Perthshire, PH2 7LU, Scotland
After a difficult 2021 for everyone involved in planning weddings, from our fabulously resilient couples, to caterers, celebrants, florists, musicians and more, Christmas and New Year provide a much needed period of calm and rest. Our team are taking a well-earned break (apologies if you don't get an immediate response to your email) and we'll be back on it from 5th January! The diary for 2022 is full to the brim - but 2021 has taught us that we're capable of a lot more than we ever thought possible. From a leisurely five days between weddings before the pandemic, at some points in 2021 we have had THREE HOURS! But, as always, our team have pulled together and never compromised on standards. This is a chance for James and me to thank everyone involved for their incredible fortitude throughout - what incredible suppliers we work with and what an amazing team we have! And a final mention to everyone who has married at Inchyra this year, or is marrying here in 2022 - you have been incredible!
With best wishes
Times are definitely different at the moment and we are all having to learn to operate in new ways. Some of these are proving to be ways that are likely to be adopted fully in the future - and key among these is the virtual tour. We have been showing couples from all over the UK and around the world everything that we can offer at Inchyra by one to one (or two!) video link and it's really working. Of course we fully understand that you will want to see the Byre in person but we're giving peace of mind if you book in that we will fully refund any payments made if you were to find you don't want to confirm the booking once you visit. We're pretty confident you'll still love it!
Mr & Mrs Macdonald - May 2018
We were absolutely thrilled when we found this blog by Love My Dress! It shows one of our couples, Aillie and Duncan's wedding on 12 May 2018 here at The Byre at Inchyra. A relaxed and natural style with a modern and crisp finish.
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A beautiful day spent out in the Walled Garden surrounded by your loved ones. Stephanie and Kyles day was perfection filled with lots of greens, neon signs and classic cars.
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We are absolutely delighted to share with you all that The Byre at Inchyra has won Worldwide Wedding Venue of the Year in the DWHA Awards.
We can't even begin to put into words our gratitude towards all of our amazing couples past, present and future, our suppliers and of course the Inchyra team - your hardwork, imaginative ideas and incredible creations are what has enabled us to become the venue that we are today.
What an honour it has been to acheive such an award, leaving us to wonder - how does it get better than this?!
We are over the moon to let you know that the Byre has been awarded UK Luxury Rustic Venue of the Year 2018 by LUX magazine in it's first ever Year in Review awards. We were lucky enough to be awarded Best Wedding Venue Perthshire earlier in the year - all the award winners for the year are then put forward to the Year in Review awards and it is just wonderful to have been chosen from among the other award winners. It's a testament to our wonderful team, the beautiful building and estate that we are lucky enough to work with and to the fabulous wedding suppliers that work with us here. What a great way to end the year!
Amazing! We've just found out that the Byre has been nominated Most Stylist Venue in the Scottish Style Awards. Absolutely blown away by this hugely prestigious nomination. Click here to find out more.
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!
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.
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!