Shieldhill Castle

Up to 110
30 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Shieldhill Castle is a wedding venue and hotel located in Biggar, Scotland. This historic castle is beautifully perched on private grounds surrounded by Scotland’s most stunning natural landscape.
Shieldhill Castle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Marquee Permitted
Pet Friendly
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Grade I/II Listed Building

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Shieldhill Castle Full Description
Shieldhill Castle can be traced back to as early as 1199. The team at this venue has maintained many original features while adding luxurious touches for one-of-a-kind festivities. With an array of event spaces located throughout the former castle, couples will get lost in the charming Scottish landmark as they rejoice in two families becoming one. Picturesque wedding ceremonies can take place in the castle’s 16th-century chapel. A staple of Scottish tradition and family heritage, this quaint space allows you to exchange vows in front of 100 seated guests. Whether you’re religious or not, this striking chapel adds an extra sense of enchantment to your big day. After your ceremony, you and your guests can reside in the dining room to enjoy delicious food and drink. More informal dinners can take place in the Alexander Lounge with our Intimate Wedding Package starting from £2000 for 25 guests. Complete with large bay windows and panoramic views of the castle grounds, you and your guests can mingle and admire the gorgeous surroundings in an intimate setting. For Weddings over 30 guests the Wedding Breakfast and Reception would take place in the expansive marquee. With ample space for 120 seated guests, a dance floor and stage to have live entertainment or a DJ, you and your guests can dance the night away under the light canopies in this large setting. After your celebrations, you and your newlywed can retire in the executive Chancellor Suite. Featuring an in room hot tub, with views of the grade two listed gardens. This gorgeous room offers both relaxation and sophistication. What’s more, there are an additional 15 rooms within the hotel, 4 Scandinavian Lodges and 10 Courtyard Rooms, perfect for families with our conjoint rooms and to have your guest's on the grounds for an overnight stay.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jodie Campbell
Hi there my name is Jodie, My aim here at Shieldhill Castle is to make sure you have the best day possible. We offer tailor made packages to suit all styles and budgets. If you would like to schedule an appointment to view and discuss your plans and to see what Shieldhill Castle could do for you, let me know. Myself and the team look forward to meeting you.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
David White
Happy couple married in December
April 2023
What a fantastic venue for a venue, soo much variety of accommodation and friendly staff made my stay
What a fantastic venue for a venue, soo much variety of accommodation and friendly staff made my stay ! The Wedding was a day I will never forget.
Happy couple married in October
April 2023
We attended our niece's wedding at Shieldhill Castle today, and what a lovely wedding venue
We attended our niece's wedding at Shieldhill Castle today, and what a lovely wedding venue. The staff were lovely and worked so hard to ensure we were all OK. The meal was outstanding. This was our first visit, but definitely won't be our last.
Shieldhill Castle Location & Contact Details


Shieldhill Rd, Quothquan, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6NA, Scotland

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Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M74 Junction 11

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Shieldhill Castle?

All of our weddings are exquisite in their own merit. Having family and friends come together to celebrate such an important life event is why we all love hosting weddings here at Shieldhill Castle.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Our number 1 wedding planning tip for couples would be to enjoy the planning experience. Our expert team here at Shieldhill Castle can help you every step of the way.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Every wedding has its own personal touch that is special to the couple.

Describe Shieldhill Castle in 5 adjectives

Historic, Stunning, Private, Versatile and Unique

Where’s the best photo spot at Shieldhill Castle?

The manicured grounds.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Shieldhill Castle?

Nelson Mandela

What’s your favourite canapé?

Traditional Haggis Bon Bons with a Whisky Mayo Dipping Sauce

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Wedding cake

What is Shieldhill Castle most unique feature?

The original door which has been in place since 1199

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team that we have here at Shieldhill Castle. Their hard work and dedication is the reason we can pull off such amazing weddings.