Fingask Castle: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
Fingask Castle is one of the most popular castle wedding venues in Scotland.
And when you see what it has to offer, it’s easy to understand why.
You can have your ceremony and reception either in the historic castle, or in the modern pavilion.
Plus there’s the possibility of getting married alfresco in the beautiful gardens.
In addition to this the estate has accommodation for up to 60 guests, not including the 3 bedroom Bridal Suite in the old keep.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Fingask Castle wedding would be like.
Fingask Castle Location
There is some beautiful countryside in Perthshire, which makes for some scenic wedding venues in Perth and Kinross.
Fingask Castle is located very conveniently between Dundee and Perth, and can be driven from both cities in less than 25 minutes.
Edinburgh is only fractionally over an hour away too.
When you arrive you will find plenty of onsite parking for your guests.
And there are even coach drop off bays, if you would like to put on bus transportation.
Fingask Castle Setting
Fingask Castle is considered to be an exclusive use wedding venue, although it is possible that cottages dotted around the grounds could have people in them.
The estate is over 100 acres though, so this is not likely to interfere with your privacy.
You’ll definitely be hoping for nice weather on your wedding day, as the grounds are fantastic with beautiful gardens and nice woodlands.
Your guests will be able to enjoy little walks in this tranquil part of Scotland, with stunning views to be enjoyed in all directions.
It’s without question a lovely setting for a wedding.
The oldest parts of Fingask Castle date back to the 16th century.
And over the years both King James VIII and Bonny Prince Charlie have come to visit.
Today it still functions as a family home, as well as playing host to numerous weddings.
In addition to the historical buildings, the estate also has a games room complete with snooker table, an outdoor heated swimming pool, and a tennis court.
Combine all this with the modern pavilion, and you have a huge amount of versatility on offer.
Access can be granted the day before for setting up, providing there is no other event on.
And personal items must be removed the following day, although they can store them for you.
Included in your wedding package is a dedicated events manager, who will be present all day to make sure things run smoothly.
Fingask Castle Accommodation
The Fingask Estate can sleep as many as 60 guests, all within walking distance of each other:
- Beech Tree Cottage, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8.
- Redwood Cottage, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 7.
- Sycamore Cottage, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
- Rowan Cottage, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
- Gean Tree Cottage, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 3.
- Sir Stuarts House & Bothy, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14.
- Fingask Boat House, 1 bedroom, sleeps 2.
- Potting Sheds, 9 bedrooms, sleeps 18.
In addition to this there’s a 3 bedroom Bridal Suite, each room with a four poster bed, in the old keep of the castle.
All of the accommodation is booked separately, and you don’t have to take any of it if you don’t want to.
Fingask Castle Ceremony
You have multiple options when it comes to your ceremony location.
Inside Fingask Castle there’s the small medieval family Chapel, which can seat 22 people.
It has a video relay to the Drawing Room, so additional guests can watch on a big screen.
The Long Gallery is also a popular choice, and can seat up to 100 guests.
In the Pavilion you have the Amber Room, which can seat as many as 170 guests.
It also functions as a great bad weather backup.
And finally you have a range of outdoor options: the castle lawn; Ossian’s garden; and the Belvedere.
Fingask Castle Reception
Similar to your ceremony, you have multiple options when it comes to your reception location.
Your drinks reception can be had on the ground floor of Fingask Castle, with the Main Hall opening directly out onto the beautiful Fountain Courtyard.
Followed by an intimate dinner reception in the Long Gallery, which can seat up to 30 guests.
For more space the Amber Room in the Pavilion can accommodate up to 60 guests for dinner and dancing.
And finally you have the main part of the Pavilion, which can comfortably seat over 250 guests.
Included in your wedding package are tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery, and glassware.
Fingask Castle Catering
The catering is outsourced at Fingask Castle, however you will get to choose from a list of recommended suppliers.
There are 16 caterers on the list, and each of them has experience of working at the venue.
Comprehensive kitchen facilities are also available onsite, which should lower the costs slightly.
In terms of the drinks, a well stocked cash bar is available.
And you can bring your own wine and champagne, for a corkage fee of £7.20 per bottle.
Fingask Castle Entertainment
If you choose to have your reception in the Pavilion, then there is plenty of space for a dance floor and a band.
In fact so much space, that you won’t even need to rearrange the tables and chairs.
Fireworks are permitted, providing a professional company is used and they are low noise.
And with a licence until 1am, you can keep the party going into the early hours.
Fingask Castle Wedding Photos
Wedding photographers will be queueing up to shoot at Fingask Castle, because the gardens and grounds are just so scenic.
Assuming you get some nice weather, it will be easy to slip away and get some beautiful outdoor wedding photos.
For the indoor shots the Pavilion’s large transparent walls provide plenty of natural light.
And even the castle’s rooms feel nice and bright.
Fingask Castle Wedding Prices
For accurate Fingask Castle wedding prices, you should contact the venue directly.
Their wedding packages can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
However to give you an approximate Fingask Castle wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of Fingask Castle (ceremony & reception), price £5,000.
- Bridal Suite (sleeps 6), price £600 (includes breakfast).
- Cottages (sleeps 3 – 8), price £590 – £740.
- Sir Stuarts House & Bothy (sleeps 14), price £1,960.
- Boat House (sleeps 2), price £130.
- Potting Sheds (sleeps 18), price £540.
- Corkage, price £7.20 per bottle.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost 50% less.
Fingask Castle Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Fingask Castle as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use castle, in the beautiful Perthshire countryside, with a versatile wedding pavilion, and accommodation for 60 guests; then Fingask Castle just might be the place for you.
Whilst you are here, you should take a look at some of the other wedding venues in Scotland, featured on White Rose.
You can also find Fingask Castle’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.