, and a Douglas Fir forest.
Although this venue doesn’t hold in-house wedding facilities, such as caterers, etc., it will provide an extensive and reliable list of local vendors, so that you have full control over your special day.
Be warned though, Murthly Estate hosts only a small number of weddings every year, so be sure to book as early as possible to avoid missing out.
One of the many reasons Scotland is such a sought-after wedding location is because of its abundance of castles, which open their impressive doors to wedding parties every year.
Fingask is one such castle – and an impressive one at that. Dating back to 1194, Fingask Castle perfectly captures the 3 ‘r’s: rural, regal, and (seriously) romantic!
You get the choice of tying the knot inside the castle itself or in the outdoor pavilion (for those who can’t resist a summer wedding), and one of the best things about this venue is its selection of wedding ‘freebies’, including chairs, napkins, tables, cutlery, lighting, speakers, and even a sweetie cart and red letter box!
Rossie on the Earn
Sprawled across an impressive 250 acres of neatly maintained grounds, Rossie on the Earn is ideal for those who long for a romantic farmhouse wedding.
With a capacity for up to 160 seated guests, this venue considers itself a ‘blank canvas’ for weddings, meaning you get to add your own unique style and magical touches to your special day.
Quintessentially rural and bursting at the seams with traditional farmhouse touches, including a recently converted byre, stone walls, troughs, and raised walkways – all perfectly overlooking the Scottish countryside.
If you wish to feel like pure royalty on your big day then why not traipse the halls where real-life monarchs used to roam?!
Kitted out with 18th-century decor, Alloa Tower was once home to the Earl of Mar, the leader of the 1715 Jacobite rising. Nowadays, it stands as a lavish wedding venue that boasts expansive views stretching across 9 counties.
Ideal for smaller weddings, Alloa Tower provides everything and more for the perfect Scottish fairytale wedding.
Perthshire Wedding Venues: FAQs
Not to be confused with Perth in Australia, Perthshire (or just ‘Perth’ for short) is a Scottish county right in the heart of the country.
Known as the Big Country, Perthshire is a scenic and atmospheric location that straddles both the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands. It’s known for its royal history, and was once the main residence for the country’s monarchs.
Yes, absolutely. Owing to Scotland’s unusually relaxed laws on al fresco weddings, it is possible to get married almost anywhere you wish in Scotland.
Each Scottish season holds its own charm, but the country is particularly popular for winter weddings, owing to the relaxed laws around getting hitched outside, as well as the probability of snow.
Be mindful of the fact that winter wedding venues get snatched up quickly, so book well in advance.