Òran Mór is an amazingly unique wedding, venue situated in Glasgow’s West End, opposite the Botanic Gardens and just a couple of blocks away from Ashton Lane. Òran Mór Blends the stunning traditional church features with modern accents – it’s a very unique place to get married.
As a professional Wedding Photographer, I’ve photographed weddings in quite a few converted churches now. And I must say, I’ve loved every single one. Churches are incredible buildings with amazing architecture, but they can be a little restrictive. So converting them into a non-religious, more up-to-date venues really is the best of both worlds in my opinion. Òran Mór is special though, so if you’re looking for an Òran Mór Wedding Photographer, keep reading!
It doesn’t matter if you’re having an intimate or a larger wedding Òran Mór has a space for you. The Auditorium has a capacity of 100 – 275, and retains many original features including gorgeous stained glass windows.
For smaller, more intimate celebrations there’s The Gallery & Private Dining Room, with a seated capacity of 55 & 32. The Gallery features Alasdair Gray’s famous ceiling mural and The Private Dining Room boasts views over the Kibble Palace and The Botanic Gardens.
Òran Mór Wedding Photography
I’m still buzzing from this awesome wedding! Sophie & Kevin were absolutely amazing, right from the moment they got in touch way back in 2018 I knew their wedding was going to be a good one! I have no doubt there were a few stressful moments along the way, but when I met them the day before their wedding they were relaxed and excited and psyched to actually be getting married.
The morning was filled with laughter, excitement and butterflies… Dean from Lox Hairdressing and Tyler Lawless made everyone look their very best and it was long before the crowds were gathering outside for Sophie’s arrival.
Wedding Photos in Glasgow Botanic Gardens
After a lovely humanist ceremony, and drink to celebrate we headed over to the Botanic Gardens for a few group photos, a couple of portraits in Kibble Palace glass house and a cheeky 99.
If you’d like photos in the gardens too, you’ll need to get a permit from the Glasgow City Council website and costs about £80.
It was then back to Òran Mór for canapés, drinks, speeches, cutting of the cake and first dance 😍
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Sophie & Kevin for choosing to have me at your wedding, I had the best day and can’t wait to share the rest of the photos with you soon… #nohalcrownoparty
Glasgow Wedding Photographer
My style of Wedding Photography is relaxed and unposed. It’s all about the real moments, and the connections between you and your partner, and of course all of your friends and family. That was what was important to me on my wedding day so I assume that’s important to you too. If you’re looking for an Glasgow Wedding Photographer, or anywhere else for that matter, and you like what you see here – you might want to get in touch 😉
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Venue: Òran Mór, Top of, Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX | Hair: Lox Hairdressing | Make-Up: Tyler Lawless | Florist: Bloom & Twine | Wedding Cake: Designer Cakes By Paige | Videographer: Travers Film | Harpist: Sophie Rocks | Magician: Elliot Bibby
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What does Òran Mór mean?
Òran Mór is the Gaelic translation of “great melody of life”. Originally Kelvinside Parish Church (founded in 1862), renovation work started in 2002 and in 2014 Oran Mor opened it’s doors as a vibrant arts & entertainment venue. Which makes Òran Mór a rather apt name in my opinion.
Òran Mór Parking
Like a lot of city wedding venues, Òran Mór does not provide parking facilities. However, there is pay and display street parking along both Byres Road and Great Western Road. Also, Lily Bank Car Park is about a 5 minute walk.