Getting Married in the Scottish Highlands

Fyvie Castle Wedding

Image credit: The Best Scottish Weddings magazine,

Weddings and Honeymoons in the Highlands

With its achingly beautiful scenery and atmospheric scenery, Scotland is one of the most romantic countries in the world – where better to tie the knot?

In Scotland a wedding ceremony, be it religious or civil, can take place virtually anywhere, from historic buildings to scenic hill tops.  If you are planning a wedding then why not look to the Scottish Highlands for some inspiration.

When it comes to venues you could choose to be married in a castle, on a beach, in a traditional church – or even at one of the highest points in the UK.  With awe-inspiring scenery and places steeped in history you will be spoiled for choice.

Part of the tradition of being married in Scotland is for the men to wear kilts so why not discover your clan name to choose the correct tartan. You could also include some of these other Scottish traditions:

The happy couple with Spud the Piper

The happy couple with Spud the Piper:

  • Have a piper, in full Highland dress, play to the arriving guests
  • Be piped to the table of honour to eat the first meal as husband and wife
  • Use a dirk (long bladed knife) provided by the piper to make the first cut in the wedding cake

The Scottish Highlands is also a wonderful location for a honeymoon.  Walk on empty beaches, discover quiet glens, dine on fresh seafood, soak up the romantic scenery – or just enjoy quality time together in a luxury lodge or cosy cottage.

Why not pay a visit to the Highlands and start organising your big day?