Venues

I have been fortunate to perform at over 300 venues all across Scotland. The venues that I personally recommend are listed here.

Recommended Venues

The main venues that I have play are:  Dalhousie Castle, Norton House Hotel, The Rowantree, The Caves, Melville Castle Hotel, Dalmahoy Hotel, Marlin's Wynd, Carberry Tower, Barony Castle, The Balmoral Hotel,  Carlowrie Castle, Borthwick Castle and Mansfield Traquair 


Norton House

Norton House: There’s no denying the splendid surroundings of Norton House really come into their own when it comes to romance – and weddings in particular. They provide the perfect backdrop against which to capture beautiful memories of a very special day! Whether you are planning an extravagant affair, or something more intimate, the wedding coordinators will be on-hand to help with every stage of the way.
At Norton House, the staff play an important part in creating an atmosphere that is perfectly suited for your wedding day. Attentive and dedicated, yet exuding a warmth and friendliness, they will allow you to relax into Norton House’s magical setting and enjoy your day!
Whether you are looking for a religious, humanist, or civil ceremony, Norton House is fully licensed, and ceremonies are frequently carried out on the stunning lawns! If the Scottish summer isn’t so bright on your special day, you can say ‘I do’ in a variety of different function rooms. What’s more, Norton House boasts a fantastic selection of accommodation ideal for both you and your guests to retire to once the celebrations are over!


Unusual Venues Edinburgh is an award winning Collection of 3 of the most spectacular, exclusive use wedding venues that you will find anywhere in the UK- The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd.

The Caves

The Caves is situated right in the Heart of Edinburgh's Old Town and is nestled in the depths of the 18th century South Bridge. The venue can accommodate weddings of 70 to 150 day guests and then up to 450 for the evening. The Caves is entirely unique and unlike no other... the modern facilities are blended perfectly into the old features, providing an unforgettable atmosphere and giving you the romantic and exclusive day that you have been dreaming of. Every room in The Caves has a story to tell from Scottish history from vaults that served as stables to the French Cavalry to the remains of houses that pre-date the Bridge itself.


The Rowantree

The Rowantree In-house PA with my High-Quality System

The Rowantree can host more intimate wedding parties for 30 to 60 day guests and up to 110 evening guests. Steeped in history and fabulously cosy this is a great venue for more personal weddings. All aspects of your Big Day are possible in The Rowantree, from your wedding ceremony right through to your evening reception. The venue has been beautifully restored with it’s original features and has a special place in Scottish history as it was originally called Lucky Middlemass's Tavern and the watering hole of famous Scots such as Rabbie Burns and David Hume.


Marlin's Wynd

Marlin's Wynd High Quality Sound System

Marlin's Wynd is located on Blair Street, just off the famous Royal Mile and the venue can accommodate weddings of 20 to 50 for the day and then up to 120 in the evening. This enchanting venue spans centuries of Scottish history from it’s Georgian Reception Room to the Main Vault which dates back to the 1540's. Full of candles and state of the art beautiful LED lighting the venue makes a romantic and truly unique backdrop for a Scottish wedding with the WOW factor!


Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle High-Quality System

Dalhousie Castle: Step inside the ancient castle walls and you’ll find yourself in a luxurious hotel with a fascinating past. But although the building is steeped in history the castle’s interiors, blissful spa facilities and culinary clout most certainly are not, and perhaps those are just some of the many reasons that Dalhousie reigns supreme as Scotland’s Castle Hotel of 2016.
Alongside the 35 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, (29 inside the castle itself) you’ll find a selection of function rooms that offer you the flexibility to create the day of your dreams, whether you want to host an intimate dinner or a more extravagant affair. Besides our historic chapel, we’re also licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships throughout the castle and grounds for a stunning backdrop to your special day.


Borthwick Castle

Borthwick Castle: Whether plans are for decadence and grandeur or simplicity and intimacy, the expert team at Borthwick can cater to any request to create a truly bespoke and memorable experience. Both religious or civil ceremonies can be staged in the Castle's own top floor 'Garrison' or one of the various atmospheric spots throughout the Castle.
The Castle team can also assist with booking the neighbouring Borthwick Church for a service prior to the a reception at the Castle.
Wedding celebrations are custom-designed for Borthwick guests - from an exquisite Borthwick banquet to a relaxed summer barbecue with cocktails in the gardens.
Those who wish to continue the celebrations into the small hours can do so with a ceilidh or made-to-measure party - or guests can simply enjoy a dram by one of the Castle's roaring fires before retreating to their luxurious bedchambers to relax in the most indulgent surroundings.


The Balmoral

Period features and sumptuous catering make The Balmoral the most perfect of all Edinburgh wedding venues. Stained glass, a sweeping staircase and priceless chandeliers form a dramatic backdrop for both marriages and civil partnerships. Guests can enjoy castle views with their bespoke wedding banquet, created by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Jeff Bland. A dedicated wedding coordinator will arrange every last detail, so your celebration will be as exclusive and individual as the hotel itself. The Balmoral has a wedding package to match any size of celebration. Each one is specially prepared to provide everything you need for your big day. Whatever size of wedding ceremony, The Balmoral has the perfect space. From intimate affairs to large celebrations, we'll ensure your walk down the aisle is one to remember. Marry your loved one in one of our beautiful suites with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. Whether you choose to have a religious, civil or humanist ceremony, we can accommodate bespoke requests for ceremonies from 2 to 280 guests. 


Mansfield Traquair

Mansfield Traquair Ultra Modern System

Mansfield Traquair: A spectacular exclusive use venue for weddings, parties and corporate events, Edinburgh’s ‘Sistine Chapel’ is simply extraordinary. Located in the heart of the city and lovingly restored to create a versatile space which combines stunning, historic architecture with state-of-the-art lighting and specification, you'll find that anything is possible at Mansfield Traquair. Visit our website for more information and to find out about our wonderful winter wedding packages.


Dalmahoy Hotel

Dalmahoy Hotel Ultra-modern System

Dalmahoy Hotel: Mark your special occasion in a romantic Scottish manor house, just 20 minutes from Edinburgh.
Let the sparkling history of our beautiful Scottish manor house serve as the backdrop to your special day. Dalmahoy is a luxury four-star hotel which sits amidst a thousand stunning acres of countryside. Period features, original manor house rooms and stunning views make it perfect for a wedding.
Its heritage dates back to the 1300's, making it somewhere very special to start your life together. Savour fine food and drink, a range of adaptable function rooms that can be decorated to your precise requirements and the history associated with this beautiful building.


Barony Castle

Barony Castle High-Quality System

Barony Castle offers a number of different packages which are designed to suit all budgets. The Castle package includes the essential parts of your wedding day such as your dedicated wedding coordinator, menu tasting, wedding insurance, ceremony room dressing and a fairy light back drop.
The Prestige package is the ultimate wedding package which includes everything from bedrooms for the closet members of your wedding party, a toast drink for your evening guests, your choice of favours, fireworks and a videographer, to an upgraded 1st class meal with specially chosen wine with each course. Everything is taken care of!


Carberry Tower

Carberry Tower Is a luxury wedding venue with over 35 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds just outside of Edinburgh. This 450-year-old castle is charming, serene and perfect for romantic weddings. With capacity to seat 150 guests the private chapel within estate grounds allows a special wedding ceremony with its floor to ceiling glass windows looking on to a walled garden. A short stroll from the chapel is the banqueting Pavilion where a scrumptious feast can take place. During the evening dancing and entertainment can take place in many picturesque areas and the night can be spent in one of our delightful rooms. There are various packages on offer – call 0131 665 3135 for more information.


Other venues that I have performed at (in alphabetical order):

29 Private Members Club, Abden House Pollock Halls, Aberlady Community Hall, Age Concern Cupar, Agenda, Airdrie Town Hall, Airth Castle,
Albert Halls Stirling, Altamount Manor Blairgowrie, Altskeith Country House, Apex International Hotel Edinburgh, Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Archerfield House, Archerfield Waterfront, Ardanaiseig Hotel Kilchrenan, Atholl Palace Hotel, Avonbridge Hotel Hamilton,
Baberton Golf Club, Bainfield Bowling Club, Balbirnie House Hotel, Ballachulish Hotel Fort William, Barceló Harrogate Majestic Hotel, Barcelo Hotel Stirling,
Beecraigs Country Park, Belford Menzies Hotel Edinburgh, Best Western Capital Hotel, Bistro Cottage ECE, Boroughmuir Rugby Club, Braid Hills Hotel, Brig O' Doon Hotel Ayr, Broomfield Farm Ladybank, Broxmouth Park Dunbar, Buccleuch Arms Hotel St. Boswells, BW Woodlands Hotel Dundee,
Cairns Farm Estate, Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh, Calton Hotel, Cameron House Loch Lomond, Carfraemill Hotel, Carlton Barcelo Edinburgh, Castle Venlaw Hotel Peebles, Channings Hotel South Learmonth Gardens, Civil Service Sports Association Rosyth, Craighouse Napier Univeristy, Craigiebield House Hotel,
Crieff Hydro, Cringletie House Hotel, Croft Suite Loanhead Miners Club, Crowne Plaza Roxburghe Edinburgh, Crowne Plaza Royal Terrace,
Dalkeith Rugby Club, David Lloyd Newhaven, Denfind House, Dewars Centre Perth, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre, Downfield Golf Club Dundee, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Duck's at Kilspindie House, Duddingston Golf Club, Dundas Castle, Dunfermline Athletic Football Club, Dunglass Estate East Lothian, Dunnikier House,
Easthouses Bowling Club, Edinburgh Capital Hotel, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Castle Club, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh Malmaison Hotel, Edinburgh Marriott, Edinburgh Masonic Club Shrubhill, Edinburgh Unionist Club, Ednam House Kelso, EH Twenty, Errol Park, Eskmills Venue
Fasque House, Fettes College, Fingask Castle, Forrester Park Resort Cairneyhill, Freemans Hall, Fruit Market Gallery,
Gailes Hotel Irvine, Garleton Lodge Haddington, Garvock House Hotel Dunfermline, Ghillie Dhu, Gillis Centre Morningside, Gilmerton House North Berwick, Glasgow Science Centre, Glenapp Castle, Glenbervie House Hotel, Glencorse House, Glenskirlie Castle, Glenskirlie House, Gorgie Mills Bowling Club Edinburgh, Gosford House, Grand Central Hotel Glasgow, Grand Lodge George St Edinburgh, Gretnas Blacksmiths Workshop, Guthrie Castle,
Harburn Barn, Harburn House, Harvest Moon Dunbar, Hilcroft Hotel Whitburn, Hilton Doubletree Edinburgh, Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel, Hilton Grosvenor, Holyrood MacDonald, Hopetoun House, House for an Art Lover, Houstoun House Hotel, Howies Restaurant Waterloo Place,
Inglewood House Alloa, 
James Gillespie's Primary School, James Watt Suite Edinburgh Conference Centre, Justinlees Inn Dalkeith, 
Keavil House Dunfermline, Kilconquhar Castle, Killin Hotel, Kinkell Byre St Andrews, Kippilaw House, Kirkliston Bowling Club, Kirknewton Stables,
Lasswade Rugby Club, Lennoxlove, Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield, Liberton Golf Club, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Loanhead Ex-Servicemens Club, Loanhead Miners Club, Loanhead Miners Welfare Club, Lochside House Hotel New Cummnock, Log Cabin Ravensheugh Beach Tyninghame,
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort Hotel, Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, MacDonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Macdonald Houstoun House, Macdonald Inchyra Grange Hotel, Macdonald Marine Hotel, Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, Mains of Errol Farm, Maitlandfield House Hotel Haddington, Malmaison Hotel Leith, Mansion House Edinburgh Zoo, Marriott Hotel The Gyle, Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, Maryculter House Hotel Aberdeen, Meldrum House Hotel Aberdeenshire, Menzies Belford, Merchants' Hall, Minto Hotel, Moorpark House, Murrayshall Country House Hotel & Golf Club,
Napier Craighouse, National Mining Museum Scotland, Neidpath Castle Peebles, Netherbyres House, Newhall Estate, Newtongrange Gala Day, Newtongrange Masonic Hall, Newtongrange Stars Club, North Middleton Village Hall, North Queensferry Hotel,
Orocco Pier, Our Dynamic Earth, Oxenfoord Castle,
Paisley Town Hall, Panmure Hotel Monifieth, Peebles Hydro, Pencaitland Bowling Club, Pepper Club, Popinjay Hotel Rosebank, Portobello Town Hall, Portsburgh Court Edinburgh, Prestonfield Golf Club, 
Queensferry Hotel,
Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh, Radstone Hotel Larkhall, Raemoir House Banchory, Ramada Jarvis Hotel Perth, RBS Conference Centre, Redford Barracks Edinburgh, Riddles Court, Roman Camp Callander, Rosslea Hall Hotel Helensburgh, Roxburgh Hotel Edinburgh, Roxburghe Hotel Kelso, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Royal British Legion (Scotland) Crossgates Branch, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Royal High Rugby Club, Royal Hotel Bridge of Allan, Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, Royal Overseas League Edinburgh, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Rufflets Hotel St. Andrews, 
Salutation Hotel Perth, Scottish Mining Museum, Scottish Whisky Experience, Shieldhill Castle Hotel, Signet Library, SKYBar Edinburgh, Slateford Bowling Club, Solsgirth House Hotel Dollar, 
Pollock Halls, 
St Leonard's Hall, St. Ninians Comely Bank, Stair Arms Hotel, Stewart's Melville Sports Club, Stirling Castle, Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling Management Centre Stirling University, Stirling Rugby Club, Store Club Musselburgh, Summerhall,
Terraces Hotel Stirling, The Braid Hills Hotel, The Burgh Halls Linlithgow, The Charwood, The Craigie Hotel, The Cruin Loch Lomond, The George Hotel, The Glasshouse Hotel, The Goth Armadale, The Gyle Shopping Centre, The Howard Hotel, The Hub, The Kenmore Hotel Perthshire, The Kingswood Hotel Burtisland, The Landmark Hotel (Old Mansion House) Dundee, The New Club, The Old Mill Hotel Motherwell, The Original Rosslyn Inn, The Parkstone Hotel,
The Point Hotel, The Popinjay Rosebank, The Principal Edinburgh George Street, The Quay Complex, The Restoration Yard, The Retreat, The Rivers Suite Napier University, The Roxburghe Hotel Kelso , The Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh, The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, The Royal Scots Club, The Royal Terrace Hotel, The Scotsman Hotel, The Secret Herb Garden, The Shore Edinburgh, The Solway Lodge Hotel Gretna Green, The Stair Arms Hotel, The Sun Inn Newtongrange, The Swanston Brassiere, The Tudor Hotel Airdrie, The Vu Bathgate, Thomas Morton Hall Leith Theatre, Thornton Farm Rosewell, Tinto House Hotel Symington, Toftingall Ednam, Tullibole Castle, Tusitalia, Tweedale Arms Hotel Gifford, Tynecastle Football Stadium, 
Venachar Lochside, Victoria Park House Hotel,
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, Wallyford Miners, Wardolf Caledonian Hotel, Wedderburn Castle and Barns, West Brewery Bar and Restaurant, Whitekirk Golf and Country Club, Winton Castle, Woodside Hotel Musselburgh,