The gardens at Fingask castle are one of Scotland’s wonders - a surrealist garden made with traditional ingredients: topiary, statues and stone geometry. There are a number of lawns to choose from for your wedding, but in the owner’s view the best one is Ossian’s lawn. A triangular lawn (another surreal touch) with a bank and hedge down one side, so when the bride approaches us she appears gradually – a dramatic sight. After the ceremony the bridal party can process back to the fountain courtyard by the castle for their drinks reception.
The choice as to whether to have the ceremony inside or outside is not an easy one. The Long Gallery, in the castle, has been called one of the prettiest rooms in Scotland. While outside the views are spectacular. Inside has an excellent grand piano (no children to muck around with please) and outside the sun faces towards the castle at midday giving a great light for photos.
Unlike many other venues couples don’t have to make up their mind about their outside ceremony until the morning of the wedding day – let the weather decide.