A wedding at Glen Tanar is uniquely special. Think stately elegance and modern luxury, with a generous helping of authentic Highland heritage and breathtaking scenery on the side. Small or extravagant, a civil or religious ceremony, experience the true romance of the Scottish Highlands.
Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest wedding venues, the magnificent Victorian Ballroom at Glen Tanar has hosted celebrations for over a century. Originally the music room of Glen Tanar House, the Ballroom has space to seat up to 160 guests and boasts a roaring open fire, a beautiful grand piano and original oak floors. The lawns outside and the nearby picturesque trout loch provide spectacular scenery for wedding photos.
From its vaulted ceiling adorned with over 700 antlers to its original oak floors, the Ballroom is airy, atmospheric and spacious and provides a spectacular space for every stage of a wedding.
Chapel of St Lesmo
Just a short walk from the Ballroom sits the Chapel of St Lesmo which is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies.The chapel is steeped in history and has a cast iron arched gateway and was built with a thatched roof and stained glass windows. Inside, the passage floor and alter steps are Glen Tanar granite and the ceiling rafters are fashioned from whole trees and twisted branches of locally grown Scotch Fir.
From the expansive Ballroom lawns a short walk takes you to a wooden bridge over the Water of Tanar which is perfect for photos. However the most popular spot is the Trout Loch where a grass-roofed boathouse sits quietly in the background, surrounded by the ever-present Caledonian pines. The historic walled garden of Glen Tanar is full of colourful flowers in Spring and Summer and is the perfect backdrop. The flat lawns outside the Ballroom are perfect for outdoor arrangements and we welcome marquees and gazebos to ensure a magical day for all.
Relax in the capable hands of our expert wedding planners who have extensive experience planning weddings as well as a friendly approach that will put you at ease. Jane Lees, our Ballroom & Events Executive, is an award-winning wedding planner with 20 years experience in planning and delivering weddings. Our team love meeting couples for the first time and helping them to create their perfect day.