Ten Beautiful Scottish Barn Wedding Venues You Must See

If you’re looking for a large wedding venue with a rustic feel, then Scotland has some incredible barn wedding venues. Some of these you can book as a dry hire venue, while others offer in-house catering. You can dress them up as much or as little as you want, to make your wedding unique to you. I love how relaxed Scottish barn weddings feel, the imperfections make it perfect. I thought I’d write about some of my favourite venues that I’ve photographed at across central Scotland.

You’ll find plenty of guides that will list every wedding venue in Scotland, but this list consists exclusively of venues that I can recommend from experience. I continue to update this list with venues I can heartily recommend. Every wedding I’ve photographed at these venues has been amazing, I’ve seen the guests enjoy themselves and couples have the best day of their lives. So my recommendations are more than just a “it looks pretty” response; these are recommendations where I know they’ll treat you well on your wedding day too which is what really matters.

If you’re planning on booking a Scottish barn for your wedding and looking for a photographer, please drop me a line! I get unashamedly excited when I get enquiries for barn weddings. I would love to hear from you.

Wedding meal set up at Guardswell Farm Barn wedding venue

Carrick Castle Estate – Argyll and Bute

Carrick Castle Estate is a beautiful barn venue in the West of Scotland. It offers a variety of options for weddings. You can book the lodge wedding for small and intimate ceremonies, or have a larger wedding using the barn. I’ve photographed several weddings there, and it’s a brilliant Scottish barn venue. You can have your wedding either in the barn itself or outside on the lawn overlooking the loch.

The lodge has lots of natural daylight making it ideal for hair and make-up stylists. It has seven bedrooms, a hot tub and a sauna – and there’s plenty of other local accommodation for other wedding guests.

There are lots of spots for photos on and off-site. Alternatively, why not have your photo taken with one of their resident alpacas? You can look at my blog post about my wedding photography at Carrick Castle Estate here.

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Exterior photo of the barn at Carrick Castle Estate wedding venue, Cairndow in Argyll and Bute

Pratis Barn – Fife

Pratis Barn is a wedding barn venue in Fife. It has a variety of different spaces within the venue, making it ideal for all weather conditions. There are beautiful views across the Firth of Forth to East Lothian. I particularly love the windowed bar area. This can comfortably hold all your guests while they turn your room around for the evening reception.

Hire also includes the use of Pratis House, meaning you are only a short walk from your ceremony. Again, it is lovely and light for any hair or make up stylists tending to members of your wedding party.

There is a lot of space that you can use for photographs as well. You can use the barn space for some moody indoor photos, or head outside for some gorgeous golden hour portraits. This is a great Scottish barn wedding venue and I’d definitely recommend adding it to any shortlist.

Visit: Pratis Barn Wedding Venue

Dalduff Farm – Ayrshire

This is a wonderful barn wedding venue in Ayrshire which really has become a favourite. Dalduff Farm is nestled in the Ayrshire countryside surrounded by rolling fields. The farm house is fantastic to get ready in the morning, with lots of rooms for people to stay in. Alternatively, you can use the lodge for prep.

All this means that everything can be held on-site without having to worry about additional travel. At the back of the farmhouse is a very pretty garden. This is ideal for photographers to get a group photo of all the guests from one of the windows.

The venue is split into different buildings, the main barn, the Dutch barns, and different locations for ceremonies. There’s an outdoor courtyard that is quite sheltered and ideal for guests to mingle. The rustic feel of this venue is perfect for beautiful wedding photographs. If you’re interested in seeing more, you can see Jenny and Danny’s wedding photos at Dalduff Farm on my blog.

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Evening photo of a wedding at Dalduff Farm

Boreland Tay – Perthshire

I fell in love with Boreland Tay, in Perthshire after working there at a wedding. It’s located on the North side of Loch Tay and it’s a fantastic barn wedding venue. In addition to the onsite accommodation, with a farmhouse for wedding prep, and onsite self catering lodges. Along one side of the barn, there are incredible large windows offering vistas across the valley. Meanwhile inside, there’s plenty of space your guests to chill out and mingle, making it ideal for more inclement Scottish weather.

Alternatively, if the weather is good, why not have your wedding ceremony outside? Since are plenty of opportunities for interesting barn inspired wedding photographs too which is a big hit for me. However, my favourite aspect of this venue is how much natural light it has inside the barn. Natural light is a big tick-in-the-box-yes for me. This makes makes everyone look more gorgeous than poor light or spotlights or even festoon lighting can deliver.

Visit: Boreland Loch Tay Wedding Venue

Kincaple Farm – Fife

Back to Fife, for Kincaple Farm which is a particularly wonderful Scottish wedding venue for a barn vibe. This barn offers break-out space for guests to prop up the bar before and after the meal. It also has an open covered area which is ideal shade on a hot summer day. Yes, we do have them sometimes. Kincaple Farm has a lovely farmhouse that is great for getting ready, so you’re barely a hop and a skip from saying your vows to your beloved.

The indoor area has lots of roof windows, producing gorgeous shafts of light and lighting up the room. If you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony, you can have your wedding in the garden next to the farmhouse. The surrounding views of farmland are gorgeous, particularly in the evening for those golden hour photos.

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daisies growing wild in a field on a summer day in Perthshire

Wedderburn Castle and Barns – Scottish Borders

Wedderburn is in the Scottish Borders, near Duns. It’s a fantastic Scottish barn wedding venue location, with a lovely long drive to the castle itself while the barns are a short walk away. The barns constitute different spaces, the Cartshed and the Provender barn, sitting adjacent surrounding a very pretty courtyard for your guests.

The grounds have a mix of grass and woodland, and the courtyard is snug and cosy and sheltered while being outdoors.

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Bachilton Barn – Perthshire

Bachilton Barn is a gorgeous venue, with beautiful views across Perthshire next to a working farm. It has accommodation for you to stay on the day of your wedding, either in cottages or glamping out in yurts. You can have an outdoor ceremony, or use the whitewash stone room. I love the large, bright barn for a meal and the perfect spot for a ceilidh! What I love about Bachilton Barn is that it has plenty of space indoors with breakout room areas. So if the weather isn’t perfect, then there’s plenty of spots indoors for guests to cosy down and hang out.

Outside, it’s got lots of lovely locations for photos too, whether it’s round the barnyard area, in the fields, or by the festoon lit bandstand. The staff and coordinator are incredibly friendly and accommodating, which makes a huge difference to planning your day. Over on this blog post, I have more Bachilton Barn Wedding photos for you to see.

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view of Scottish wedding venue Bachilton Barn from the pond, looking towards the fountain

Comrie Croft – Perthshire

Comrie Croft offers a beautiful barn venue for your wedding day. Again it’s set with a courtyard and farmhouse, it has a variety of different spaces for you and your guests to utilise on the day. Your guests can stay on-site, booking into the lodges and huts with lovely views over Perthshire.

The courtyard is decorated with festoon lighting so throw in a firepit for your guests to relax and chill out at dusk, or go indoors for dancing and partying.

At the time of writing, there is a variety of options regarding pricing, so this is great if you’re on a budget.

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wedding dinner table set up at Comrie Croft

Guardswell Farm – Perthshire

Guardswell Farm is a spectacular wedding barn in Inchture, overlooking the River Tay halfway between Dundee and Perth. It offers beautiful woodland on the estate and gorgeous countryside. All of this offers an absolute array of options for wedding photographs. Indoors, it has a split-level barn, and you can have your ceremony inside or outside. There is plenty of space to host your guests, without any of the shuffling around. In fact, it has 150 acres of land, so there’s definitely plenty of space for your wedding. Additionally to the very pretty farmhouse, their huts can accomodate 30 guests onsite.

In the evening, wedding guests can stay warm by an open wood-burning fire, (because frankly, who doesn’t like a good fire?). It’s an ideal venue to dress and decorate as you want and make it unique to you and your friends and family. I was also the photographer at this amazing Guardswell Farm Wedding on my blog which you can see covered in more detail.

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Exterior photo of the barn entrance to Guardswell Farm wedding venue

Harelaw Farm – Ayrshire

Harelaw Farm is only a fifteen-minute drive from the centre of Glasgow, which makes it an ideal venue if you’ve got guests flying into Scotland or staying over in Glasgow in the evening. A gorgeous barn with onsite accommodation for your morning prep, with a beautiful farmhouse. And if it’s raining, you don’t even need to step outside as it’s connected to the barn by a series of corridors. This is a fabulous location for a large wedding – the hay barn (pictured) can take up to 250 guests. The Byre is ideal for smaller weddings and for your ceremony an holds up to 150 guests. Outside you’ve got amazing Scottish landscape to enjoy. I loved the hospitality of the team at Harelaw Farm – as a supplier, I found them to be incredibly friendly and helpful, and made me feel at home. You can read more about an amazing Christmas wedding at Harelaw Farm on my blog.

Visit: Harelaw Farm Weddings

interior photo of long wooden tables  and bare wooden chairs dressed for a wedding meal in Harelaw Farm

I adore a good barn wedding – and these are definitely some of my favourite venues. If you’re planning a Scottish barn wedding and looking for a photographer, it would be fantastic to chat with you!

Whether you are planning a big shindig or a wee wedding, I’ve got packages that you can tailor to suit your needs on the day. Have a look at my wedding approach . Drop me a line today to find out if I’m available for your wedding – I’d love to hear more from you about what you’ve got planned!