Balbirnie House Hotel

Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, by Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6NE
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Balbirnie House Weddings

Balbirnie House Weddings, view this stunning venue, including wedding offers, reviews, photos and wedding fayre details.

Balbirnie is a Grade A listed Georgian country mansion house, located between Edinburgh and St. Andrews by the village of Markinch in the heart of Fife.

Situated within a beautifully landscaped 400 acre park, the venue lends itself as host for the perfect wedding at outstanding value.

The delightful ambience of the old house, combines with our newly refurbished Ballroom to provide a fabulous venue which can accommodate gatherings of any size from 70-216.

Balbirnie is, as a destination, a splendid backdrop which wedding photographers dream about. The house plays host to special events in all shapes and sizes but with one thing in common – a tradition of personal service. Each and every wedding is quite individual and as such we discuss every wedding on a one to one basis with respective Balbirnie brides, grooms and parents. Our Wedding Co-ordinators will tailor your day to your own requirements with you, offering every assistance with planning the fundamental timings and details of the day.

“2018 Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year”

"Europe’s Best Wedding Destination Retreat 2017 with Haute Grandeur Global awards"

“2017 Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year”

“2016 Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year”

“2015 Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year”

“2014 Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year”

“2013 Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year”

“2012 Scottish Overall Wedding Hotel of The Year”

“2011 Scottish Large Wedding Hotel of The Year”

“2011 Scottish Wedding Hotel of The Year”
Scottish Hotel of The Year Awards

“Memories Are Made Of This”.
The Scottish Wedding Directory

“It’s official! Balbirnie House is Scotland’s top wedding venue”. Vogue


  • Total No. of bedrooms—31 plus a 3 bedroom Triplex apartment
  • No. of function rooms—1
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Facilities—Yes
  • Exclusive Use Weddings—Yes
  • Additional facilities—Ballroom, extensive gardens, disabled access, golf course on site, Bistro restaurant, The Orangery restaurant, Tasting Table, Heli-pad, Chocolate fountain!

Reception capacity

  • Table Dining—70 - 216
  • Buffet Style—70 - 216
  • Marquee—Contact venue for details

Wedding season availability

All year round


During your stay at Balbirnie, you will be accommodated in one of our individually designed bedrooms, each quite unique in style and character. For a special stay, you may wish to enjoy one of our deluxe rooms or suites, many of which have enormous rooms with large comfortable beds and magnificent views over the gardens. Our classic rooms can provide double, twin or single occupancy, with each room differing in size, aspect and design, but all with the same amenities.

Bedroom Features:

  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Noble Isle Toiletries
  • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
  • 24 hour room service and porterage service
  • Complimentary Wi Fi throughout hotel
  • Direct telephone cabling
  • TV with a variety of Sky channels, movies on demand, radio and hotel information
  • Same day laundry and dry cleaning service

Directions by Road

  • 45 minutes from central Edinburgh
  • Glasgow (70 miles) / Glasgow Airport
  • Perth (23 miles)
  • Dundee (26 miles)
  • Rosyth Ferry (25 miles)

Direction by Rail

Our nearest train station is located in Markinch (just 5 minutes away) and it has direct links from Edinburgh station. We can then arrange a taxi collection from the station.



"From our initial visit to Balbirnie all of the the staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and special! Although there are many weddings every month you are made to feel like your wedding is the only wedding that year. Attention to detail is incredible and Christine’s enthusiasm and passion for weddings made wedding planning easy and stress free, nothing was ever too much for her and she went above and beyond to make our day perfect. On the day Erdal made sure everything was in place and his attention to detail ensured our day went without a glitch (or at least we are unaware of any) again nothing was every too much, he was always on hand and his hard work along with Christine’s hardwork in the months before gave us the truely perfect wedding day! Kerries personal and caring manner shone through and just made us feel so special. We stayed for 2 nights with family and friends and enjoyed a meal the evening before the wedding and all our guests have commented on how friendly, welcoming and helpful all staff at Balbirnie are and of course how stunning the venue and grounds are! The perfect wedding venue x"
Mr & Mrs Orme 


"We can’t thank all the staff at Balbirnie enough for making our wedding day so perfect! A special thanks to Christine, Kerrie and Emma who were just fantastic! Our day ran so smoothly!

All our guests commented on how fantastic and attentive the staff were and how beautiful the venue and it’s surrounding were!

The venue is just spectacular and the staff seem to go above and beyond their roles to make sure everyone is happy! Thanks so much!"
Mr & Mrs Barr 


"We recently got married at Balbirnie. What. A. Day! It was absolutely unbelievable, hands down the day of our lives.

The staff at Balbirnie are amazing, nothing was too much trouble, and they were on hand throughout the night to make sure everything was perfect for us.

We had an Indian wedding with over 200 guests and Christine and her team helped us to decorate everything, set up the stage, and served delicious Indian food. It was incredible.

There was a real buzz amongst out guests and Balbirnie is the perfect combination of a stunning beautiful hotel, with a relaxed and really fun atmosphere. The party came to an end at about 4.30am and both we and our guests just wish it could have continued longer!

Would recommend to anyone and we will definitely be back!
Mr & Mrs Pickworth 


"Thank you so much for such a wonderful day…. What was so wonderful was that each and everyone of you was so friendly and welcoming.. cannot thank you enough for making our day so special."
Helena and Dean Barker


"We would like to add my thanks for a superbly organised wedding reception… your staff were perceptive, kind and your attention to every detail made for a very happy and relaxed day."
Ann Guthrie, Mother of the bride

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Balbirnie House Hotel Personal Showrounds
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Free parking

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