Your Ideal City Wedding in Glasgow

A wedding in Glasgow City can be uniquely charming and memorable due to several factors that set it apart from weddings in other locations. Glasgow has a rich cultural heritage, and this can be reflected in wedding celebrations. Choosing a venue in the city that showcases rich history and architectural diversity can make for a unique backdrop and couples may incorporate Scottish traditions, music, and attire, adding a touch of local flavour to their special day. Here are some aspects that contribute to the uniqueness of weddings in Glasgow City.

History of Custom House

With restoration and construction taking place in April 2019, Clayton Hotel Glasgow is located within the heart of the city along the River Clyde, we take pride in embracing Glasgow’s historical and cultural roots. Built in 1840 by Irish-born architect, John Taylor, the impressive A-listed Custom House Building boasts National and International Architectural and Historical Importance. The 20th century brought two World wars and an enormous amount of social, political, economic and cultural changes, the classical blond sandstone and Greek Doric pillars have stood through it all.








Image Credit: Peter J Stevenson








Image Credit: Peter J Stevenson

Glasgow is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you are local or not, Glasgow is a place you can always come back to and it makes you feel at home. The warmth of the locals can contribute to a positive and inviting wedding environment, making guests feel at home and creating a sense of community. It’s true what they say, People Make Glasgow!








Despite being a bustling city, Glasgow is also known for its green spaces. Parks and gardens provide picturesque settings for wedding ceremonies and photo sessions, offering a unique blend of urban and natural elements. The city is home to historical landmarks that can serve as stunning backdrops for weddings. Iconic sites like Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, River Clyde and the University of Glasgow can add a touch of grandeur and history to the celebration.









Glasgow has a vibrant music scene, and couples can tap into this for their weddings. Whether it’s incorporating traditional Scottish music by hiring a ceilidh band or local musicians. Ceilidh dancing serves as an excellent ice-breaker, with experienced dance callers who guide participants through the steps of each dance, this is particularly beneficial for guests who may be unfamiliar with ceilidh dancing, ensuring that everyone can join in and have a great time. The structured dances provide a natural way for people to connect, socialize, and share a laugh on the dance floor, making a memorable experience for all.












Image Credit: Peter J Stevenson

At Custom House Glasgow, we can tailor your special day to your bespoke requirements from small, intimate functions to our full Custom House Ballroom which can host up to 160 friends and family. Our wedding packages range from £94 per person to £129 per person allowing your wedding budget to stretch further when it comes to your guest list.

Our dedicated Meeting and Events team are ready to make your Custom House Wedding according to your wishes, with the attention to detail and personal touch which will ensure you have a day to fondly remember. We would be privileged to host your special day here and we are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Click the link to book a ticket for our Wedding Showcase or visit our stand H26 at The Scottish Wedding Show at the SEC on the 17th-18th February.

Get in touch with us today by email or phone 0141 340 9620.

Start planning your trip to Glasgow and book your perfect break at Clayton Hotel Glasgow City.


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