A relaxed atmosphere with a feel of the great outdoors and embracing nature – it is no wonder that many of us dream of a rustic wedding in Scotland. Given the growth in popularity of 'cottage-core', this trend has never been more sought after.

Wild florals and simple décor are staple elements for nailing this theme, but what really makes a rustic wedding? The venue and surrounding area are a great place to begin setting the scene for your big, rustic-style day.

If you’re considering a rustic wedding with an added touch of luxury then you have come to the right place. In this blog, the Rosebery Venues team guide you on how to plan the ultimate rustic wedding in Scotland.

Consider the landscape

Scotland is often top of the list of locations to tie the knot - simply because it is stunningly beautiful! From secluded beaches to magical woodlands and from crystal clear lochs to soaring mountains – any one of these could be the backdrop to your wedding day photos at Rosebery Estate.

The lush green rolling moorlands on the private estate surrounding Rosebery Steading are hard to beat and the pristine 18th-century courtyard provides an outdoor spot to enjoy canapes and drinks with an up-market farmyard feel. You can even pave the courtyard with seats and turn this into your ceremony room!

For idyllic landscape inspo - take a look at Rosebery’s wider estate here.

Credit: Liam + Bee

Credit: Liam + Bee

Pick the perfect venue

Whether you picture yourselves eloping beneath a clear blue sky, exchanging your vows under a canopy of trees or toasting to your wedding guests below warm wooden rafters – the venue you choose will make or break your rustic vision.

Scotland is spoilt for choice when it comes to barn venues and the right barn for you, comes down to your own special requirements. Rosebery Steading is quite unlike any other - opening its doors in 2020 to reveal two light-flooded barns, the 18th century conversion is simply pristine.

As with all of our venues, luxury is a top priority and Rosebery Steading embodies the term ‘rustic-luxe’. The technology here is state-of-the-art, with lighting to set a relaxed yet opulent ambience and a high-end soundsystem to serenade your guests as you dance the night away.

If you would like to add a touch of tradition to your day, opt to marry in the private chapel, enveloped in evergreens and nestled away behind Rosebery House – a stone’s throw from Rosebery Steading!

On-theme accommodation

A rustic wedding day to remember relies on creating a stand-out experience. The cottage accommodation at Rosebery Steading is a fusion of stylish modern touches with lovingly restored antiques from Rosebery Estate, always staying in line with the essential rustic feel.

Should you require more space for your guests and possibly a room for a day-two party, Rosebery House is now available for exclusive hire, along with your reservation at Rosebery Steading.

Outdoor activities

In true Scottish style, you may wish to extend your celebrations into the following day or make a mini-break of it. Entertaining your guests is key here and at Rosebery Estate you are spoilt for choice of countryside activities.

Clay pigeon shooting and archery are on offer at Rosebery Steading and even a game of tennis at the courts at Rosebery House. The beautiful gardens are the perfect pitch for lawn games such as croquet.

Checking these boxes on your planning list and adding an element of luxury every step of the way is sure to reveal a rustic wedding in Scotland that you will never forget.

Our events team can help you plan your dream day – whatever it may look like. Simply fill out the contact form on our website and we will be in touch as soon as possible.