Inspired by ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ or just decided it’s time to make it official? Here’s a look at seven of the quirkiest wedding venues that Glasgow has to offer - from a former factory to a historic ship and everything in between.
A brewery may not seem like the perfect setting for a romantic wedding day at first glance, but West isn’t just any brewery. Located in the stunning former Templeton’s Carpet Factory (which was modelled on the Doge's Palace in Venice), the venue has had a wedding licence since 2007 and has two rooms available for ceremonies: The Hop Room for up to 90 guests and the main home for parties of up to 140. Up to 300 guests can be accommodated for the reception. Piss up in a brewery, anyone?
Got your sea legs? Celebrate your big day onboard the atmospheric Tall Ship on the River Clyde. Built in 1896, the Tall Ship has a variety of different spaces for wedding ceremonies, including at the ship’s wheel. There’s also space for up to 200 guests for a reception and they’re free to explore the ship throughout the day.
A pop-up venue in the city’s West End, Woodside Warehouse is ideal for those who want more of a DIY wedding. Made up of two interlinking gallery-style spaces with original industrial features, couples are encouraged to dress the venue up how they want and choose their own suppliers, allowing for full creative control of the big day.
Food is a huge part of any wedding, but you can make sure your wedding breakfast is truly special by hosting it at one of Glasgow’s best restaurants. The Ubiquitous Chip’s courtyard area is a licensed for wedding ceremonies and offers a romantic spot to exchange your vows before you and your guests celebrate your marriage with a special meal prepared by the head chef and his team.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic building is one of Glasgow’s landmarks and is sure to impress your guests. Alongside a range of wedding packages, The Lighthouse also offers the opportunity to fully customise your wedding with a range of added extras, from fairy lights and chocolate fountains right up to choreography for your first dance.
House for an Art Lover
Built to one of Mackintosh’s designs, House for an Art Lover showcases the artist’s unique style and has beautiful, clean design features which will provide great backdrops for the all-important photos. The layouts of venue’s function rooms can also be personalised to suit your needs.
Prefer to celebrate your big day in the great outdoors? Just six miles away from Glasgow city centre, Greenbank Garden is a National Trust for Scotland property offering a more intimate space for weddings. Up to 30 guests can be accommodated in the Coach House, or marquees can be put up in the ground for larger events.
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