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Fife Wedding Venues

January 23, 2010 | Category: Weddings


Fife has a wide variety of fantastic wedding venues, from luxurious hotels, to ancient castles, spectacular palaces as well as an amazing coastline with numerous beaches for memorable wedding photographs.

Fife also has three architectural marvels in the form of  Dunfermline Abbey, Culross Abbey and St Salvators in St Andrews. The following article describes over 30 locations in Fife which are very popular wedding venues, many of which I have provided wedding photography services.

I am currently offering special offers for the following venues – Balgonie Castle, Birkhill Castle, Craigsanquhar and Kilconquhar, please contact me if you are interested in wedding photography for these venues.

Wedding Photography Fife - Kinkell Byre - St Andrews

Fife Wedding Abbeys

There are two well known abbeys in Fife which hold wedding ceremonies – Dunfermline Abbey and Culross Abbey. Both Abbeys are very busy during the peak season and early booking is recommended.

Fife Wedding Castle Venues

There are a number of castles in Fife which are available for hire for weddings including Birkhill Castle, Myres Castle and Kilconquhar Castle. Two castles in particular, Balgonie Castle and Fernie Castle hold weddings regularly throughout the year. Balgonie Castle is very romantic with a candlelit wedding ceremony whereas Fernie Castle can hold beautiful outdoor ceremonies and also has on site accommodation and a very unique tree house honeymoon suite. Arguably the most dramatic castle is Aberdour Castle this is a popular venue with an excellent nearby hotel in the village called the Woodside Hotel.

Wedding Photography Fife - Fernie Castle - Letham

Fife Wedding Estate Venues

Estates which hold wedding include Cambo Estate near Crail and Craigsanquhar near Cupar. Both offer exclusive use and have stunning grounds for photography.

National Trust Wedding Venues

Falkland Palace is available for hire via the National Trust for ceremonies with the orchard available for hire for a marquee reception.

Wedding Photography Fife - Garvock House - Dunfermline

St Andrews Wedding Venues

This is the location of three incredibly luxurious 5 star hotels, The Old Course Hotel, Fairmont Hotel and the MacDoanld Rusacks Hotel. To the east of St Andrews is also Fife’s most unique venue Kinkell Byre. Another luxurious 4 star hotels near St Andrews is Rufflets in Strathkinness. Many couples electing to marry in St Andrews choose the spectacular St Salvators Chapel.

Glenrothes Wedding Venues

The jewel in the crown for weddings in Fife is the multi award winning Balbirnie House Hotel which has four stars. Also near Glenrothes are Balgeddie House and Laurelbank Hotels and both venues are popular for couples marrying in Fife.

Wedding Photography Fife - Balbirnie House Hotel - Glenrothes

Dunfermline Wedding Venues

Dunfermline has a number of excellent wedding hotels with Keavil House, Garvock House and towards Charlestown the Elgin Hotel. An exclusive venue is Forrester Park Resort in Cairneyhill, with a reputation for fine dining as well as superb hospitality. Within Dunfermline itself is the spectacular Dunfermline Abbey as well as an often overlooked wedding venue, Glen Pavillion which is within the picturesque Pittencrieff Park. Another smaller hotel which frequently holds weddings is the Pitbauchlie Hotel.

East Neuk Wedding Venues

Hotel venues with an excellent reputation are the Old Manor Hotel near Lundin Links and the Craws Nest in Anstruther. The Old Manor Hotel has spectacular views while the Craws Nest is a short distance from the picture postcard Anstruther Harbour.

Wedding Photography Fife - Old Manor Hotel - Lundin Links

Burntisland Wedding Venues

Burntisland has two distinctly different hotels which hold weddings. There is the family run Kingswood Hotel and then the recently built contemporary Bay Hotel.

North Queensferry Wedding Venues

A recently modernised hotel which holds weddings and commands fantastic views of the Forth Bridges is the Queensferry Hotel. This hotel is very contemporary and well worth a visit.


That concludes my article on Fife Wedding Venues, I cannot help but think I have missed a couple of venues. Some Fife venues which no longer appear to offer weddings are Arnot Tower, Tarvit Mansion and Kellie Castle. I am also unable to verify whether Dairsie Castle is still available for hire.

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