Wedding Photography at The Bothy

Located in Glasgow's leafy west end, The Bothy is a restaurant based in Ruthven Lane serving traditional and modern Scottish cuisine. Whilst the whole restaurant can be booked for larger weddings on select dates, the Scullery space is popular for intimate micro weddings of up to 24 guests. I've photographed quite a few weddings in this west end wedding venue now, so wanted to share a few photos along with a special wedding photography package I've put together for weddings the Bothy.

bride and groom with their baby at their wedding at the Bothy

Hey! I'm Karen! I'm a wedding photographer based in Glasgow's west end and I specialise in natural, unobtrusive coverage of relaxed and informal weddings. I team this documentary coverage with as many group photos as you'd like with your friends and family, and a few creative portraits that will make the most of the light and the details of your chosen wedding venue. Every package includes a planning meeting and venue visit so that I can personalise your coverage to be the best fit for you and your unique wedding day.

bride and groom exchanging ring during their wedding ceremony at the Bothy
groom delivering a speech at a wedding reception in the Scullery room in the Bothy

Where to Have Couple Portraits?

There's plenty of space at the Bothy for your couple portraits, but if you're up for a short walk on your wedding day, this opens up many more possibilities. I've listed a few options below for you to consider, along with walking distance.

1. Ruthven Lane

Bothy Garden & Entrance | 0 minute walk

Directions: There's lots of options here, and what we can do on the wedding day will depend on whether you have exclusive use of the garden or not. The garden features colourful planters and greenery, as well as some urban vibe backdrops. I have typically used the entrance and Ruthven Lane area for wedding day couple portraits.

bride and groom next to the entrance of the Bothy on their wedding day

2. Victoria Crescent Lane

Victoria Crescent Lane | 3 minute walk

Directions: Victoria Crescent Lane can be found by leaving the Bothy and turning left. Walk up Ruthven Lane until you reach a bend to the left. Follow this as it bends to the right and a short distance ahead you'll find a pretty lush green clearing that is perfect for portraits.

bride and groom wedding day couple portrait in Victoria Crescent Lane
bride and groom kiss during their portrait session in Victoria Crescent Lane

3. Ashton Lane

Ashton Lane | 2 minute walk

Directions: Leaving the Bothy, head towards Byres Road and then walk up along the side of Iceland. After a few yards you'll emerge in the cobbled backstreet that is Ashton Lane. There's a carpet of fairy lights overhead that may or may not be on depending on the time of day.

bride and groom wedding day portrait photo in Ashton Lane

4. Grosvenor Terrace

Grosvenor Terrace | 7 minute walk

Directions: Leaving the Bothy, head towards Byres Road and then turn left. Walk up Byres Road until you reach a flight of stairs on your left next to the traffic lights. There an area of grass and trees here that's nice for couple portraits, shown below at an autumn wedding.

bride and groom portrait next to Grosvenor Terrace

5. Botanic Gardens

Kibble Palace & Glasshouses | 10 minute walk

Directions: Leaving the Bothy, head towards Byres Road and then turn left. Walk up Byres Road, crossing at the junction to head into the Botanic Gardens. As you take the main path, Kibble Pace is on the right.

bride and groom in the Botanic Gardens during their wedding at Oran Mor
bride and groom portrait in Kibble Palace on their wedding day

Weddings in the Bothy

Below are links to real weddings I've photographed in the Scullery room in the Bothy.

Micro Wedding Photography Package

I offer a special wedding photography package designed for intimate micro weddings (up to 30 people) that are taking place in the Scullery room in the Bothy. It includes up to 2-hours of coverage of ceremony, group photos and couple portraits.

Package Features:

  • Complimentary Consultation (via Zoom)

  • Planning meeting (via Zoom) to create a timeline & group photo list

  • Up to 3 hours photography coverage

  • Signature editing of each photo

  • Your photos in an online gallery

  • FREE digital download of photos for couple & guests

  • Keepsake USB with high res photos


If you'd like to upgrade your keepsake USB that contains all of your high resolution photos to one that's presented in a luxury box (pictured), with your names on it, you can add this on for an additional £30, or upgrade to a photo book option from £200.

bride and groom evening portrait after sunset outside the Bothy on Ruthven Lane

Getting Married at the Bothy?

I'd love to photograph your wedding at the Bothy! Click the button below to get in touch and check my availability.