Unusual Glasgow Wedding Venues
Glasgow wedding venues you say? Well, if you’re reading this I’m guessing you’re on the hunt for one that’s going to genuinely excite you - something that’s packed with personality and character like the city itself. You’re going to find this wee post one of the handiest you’ve stumbled across. From industrial to stylish minimalism all the way through to outrageously fancy, you’re going to find loads of unusual Glasgow wedding venues here.
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Barras Art and Design is a truly unique space in the heart of the East End of Glasgow just a stones throw from the City Centre. The space is a large atrium under which lives a large internal courtyard area. The Barras area is of hugely significant historical importance to the city of Glasgow and the idea of BAaD is to help celebrate this and encourage the people of Glasgow and Visitors to the city to spend time in the area. The Courtyard, The Backyard and shops are all available for hire. All of the spaces are modern and versatile and can be easily customised to fit your wedding.
>>Civic House | G4 9RH
Civic house is a unique, stylish and beautiful Glasgow city centre wedding venue. Set over two levels, the venue has a trendy New York loft vibe and offers that stripped back and simple, industrial feel combined with rustic elegance. The ground floor offers concrete floors and a styled kitchen and bar area, set against exposed brick, clean white walls and original features. The upper level features an incredible herringbone, parquet floor with a dramatic, exposed roof, displaying the original roof beams. The diverse collection of spaces are flooded in natural light and, along with their adaptable furnishing. Civic House provides couples with bags of flexibility.
>> Cottiers | G11 5PU
A former church in Glasgow’s West End, now space containing a theatre, bar + restaurant. It's surrounded by a garden with stone terraces for teaching outside in the summer. Whether you are thinking of a more intimate affair in their upstairs restaurant for 30 people, a quiet BBQ in their beer garden, or a full scale knees up with 200 guests in their ambient theatre, Cottiers can accommodate. .
>> Drygate | G4 0UT
Drygate provides a raw and versatile space ideal for holding Weddings - an intimate blank canvas, ready for dressing and transforming by imaginative minds. Quickly becoming one of Glasgow’s most unusual wedding venues, Drygate is at the forefront of the alternative wedding experience. With a distinctive industrial vibe, from concrete floors to exposed brick walls dressed in eclectic local artwork, our events space boasts character and natural charm, offering a relaxed and creative atmosphere to host full day ceremonies and/or receptions.
>> The Glasgow Art Club | G2 4HU IN DEPTH REVIEW: HERE
The Glasgow Art Club consists of two original town houses spread over five floors and contains some of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s earliest work in the form of feature fireplaces and decorative panels. In addition, it houses two bars and restaurants, a library specialising in Scottish Art and several exhibition spaces. This versatile Glasgow institution will suit couples looking to host a stylish affair.
>> The Glue Factory | G4 9SE
The Glue Factory is becoming incredibly favoured amongst couple who're really seeking an authentic off-beat wedding venue experience. It is a great canvas on which to express yourself to the limits of your imagination and with the encouragement and help of their experienced venue manager. The building is a cavernous industrial warehouse containing a sprawling and diverse collection of spaces. From white walled galleries to decommissioned glue vats, the building has a rich history and raw beauty that make it an exciting venue for bold and ambitious weddings.
>> House for an Art Lover | G41 5BW
Set within the magnificent grounds of Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park and inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a ‘must consider’ venue for design orientate couples. It combines art gallery and exhibition space seamlessly. Being situated in Bellahouston Park, you’ll have plenty of outdoor options to head to for fun, relaxed photos with each other.
>> Merchants House of Glasgow | G2 1BA
The Merchants House is a stunning Victorian designed building which offers the flexibility of space and use to rival any contemporary venue. From intimate celebrations to lavish affairs, With spectacular and versatile event spaces available, The Merchants House can be tailored to meet your needs and is available as an exclusive hire or in part.
>> Old Fruitmarket | G1 1NQ
The Old Fruitmarket is a venue with huge character with its lofty vaulted roof, listed cast iron columns, original signage and balcony. The Old Fruitmarket building has been extensively refurbished giving this iconic venue a new lease of life. It has since played an important role in hosting many of the city’s key cultural events and celebrations. The Victorian architecture creates a visually dramatic setting for a wedding. You can't help but be caught under the spell of this hugely versatile and atmospheric venue as soon as you walk through its doors.
>> Pollokshields Burgh Halls | G41 4LL
South of the river, Pollokshields Burgh Hall sits on the edge of Maxwell Park. It's a beautifully kept hall with plenty of scope for injecting your own unique personality into your wedding. Don't forget that it’s right on the park offering plenty of space for some photographs outdoors. Also, while the main room is turned around from service to dinner to party you can move around the full venue while the main room is turned around from service to dinner to party.
>> Saint Luke's + the Winged Ox | G40 2JZ >> IN DEPTH REVIEW: HERE
Located in Glasgow’s ultra-hip East End, Saint Luke’s + the Winged Ox is packed with personality. It’s the epitome of an unusual Glasgow wedding venue. It’s high vaulted ceilings are complemented with a bespoke pipe organ display and beautiful stained glass windows dating back to the 1800’s. A venue of true juxtaposition, it’s also home to the winning dog friendly pub of the year.
>> Sloans | G2 8BG
Above the bustling bar, there’s two floors of amazing private spaces you can hire for your wedding. A very cool space and one of Glasgow’s oldest bars.
>> St Andrews in the Square | G2 5PP
The iconic St Andre’s in the Square is an 18th-century A-listed building. A former church which was considered one of the finest classical churches in Scotland - the decor on the ceiling is especially impressive. It’s now Glasgow's Centre for Scottish culture, promoting Scottish music, song and dance. You have plenty of green space option with it being near Glasgow Green as well.
>> Ubiquitous Chip | G12 8SJ
Regarded as one of finest restaurants in Glasgow's West End, The Ubiquitous Chip truly is located down the cobbled and quirky Ashton Lane. This beautiful restaurant is very spatially deceiving and has been likened to stepping into Mary Poppins’ famous handbag. The grandeur and sheer scale of the restaurant is only apparent upon entering the unassuming entrance. A highly adaptable space with great lighting, you can be certain of a truly unique experience.
Situated in the iconic Templeton Building on Glasgow Green, WEST On The Green is home to a beerhall-style bar and restaurant as well as an impressive events space overlooking WEST’s expanded working brewery. Depending on numbers, there are two fantastic event spaces available to hire. Both event spaces have flexible room layouts and catering options
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