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Here we go into another action-packed year at the Byre! We're closed for January and February as we get the Byre and Estate at Inchyra ready for the year. Building work is about to start on the new Bridle Room in the Stable Yard and for the next two months we'll be busy cleaning and mending and tidying and updating ready to hit the ground running when the first weddings start at the beginning of March.
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!
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.
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.
Wondeful to see Layla and Alistair's super cool Byre wedding popping up on super blog Rock My Wedding this week. With top Glasgow event stylists Lemonbox Studios involved and Alistair and Layla's very hip wish list this was always going to be an amazing wedding. Fabulous photography from Claudia Rose Carter.
We were absolutely delighted when Bryony and Dominic Bargeton chose Inchyra for their wedding - Bryony is Event Designer at top Edinburgh Venue Mansfield Traquair and so we were hugely flattered when they chose us! And really excited to see what wonders were in store for the Byre and the estate. We weren't disappointed - Bryony pulled in some amazing people to work with and the results were stunning. Planet Flowers pulled out all the stops in the Byre with a truly amazing hanging scheme of flowers and lanterns above the tables, with a mass of trees in the troughs and then created a beautiful ceremony in the Walled Garden with benches and pretty groupings of lanterns and flowers at the end of each row and a stunning centre piece. Lazy Sunday, as always, came up trumps with food that not only tasted delicious but looked amazing. And the whole thing was recorded in images by Claire Juliet Paton and video by Erin Rose Films - both of which are just gorgeous.
The team at Inchyra were absolutely delighted this week when top wedding blog, Style & The Bride, listed the Byre as one of the top seven barn wedding venues in Britain, and the only barn venue in Scotland to make the list. It's a great credit to the amazing team that we have here and a slap on the back for all the hard work and effort that goes into keeping the Byre and grounds in great condition. Describing the estate they said "The walled garden and aisle of apple trees are pure rustic fantasy". Thank you Style & The Bride!