Originally, it was Dowanhill Parish church being built in 1865. The bar, restaurant and venue takes its name from Daniel Cottier the artist and designer (an influential figure in the art world at that time) who decorated its interior throughout.
If you’re passing, it’s well worth a visit not just for the experience in the bar or restaurant but to take a look at the interior design. Its stunning and timeless and perfect for any celebration.
The Bride Emma looked stunning in her wedding dress and was carrying a beautiful heather and thistle bouquet. I piped her into the venue from her car with the Tune ‘The Brown-Haired Maid’ (even though she has blonde hair)!!
At the conclusion of the ceremony I piped both Emma and her new husband Steven from the venue to ‘Mharies Wedding,’ to rapturous applause from their friends and family, very fitting!
The warm and relaxed atmosphere of the wedding party made sure that the cold bite of a February day was well and truly at the door.
After a brief pause the staff very quickly turned the theatre from the formal wedding setting into a stunning dining room. The stained glass high in the theatre added splashes winter colour whilst Cottiers original designs gave you the feeling that you could have been sitting down for dinner in mythical castle somewhere.
Emma and Steven and I were deep in conversation about Cottiers and similar haunts in the Westend that the young lady who was the MC had announced the Bride and Groom, but we had not appeared! So with that I Played the Happy couple to their seats with a rendition of ‘Rab’s Wedding’ before playing myself out of Cottiers and home.
A fantastic afternoon in one of my all-time favourite places!
Best wishes to Emma and Steven for their future together.