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We are over the moon to be able to announce that the Byre has today won the category of UK & Ireland Wedding Venue of the Year in the DWHA Awards run by Destination Weddings & Holidays Abroad Magazine, the UK's largest bridal magazine for destination weddings, travel and inspiration. We couldn't be happier at this news and it's a fabulous pat on the back for our amazing team. We adore destination weddings - we welcome couples, their families and friends, from right around the globe each year - and there's always something very special about these weddings, where everyone's on a major road trip!
Here's to all the brides, grooms and guests that will be flying into Scotland this year to come and celebrate and party in our beautiful barn! And here's to all the amazing people who work here to make the magic happen!
The team at the Byre are over the moon that we have been chosen by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Abroad magazine as 'one of the greatest wedding barns from both sides of the Atlantic'. It's a rarified group, including the amazing Enchanted Barn in Wisconsin - which we used to look at in awe when we were dreaming of becoming a wedding venue!
We're chuffed to bits that the wonderful Inchyra Blue which was developed by Farrow & Ball for Inchyra and the Byre has been voted the most popular new 2016 colour! Check out this article in Luxury London.
One of the first couples to 'get' Inchyra and booking their wedding with us were Michele and Ross Lamb. After marrying here in 2014 (their wedding is featured on this website) and producing gorgeous little Isaac last year, Michele decided to launch a new career as a wedding and events photographer. She's very talented and, under the name of Lamb Loves, is already booked to shoot weddings in the Byre and other venues this year. The other day Michele visited Inchyra for a wedding inspiration shoot - modelled by none other than our daughter Silvie, trying her hand at it for the first time. We're biased obviously, but we think she did a pretty good job! And there's absolutely no doubt that Lamb Loves has got what it takes!
Click here to see the full shoot.
This Hogmanay we were absolutely delighted to welcome BBC Alba to the Byre for their annual Hogmanay Ceilidh. The programme was broadcast live around the world right from the Byre! It was a fascinating time for everyone. The first crew arrived on 27th December to set up and by New Year's Eve there were 80 crew on site. The estate was buzzing with the arrival of not only the enormous Outside Broadcast truck, but catering trucks, generator trucks, light and sound trucks.
We were fascinated to watch the Byre being transformed over the days running up the show with loads of props coming in for set design and a myriad of lights going in all over the building - both inside and out. The artists started arriving for rehearsals on 29th December and by the 30th there were full rehearsals underway - including having the Vale of Athol Pipe Band playing on the lawn outside the Byre. Our daughter Ellie was also kept busy as a runner on site, giving her lots of useful work experience for her Film Studies degree!
On New Year's Eve itself the place was a hive of activity and there was a full dress rehearsal at 7.30pm before the guest audience arrived at about 9.30. There were 260 lucky ticket holders who had applied through us and through the BBC to be with us on the night. We were delighted that Katy and Mitch Hunt, who were married at Inchyra in 2014, were lucky enough to get tickets and it was great to welcome them back to the Byre.
With performances from some of Scotland's top singers and musicians it was a truly wonderful night. The atmostphere was magical and the Byre looked stunning. We are so lucky that this beautiful building has brought so many amazing experiences to our home and that we are fortunate enought to meet and get to know so many wonderfully creative and talented people along the way. This night really brought that home to us.