I love weddings in Glasgow. I live close enough to the city that it makes it an absolute joy to have a short drive home. But also Glasgow has some fabulous wedding venues that I really love photographing at.
So in no particular order, I want to tell you of my favourite Glasgow wedding venues that I’ve worked at. These are wedding venues with great teams who really make the day special for my couples and their guests. They looked after me, they looked after all the suppliers, and they went above and beyond to make sure that their couples were happy.
The benefit of a Glasgow wedding venue means if you have guests travelling from far and wide, it should be easier to source suitable accommodation for them.
Pollokshields Burgh Hall
Pollokshields Burgh Hall is la wedding venue ocated in the southside of Glasgow, amongst residential streets and next to Maxwell Park. The Hall is a beautiful old building that has been lovingly maintained. There are multiple rooms for break out options post-ceremony. There’s also a stage for a band or DJ to set up for the evening. The garden room opens out onto Maxwell Park, which is ideal for guests to mingle and enjoy a lovely summer day. In addition, there’s also accommodation nearby that you can utilise if you don’t want a long journey on your way to your ceremony. What I love about Pollokshields Burgh Hall is that it’s a completely blank canvas venue. Want to dress it up, style it, or keep it minimal – it works in all ways. Bonus points for free street parking.
Click here to see an amazing autumnal wedding at Pollokshields Burgh Hall
Glasgow University Chapel
As far as I’m aware, there’s one criteria you need to meet to get married at this amazing venue – you (or your partner) need to be graduates of Glasgow University. The chapel is set inside Glasgow University Campus, overlooking the city. The chapel itself is a stunning Glasgow venue and you can have any type of wedding celebrant – religious, registrar, humanist, interfaith – take your pick. Afterwards, you can head to the amazing cloisters for some family photos. Even in poor weather, the high sides of the building will shelter the quadrant from the worst excesses of wind and rain. On a beautiful day, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery from this high viewpoint of Glasgow. This makes for gorgeous photos from your Glasgow wedding venue.
There’s a beautiful wedding ceremony from Glasgow University Chapel here on my blog. Alternatively, this blog features Glasgow University and Cottiers Theatre.
Looking for the perfect venue for a relaxed micro wedding in Glasgow? Look no further than the Bothy, situated in Ruthven Lane. Hidden away from Glasgow’s busy West End, this is an amazing hidden gem of a wedding venue. The rustic atmosphere is ideal for couples who want to enjoy an intimate family good meal… which happens to have a wedding ceremony attached. The Scullery is ideal for couples who want to get married without the pomp of a big wedding. Instead of sitting separately at a top table, sit alongside your guests and enjoy their company on your day. One of the joys of the Bothy is that you don’t need to do much to dress it up either. The Scullery really has it has its own unique character. This is definitely a Glasgow wedding venue for the most chilled of couples.
You can see a blog post here about a micro wedding at the Bothy or alternatively a small Glasgow wedding at the Bothy here.
Hotel Du Vin – One Devonshire Gardens
Ok, let me tell you why I love Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens. One of the reasons, at least. Because they always treat me well. And any venue that treats a photographer well, is definitely going to treat a couple and their wedding guests well. I remember at one wedding, I disappeared mid-meal to photograph speeches. When I returned, a waiter had whisked away the remains of my dinner. So the wedding coordinator arranged a takeaway meal for me after the wedding. Genuinely, I have never been treated so well at a venue.
However, it’s also got a lot more going for it too that helped it make my list of top Glasgow wedding venues. You have ample onsite accommodation to stay and get ready on the day. There are plenty of lovely opportunities for photographs inside, using the stained glass windows and staircases. Outside, there are private patios with festoon lighting that look pretty in the twilight. Or alternatively, head up the lane outside for some beautiful cobbled streets for your photos.
The Tall Ship
The Tall Ship is certain to get your guests wondering about your wedding plans when they receive their invites! If you are familiar with the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, you may know about the Glenlee Tall Ship moored alongside it. Perhaps you didn’t know though that you can hire this wonderful Glasgow maritime museum for your wedding venue. This is a surprisingly quiet part of the city when the Transport museum is closed as well to the public. Parking is very easy, and you can enjoy a good old shindig below deck in the evening.
Sea shanties optional.
Montrose Street Registry Office
If you want to keep your nuptials low key, then you can opt for a wedding at Montrose Street Registry Office in Glasgow. Tie the knot with a handful of guests and then step out onto the street afterwards as newlyweds. The building is beautiful with gorgeous rooms in a sandstone building that lend a bit of cosmopolitan chic to your ceremony.
I’ve even been a witness as well as a photographer at weddings here before, ask me and I’ll do it again! If you’re not a fan of being in the spotlight, then this is a wonderful option for a wedding.
Here is a blog post about an elopement at 23 Montrose Street Glasgow I photographed.
Boclair House is, strictly speaking, East Dunbartonshire not Glasgow. But with the boundaries of the city and the suburbs of Bearsden somewhat hard to distinguish beyond house prices and who you pay your council tax to, I’ll let this one slide. Boclair House is a stunning Glasgow wedding venue with a real vintage art deco glamour to it. It’s big, with lots of accommodation as well for you and your wedding party to get ready or collapse into bed after a night of partying like you’re characters from The Great Gatsby.
Arta isn’t what you expect from the street level. You enter in through a nondescript door, and are immediately transported to a wonderful italian inspired courtyard indoors, with plenty of options for eating, lots of Mediterranean colour and style. This is a great venue if you want a private party for your favourite people, that transports you out of Glasgow.