Carphin House: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
There are some exciting new developments underway at Carphin House, which should transform this beautiful country retreat into one of the best exclusive use wedding venues in Scotland.
The 18th century mansion is already available for intimate ceremonies and receptions.
And with 9 double bedrooms for close family and friends, you can really make a weekend of it.
However new for 2018 there will also be the Loghouse, which is a purpose built converted barn style events space nestled in the beautiful Fife countryside.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Carphin House wedding would be like.
Carphin House Location
There are some fabulous country house wedding venues in Fife, with Carphin House located roughly 15 miles west of St Andrews.
Dundee is the closest city at 12 miles away, with a journey time of approximately 25 minutes.
Perth is also only 20 miles away, and can be driven from in around 40 minutes.
On arrival you will find guest parking for up to 40 cars, and if you would like to put on coach transportation, the drive has recently been widened to accommodate large vehicles.
Carphin House Setting
Not only is Carphin House and exclusive use wedding venue, but they also only host a maximum of one wedding per week.
The mansion is set on its own 15 acre estate, which means in addition to privacy you will also have complete peace and quiet.
Spectacular views can be enjoyed in all directions, and the atmosphere is both relaxed and luxurious.
In terms of suitability for a wedding, when you combine the country house and the new Loghouse events space, this place has some fantastic potential.
Originally built in 1790, Carphin House was comprehensively upgraded in 2003 to create a boutique wedding events space.
In addition to the bedrooms you will find a country farm kitchen complete with AGA, a sitting room, a tv room, a sun room, and a dining room.
And it’s all decorated and furnished to a high standard.
Currently under construction there is also the Loghouse, which when complete will be a rustic barn style events space located a short walk from the mansion.
Access is granted from 10am on your day of arrival, and depending on the wedding package you choose, a wedding coordinator can be made available for the duration of your day.
Carphin House Accommodation
There are 9 bedrooms at Carphin House, which can sleep up to 18 guests.
Seven of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, and one of them is in a secluded part of the mansion making it the perfect Bridal Suite.
For hotels near Carphin House you have the self catering Balmeadowside Lodges, located a 10 minute drive away.
And there’s also the St Andrews Eco Cabins, 4 beautiful 6 person lodges, located a 15 minute drive away.
Both of these are ideal for additional guests who can’t fit in the mansion.
Carphin House Ceremony
If you are interested in having an outdoor ceremony, and you are lucky enough to enjoy some nice weather, then Carphin House has some fantastic alfresco options.
The 15 acre private estate offers plenty of opportunities, however it’s the beautiful walled garden which has proved popular in the past.
If you are not so keen to brave the elements, then the new Loghouse has a dedicated ceremony space with floor to ceiling windows looking out on to the rolling hills and trees of Norman’s Law.
Finally Creich Church is only a 3 minute drive away, if you’d rather have something more traditional.
Carphin House Reception
New for 2018 is the purpose built Loghouse, which has been designed as a blank canvas for couples to create the atmosphere they desire.
It’s nestled in the beautiful grounds and has a entirely glass front making the most of the views, and also flooding the space with natural light.
The interior is in the country barn style, and it has a fantastic terrace which is ideal for your drinks reception.
It’s a large space too with a capacity for up to 180 seated guests, but it can still be made to feel cosy with as few as 50 guests.
Included in your wedding package are tables and chairs, and the Loghouse also has luxury toilets.
Carphin House Catering
Unusually for this type of wedding venue, you will have the freedom to choose any caterer you wish.
It’s always a sensible choice to go with a supplier who has worked at the venue before, and below is a list of recommended caterers:
- Lazy Sunday.
- Heritage Portfolio.
- St Andrews Events Catering.
The Loghouse does have kitchen space for your chosen supplier to use too.
In addition to this it has a fully stocked hand crafted bar, where your guests can pay by both cash and card.
Plus you can bring your own booze for up until the end of the meal, and there is no corkage fee.
Carphin House Entertainment
Because the Loghouse has been purpose built with weddings in mind, it does have a dance floor, stage, and sound system.
Making it the ideal place for putting on a ceilidh.
The only neighbours are the local cattle too, so noise is not going to be an issue although fireworks are not permitted.
There’s also a late license in place, so the celebration can continue until 1am.
Carphin House Wedding Photos
An often overlooked aspect when choosing a wedding venue, is how suitable it is for wedding photos.
Well rest assured that Carphin House will make your wedding photographers job much easier.
Both the mansion and the Loghouse have nice big windows, letting in lots of natural light.
And fabulous backdrops can be found everywhere in the grounds, especially in the walled garden.
You are virtually guaranteed to get some great shots.
Carphin House Wedding Prices
For accurate Carphin House 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 Carphin House wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of Carphin House (sleeps 18) & The Loghouse (ceremony & reception), price £9,500 for 2 nights.
- Exclusive use of The Loghouse (ceremony & reception), price £7,800.
- Corkage, price free.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost 15% less.
Carphin House Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Carphin House as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use country house, located in the stunning Kingdom of Fife, with a purpose built wedding events space, and accommodation for up to 18 people; then Carphin House 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 Carphin House’s website here.