Scotland Elopement Planning Guide

Scotland Elopement Planning

Scotland is full of adventure and culture. In addition, there are so many incredibly scenic elopement locations. There are plenty of options for this adventurous wedding destination. As a result, it’s a top destination for elopements. I’ll walk you through Scotland elopement planning so you can have an incredible wedding experience!

In this blog, you’ll find recommendations for the following:

  • Scotland elopement destinations
  • Wedding vendors
  • Things to do in Scotland
  • Transportation options

Scotland Elopement Planning

Scotland Elopement Destinations

There are so many stunning places you could choose to say your vows in Scotland. For example, you can drive or hike to your ceremony outdoors surrounded by epic scenery. Below is a quick list of location ideas. For a better description, check out my article on 7 Gorgeous Spots in Scotland to find your perfect Scotland elopement destination. Also, if you want to spend your day like royalty, you can have your wedding in a castle.

  • Isle of Skye
  • Glencoe
  • Loch Lomond
  • Edinburgh – Arthur’s Seat
  • Isle of Bute

Here’s a quick run down on each location:

  1. Isle of Skye is a magical island located in the Northwest of Scotland. It has hikes, waterfalls, lighthouses, and more. If you want dramatic backdrops, you can’t go wrong with Isle of Skye!
  2. Glencoe is a dreamy location with all of its natural beauty. It’s easy to drive to an open field with mountains in the distance. In addition, you can choose to hike one of the many trails for more adventure.
  3. Loch Lomond is a national park in Scotland. Say your vows on a lake, hike to views, and even camp out if you want to spend the night under the stars. Check out the Lock Lomond visitor center for more information.
  4. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. It has everything from palaces to peaks. Arthur’s Seat is a beautiful hike with views of the city. It’s a popular hike, especially on weekends; however, if you go at sunrise you’re more likely to have it to yourselves. Also, there are alternative trails on the backside of Arthur’s Seat that are less crowded.
  5. Isle of Bute is a good option if you’re looking for a venue straight out of a fairy-tale. The Rothesay Castle is located in Isle of Bute. It’s beautiful and historic, and it’s a unique place to say your vows!

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Wedding Vendors


Narcissus Flowers based in Edinburgh

Wild Flower Workshop located in Glasgow

Caroles Florist based in Isle of Skye

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Wedding Planners:

Scarlett and Bell

Sara Jane

Butler and White

One Stylish Day

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Hair & Makeup:

AMM Hair & Makeup Team

Fiona Park

Leigh Blaney

Clare Pearson

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Things to do in Scotland

There are so many things you can do in Scotland. It doesn’t take long to fall in love with this country. Here are a few highlights to inspire your trip:

  • Road-trip
  • Visit a castle
  • Hike in the highlands
  • Whisky Tour
  • Spot a highland cow (they’re long-haired creatures with horns. They’re often found in the highlands)
  • Listen to bag-pipes live (You can’t miss them in Edinburgh’s Old Town)
  • Go shopping in the big cities

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Transportation in Scotland

Getting around Scotland is relatively easy. Many of the cities in Scotland are walk-able, however, sometimes transportation is needed or preferable. Drive yourself, use public transportation, or grab a taxi, whatever suits you best!

Rent a car: Firstly, you can rent a car, but be aware that Scotland drives on the left side of the road. In addition, many of the cars are manual. So if you want to drive an automatic, make sure to check what type of car you’re getting when you book it.

Public transportation: Secondly, there are buses all throughout Scotland, and you can check schedules online. They don’t always run on time. So if you’re on a tight schedule, take an earlier bus than you need in case there’s traffic or delays. It’s definitely the cheapest way to get around. Consequently, it’s not the most efficient or reliable.

Further, there are trains that run through Scotland as well. You can travel between cities or out of Scotland to England by train. There is the option to pre-order tickets online or buy them at the station.

Taxi and Uber: You can get a black cab if you want the European taxi experience, but they’re one of the most expensive transportation choices. Moreover, Uber is available in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and is much more reasonably priced.

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Scotland Elopement Planning

My name is Emily, and I’m a Scotland elopement photographer. So if you need more help with your Scotland elopement planning, reach out here. Ultimately, I’m here to guide you through the process to make sure you have the wedding experience of your dreams!

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