Is your idea of the perfect wedding setting a grand country house, brimming with antique treasures and old masters paintings? Only five minutes from the centre of the city, a Pollok House wedding could be your perfect choice.
Pollok House is regarded as one of Scotland’s most spectacular Edwardian homes with sweeping staircases and beautifully manicured gardens.
The surrounding Pollok Country Park offers the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish countryside. So it’s a green buffer to the bustling city centre only 3 miles away.
The long drive through fields dotted with highland cattle will set the mood for your guests before they pass under the ornate gates and step back in time through the imposing front door.
As you can imagine the house is fabulous both inside and out. It attracts visitors from all over the world to enjoy this historic setting.
The walled courtyard and beautiful gardens sets the scene perfectly when you arrive. Then through to the Grand Entrance Hall where marble busts line the walls. You’ll find this a great spot to greet your guests.
The Pavilion Library in the East wing will frame your ceremony with ionic columns and 7000 books and manuscripts. There’s a Steinway grand piano which can be played to accompany the bride’s entrance. A portrait by El Greco, Lady in a fur wrap, looks down approvingly on the proceedings.
After the ceremony throw open the French doors open onto the Parterre Garden for your guests to enjoy. There’s more gardens to wander through beyond the manicured hedges and a world renowned collection of rhododendron species.
The dining room in the West Pavilion is ideal to seat up to 60 guests for the wedding meal. Downstairs the old servants quarters and Edwardian kitchen provides a wonderfully atmospheric space for you to party the night away.
Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Stirling Maxwell family who had owned the estate for almost 700 years. However, in 1966 Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald gifted the house to City of Glasgow.
Following that it is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public.
The house was built in 1752 with additional wings built in the 1890s. Guided tours are available to wedding guests during the reception.
In addition, White Cart Water flows just to the south of the house with a stone arch bridge constructed in 1757 which makes a wonderful spot for wedding portraits.
So what did you think of Pollok House as a wedding venue?
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