East Dunbartonshire Council has agreed to sell Grade-B listed Boclair House, one of its former office buildings in Bearsden, to a group that hopes to appeal to wedding parties.
The Tudor Gothic house dates back to 1890 and has a castellated tower and series of archways said to resemble Italian cloisters.
WPH Developments Limited beat off rivals with a plan for a bespoke hotel that will create an estimated 34 full-time and 20 part-time jobs, while also creating some affordable housing.
It was a private residence and home for the elderly before being opened as a municipal building by Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon in 1962.
Councillor Alan Moir, who sits on the council's development and infrastructure committee, said: "Councillors looked carefully at all bids, taking into consideration a number of issues including job creation and provision of affordable housing, as well as looking at offer prices."