Woohoo! They finally popped the question! Or you plucked up the courage and did it yourself. Or you both decided while sat in your jammies on the sofa that it was now or never. However it came about, you’re engaged and it’s time to plan a celebration. And nowhere knows how to throw a party like Glasgow. Whether you’re going all out crazy, or you’re looking for something a bit classy, check out our engagement party ideas in Glasgow below.
Is there a better way to celebrate anything than with beer and burgers? One of our favourite city centre pubs, The Raven contains lots of little nooks that are perfect for a gathering. If you’re one of those people who has lots of pals (you’re in for an expensive wedding!), then you can also hire out the upstairs private space. When it comes to engagement party ideas in Glasgow, chilled out vibes, tasty food, and being near to all the clubs ticks all the boxes!
Think of yourself as a bit of a “cool couple”? Then Phillies is the place for you. This fairly new kid on the Shawlands block serves up great pizzas and tasty wine in a majorly trendy environment. Book in for a booth or ask for one of their big tables and gather the gang for a night of records, grub, and great beers. Best of all, they have a classy off-licence attached, meaning you can grab some cans for when everyone inevitably ends up back at yours.
The quintessential Glasgow wedding venue, Sloans is also perfect for an engagement party. Although they’re famous for mac and cheese and ceilidhs in their big ballroom, they also have a great selection of private rooms with sizes to suit all sorts of parties. Their vintage style rooms, tasty food, and reasonable drinks sizes will have everyone raring to celebrate with you.
Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or
One for a more intimate gathering, break the exciting news to your nearest and dearest with a swanky dinner at upmarket Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or. One of the first truly fine dining restaurants in the city, it’s a great way to set the tone for a classy wedding. Choose from tasting menus a la carte, vegetarian, or events menus, all filled with local, seasonal produce. If you fancy practising your speeches early and getting a private dining room, they have spaces to fit between 12-60 people too.
Situated in Glasgow’s coolest area, Finnieston, The Kelvingrove Cafe is a great place to consider if you’re looking for engagement party ideas in Glasgow. Highly recommended if you’re having a day gathering, their lunch menu is tasty and affordable and the park is nearby for a wee walk to work off the food. Serving up classics like French onion soup, bugers, and charcuterie, all washed down with new twists on old fashioned cocktails, it’s a laid back way to announce your great news. They also have a huge booth and a downstairs area available to book if you want to push the boat out.