Glasgow’s 5 best period wedding venues


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If you want to book a classic wedding jazz band, the venue should be just as majestic, unique, and Instagram-worthy.

Glasgow is as rich in history as it is lively. Just a quick walk around the city will take you through the Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods. If you’re getting hitched in Scotland, these 5 stunning period venues will set the scene perfectly.

The Merchants House of Glasgow

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One of the oldest buildings in Glasgow, the Merchants House used to be the centre of civic government, as well as a meeting place for merchants, and an ‘Almshouse’ for the poor in the 1600s. It’s still home to the Lord Dean of Guild, who sounds pretty important…

The stunning Grand Hall is the perfect setting for a wedding banquet, seating up to 120 guests. The massively high ceilings and dark wooden panelling create a beautifully dramatic backdrop.

The Engine Works

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If industrial exposed brick and cast iron detailing is your thing, the Engine Works is the ultimate blank canvas. Recently restored, it was a big part of Glasgow’s industrial past, and even houses a crane designed by Henry Royce.

During the summer, you can invite your guests into the garden with food trucks, an outdoor bar and even a BBQ.

Old Fruitmarket

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Glasgow’s historic Old Fruitmarket is in the heart of the Merchant City area. It used to be…you guessed it…a market hall. Now, it’s a popular music venue which looks excellent decked out in fairy lights.

The white Recital Room is a stunning setting for the ceremony, while the opulent market hall itself is ideal for the reception. Your photographer, and more importantly your guests, will have a field day!

St Andrew’s In The Square

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Now the centre for Scottish culture in Glasgow, St Andrews was formerly a church and the second oldest in Glasgow. The building was classed as ‘at risk’ in 1993, but lovingly restored. Now it’s a centre for performing arts and traditional Scottish music, song and dance, hosting Celtic Connections every year.It doesn’t get much more Scottish than this.

Your wedding jazz band can go 100% acoustic, or have access to some of the best audio equipment in the city!


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This venue has a ballroom built for ceilidhs, a snug bar, and an elegant hall for dining. It’s a very fitting and atmospheric location for a wedding jazz band, and a ceremony you’ll never forget.

The contemporary Scottish menu and open fire make this a uniquely Celtic venue. It might look small and cosy, but you can still fit up to 150 guests in the ballroom, and up to 100 in the courtyard outside.

Book a wedding jazz band for your big day in Glasgow

Silk Street Jazz play toe-tapping, swing-dancing, American jazz. One of our clients even called us “the best New Orleans band outside of New Orleans”!

Whatever your venue, we can get the party well and truly started. Silk Street Jazz perform at hundreds of weddings and events up and down the country every year.

To book us for your big day, give us a bell or send us a message.

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