Balbirnie House wedding venue is a luxury hotel exuding Georgian charm and elegance. Balbirnie is a much-loved, multiple award-winning wedding venue at Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, By Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6NE, nestled in the beautiful village of Markinch, equidistant between Edinburgh and St Andrews.
The glorious mansion of Balbirnie House showcased within 400 acres of mature parkland, is also surrounded by well-manicured gardens. A truly magnificent wedding venue in Fife worthy of its multiple awards.
Balbirnie House extends the red carpet welcome to their wedding couples, where personal service and dedicated attention abounds. The collonaded entrance gives a naturally grand welcome.
For a photographer, Balbirnie House is a dream venue. The backdrops are just stunning. Watching the bride, groom, the wedding party and all their guests treated with such exceptional service is a pleasure.
Balbirnie House Wedding Venue – Rooms
Venue options abound at Balbirnie, whatever the size of your wedding. There is a range of rooms, each with its unique feel and charm.
The Bedrooms at Balbirnie House are not forgotten when it comes to style and elegance. The 31 guest rooms are a balance of period style in luxury furnishings matched with modern amenities. The natural light and spacious nature of the rooms make them ideal for pre-wedding reportage shooting, capturing every element of your preparations.
The Long Gallery is one of Balbirnie’s most central rooms, sitting in the heart of the original Grade A listed Georgian house. This room is striking for ceremonies, with beautiful architectural balance combining arches and a vaulted ceiling. Natural light floods in from the beautiful lunette windows. Holding up to 100 guests, this is an intimate ceremony venue whatever the season. At Christmas time, you get the added wow-factor of a splendidly decorated tree.
The Orangery is the Millennium addition that blends holistically with the main House while incorporating original features. It adds a truly modern feel to a historical setting. The incredible mirrored tinted-glass ceiling combines with the floor to ceiling Georgian-Style windows to bathe the room in tranquil light.
The Gardens are an unmissable part of any wedding at Balbirnie. Whether appreciated through the large magnificent Georgian windows during the winter months or actively enjoyed for Spring and Summer weddings, these well-manicured gardens are a photographer’s delight, offering a unique picturesque setting for your wedding.
In good weather, weddings can take place on one lawn with an adjacent lawn being available for your drinks reception. Enjoy the drink of your choice with the splendid Georgian backdrop of Balbirnie House.
Whatever the feel of your wedding, the gardens are ideal as a photo backdrop. Elegant hedgerows balanced with mature trees and interspersed with beautiful beds means we are spoilt for choice. The pathways meandering through the grounds enable you to escape to an area of privacy just seconds away from the main building.
The Staircase at Balbirnie House is a ‘must-use’ location for newly-wed photos. Wonderful, dramatic photos of the bride and groom in a wow-factor location, especially perfect on rainy days.
The Ballroom is a magnificent place rich with elegance and allure. Included in your use of the Ballroom you can also use the Ballroom Gardens, Ballroom Bar, Ballroom Lobby and Lobby Terrace. Your ceremony can be held here: you can seat up to 180 for the wedding breakfast, and extend your numbers up to 250 for the evening.
The Ballroom is a stunning room for photos whatever the time of day, but it comes to life after dark with the impressive and enchanting granite-style black dance floor embedded with twinkling light, a truly magnificent setting for a first dance. The floor is complemented by further colour-changing lights enabling you to bring an entirely different feel between your daytime and evening celebrations.
While Balbirnie offers a range of rooms to suit the style and size of your wedding if you choose to have your ceremony off-site you’re spoilt for choice: The picturesque Markinch Village church is just a five-minute drive. Also nearby is the equally delightful Falkland Parish Church or St Mary’s R. C. Church in the village of Leslie.
Balbirnie House has been multiple winners of The Scottish Wedding Hotel of the Year and it’s easy to see why. The staff extends a gracious and warm welcome to all their guests, and their dedication matches this beautiful setting combining to make your day unforgettable and unique.
As experienced photographers and filmmakers at Balbirnie, contact us to discuss taking your wedding photographs and filming your wedding at this magnificent wedding venue in Fife. The luxury and Georgian charm lend itself to a regal feel and the setting is ideal for a range of photos. The natural light within the building itself means we will photograph you at your best, in an environment that showcases your memorable day. We’d be delighted to have a chat with you about getting the very best out of your time at Balbirnie House, we guarantee you’ll come away with a few ideas for exquisite wedding photos and film.
Real Wedding Photos and Videos
A few photos and videos from our weddings at Balbirnie. Click on the photos to view photos and/or film of each wedding.