This is a sponsored post from Murthly Estate
Situated in the foot of Highland Perthshire, Murthly Estate’s wedding venue comprises of the 15th century Murthly Castle, the 16th century Chapel of St. Anthony the Eremite, and the 17th century walled garden, as well as a spectacular Douglas fir avenue.
At Murthly, we take a different approach from most venues. First of all, every wedding is held on an exclusive basis – why should you share the Estate on your most special of days? Secondly, we give you plenty of time to prepare for your day and to set down afterwards, with exclusive entry to the Estate two days before your wedding. This allows you to set up for your wedding day in a relaxed manner, without stress or the feeling of time pressure, and enjoying the company of your closest family and friends.
We’ll be there to help throughout the set-up period, of course, and right through the wedding day and the following day: always there to help and give advice, but allowing you to set the tone.
Overall, our approach to your wedding allows you to feel that Murthly is your own place: how the day runs is entirely up to you. Our role is to assist and advise you as best we can, rather than try to take charge. Each wedding has its own stamp, and we remember them fondly.
Murthly Castle is still a private family home, and overlooks the walled garden and has a long drive featuring some of the tallest trees in Scotland.
The Chapel is 200 metres from the castle and can seat up to 220 people. It’s one of the very few venues in Scotland with a proper chapel of such a size. The interior is truly stunning, with the decoration creating a warmth and spirituality rarely matched elsewhere, and giving your wedding ceremony the setting it deserves.
Alternatively, our Douglas Fir avenue, just 100 metres from the castle, has lately become a favourite outdoor venue for non-religious weddings. With a cathedral-like nave of trees that are 55 metres tall, within a well-spaced woodland, it’s incredibly special.
The reception rooms in the castle itself can host smaller civil ceremonies and receptions, with a maximum of 60 people permitted. These are ideal for the more intimate wedding parties, and work well in both summer, with south-facing windows overlooking the walled garden, and winter, with the tremendous open fire in the Dining Room. The Music Room echoes the elegant rococo style of the Palace of Versailles in France, while the Victorian Dining Room features walls hung with their original maroon velvet and a hammer-beamed ceiling studded with golden bees.
The rooms can also be used for your wedding photographs, whether or not your reception is taking place in them, forming a classical backdrop for stunning results.
Larger wedding receptions are held in the wide expanses of the walled garden, which retains many of its original features, such as the summerhouse, fountain, and yew and box hedges. A fine view of the castle, which overlooks the garden from the top of a bank, adds to the atmosphere, and there is room for a marquee of almost any size. With the garden divided into different ‘rooms’, you’ll find the right space for everything you need on your wedding day.
The local area around the Estate only adds to the attractiveness of our venue. The picturesque settlement of Dunkeld and Birnam, known as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a 6th-century settlement overlooking the River Tay, and is just four miles away.
In addition to its setting, and half-ruined cathedral, it has a wide variety of accommodation as well as pubs, cafés, restaurants and artisan shops in addition to riverside walks.
Combining the attractiveness of Murthly Estate and the local area, you and your guests can enjoy not only a superb wedding day, but also a wonderful long weekend experience.
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