Love is in the air in Lanarkshire with Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel

As Royal wedding fever sweeps across the country, Scotland’s Wedding Coordinator of the Year, Karen McKechnie, from Lanarkshire’s  Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel,  shares her top tips for creating a fairy tale wedding.


  1. Organisation is king

Whether planning a royal wedding in an historic castle for 600 guests or an intimate gathering for close family and friends, it’s crucial to be organised and keep an eye on the wedding finances. It’s easy to get carried away with booking ‘nice to have items’ in the early days of planning, but it’s best to prioritise the wedding wish list from the start.


  1. A venue fit for a prince and princess

After searching far and wide for your prince or princess charming, you’ll no doubt want to do the same in your quest for the perfect wedding venue, but remember what’s most important to you.  Input all your preferences into our website and we’ll give you a selection of venues right for you.


  1. To be or not to be on the guest list

Like Royal weddings for centuries, it may be your family tradition to invite a long list of acquaintances to your nuptials, but it’s important for the bride and groom to be happy with the guest list and not feel too pressured by the family politics of a bygone era.


  1. Attention to detail is the jewel in the crown

Once all the big decisions are checked off, it’s important to think about the little details that will give your wedding a special touch. From table decorations to personalised favours, it’s these memories that you and your guests will cherish.


  1. Enjoy your fairy tale wedding

When the clock strikes time on the big day, the happy couple needs to relax and enjoy the wedding of their dreams. The bride and groom should take a minute to take a step back, for instance a quiet moment away from the guests to take photos can allow them to take in the magic of it all.


Set in an 18th century manor house and surrounded by 37 acres of unspoiled countryside, Macdonald Crutherland House hotel is a unique and picturesque wedding venue situated in Lanarkshire’s East Kilbride. Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel, which recently underwent a major refurbishment of its leisure facilities, was nominated as Wedding Venue of the Year at the Scottish Wedding Awards 2018.

Check availability for this luxury venue, using our dedicated enquiry function.


For more information on the hotel and all other venues in Lanarkshire, visit our dedicated listings page.

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