St Andrews Square Glasgow Wedding Photography
St Andrews Square Glasgow Wedding Photography is beautiful. There are so many wonderful opportunities in and around the venue which make for intimate, creative city wedding photography. Getting married in Glasgow City Centre is always great fun. The city is full of alternative and creative wedding venues that you can really put your own stamp on – this venue is one of them. If you’re looking for ideas for other Scottish wedding venues, I’ve done a page specially for this. You can check it out here.
I’ve been lucky enough to photograph a good few weddings at St Andrews in the Square now. Each wedding was completely different even though it was the same venue. The large venue is a blank canvas and perfect for customising your dream wedding with stylish decor – or DIY. It makes for a great all-day wedding venue. The lighting is beautiful thanks to the high windows and ceilings, the big open space, and ideal location. It also makes for a great reception-only venue, if you decided to get married at St Andrews Cathedral in Glasgow, or another place of worship.
The surrounding area consists of Glasgow’s City streets, The Barrowlands, Glasgow Green, People’s Palace and other various creative spots. Providing you’re up for a bit of an explore, and allocate enough time between the ceremony and the meal – you and your wedding photographer can really work together to create amazing artistic photographs.
If it rains, it’s still a great venue! It has plenty of shelter outside for those who want some fresh air . If your photographer is willing to stand on the steps in the rain, group photographs outside the beautiful architecture is still possible. Photographs indoors is still a possibility.
For couple’s portraits, I thoroughly recommend a mixture of indoor and outdoor images – always. If it’s been raining, and dries up after the meal – nip out. You won’t regret it! There are lovely spots inside St Andrews on the Square. The stairway, although concrete and grungy, make for artistic moody images. The big clock/balcony is a key image which needs to be timed carefully as the balcony is a favourite hangout spot for guests – right before the meal is an ideal time for this. In terms of a big group photo of everyone, either the stairs outside, or having everyone down below the balcony, once the floor is cleared. Depending on weather, lighting and time this isn’t always possible. For example, if the venue is already set up for the meal (if you’re having ceremony externally) then the only time would be before the dancing. If, however, the ceremony is taking place at the venue – there’s more opportunity for a group photograph inside as tables/floor needs to be cleared twice.
Contact information for St Andrews in the Square Glasgow
St Andrew’s in the Square
No 1 St Andrew’s Square
tel: 0141 559 5902
Office opening hours: 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday (except bank holiday’s)
fax: 0141 548 6029
Cafe Source: 0141 548 6020
Wedding’s I’ve photographed at St Andrews in the Square Glasgow