The Byre, Inchyra Estate, Glencarse
Perthshire, PH2 7LU, Scotland

What's included when you hire our wedding barn

The Byre at Inchyra is a blank canvas venue, expertly primed for you to hold an exquisite barn wedding here in the Scottish countryside.

Our sensitively restored cattle barn has an authentic, rustic atmosphere but it is also equipped with sophisticated sound and lighting technology, and professional-grade kitchen and bar facilities.

With so many of the practical aspects of taken care of, and included in our Byre Hire Charge, Inchyra couples find that they make savings on time and cost in the long run.

Budgeting for your barn wedding

We like to give you a rough guide to the potential cost of holding a wedding in the Byre at Inchyra. We are confident that you can plan an incredible barn wedding here, within the average national wedding spend. As one of the very best wedding venues in the UK, we think this represents outstanding value for money.

Find a detailed list below of what we provide when you hire The Byre for your wedding.

Inside spaces, within The Byre

  • The Upper and Lower Byre: configure the Upper Byre as you wish for up to 150 guests for dining or as an alternative dance floor area; use the sunken Lower Byre for dancing or dining space for additional guests; these are flexible spaces designed to host guests up to a maximum of 200. We do sing about our sprung wooden floors, which are kind to dancers' feet and less noisy than solid or stone floors.
  • The Stable Room: a chapel-like, separate room within the Byre. Perfect for intimate ceremonies, the Stable Room can also be used as a bar area, for extra dining, a children's play area or, perhaps, a photo booth.
  • The Tree Room: a reception/coatroom with willow tree sculpture by Trevor Leat. The room is also equipped with a vast doormat, in case of rain.
  • And then there's our luxury loos! Reputedly, the most photographed loos in Perthshire. Located at the rear of the wedding barn, they feature underfloor heating, cool thunderbox loo seats handmade with recycled wood from the Byre, luxury Scottish Fine Soap toiletries, original Country Life photographic plates found in the Inchyra archives, plus zoned music so you can play separate sounds from the rest of the Byre.
  • Find out more about the spaces within The Byre.

Outside spaces around the estate

  • The Walled Garden: a stunning 2-acre magical Scottish garden and orchard where you can hold your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.
  • The whole 150-acre estate for your wedding photography: our private grounds include woodland, parkland, the Walled Garden, and lawns of Inchyra House itself. Our venue is exclusive-use, so that you and your guests can enjoy the tranquility of a Scottish country estate on your wedding day.
  • Don't forget to walk through our willow Moon Gate as newlyweds! This is an ancient tradition that is said to open the heavens with benevolence. The gate was a special commission it was made by notable willow sculptor Trevor Leat and frames the entrance to the rhododendron tunnel, which leads from our historic country house to the Walled Garden.

Catering & bar areas

  • Rustic wooden bar units, using wood from the original building, provide the precise configuration you want, wherever you wish. In our Wedding Hire Charge we also include beer cooler systems and a double bottle fridge.
  • Our catering kitchen comes fully equipped for your event: this will save you a considerable amount of time and money, as your caterer won't need to hire and set up equipment.

Furniture & Decoration

  • Rustic wooden benches (x22): handmade from the original Byre roof timbers and perfect for ceremonies, for dining, or using outside on the Byre lawns.
  • Dining chairs: pretty limewashed chairs.
  • Dining tables: your choice of round or trestle tables. Our trestle tables have been especially made and are 6" wider than usual, to allow for table decorations or sharing dishes.
  • Original workbenches from the Byre make a stylish, rustic cake or signing table.
  • Old cattle troughs in the Byre create a funky sense of luxury - fill with floating candles and flowerheads, beautiful bulbs and flowers, or whatever you wish.

Lighting & sound

  • Natural light shines through 14 skylights and can be instantly eliminated for a night-time effect: remote-controlled black out blinds allow you to make the most of our fabulous lighting system.
  • Full event lighting with mood lighting, including coloured uplighters, pin spots to highlight dining tables (and special features such as the cake table). Plan a programmed lighting scheme for each part of your event.
  • A magical fairy light canopy over the Lower Byre and another in the Stable Room.
  • Dance lighting helps you to create your very own rural nightclub, with two banks of sound-to-light disco lights
  • House PA system: amplify your choice of music via small speakers located through the Byre. With a zoned speaker system you can play different music in each area (you can even play different music in the loos).
  • Stage lighting system: with our theatre-grade stage lighting system, your band will look incredible.
  • Find out more about the Lighting & sound specification at Inchyra.

Beyond what's included in the Byre Hire Charge, you can dream up your perfect wedding

There are several accommodation options at Inchyra (including cottages and our Stable Yard wedding suite, or even festival wedding camping!) extend your booking and party into the wee small hours... let your imagination run riot and create whatever you want it's your day and you can arrange every element in your own inimitable style.

We'll help you with recommended suppliers in our A to Z of Information and inspiration and props in our Options & Extras Directory (available to couples booked in at The Byre).

The award winning team at Inchyra offer an unrivalled standard of service to both clients and suppliers ensuring that every event is a joy to work at.
I can't recommend this venue highly enough for your wedding or event, it really will be an unforgettable experience from start to finish.
Diane Mackay
Myrtle & Bracken