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I DO - Ral - Getting Married on a Farm in Scotland

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Ardkinglas House, Argyll

Getting married on a farm doesn’t have to mean hay bale seats, a hog roast dinner and a knee’s up in the barn although that sounds pretty great to us! Did you know some of Scotland’s best, most stunning and unusual wedding venues are on real working farms?

Our top ten reasons to get married on a Scottish farm

Comrie Croft, Perthshire

1. Great Photos
Where will you find bluer skies, greener grass, fields, rolling meadows or more unique features, old buildings and rustic charm. You won’t. And that’s why the photography from your Scottish farm wedding will be completely unique and perfectly instagrammable!

2. Cute animals
When your get married on a farm in Scotland, there will be animals. The majority of which will be super cute and a great added attraction and talking point for guests. While at some farms they will be part and parcel of the stunning backdrop, they might even get involved in the ceremony at others. Do you fancy a potbellied pig to walk you down the aisle, an Aplaca to carry the rings or a Billy goat best man? All that is possible when you get married on a real Scottish farm.

3. Privacy
A huge bonus for the happy couple at a farm wedding and their guests is you will have the majority, if not all, of the place to yourself. You won’t have to share the venue with people you don’t know meaning privacy and a no gate crasher guarantee.

Rottal Steading, Angus

4. Stand out from the crowd

At this time of year, you’ll find lots of newly engaged couples looking for their ideal venue and you’ll hear lots of suggestions of nice hotels, a convention centre or the local church hall but none of them will be quite as special - for you or your guests - as escaping to the countryside for a wedding on a real Scottish farm.

5. One very special venue
When you get married on a farm, there won’t be any mucking around with separate venues for each part of the day. You can do the ceremony, meal, photos and reception all in one place and you can completely make it your own.

6. Outstanding Hospitality
Whichever farm you choose to get married on, you can be sure that the farming family who will be your hosts for the day will do everything they can to support you with planning your special day in their own special place and it will be just as big a deal for them as it will be for you. Scottish farmhouse hospitality is renowned the world over and an on-farm wedding will be no exception.

Hilly Cow Wigwams, West Lothian

7. Perfect for child friendly weddings

Another great thing about getting married on a Scottish farm is its suitability for all ages. Whether you have one or two kids on the guest list or a whole squad there will be space for them to play and explore the farm surroundings, safely of course. Your farming hosts will let you know if any areas are out of bounds to guests.

8. On site accommodation
Many farms you can marry on in Scotland will also have accommodation available for the bridal party and guests which helps create a relaxing day that everyone will feel a part of from start to finish. From lodges with hot tubs to wigwams with log burners and farmhouses with big kitchen tables for the after party, there will be a place for everyone at your farm wedding venue.

9. Support local
If you can get married at a farm near you, you’ll be supporting local, not only by paying a local business for their services but by introducing them to your guests too.

Guardswell Farm, Perthshire

10. The food!
We can’t promise it but the farm you marry on might just be able to supply some of the food for your wedding dinner giving you guaranteed provenance and peace of mind that it’s been produced by a fantastic, ethical Scottish farm.

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