Just thirty minutes from downtown Edinburgh, Hopetoun House is a remarkable wedding venue for any wedding in Scotland. Majestically located in one hundred and sixty acres of magnificent parkland, it is considered by many to be one of Scotland's most imposing mansions and a shining example of Scottish, Georgian architecture at its best.
It was the home of the Earls of Hopetoun (later to be given the title of Marquess of Linlithgow) since 1699. Indeed, the current Marquis and his family still live in a part of the house. However, the house was made a charitable trust in 1974 and is now open to the public.
Spectacular interiors are furnished with works of art, paintings, Aubusson tapestries and eye-catching chandeliers in the ballroom. The house has been visited by royalty several times. Notably, King George IV in 1822, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1988, the Royal Princess in 1997 and the Duke of Rothesay in 1999.
Thus, no bride could hope for a more royal setting for her wedding!  There are three main areas to have wedding ceremonies at Hopetoun House: The State Apartments, The Adams Stables, and The Tapestry Room.
The State State
Ceremonies may be held in the Garden Salon or the Red Salon. These two apartments have a splendid view of the fountain on the west lawns and the picturesque park on the outside. Floral posters can be arranged to complement the bride's bouquet and music can be arranged to complement the ceremony and the historic décor.
Honeymooners can get free champagne in the small library or in the dining room which provides a great background for wedding photographs. The wedding reception can also have its reception in the front hall, before going to Adam's Ballroom or Adam Stables for the main reception and the wedding breakfast.
The Adam Stables
Recently renovated, The Adams Stables offers a stylish and elegant venue for any wedding ceremony. It can accommodate up to one hundred and fifty guests and has a private courtyard, which provides a magnificent entrance to the wedding party. When the ceremony is over, guests can leave through the colonnade until the main house. The Adam Stables is licensed for civil ceremonies and is also available for religious services.
The Tapestry Room
The tapestry room is ideal for small weddings. In summer, it can accommodate up to sixty people and drinks reception can be held on the lawn located in front of the main house.
The room is adorned with Aubusson tapestries and is located in the wing of the ballroom. As guests enter, they can enjoy the view of the main house. He is authorized for civil ceremonies.
Large, dramatic and impressive, Hopetoun House is truly one of the most beautiful and unforgettable wedding venues in Scotland.