A SCOTTISH hotel has won an award for the best wedding hotel in the world.

Balbirnie House Hotel in Fife has now won for the fourth time in a row at the Haute Grandeur Awards – also crowned in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

Other accolades for the A listed Georgian mansion include winning best global destination wedding retreat in 2018 and best European wedding hotel in 2020 and has said it has celebrated the union of 172 couples this year alone, with a further 170 already booked in for 2024.

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Managing director Nicholas Russell told The Courier: “It is amazing to see the hard work and wonderful hospitality of so many people being recognised globally.

“We can certainly now reflect on an accumulated jaw-dropping history of celebrations, and long may it continue.

“What is the secret of this success? It is best described simply, as taking one very special day at a time, with many involved in doing their utmost to provide their absolute best warmth of welcome of Scottish hospitality.”

The hotel said it has celebrated 172 marriages this year alone, with another 170 already booked in for 2024.

Best hotel wasn’t the only award Balbirnie won. In fact, it was named top in a total of four categories – best country hotel, best classic hotel in Europe in addition to best function venue hotel in Europe.

Founder and president of the awards Marinique de Wet said: “More than ever before, recognition helps teams to remain positive and goal driven.”