Top 5 places to watch the Royal Wedding in Scotland this weekend

If you're looking for somewhere to watch the Royal Wedding this weekend, then take a look at these events...most of which include a cake or two!

Published 15th May 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

As Meghan and Harry are set to tie the knot this Saturday (19 May), we take a look at some of the best places to watch the Royal nuptials.

Balmoral Castle

Celebrate the Royal Wedding in a truly regal setting by visiting the Scottish holiday home of the Royals.

Guests who visit on Saturday will get a free wedding cupcake on arrival, and are being encouraged to dress for the occasion.

Normal admission applies.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Edinburgh

Picture: Radisson Collection Facebook

The Radisson on Edinburgh's Royal Mile has been running a dedicated Royal afternoon tea since 12th May.

Guest who book for Saturday can look forward to watching the wedding in the Epicurean bar before tucking into finger sandwiches and sweet treats, which include top hat cupcakes and homemade scones, washed down with a range of teas.

The Royal afternoon tea will run until 26th May.

Hamilton Park Racecourse


Celebrate the wedding of the year with a trip to the races, thanks to Hamilton Park's afternoon tea deal.

Guests can look forward to a glass of prosecco on arrival - with free refill - and a traditional atfternoon tea while watching the wedding on the big screen.

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Afterwards the resident DJ will keep the party going into the evening.

Fairmont St Andrews

cake wedding
Picture: Fairmont St Andrews, supplied

Guests are invited to attend this decadent celebration – held in the glass roofed Atrium Lounge – which kicks off at 11am on Saturday 19 May.

After tucking into a selection of canapes, diners will enjoy a selection of traditional finger sandwiches, delicate afternoon treats and a range of ‘wedding cake’ delights while watching the nuptials, which will be screened live.

Sweet treats will include blueberry violette cake, traditional fruit cake with royal icing, mara de boise, Victorian sponge, grand cru chocolate velvet cake, and to top it off, a 24 carat chocolate soft-centred fondant.

The centrepiece of the Atrium Lounge will feature an oversized wedding cake flavoured with lemon elderflower, the same as HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.

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Guests will be able to take a slice away with them in a branded box along with their menu as a memento of the special day.

Sloans Glasgow

Picture: Sloans Facebook

Watch the Royal Wedding while sipping on a specially made cocktail - GINger Prince or Meghan Sparkle.

There's also a special wedding day brunch menu and a courtyard BBQ, plus a playlist inspired by the couple (who will be making an appearance in cardboard form).

The big day will be shown on the big screen in the Grand Ballroom.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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