Cornhill Castle Wedding Guide – Everything you should know in 2024.

Our Cornhill Castle Wedding Guide covers everything you need to know when planning your wedding at this beautiful Hotel right in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Cornhill Castle is a stunning venue that I've has the pleasure of shooting, and now I'm passing on all that knowledge to you. My goal is to help you have the best experience possible. This guide will show you all the awesome things about this venue and why you should book it for your big day.

Where is Cornhill Castle?

The Cornhill Castle Wedding venue sits just outside the important market town of Biggar in the Scottish Borders. 

With close motorway links on the M74 the venue is straightforward to get to from the north or south.

The closest airports to the venue are Glasgow International and Edinburgh, just around one hour away. The closest rail connections is in Lanark, just 30 minutes north. With the venue being so close to the town, getting taxis for transport is straightforward if you don't have a car but if you are travelling quite a distance a car may be a great idea.

Why choose Cornhill Castle Wedding Hotel for your wedding ceremony? 

Cornhill Castle is a historic building in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland. Initially, he was built as a fortified tower in the 15th century and expanded into a larger castle in the 16th century. As a result, the castle has a rich history and has been the setting for many important events over the centuries.

Cornhill Castle is the perfect wedding venue due to its stunning location, beautiful architecture and rich history. It offers a unique and romantic setting for your special day surrounded by stunning views of the Scottish countryside.

 The venue also offers a range of services and amenities to make your day as memorable and stress-free as possible. The staff will help make your day a success, from catering to decor. 

In addition, the castle's historical significance adds a special touch of magic and grandeur to the day, making it a truly unforgettable experience.  

How many guests can it hold?

Cornhill Castle can hold anywhere from 30-160 guests, depending on how the area is set up. They also offer week day wedding packages that require fewer numbers than at the weekend.

Spaces inside Cornhill Castle

Cornhill Castle has a variety of wedding venues, each with its own character and charm. Some of the rooms available for weddings at the castle are:

Grand hall:

With high ceilings, elegant chandeliers and fireplaces, our spacious rooms are perfect for weddings and receptions.

Drawing room:

A cozy and inviting space with elegant furnishings and a fireplace is perfect for pre-wedding drinks and small ceremonies.

Dining room:

Featuring high ceilings and large windows, the spacious and elegant rooms are ideal for dinners and receptions.


A quiet, elegant space with bookshelves and a fireplace lends itself to more intimate receptions and cocktail hours. Each of these rooms can be decorated to match the theme and style of your wedding. Cornhill Castle staff can assist with planning and setting up your event. 


A beautiful marquee that is perfect for wedding ceremonies, it can also be used as a backup ceremony location if you are planning an outdoor ceremony in the ground.

Accommodation at the Cornhill Castle Wedding Venue.

Cornhill Castle Wedding Venue has over ten rooms you can stay in at the Hotel, including there beautiful honeymoon suites. They also have several larger lodges on site that provides extra accommodation for your guests.

Best timing for your wedding.

The ideal time to have your wedding at Cornhill Castle depends on your personal preferences and what kind of wedding you have in mind. Scottish weather can be a bit chilly and damp, but each season has its charm.

Spring (March to May) is the best option, with mild weather and beautiful flowers.

Summer (June to August) is popular for outdoor weddings due to the long, warm days.

Autumn (September to November) is a colourful foliage and cool air season. 

Winter (December to February) can be cold, but it can also be a charming time with snow and warm indoors.

Unique Locations for your couple's photos.

My favourite part of weddings is the couple's photos after the ceremony. Knowing the best places to go allows us to spend your time wisely and return you to your guests as quickly as possible. ! 

The grounds of the Hotel are beautiful. The Hotel sits right in the heart of the Scottish Borders, and with it comes epic countryside views. And you cannot overlook how unique the decor inside the Hotel is for photos. From the trendy modern bar areas to the iconic staircase, there is something here for every couple.

Why should you consider booking Cornhill Castle for your wedding?

There are many great reasons why you should have a Seamill Hydro Wedding.

  • The rich history getting married in such an iconic castle
  • It has the capacity for weddings of all sizes, with many unique spaces to be used throughout your day.
  • It has fantastic grounds, and the castle itself is terrific for photos.
  • Lots of accommodation for any guests staying the night.
  • Available for weddings during the week and the weekends, it has something for every budget. 

Do you want to get married at Cornhill Castle?

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Here is a gallery of a recent Cornhill Castle Wedding.

If you are interested in booking the venue for your big day, here is a link to the website.

If you're interested in having me help be a part of your amazing Cornhill Castle Wedding and capture all those beautiful moments as your photographer, I'd love to get to know you better! First, check my pricing, then contact me to check availability; schedule a video chat.

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  1. Sylvia Brogan says:
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    I recently went to a wedding but was not happy with the room we had it was really cold. As everyone said it was really cold. Another thing I was told a champagne breakfast that didn’t happen either also at the wedding meal no tea or coffee was given

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