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Thinking of getting married in Scotland? Here's why you really should.

Today we have another guest blog - this time about why Scotland is a great place to get married. If getting married in Scotland is something you've been thinking about, then read on because there are some fabulous venues that will quite steal your heart away.

Anyway, today's blog on getting married in Scotland is contributed by expert Scottish wedding planner Alison Tinlin, who runs Plans and Presents.

Here's what Alison has to say:

"A lot of the time people see a wedding planner as the domain of the rich and famous and this is mainly down to media perception. Yes, a lot of celebrities use planners but a planner can be for any person with any budget. My job is to work with clients to get exactly what they want, at a price they can afford, and with contacts in the wedding industry obtain discounts so that any costs occurred by hiring a planner are offset. Services can be from as little as venue and supplier sourcing through to full planning , or the very popular option of On The Day Co-ordination.

Right let's get looking round at some fabulous Scottish wedding venues."

Best small and intimate venue

Balgonie Castle

Venue: Balgonie Castle

Location: Markinch Fife

Approximate capacity for weddings: Up to 58 guests

What makes it unique?

The atmospheric medieval barrel-vaulted Great Hall of Balgonie Castle is the oldest and finest preserved hall in Fife, if not central Scotland. It makes the perfect candlelit venue for an unforgettable civil wedding, wedding reception, banquet or party. Together with the 14th Century chapel it's one of the most romantic places in Scotland.

Other venues worth considering: Hoscote House, Glengorm Castle, The Lodge on Loch Goil

Rustic venue

Kinkell ByreVenue: Kinkell Byre

Location: Set of converted farm buildings that can be adapted to suit weddings of any size. The Byre is situated in the grounds of Kinkell Farm, a spectacular setting overlooking the beautiful coast of St. Andrews

Approximate capacity for weddings: Approximately 300

What makes it unique?

A charming and versatile function space that is fully customisable to weddings of any type.

Other venues worth considering: Aswanley, Aberdeenshire

Most impressive venue

BrigadoonVenue: Brigadoon

Location: Alloway, Ayrshire

Approximate capacity for weddings: Up to 200 guests

What makes it unique?

The original inn on the site was built in 1827 and was later replaced by a hotel which was sympathetically restored by the Costley Group. Its inherent Scottishness makes it an absolute winner.

Other venues worth considering: Lochgreen House- Ayrshire, Cameron House €“ Loch Lomond, The George €“ Edinburgh

Most unique venue

The Caves Edinburgh

Venue: The Caves

Location: Edinburgh

Approximate capacity for weddings: Up to 130 day and 450 evening guests

What makes it unique?:

This unique venue makes up the substructure of Edinburgh's 18th Century South Bridge and is made up of vaults and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's just totally different from the norm.

Other venues worth considering: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Best modern and stylish venue

29 Glasgow

Venue: 29 Glasgow

Location: Glasgow City Centre

Approximate capacity for weddings: Up to 120 day guests, 140 evening guests.

What makes it unique?

29 occupies two floors of a stunning 19th century blonde sandstone building in the hub of Glasgow's vibrant cosmopolitan capital. The area is internationally renowned for its spectacular architecture, contemporary shops, museums and art galleries. From outside it looks small but inside it is cavernous with a multitude of events areas, simply outstanding.

Other venues worth considering: Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow

Top choice for budget weddings

The Vu Bathgate ScotlandVenue: The VU

Location: Bathgate

Approximate capacity for weddings: Suites for 85, 120 and up to 200 people

What makes it unique:

Set on the waterfront, with stunning panoramic views towards the west over Ballencrieff Reservoir. It's like you could be in the middle of nowhere but it's not far from civilisation and it's a very adaptable venue.

Other venues worth considering: Brisbane House Hotel, Largs

For that countryside feel€¦

Lunga House ArgyllVenue: Lunga House

Location: Argyll

Approximate capacity for weddings: Up to 100

What makes it unique?

Lunga House and Castle offers the freedom to add the detail that clients want; the chance to host a two night exclusive castle party with personality. Ceremonies can be held in the gardens and you are very near the shore, a beautiful location.

Other venues worth considering: Crear

Your personal favourite for getting married in Scotland?

House for an Art Lover GlasgowVenue: House for an Art Lover

Location: Set in the grounds of Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, this Rennie Mackintosh-inspired building (which was voted one of the 50 best wedding venues in the UK by the Independent newspaper) is a stunning wedding venue.

Approximate capacity for weddings: 110 for day, and up to 130 evening guests.

Why is it your favourite? It's just a little oasis of calm in a bustling city with distinct and inherent Scottishness in design.

Thanks so much Alison! If you'd like to get in touch with Plans and Presents because you're thinking about getting married in Scotland, here is all the contact information:

Phone: 07969 690 832