In my time as Marriage Officer with Fuze, I have had the pleasure of visiting some of the best wedding venues in Scotland and I’d like to tell you all about one of my favourites; Pollok House.

A National Trust building, Pollok House is nestled in the heart of Pollok Country Park on the outskirts of Glasgow, our very own Downton Abbey!

Visitors to the House can experience what life was like for those who lived upstairs and those who worked downstairs during the 1930’s. The lavish rooms upstairs are packed with stunning period furniture, whereas below stairs, the servants’ quarters provide a real insight into the realities of running such a house.

The gardens are stunning and very well-tended, as is the surrounding Pollok Park. And let’s not forget the amazing staff team and volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure everyone enjoys their experience at Pollok House, whether it’s a short visit, or a major event, attention to detail is always hugely important.

Having conducted quite a few ceremonies in the library, I can highly recommend this venue. The library itself is perfect for a ceremony. The acoustics are good; the lighting is natural, helping to create just the right atmosphere for that special day.

The grounds are ideal for those all-important wedding photos, with so many lovely spots to choose from. And of course, if the weather decides to be awkward on the day, there are still plenty of beautiful places within the house itself. The stunning staircase is great for group shots for instance.

I love conducting ceremonies in such beautiful venues that are steeped in history and have a story to tell. It’s all the more magical and meaningful for couples as well knowing that their ceremony will also be part of the ongoing legacy of the house.

I’m looking forward to conducting more ceremonies in Pollok House next year and beyond, including some good friends of mine, which I’m sure will be a day to remember!

By Victoria Bisland