A Pollokshields Burgh Hall Wedding is the Perfect DIY Wedding Venue in Glasgow
Glasgow’s not a village but it does have some superb village hall style venues for your wedding. The city’s burgh halls are ideal for DIY, crafty couples who want to put their own mark on their wedding day. A bit of a blank canvas they are yours to do with as you wish. This can be daunting or hella exciting! Or both ;)
Pollokshields Burgh Hall Wedding venue is a favourite due to its ideal location. Pollokshields isn’t too far from the city centre and it’s in a quiet leafy suburb. No busy traffic or nosy onlookers. And you’re right next to Maxwell Park, a lovely little green space for your couples photos on the day, and not far to go. Of course, if you fancy an even lusher green space for your photos then the beautiful Pollok Country Park is only a 5-minute car ride away.
It’s a bit of a blank canvas but it’s also already got that historical touch, with the wood panelling and the stained glass windows, yet full of natural light. It only requires a few touches to really make it your own. The best way to do this is to get a kick-ass florist or stylist in who can really put your stamp on it and make it your wedding venue for the day.
Looove these dragon (or are they seahorses?!) handles on the front doors, so ornate and beautiful. The history and architecture of this building really lend itself well to striking shots like the ones above.
The main space is Maxwell Hall and it holds up to 130 for the wedding ceremony and meal, so a good size space to work with. There are also three other spaces available for smaller ceremonies, which you can see on their website, here.
Pollokshields Burgh Hall has a few different spaces you can utilise for the day. Including their downstairs Loggia for your drinks reception while the main room above is being turned around for the wedding meal. This is super handy if you have inclement weather on the day. It also offers access into a private garden area of Maxwell Park so your guests can wander outside if it’s a nice day, which we’re sure it will be! ;)
Maxwell Park is great to use for couples photos as it’s just a few steps away! Tree-lined walkways and gorgeous light – what more do you need!
The main room is then turned around again for dancing! There’s a big stage area great for a band or DJ and there’s ample floor space for a ceilidh (love a ceilidh!).
My good friends Katy and Iain had their very own Pollokshields Burgh Hall wedding and so I asked for a bride & groom’s perspective. Katy said:
“When I walked into the Maxwell Hall and saw the sunlight streaming through the original Victorian stained glass windows, I knew I had to get married here. My favourite is the large east window – gifted by Sir John Strirling Maxwell, no less – and bears the Pollok Arms and the motto ‘Do Good While the Holly is Green’. What better motto to live by when entering into marriage? I love the fact that Pollokshields Burgh Hall has a rich, local history and sense of spirituality but is most definitely not a church.
As a wedding venue it is totally customisable with many different rooms and areas available to hire. You can bring in your own people and ideas or use their recommended suppliers without any pushy sales pitches. The lovely people that run the venue really cannot do enough and bend over backwards to make sure that your wedding day is exactly how you want it to be. ”
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