West On The Green: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
Situated in the iconic Templeton Building, West On The Green has a fabulous location overlooking Glasgow Green and the Clyde River.
In addition to being a beerhall style bar and restaurant for the West Brewery company, it is also one of the most unique wedding venues in Scotland.
It has two versatile function suites which can cater to both intimate and grand affairs.
And with Glasgow Green right on its doorstep, the opportunity for fantastic outdoor wedding photos is only a few steps away.
Let’s take a closer look at what a West On The Green wedding would be like.
West On The Green Location
There are some fantastic wedding venues in Glasgow, especially if you have a limited budget.
With West On The Green located approximately 1 mile south east of George Square.
The striking grade A listed building occupies a prime spot, right on the edge of Glasgow Green.
And despite being in the centre of Scotlands largest city, there are a number of carparks and plenty of on street parking nearby.
If you would like to put on transportation for your guests, large coaches can easily get right up to the entrance too.
West On The Green Setting
West On The Green does primarily function as a bar and restaurant, so it’s not an exclusive use wedding venue.
However the two functions suites do give you a reasonable level of privacy.
In terms of green space you have the entire Glasgow Green on your doorstep, providing wonderful scenery which is unusual for city centre properties.
The atmosphere is a combination of both the tranquility of the park and the energy of the city.
And with a fully functioning brewery operating from the premises, it’s a really interesting and unusual place for a wedding.
You can even organise West Brewery tours for your guests, perhaps whilst you are with the wedding photographer.
Originally built in 1892, Glasgow Green’s iconic Templeton Building was actually modelled after the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
The idea behind its grand facade was to guarantee its planning application would not be rejected.
However it was designed as, and spent most of its life as, a carpet factory.
Inside the architectural masterpiece, and in addition to the bar and restaurant, you will find two principal function suites: The Hop Room (12x5m); and the West Courtyard (18x10m).
It’s these rooms which can be used for both ceremonies and receptions.
You will also be allocated a wedding coordinator to help with any arrangements, and to provide useful advice.
West On The Green Accommodation
There are no onsite accommodation options at West Brewery.
However you will have no problem finding hotels near West On The Green.
Glasgow quite literally has hundreds of hotels and B&Bs to suit all tastes and budgets.
The majority of which are only a 10 minute drive away.
If you choose to hire the West Courtyard function suite, you will have access to a Bridal Green Room.
West On The Green Ceremony
When it comes to your ceremony, you can either make use of The Hop Room or the West Courtyard.
The Hop Room is a more intimate space, with windows on three sides letting in lots of natural light.
In addition to its dark wood panelling it has contemporary neutral decor, and can comfortably seat up to 90 guests.
If you want something bigger, the West Courtyard can seat up to 200 guests.
However you could also get married offsite, and just use one of the function suites for your reception.
West On The Green Reception
Similar to your ceremony, your reception can be had either in The Hop Room or the West Courtyard.
The West Courtyard is a mixture of industrial brewery and modern events space, and has a wall of glass overlooking the state of the art equipment.
In addition to its exposed brickwork and wood panelling, it has panoramic windows letting in lots of natural light and can comfortably seat up to 120 dinner guests.
It also has its own private bar, unlike The Hop Room, and can accommodate up to 200 evening guests.
If you would like something more intimate, The Hop Room can seat 64 guests for dinner and can accommodate 90 evening guests.
West On The Green Catering
The catering is handled internally at West On The Green.
With their in house chefs creating German inspired meals, using the freshest Scottish ingredients.
Set menus have been developed, from which you can pick and choose two options per course.
And there are choices suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten allergies.
Included in your package you will find chairs, tables, linen, crockery and glassware.
And of course being a brewery, there is a fantastic choice of drinks available.
West On The Green Entertainment
Once your dinner is finished, the chairs and tables can be moved around to create a dance floor.
The Courtyard Room has plenty of space, and can comfortably accommodate a five piece band.
And whilst The Hop Room is a good bit smaller, it can still squeeze in a four piece band.
The tall ceilings and wooden floors in both rooms, make them great places for a ceilidh.
West On The Green Wedding Photos
One of the big problems with city centre wedding venues, is finding a scenic location for your wedding photos.
However with Glasgow Green right on the doorstep, your wedding photographer should have no problems in this area.
From the Doulton Fountain to the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, there are some fabulous spots for pictures.
And should the weather be unfavourable, West On The Green has some interesting indoor alternatives which have plenty of natural light.
You might need to obtain a licence from Glasgow City Council, to take professional images in some of these public areas.
West On The Green Wedding Prices
For accurate West On The Green 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 West On The Green wedding cost.
- West Courtyard & The Hop Room (ceremony & reception), price £2,200.
- The Hop Room (ceremony & reception), price £850.
- West Courtyard (reception), price £1,700.
- The Hop Room (reception), price £750.
- Wedding Breakfast, prices from £40 per person.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost less.
West On The Green Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider West On The Green as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an iconic building, overlooking Glasgow Green, with two versatile function suites, and fantastic green space for wedding photos; then West On The Green 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 West On The Green’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.