Former agricultural buildings continue to be popular as venues – and we have some of the best
1. Kinkell Byre
As well as looking the part, Kinkell Byre, near St Andrews, is thoughtfully arranged, meaning your day will flow smoothly from ceremony to drinks reception to meal and dancing, saving the hassle of furniture shifting and upheaval.
2. Errol Park
Another Perthshire beauty, Errol Park is a rural paradise. You can tie the knot outdoors, but it’s in the converted stables that the party really kicks off. There are two enormous rooms, upstairs and down, which are spot on for dinner and dancing.
3. The Byre At Inchyra
A real gem in the heart of Perthshire, the Byre at Inchyra is a rustic, tastefully restored barn set in 150 acres of private parkland. It’s spacious too: as many as 180 people can join in on the fun.
4. Wedderburn Castle and Barns
Wedderburn Castle in the Borders is one of the most attractive castles in the country, so it’s no surprise to discover that its barns are pretty gorgeous too. Set around a quaint courtyard, the interiors have original stone walls and impressive wrought-iron chandeliers.
5. The Barn @ Barra Castle
The Barn @ Barra Castle only opened in 2017, but it’s already a firm favourite with DIY couples. The versatile Aberdeenshire venue allows you to throw out the rule book and create the wedding you want. There’s also lodge accommodation, so you can stay on site.
6. Bogbain Farm
Think Highland knees-up, think Bogbain. Conveniently located close to the A9 near Inverness, it’s a super-adaptable set-up, so that everything from an intimate service for 20 to a full-on party for 300 will look and feel amazing here.
7. Cambo Estate
For that farm chic aesthetic, in the glorious countryside around St Andrews, sneak a peek at Cambo Estate’s Tattie Barn and Courtyard. The Tattie Barn, unsurprisingly, is a working potato shed, but with the right accessories, boy, does it scrub up well!
8. Comrie Croft
A 200-year-old farmstead, house and barn set around a courtyard, plus hundreds of acres of Perthshire’s finest fields and woods? Yes, please! Your house-party or festival fantasy awaits at the lovely Comrie Croft, where there’s space for all your bits and bobs so you can decorate as you see fit.
9. GG’s Yard
Combining sophistication with just the right amount of agricultural charm takes a lot of skill, but the transformation of this 250-year-old steading is just right. Perched on hills overlooking Dumfriesshire’s southern coast, GG’s Yard’s panoramic views aren’t half bad either.
10. Pratis Barns
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Pratis Barns in Leven, Fife, you’ll know why we simply couldn’t leave it off this list. Desperate to hold your nuptials here? Get in there quick! Many dates in 2019 and 2020 are already booked up.
11. Tullibole Castle
I know, right? That photo alone is enough to make anyone hot-foot it to Tullibole Castle in Kinross to marry. The homely space has atmospheric exposed beams that look incredible draped with twinkling lights and streams of bunting.
Home to the Moray family near Crieff for more than 700 years, Abercairny opened its doors to w-day twosomes in 2015. We’re not surprised the owners opted to show the place off – the gothic stables and the rest of the place is picturesque heaven.
Carfraemill’s Hill Shed is where it’s at for a steading celebration. Not only does it have staggering views over the Borders, but there’s a hip concrete floor, breeze-block walls and faded green corrugated iron accents to pose against.
14. Cormiston Farm
Cormiston Farm, near Biggar, already hosts marquee and tipi weddings in its grounds, but it’s the soon-to-be-converted barn that we’re excited about. Ready for weddings from next spring, this listed building is being treated with the care and attention it deserves.