by Hannah Thomson
Finding the perfect wedding venue can be a real challenge for brides today, especially when there’s so many to choose from and so many different styles.
There are modern venues, intimate venues, grande venues and picturesque venues… but what is best for you?
Recently engaged Nicola Thomson from Barrhead Glasgow, currently living in Sydney, told me her plans for the venue on her big day. “I’m planning to get married in the spring or summer of 2014 and ideally want it to be somewhere with a traditional feel in the city centre of Glasgow.
Having started my search for venues I’ve found that St. Andrews in the Square and Oran Mor seem like good options for me. Both are old buildings which is what I’m looking for and both are in great locations for photos and also for guests to get to.
St Andrews in the Square was suggested to me by my friend who felt that it was the nicest venue she’s been to. I also like that fact that the ceremony is held down in the main hall and after this the guests can enjoy drinks and canapés above in the pews whilst the hall is arranged for dinner and photographs are being taken.
I have been to a few events in Oran Mor and can imagine how great a wedding would be there. My parents have also attended weddings there and loved it. Again the ceremony and reception are both in the same place, making it far easier for guests.
Kirsten Stewart, an architect from Dennistoun commented on a wedding she attended in St. Andrews in the Square.
“St.andrews in the square was a fantastic wedding venue. Not only was the building beautiful with fairy lights hung from the columns inside, making it magical, the service from the staff was great. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a hostess and directed to the balcony for some pre-drinks while a string quartet played on stage. The tables were beautifully set up and the food was above average compared with standard wedding fair. I had a brilliant experience and would definitely consider it when planning my own wedding”.
Both venues are recommended highly in Glasgow but there are also many more magical venues available to consider when planning your wedding such as Royal Exchange Square, The Glasgow Art Club, The Grand Central Hotel and many, many more.