14 Best Wedding Venues in Glasgow

Wedding Photographer’s Perspective

To avoid ranking and positioning all Wedding Venues in Glasgow that are featured in this post are set in alphabetical order. If you find your way to this page you are obviously in search of your perfect wedding venue.  Your criteria for a dream venue might be slightly different from mine. 

Myself as a wedding photographer looking at those strictly from an artistic point of view. So what you can find here is based on my personal taste. None of the venues are endorsing or sponsoring me in any way. I either worked there or visited those venues at some point.

Choosing a Glasgow wedding venue that’s right for you

One of the first and most important tasks of planning any wedding – aside from choosing who to marry of course – is deciding on the venue. Your wedding venue set the tone for the rest of the day. Whether you want a traditional and formal feel, or would prefer something alternative and distinctive, it is important you find a venue that matches how you want your wedding to look and feel.

Glasgow has a vast selection of fantastic venues, from rustic to romantic, from classy to carefree. Some venues lend themselves to artistic, beautiful wedding photography with great lighting and stunning backdrops that will make your wedding photos truly special.

Below are some of the best wedding venues in Glasgow for style and photographic appeal:

The Venues

Arta

The moment you step through the doors of this vibrant and characterful venue you will be transported to the heart of Spain. Arta is a charming restaurant set over three interconnecting storeys and serves a magnificent Mediterranean cuisine. A warm and enchanting atmosphere will welcome you and make your wedding truly special.

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Barras Art and Design / BAaD

There is no shortage of natural light in this unique, modern wedding venue. From the steel and glass ceilings arching overhead to the paved brick flooring, Barras is a creative and striking setting with plenty of room to make it your own.

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The Corinthian Club

With its luxurious gold and ivory interiors, the Corinthian Club is a chic and glamorous setting for your big day. From its show-stopping auditorium, complete with a mezzanine floor and Grecian pillars, to the roof-top terrace or the trendy gin bar, there are options to suit a variety of tastes and party sizes.

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Cottiers

This converted old church building is a historic Glasgow wedding venue with a twist. Originals features such as stained glass windows and carved wooden balconies are offset by modern lighting and layout, resulting in a genuinely quirky and fabulous wedding setting.

Crossbsket Castle

Effortlessly elegant, this 17th Century Castle is a magnificent historic wedding venue for a classic style wedding. The interiors are classy and refined, decorated in cool neutrals, whilst the tranquil gardens boast manicured lawns, stone fountains and a babbling brook.

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The Engine Works

The Engine Works is an industrial building that has been stylishly restored. With bare brick and exposed rafters, this trendy, urban space also has a private contemporary garden area alongside. The Engine Works make for an alternative, fresh atmosphere for a pair of city slickers. There is fantastic scope for decorating it to suit your taste, so your wedding will look sensational.

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Greenbank Gardens

The immaculate gardens of the 17th Century Greenbank manor house are perfect for a lush summer wedding. From the smooth lawn and crisp hedges of the private walled garden, to the wild foliage and woodlands of the wider garden, there are plenty of romantic backdrops to perfectly frame your wedding images.

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Harelaw Farm

One of the best wedding venues in Glasgow for rustic charm, these beautiful barn conversions are just 15 minutes from the city centre but offer all the romance of a country wedding. The tastefully restored barn interiors showcase exposed oak beams and original white stone walls, while outside the rolling fields provide a quaint rural backdrop for your day.

House for an Art Lover

Full of the angular patterns and symmetry of Art Deco, this striking house was inspired by the famous architect Macintosh and showcases all of his finest elements. Details like the built in art deco piano and the rose motives on the walls make this wedding venue one of a kind. It is one of the best wedding venues in Glasgow for an arty wedding photo shoot.

Mar Hall

The Mar Hall hotel is an impressive mansion overlooking the river Clyde and the Kilpatrick hills beyond. It offers a range of wedding options, from the al fresco feel of the garden pavilion to the luxury and grandeur of the ballroom. There are also smaller more intimate rooms available, all with the benefit of the beautiful scenery outside.

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Old Fruit Market

For a contemporary, urban setting, the fruit market offers a majestic, versatile space to give character to your day. With the names of the old fruit sellers still visible and the exposed wooden ceiling soaring overhead, you will be transported into another world. The spacious venue is used to host everything from jazz concerts to comedy nights and is an imaginative and alternative space to celebrate in.

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Òran Mór

In the heart of Glasgow’s West End, this converted church building has a unique, contemporary feel, with colourfully decorated walls and an elaborate celestial mural arching overhead. A vibrant, arty atmosphere and gorgeously lit up at night. And with the Botanical Gardens right across the street, there are lots of opportunities for romantic couple shots too.

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Radstone Hotel

With panoramic views across the Clyde Valley, the Radstone Hotel boasts fantastic photo opportunities, as well as the option to have your ceremony outdoors in the gardens, under a charming pavilion. The hotel is a contemporary design with modern interiors and expansive gardens.

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West On Green

This trendy, contemporary location is an alternative take on Glasgow’s best wedding venues. WEST is a working brewery, with plenty of space both indoors and outdoors to accommodate everything from the ceremony to the late night dancing. If you are a fan of craft beer you can even take a tour around the brewery for some really unique wedding photos.

Best Wedding Venues in Glasgow

Every wedding is as unique as the couple it centres around. All of the best wedding venues in Glasgow have their own a unique flavour that will make your wedding memorable. These venues have all been designed with love and careful attention to detail. Once you find the right space to celebrate your wedding, the rest of the planning will start to take shape.

Creative eye and a passion for wedding photography place me in a unique spot to take photos that reflect the character and style of your special day. I am skilled in finding the best angles and lighting to capture the ambience of your wedding and provide you with artistic photos you will love looking through in years to come. Get in touch to book my services for your wedding day.