Cambo Estate: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
If you are looking for choice, then Cambo Estate has to be one of the most versatile wedding venues in Scotland.
Situated in the stunning Kingdom of Fife, you will have the option of getting married on the beach, in the woods, in the walled garden, in the courtyard, in the barn, in a marquee on the lawn, and in the mansion.
In addition to this Cambo House can also accommodate up to 35 overnight guests, and this doesn’t include the cottages and camping facilities.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Cambo Estate wedding would be like.
Cambo Estate Location
There are some beautiful wedding venues in Fife, especially the ones located on the coast like Cambo House.
The world renowned St Andrews is only 6 miles up the road, something which will be of interest to the keen golfers amongst your guests.
Dundee is the closest city at 20 miles away, with a drive time of approximately 45 minutes.
And Perth is double the distance at 40 miles, with a drive time of 75 minutes.
On arrival you will find ample onsite parking for your guests.
And should you wish to put on transportation, large vehicle access is not a problem.
Cambo Estate Setting
The 1200 acre Cambo Estate is not a traditional exclusive use wedding venue, as the owners still occupy the ground floor of the mansion and the vast grounds are used for other purposes too.
However you will be afforded a high level of privacy in all the areas you choose to make use of.
All weddings are a Friday to Monday event, and include accommodation and various other facilities on the estate, such as one of Scotlands finest walled gardens.
The stately Cambo House is both informal and relaxed, and the grounds are a wonderful place for tranquility and adventure.
Cambo House was originally built in 1881 in the Victorian style, however the estate has been home to the Erskine family for over 300 years.
Numerous period features still remain, with all 21st century comforts having been added.
All of the mansions bedrooms will be available for you to use, plus some of the public rooms depending on your wedding package.
Access is granted on the Thursday for setting up, and you don’t need to remove your personal items until the following Tuesday.
There will also be staff around to help things run smoothly during your wedding day.
Cambo Estate Accommodation
Cambo House can sleep up to 35 guests, spread across 21 bedrooms.
There are 4 self contained wings, all with kitchen facilities and sitting areas:
- West Wing, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8.
- East Wing, 8 bedrooms, sleeps 9.
- Upper Servants Wing, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
- Lower Servants Wing, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
Plus 5 separate bedrooms, which sleep 10.
In addition to this Cambo Estate has 3 cottages, a 15 minute walk from the mansion:
- East Cottage, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
- Mid Cottage, 1 bedroom, sleeps 2.
- West Cottage, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
Plus the woodland retreat which offers camping facilities for small groups.
Cambo Estate Ceremony
There are no less than 8 options when it comes to your ceremony at Cambo Estate.
For a genuinely unique outdoor wedding, you will have the choice of the Beach or the Party Woodland, both of which can comfortably seat 300 people.
And for something more traditional anywhere in the grounds, which includes the Walled Garden with a capacity for 150 people.
Inside Cambo House you have the light and airy Ballroom which can seat 80 guests, or the Drawing Room which can seat 120 guests.
As if that wasn’t enough you also have the Courtyard which can seat 120 people, or you could go for a Marquee on the lawn which can seat 300 people.
Finally during the months of June and July the Tattie Barn is also made available for weddings, and it can seat a massive 500 guests.
Cambo Estate Reception
Similar to your ceremony, you will have the choice of 7 locations for your dinner reception.
The most unique option is the Party Woodland which can seat 300 people, however you would be taking a big chance with the Scottish weather.
Cambo House offers you the Dining Room (seats 80), the Ballroom (seats 80), and the Drawing Room (seats 120); the Drawing Room also being ideal for your drinks reception.
If you need more space then the Courtyard (seats 120), or a Marquee on the lawn (seats 300), are both nice options.
And of course in June and July you can also make use of the Tattie Barn (seats 500).
Running water and toilets are available for the marquee, although a generator will need to be hired.
And if you are dining inside the mansion, tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery, and glassware are included in your wedding package.
Cambo Estate Catering
If you are having your dinner reception inside Cambo House, then the catering will be handled internally.
However out with the mansion you are free to select any supplier you wish.
It’s always a good idea to go with a caterer who has worked at the venue before, and below is a list of recommended suppliers:
- Bespoke AWB.
- Scott’s Catering Services.
- Regis Banqueting.
- Ginger Snap.
With regards to bar facilities either Cambo Estate can provide one, or you can bring in an outside supplier.
And you can bring your own booze, for a corkage fee capped at £750 for the entire weekend.
Cambo Estate Entertainment
The Cambo Estate was designed for entertaining, and no matter where you choose to host your dinner reception there will be space for a dance floor.
In fact Cambo House has a Ballroom designed specifically for this purpose.
Fireworks displays are permitted, and although the celebrations inside the mansion must end at 12am, you can enjoy the Party Woodland until the sun comes up.
Cambo Estate Wedding Photos
Wedding photographers are going to be queueing up to shoot your wedding at Cambo Estate.
The beautifully maintained walled garden is one of the prettiest in Scotland, and is absolutely ideal for creating perfect wedding photos.
And if the weather confines you to the mansion, rest assured that the large windows let in lots of natural light, and the Victorian interiors create a real sense of occasion.
Cambo Estate Wedding Prices
For accurate Cambo Estate wedding prices, you should contact the venue directly.
Their wedding packages can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
However to give you an approximate Cambo Estate wedding cost:
- Cambo House (sleeps 35), price £5,900 for 3 nights (accommodation is compulsory).
- Cambo House (ceremony & reception), price £4,000.
- Courtyard (ceremony & reception), price £3,000.
- Party Woodland (ceremony & reception), price £2,500.
- Tattie Barn (ceremony & reception), price £2,000 (available June & July only).
- Wedding Breakfast, prices from £45 per person.
- Corkage, price £750.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter weddings could cost less.
Cambo Estate Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Cambo Estate as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for a Victorian country mansion, set in 1200 acres of Fife countryside, with multiple locations for ceremonies and receptions, and accommodation for at least 35 people; then Cambo Estate just might be the place for you.
Whilst you are here, you should take a look at some of the other wedding venues in Scotland, featured on White Rose.
You can also find Cambo Estate’s website here.