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When you are driven up the long tree lined drive with your Daughter to extremely impressive large white painted castle, you then enter the stunning entrance with armaments all around, the staff giving you a warm welcome taking care of coats and bags with smiling faces and caring about everyone, the walk down the hall to the main hall where you are giving your daughter away, your heart is beating just a bit faster than normal calmed down slightly by the calming organisational skills of staff at the castle. The transition from the excellent wedding ceremony in the Victorian Ballroom to the Banvie Hall for drinks and canapés and seamless return to the Victorian Ballroom for the wedding dinner served with excellent pizazz and skill, quality of the food being given an excellent rating by all guests. Again the transition from dinner arrangement of the room to evenings entertainment arrangement was efficient and unobtrusive. The entire day was memorable and without flaws. The location, grounds and Castle itself are stunning, and provides the best backdrop for amazing wedding photos, both formal and informal, no matter if it’s brilliant sunshine or a misty rainy day, it’s very atmospheric and has evoked special memories of the day. Where we stayed on the estate Kindrochet Lodge was also very special for everyone getting together before and after the wedding, again in a beautiful location, which all added to the occasion.
D.Duncan – Bride’s Father – Wedding November 2019
My Wife Jo and I chose to look at Blair Castle as our wedding venue due to it’s incredible setting in the Southern Highlands and the fact that it is the most beautiful building, steeped in history and quintessentially Scottish!
From the outset Jackie and her team were instrumental in ensuring that the planning for our big day was never a chore. From the recommendations for Florists and Photographers to the assistance with the catering and finding guest accommodation, both locally and on the castle grounds – nothing was ever too much trouble.
The wedding day itself was absolutely perfect from start to finish and all our guests felt the same!
The red carpet was rolled out and our guests were piped inside as we awaited the arrival of the Horse and Carriage and the Bride to be.
The Ballroom is breathtaking – laid out for the service, wedding breakfast and evening reception exceptionally each time. The setting could not have been more Romantic! A special thank you to Emma from Coach House flowers and the staff at Prestige Scotland for how they worked alongside the team at the Castle to make us and our guests feel so special.
Jackie and the team did a wonderful job and if there ever were any problems at all, they were resolved with Jo and I being blissfully unaware of them. It all seemed flawless, testament to the work the staff did to make it just so for us!
Thank you also to Jackie for her brilliant work on the stationery, everything was lovely – the order of service, table names, all just perfect!
Each and everyone of our guests had an incredible day – we literally would not have changed a thing.
Myself and Jo are two very happy newlyweds!
We cannot thank you enough!
Liam & Joanne Armstrong, May 2019
Blair Castle has to be about the only place worth considering, if you want to have a really brilliant day with family and friends.
The team at the castle are exceptional. They have built relationships with fantastic partner vendors to provide a considered and classy offering. The food, flowers, service and organisation were far beyond what we had hoped for, to the point that the castle became the icing on the cake rather than the main course.
Luke and Gayle Hopkins, October 2018
Feet now firmly back under my desk after a frantic couple of days and it’s time to deliver a sincere “Thank You” for an exceptional service last Wednesday.
Naturally, the intention had been to be out of your hair and focussing everything at the Whim for the day. Your solution, as the heavens opened, to use the library, instead, was exceptional. The party appreciated this incredibly and their day, already wonderful, was made perfect
I have nothing but admiration for the well-oiled machine you all have at the Castle. It is a sparkling gem in an area already rich in offering.
Because of the rush to get everything ready, I didn’t take photos, but as soon as Matt and Keomi’s family get some back to us, we’ll put a spread on Facebook, brim-full of accolades for the splendid offering you have at the Castle.
I am very aware that the value received far surpassed the amount paid..A Big Thank you from Rosemount Hotel – August 2018
My husband and I are so delighted we chose Blair Castle as our wedding venue! This spectacular Scottish castle with it beautiful rooms and grounds makes it one of the most breathtaking venues and its looks are matched by excellent service and warm hospitality. From the moment we stepped into Blair Castle, turning up without an appointment while searching for a venue, we were greeted by welcoming staff who went out of their way to show us around despite it being a Sunday in November and no events staff working that particular day. We were shown into the ballroom and were immediately in love with the room, this along with a further chat with the wedding coordinator gave us the confidence to book Blair Castle for our special day. I am so very glad we did!
In the few months leading up to our wedding we were introduced to Blair Castle’s new wedding coordinator Jackie Stones. Jackie’s friendly and organised approach gave us the comfort that our wedding plans were in very capable hands. This proved true in the few days before our wedding and the special day itself. Jackie contacted and dealt with most of our suppliers from coordinating the florist, piper, cake, caterers and drinks suppliers to creating our order of service, menus, table plans and name settings. On the day itself Jackie was there from 10 am way before our wedding started; she greeted guests, took care of our suppliers, ensured everything when to plan and oversaw the entire day. She even stayed to 1am when the last guest left! We found Jackie and the Blair Castle team to be professional, dedicated and warm, they truly couldn’t do enough to ensure we had the best experience.
I cannot thank the Blair Castle team enough for the most wonderful day, we will cherish our photographs and memories for years to come.
S&J Hamm- June 2017
We are now just back from our gorgeous honeymoon, a road trip to see the Autumn Fall Colours around New England – it was absolutely breath taking…
Our wedding day was amazing and we are still on a complete high. Everything ran so beautifully and professionally, thank you so much to you and your team.
We picked up all our bits and pieces the next day and it was all neat and ready for us. Hope you enjoyed some cakes, we left you a box to share.
We very much hope to visit the Castle again sometime during the next year to have a really good look around, without any folders!!! So, may see you again at some point. ☺
Thanks again, just fab
Liz and Bill Gardner- October 2017
What a fantastic day we had on Saturday and in large part this was because of you and your team. Glen and Frankie had a wonderful wedding day and have gone on their honeymoon taking some great memories with them.
Before they left we agreed that I would drop you a line on my and their behalf to thank you very much for all that you did to ensure that this was a great success. On the run up to the day you have been pivotal to the event organisation, linking with the suppliers and making sure that timings and details were as we wanted. The support and advice you gave us has been invaluable.
On the day itself there always seemed to be someone on hand to help whenever we needed – mostly you personally. Everyone from Blair was calm and so accommodating, with a warm and welcoming attitude. The day seemed effortless for the bridal party and tremendously enjoyable for all of us. We have received nothing but glowing comments from our guests on the wedding organisation and venue.
We cannot thank you enough.
Liz Cleasby, Frankie and Glen Pywell -November 2017