“Like a Merchant Ivory film set, quite charming.”

"Balbirnie weddings brim with celebration. A truly splendid backdrop for your special day. A very special Georgian mansion house which combines old world history with elegance, understated luxury and comforts to provide the perfect setting. Beautiful gardens, lovely rooms, delicious food, and a very personal service from start to finish. There simply is no better place to host your special day."

Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year 2016 

*Scottish Hotel Awards 2016*

Breaking news! We are absolutely delighted to announce that yet again (!!!), Balbirnie has won this year's award for overall "Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year" at The 2016 Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards (held 24 April 2016), which are the equivalent of The Oscars for our industry.

Our whole team here are simply over the moon and thrilled that all our hard work to make each and every wedding held at Balbirnie so very special, has been so emphatically recognised by our industry peers and past brides and grooms alike.

This follows on from our truly amazing awards success over the last few years at Balbirnie, in which we have won Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now again for 2016! Four years in a row - what an achievement and one we are incredibly proud of here!

Rather incredibly, that is now 10 times in the last 12  years that Balbirnie has been awarded one of the biggest wedding awards of the year  - a quite magnificent feat which of course is set against the competition from every relevant competitor venue in the country, as such to say the very least we are very humbled and proud to be the recipients once again.

Your Luxury Wedding Venue

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." -Audrey Hepburn

Balbirnie is a magificent Scottish wedding venue which provides the ideal country house setting for your special day. This award-winning 4 red star small luxury hotel is recognized as one of the finest wedding venues in Britain, and is superbly located within a 400 acre parkland setting equi-distant between Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

The venue can accommodate up to 216 guests for a wedding banquet and 250 for an evening reception.

Whether you require a bespoke service or an inclusive price with guaranteed affordability a key, you can be sure of the best traditions of service, from the initial enquiry through to the happy day itself.

Wedding Enquiries & Appointments

Whatever the scope and size of your wedding, we will be absolutely delighted to meet you and show you around beautiful Balbirnie.  In the meantime if you would like more information, or a personalised specific quote on any of the above then please email , or call us on 01592 610066.

Your Initial Showround at Balbirnie

  • We welcome couples considering holding their wedding or reception at Balbirnie to visit for a showround, but must kindly request that in all cases any visit be by prior appointment to ensure we have a member of our team available to show you around, and that all areas of the hotel are free to view.
  • Please be advised that we never provide client showrounds when an actual wedding reception is taking place at Balbirnie
  • Appointments can be made on weekdays (early evenings too) and weekends, subject to availability.
  • Please do let us know if you would like us to reserve a table for lunch or dinner following your showround of the House.



Within the next year or so, we have availability for a wedding in our Ballroom on the following remaining weekend dates (note we also have midweek availability). Please email us directly for bedroom availability.



Sunday 2nd October

Sunday 9th October

Sunday 16th October

Saturday 26th November



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