Nearly 70 weddings booked at Boclair House Hotel already!

Artist's impression of Boclair House Hotel, Bearsden.
Artist's impression of Boclair House Hotel, Bearsden.

A massive 67 weddings and special occasions have already been booked at the new Boclair Hotel in Bearsden before it’s even open.

Three million pounds has been invested to create Boclair House Hotel, which is a Grade B Listed building with landscaped gardens at the front.

The local landmark, which was built in tudor gothic style, has always been a popular spot for wedding photographs.

It has a stunning castellated tower and a series of impressive archways creating a covered walkway reminiscent of Italian cloisters.

The hotel, which is owned by Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group, is due to open at the end of this month on March 31.

The first wedding is due to take place in April this year and a further 67 weddings and special occasions are booked up until the end of 2017.

Steve Graham, managing director, Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group, said “We are delighted to be opening Boclair House Hotel. It is a stunning venue and we expect to host many happy occasions over the years. The fact that we already have bookings for 67 weddings and special occasions shows the level of interest in this stunning new venue.

“As a group we are continually growing our portfolio. We are a customer-focused business, customer service and attention to detail is at the heart of the business. We have a great team in place at Boclair House Hotel and are all looking forward to welcoming hotel guests and creating really special weddings and celebrations for our guests.”

The hotel will have 12 individually styled suites, a stand-alone restaurant serving fresh locally sourced Scottish produce, and an exquisite grand ballroom, which will cater for weddings parties of up to 160 daytime guests and 200 evening guests.

Boclair House was commissioned by three Buchanan sisters of Bellfield in 1890. It was called the Buchanan Retreat and provided accommodation for poorer members of the Buchanan clan in their declining years. Latterly, it became a home for elderly gentlemen until acquired by the Burgh of Bearsden and opened as the Municipal Buildings by Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon in 1962. Most recently the building was used as an office by East Dunbartonshire Council.