We meet Andrew and James who had a traditional Scottish wedding at Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh. Discover why this beautiful country house hotel was the perfect wedding venue for them.
"Norton House Hotel was perfect for us due to its great location. This beautiful country house is located just minutes from Edinburgh Airport, so this was ideal for our guests who flew in for our big day. Additionally, as the hotel has numerous bedrooms, this meant there was plenty of space for our travelling guests to stay.
We have always dreamed of getting married in a traditional Scottish country house or castle. Norton House Hotel has a wonderful Scottish heritage; the house was formerly owned by the family behind Glenlivet Whisky and like one of the family’s finest malts, it has improved with age. To match this, we had a traditional Scottish theme which included piper, tartan, and drinking from the Quaich.
A big priority for our wedding venue was to have a hall big enough for all the guests. Both our wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast was hosted in the Ballroom, a traditional room with high ceilings and brass chandeliers. This stunning room can hold up to 140 guests for the ceremony and 200 for the reception. When we walked into the Ballroom for our wedding breakfast; all of our guests rose to their feet and cheered. It really did take our breath away!
The Ballroom was perfect for us as we really wanted somewhere where all of our guests would be together and not have to keep moving from space to space. The Ballroom at Norton House Hotel has its own private bar and dancefloor; it is also easily accessible to the gardens which made for beautiful wedding photos!
We had some fantastic suppliers who really helped to bring our Scottish wedding together. Our photographer was Ross McDonald who made us feel so relaxed and the photos are lovely! Our flowers were by Florabunda who offered a great service and our cake (which tasted even better than it looked!) was created by CakeTastic. Our wedding stationery was truly beautiful and created by Leanne at Tomarty. For music: during the meal we had Robert Kilmurry who has a wonderful voice and we also had Coila who we definitely recommend if you want a ceilidh."