A Fife venue has been named Scottish Wedding Hotel of the Year for the 14th year.
Balbirnie House Hotel in Markinch clinched the title at the Scottish Hotel Awards and 2020’s accolade marks the 14th year out of 16 that the Fife venue has scooped the top award.
The hotel also claimed the Wedding Planning Team of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Balbirnie House Hotel’s directors Nicholas and Gaynor Russell also received the national award of the Gold Laurel for management excellence.
In a joint statement, the pair thanked all those who had contributed to the hotel’s success.
“We pay tribute to everyone involved in The Scottish Hotel of the Year awards scheme, for enabling the 2020 awards to actually take place broadcasting digitally,” they said.
“The Balbirnie House brigade was tuned in together via Zoom, and in particular we were especially struck by chairman Gary McLean-Quin’s opening footage, on the theme of kindness amongst such unprecedented and challenging times.”
The awards, which took place virtually, follow Balbirnie House Hotel’s success at the 2019 Haute Grandeur global hotel awards, which were held in Kuala Lumpur last year.
A six-strong team from the hotel beat all international competition to the title of Best Destination Wedding Hotel in the global category – the first such title to be won by any European hotel.
Despite currently being closed to visitors, the hotel has continued to provide services, with potential brides and grooms being treated to personal virtual tours of the property.
In March alone, 16 new couples booked future dates at the hotel.