Your Wedding Ceremony
at Atholl Palace Hotel
The award-winning Atholl Palace Hotel is licensed for both Civil and Religious Wedding Services so that you can choose your perfect ceremony. We have a selection of rooms suitable for a wedding ceremony from the intimate Corrie Room to the grand Bow Lounge. You may prefer a tranquil spot in the grounds such as the Japanese garden or fountain area, surrounded by giant copper beech trees, and perhaps choose a Highland Handfast ceremony traditionally held by running water.
Pitlochry also has several pretty churches, of different denominations, if you desire a traditional church wedding or the beautiful Dunkleld Cathedral is only 10 minutes away.
The traditional Highland Handfast is held by running water. A couple would swap pieces of cloth, that had some significance to their families, as a symbol of their commitment to each other. Their friends and family then bind their hand together with ribbons which symbolise their emotional bonds – this is the origin of the term ‘tying the knot’. A year later the couple return to the same spot to seal their commitment and so be considered married in the sense that we understand it. We can help you arrange a version of this ceremony in the hotel gardens or grounds, as part of a wedding, engagement or anniversary celebration which is very colourful and entertaining but is NOT a legal ceremony. Many registrars now also offer to perform a similar ceremony at the Atholl Palace which is a legal wedding but does not include a guard of authentically dressed Highlanders.
At Atholl Palace Hotel, we understand that every couple is unique, and their love story deserves to be celebrated in a way that reflects their individual style and personality. That’s why we offer a variety of wedding ceremony options, each designed to provide a one of a kind experience tailored to your preferences. From traditional to contemporary, intimate to grand, we have the perfect setting to bring your vision to life.
Our venue provides the perfect setting for a romantic and memorable civil ceremony.
Our venue is honored to host and facilitate humanist ceremonies.
Handfasting, A beautiful Celtic tradition where you tie the knot.
Our venue is an idyllic setting for couples seeking a wedding blessing.
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