The National Piping Centre

Glasgow

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The National Piping Centre is a fabulous venue in the heart of Glasgow. This beautiful Italianate former Church houses a unique and beautiful wedding venue, as well as restaurant, Museum of Piping, 8 bedroom hotel and music school.

The four-star hotel is adjoined to the centre of excellence for Scotland's national instrument, making it the perfect choice for couples planning a traditional Scottish celebration.

We understand that every wedding is different and so we offer a range of inclusive wedding packages to suit all styles and budgets. Packages are based on 80 guests but can be increased to 120 day guests and 150 for your evening reception. Prices for these wedding packages start from £3,700.

The Winter Wedding Package is a great option for a smaller celebration. Based on 50 guests, the package starts at £2,700 and includes everything you need for an elegant celebration, including a world class piper to add the wow factor.

At the National Piping Centre, we understand that all of the small touches make a big difference to your day, including personalised table stationery, candles, cake stand and knife.

The Piper’s Tryst has 8 bedrooms, allowing you to enjoy a ‘wee’ nightcap and Scottish send-off the day after the wedding.

The National Piping Centre at a Glance

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Beautiful former church housing a fantastic city centre venue in the heart of Glasgow World Class Piper providing fabulous entertainment with each package Choose from a range of inclusive packages Can host all size of wedding parties from 20 – 150 guests Accommodation in 8 bedrooms in our small hotel Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

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Our Winter Wedding Package has everything you need to host the perfect winter wedding. This package is based on 50 guests and comes with a world class piper & red carpet arrival. Book today for dates between November 2020 - February 2021 with price from £2,700.

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Work out what’s most important – are you nuts for flowers, or crazy foodies? Think about the most important things and weight the budget accordingly, then you get a wedding personal to you.

Consider your guests when choosing your venue – are there many stairs so its inaccessible for guests with mobility issues? Does your ceremony venue have a central aisle for your all important train?

Make it personal, but leave yourself time! – If you are making your invitations, or creating gifts, make sure you factor in enough time so you don’t end up stressed.

The National Piping Centre Reviews

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Ruth & Graham
Wedding Date
27 Jul 2019
The venue itself has such a warm and friendly atmosphere!
We had our wedding reception in the Piping Centre in July 2019. We chose it after attending one of the wedding open days and we loved it from the start! We were blown away by the service from all the staff. It was the same staff members that dealt with us from that very first day of viewing right through till the day itself. The simplest part of our wedding turned out to be the organising of the reception. The staff responded to every email very quickly that we sent and everything was made so simple for us. On the day itself, the food was fantastic and the service continued to be brilliant. Our guests are still talking about our reception. The venue itself has such a warm and friendly atmosphere and we just felt instantly at home there. We cannot thank the staff enough for making our day so memorable!
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Helen & Darach
Wedding Date
02 Jun 2018
It all ran so smoothly, it was fantastic.
The service could not have been more professional, friendly and wonderful. The team went out their way to ensure everything was perfect from the decoration, to a special whisky for a grandparent and tracking down the one vegan guest with canapes just for him! The team went above and beyond the whole day - and weekend - to ensure that it was the day of our dreams.

They answered every email so promptly, and we're always there when I was having an indecisive moment. They made everything easy in the run up to the big day.

It all ran so smoothly, it was fantastic.
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Roseanne & John
Wedding Date
02 Feb 2020
Just perfect.
Also wanted to say again a massive thank you for all you and your staffs hard work. We had a fantastic day, honestly dont think it could have gone any better, my head didn't think so the next day.

Couldn't have imagined having our day anywhere else. Just perfect.
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Anna & Tom
Wedding Date
05 Oct 2019
Thanks for a wonderful time.
As you know myself and Tom got married in Italy and were looking for a venue to hold our wedding reception in Glasgow on our return.

After reaching out to multiple venues in the Glasgow area we found the National Piping Centre to be the perfect choice. It was central, well priced, appropriately Scottish themed (considering many travelling were from England) and the perfect size for our numbers.

The staff at the venue could not have been more helpful on the day and also leading up to the party.

We were delighted that you could organise a piper to play at both our wedding day in Italy but also at our reception in Glasgow, gave advice on some local DJ's and also made sure all the hall was decorated the way we requested.

Thanks for a wonderful time.
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Claire & Willie
Wedding Date
07 Sep 2019
Sending big hugs & kisses.
We appreciates everything you & all the team at The National Piping Centre did for our wedding.

Everyone absolutely went above & beyond to make our day so special, every need was met & attention to detail was spot on.

Could not recommend you's more highly!

Sending big hugs & kisses.
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Sean and Pascale
Wedding Date
15 Jun 2019
We couldn’t have imagined having our wedding anywhere else!
We are so thankful that we made the excellent decision to hold our wedding reception at the National Piping Centre! Everyone was exceptionally friendly and helpful as we navigated our way through the process, and especially given that we were arranging it all from the other side of the Atlantic, we were delighted by how responsive and thoughtful they were throughout all the decisions, changes, and tweaks along the way!
They hosted our very closest friends and family for the days immediately surrounding the wedding, including the lovely touch of decorating the breakfast table the next morning with flowers from the reception. Everyone waxed lyrical about how kind and welcoming they were, attending to every need and making everyone feel so comfortable. We really appreciated their care and concern for all our guests, especially my wife's elderly grandparents.
The wedding day itself was perfection, from the piper who greeted us at the door and piped us into the reception right through the last dance of the ceilidh. The food was absolutely delicious, too, and the hall was set up beautifully, giving ample room for dancing as well as a warm atmosphere for plenty of mingling amongst the guests. Most of all, and most importantly, both we and all of our guests felt incredibly welcome and at-home the entire day, with the staff going above and beyond to take care of everything. We couldn’t have imagined having our wedding anywhere else!
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Yvonne and Stewart
Wedding Date
14 Sep 2019
Thanks a million
Stewart and I just want to say a very big thank you for making our wedding day and evening party so happy and relaxed. It was everything we hoped for and more.
All of the staff were exceptional - friendly, helpful and efficient at every turn. The restaurant and ceilidh room looked amazing and the food was first class. It wasn’t just us that thought so. Many of our guests commented on how great a venue it was and how lovely all the staff were. Lots of them plan to visit again!

We also want to say thank you for helping us plan the day. We had half an idea of what we wanted - a simple ceremony at 23 Montrose Street followed by a small, informal gathering of family and friends for a meal and then a big ceilidh at night. But you really helped us bring it all together. We liked how flexible everything was, including the menus, which gave us the chance to make the day our own. We loved we could bring in our own fizz and wine and pay corkage. It meant our champagne reception in the restaurant was a real highlight.

Nothing ever seemed to be too much trouble. We brought in lots of our own fresh flowers, confetti and fairy lights and had favours for the tables. All of that was taken care of by the staff and presented perfectly. The National Piping Centre also represents exceptional value for weddings. We managed to achieve our perfect day ...all within budget.

We honestly cannot think of a thing we would change. We have many happy memories of the day which will stay with us forever.

Our sincerest thanks for everything .

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Awards

Scottish Hotel Awards Hotel Chef of the Year 2019
Scottish Hotel Awards Hotel Chef of the Year 2019
Scottish Hotel Awards Front of House Team of the Year 2019
Scottish Hotel Awards Front of House Team of the Year 2019

Accreditations

UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
Nominated as Wedding Team of the Year in the People of Excellence from the Scottish Hotel Awards
Nominated as Wedding Team of the Year in the People of Excellence from the Scottish Hotel Awards

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30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G4 0HW

The National Piping Centre

  • 30-34 McPhater Street
  • Glasgow
  • Glasgow City
  • G4 0HW
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Manager

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Caitlin Houston and Natalie Davidson

With 15 years of experience in Weddings and Events we are experts in deliver your dream day. We have helped many couples to plan their perfect weddings and our wealth of knowledge means you can expect top class service from a friendly and professional team.