- When booking your event, always view the room where the reception will be held.
- It is
best to have a room with a permanent dance floor. Temporary dance floors (made of
small blocks locked together) have a tendency to break up during the more
- Try to imagine the number of guests who may be on the dance floor at
any given time. Normally you would expect around 40-70% of your guests on
the dance floor at any point in time. Set dances such as the Dashing White
Sergeant and Strip the Willow do require a bit of space!
- A rectangular or square room with integral bar is best. You may find
that guests tend to disappear to have a chin wag in L-shaped function rooms or
rooms with the bar in a separate room.
Better to have one rectangular room with integral bar where guests can sit or stand and watch and hopefully
be encouraged to join in!
- If you plan to have a disco as well as Scottish dancing it is often better to
have the Scottish dancing first and then follow with the disco rather than
alternate the two. This is because the Scottish dancing builds up throughout the
evening and having breaks usually interrupts the momentum.
Some of our favourite venues are:
The Atholl Palace, Pitlochry
The Crieff Hydro
The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie
The Invercarse Hotel, Dundee
The Salutation Hotel, Perth
Blair Athol Castle
The Perth Concert Hall
The Dunblane Hydro
Huntingtower Hotel, Perth
Drumtochty Castle, Auchenblae
Cameron House, Balloch
The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
Rufflets Hotel, St Andrews
Birnam House Hotel
Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh
Various Village / Town Halls
Various University Buildings