Dalduff Farm: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
There are some fantastic barn wedding venues in Scotland, and if you like the rustic theme then The Barn at Dalduff Farm is definitely worth considering.
Situated in the glorious Ayrshire countryside, it has a fantastic Courtyard Room for your ceremony and of course the Barn for your reception.
In addition to this there’s a traditional Farmhouse included in the package, which can sleep up to 10 people in luxurious accommodation.
And because the owners are farmers by trade, you just know the catering is going to be spectacular.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Dalduff Farm wedding would be like.
Dalduff Farm Location
Dalduff Farm joins a long list of fabulous wedding venues in South Ayrshire, which includes the mesmerising Culzean Castle.
And although it will take you roughly 1 hour to drive the 45 miles from Glasgow, the spectacular scenery will make the journey well worth it.
On arrival you will find parking for at least 30 of your guests cars.
In addition to this coach access is no problem, if you are planning to put on transportation.
Dalduff Farm Setting
The west coast of Scotland is renowned for its beauty, and Dalduff Farm finds itself surrounded by stunning countryside.
You’ll definitely feel very relaxed as you enjoy the tranquil and romantic environment.
What’s even better is this is an exclusive use wedding venue, so you will be guaranteed absolute privacy on your special day.
And because they host a maximum of two weddings per week, you will have access from 1pm the day before until 12pm the day after.
The Barn at Dalduff Farm was originally used for calving, but in 2007 it was transformed to create a unique events space.
It still retains many of its original features, including stone walls which have been white washed, but it’s very much a blank canvas.
You will find plenty of opportunities to stamp your own mark on it, with lots of space to suspend features such as fairy lights.
Included in the package is the Courtyard Room, which was converted from a grain store in 2013.
It is now a bright modern space with white walls, tiled floors, and male and female toilets.
In addition to this you will have the Courtyard itself, which is surrounded by ivied walls and really is the hub which accesses all areas.
The possibilities are endless.
Dalduff Farm Accommodation
There is a beautiful 150 year old traditional Farmhouse which is opposite the Barn.
It can sleep up to 10 people, in 4 double bedrooms and one sofa bed.
There are 3 public rooms, a dining kitchen, large bathroom, and downstairs toilet.
And a full Scottish breakfast will be provided in the morning.
You will have the option to stay the night before your wedding, which is ideal if you want to spend the day before setting up.
There is also an assortment of hotels and B&Bs within a 15 minutes drive of Dalduff Farm.
Dalduff Farm Ceremony
Religious, civil, and humanist ceremonies are all welcome at Dalduff Farm.
And you can get married both inside and outside in the grounds.
If the sun is shining an outdoor ceremony in the landscaped gardens could be fantastic.
Although the west coast of Scotland is not known for its dry weather.
Luckily there are two indoor alternatives: the Barn; and the Courtyard Room.
The Barn is darker and more rustic, whereas the Courtyard Room is lighter and more modern.
Dalduff Farm Reception
Your drinks reception can be had in the Courtyard Room, or outside in the courtyard if the weather allows.
Followed by your dinner reception in the Barn, which can accommodate up to 120 guests plus a further 30 evening guests.
There’s plenty of space for entertainment including a dance floor, and custom wooden tables, benches, and chairs are included.
The Courtyard Room can then be used for your evening buffet, or perhaps for a photo booth or playroom for kids.
If you do require more space, there is a potential location in the grounds for a marquee.
Dalduff Farm Catering
The catering is handled internally at Dalduff Farm, and they really know what they’re doing.
There is an onsite farm shop and kitchen, and the farm is renowned for its high quality food.
Using locally sourced produce, head chef Steve has designed a unique wedding feast experience.
All dietary requirements are catered for, with tableware and serving staff included in the price.
When it comes to the drinks you can bring your own, and there is no corkage fee.
Or a cash bar can be setup, using their custom built family heirloom pop up bar.
Dalduff Farm Grounds
This is already a very pretty part of Scotland, and Dalduff Farm has spent some time landscaping the grounds to create some stunning outdoor areas.
It’s a wonderful place for taking a stroll and enjoying the fresh air.
More importantly when it comes to your wedding photographs, there are beautiful backdrops to be found everywhere.
There’s even some nice hidden spaces to give you that extra bit of privacy.
Dalduff Farm Unique Feature
Given that the courtyard is kind of the all access hub at Dalduff Farm, it would be a shame not to be able to enjoy it due to the rain.
Fortunately you can put up a courtyard marquee which fits this space perfectly, and it will protect you and your guests from the elements.
This then gives you another guaranteed reception space, where you can setup tables and chairs and even have some live music.
It would be a really nice feature.
Dalduff Farm Wedding Prices
For accurate Dalduff Farm 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 Dalduff Farm wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of The Barn at Dalduff Farm, price £3,500 (includes Farmhouse for 2 nights).
- Wedding Breakfast, prices from £35 per person (minimum spend £4,000).
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost 30% less.
Dalduff Farm Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Dalduff Farm as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use converted barn, situated on the stunning west coast, with two versatile reception spaces, and a lovely Farmhouse which sleeps 10 people; then Dalduff Farm 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 Dalduff Farm’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.