A SCOTTISH castle has won an award for being the most romantic wedding venue in the UK.

Run by Oceanic events, the Nation’s Wedding Awards 2023 celebrates wedding professional’s that have gone above and beyond and made a real difference in the industry with their excellent services.

Sorn Castle in East Ayrshire picked up the prize, located just by the River Ayr and comprising a stunning medieval tower house and 8000 acres of private land. The castle is also protected as a category A listed building.

There were a number of other Scottish winners, including Murray Kilt & Formal Wear Hire in Kilwinning picking up the award for best groomswear supplier of the year and Manhattan Function Band in Edinburgh winning best wedding band.

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A spokesperson for The first Nation’s Wedding Awards 2023, said: “It was another outstanding event.

“It was another opportunity for us to showcase those who have shown great commitment, professionalism, creativity and care for their clients.  The winners truly deserve this recognition for their exceptional work, and we hope that their success will inspire others in the industry to strive for excellence.

We want to congratulate all of our winners on their accomplishments.”

The winners of The 1st Nation’s Wedding Awards 2023 are:

Wedding Boutique of the Year

Bells & Whistles Bridal Boutique (Caerphilly)

Wedding Boutique & Accessories Supplier of the Year

Blue & Sixpence (Liverpool)

Groomswear Supplier of the Year

Murray Kilt & Formal Wear Hire (Kilwinning)

Event Decorator of the Year

Exquisite Events (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Wedding Venue of the Year

Shotton grange (Northumberland)

Romantic Wedding Venue of the Year

Sorn Castle (Sorn)

Cake Designer of the Year

Cake & a Cwtch (Barry)

Hair & Make Up Specialist of the Year

LA Make Up & Hair Design (Glasgow)

Wedding Photographer of the Year

Your Choice Photography (Batley)

Videographer of the Year

QS Digital Video (Loch Flemington, Inverness)

Wedding Venue Coordinator of the Year

Priodas Fach Gymreig – Little Welsh Wedding (North Wales)

Caterer of the Year

Epic Caterers (Cardiff)

Stationary Supplier of the Year Love

Beth Stationery (Galashiels)

Transport Provider of the Year

Love Me Do Wedding Cars (Leeds)

Wedding Entertainment of the Year

Jessica Helen Wedding Singer (Preston)

Wedding Band of the Year

Manhattan Function Band (Edinburgh)

Florist of the Year

Becky’s Flowers (Bathgate)

Jeweller of the Year

John McKay Jewellers (Paisley)

Specialist Wedding Supplier of the Year

Simply Devine Hat Shop (Tadcaster)

Wedding Planner of the Year

LBS Event Design & Wedding Planners (Glasgow)

Outstanding Wedding Photographer of the Year

Francis J Smith Photography (Glasgow)

Wedding Hair Artist of the Year

Hair Trip by Nicki (Wishaw)

Wedding Make Up Artist of the Year

ARK Makeup Artistry (Carluke)

Wedding DJ of the Year

DJ Ally Bongo (Dundee)

Outstanding Wedding Supplier of the Year

Pop up Play Village Basingstoke (Basingstoke)

Celebrant of the Year

Craig Flowers (Falkirk)

Wedding Seamstress of the Year

Alterations Boutique Manchester (Manchester)

Honeymoon Planner of the Year

The Travel Business (Newport)