Kilrie Granary: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
Kilrie Granary is one of those lovely intimate wedding venues in Scotland.
Originally built as a cartshed, it has now been transformed into a beautiful little cottage and country events space.
There are two versatile rooms, the Granary Hall and the Long Gallery, which can both be used for ceremonies and receptions.
Plus the expansive lawns are ideal for enjoying the outdoors, and possibly putting up a marquee.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Kilrie Granary wedding would be like.
Kilrie Granary Location
Nestled in the stunning Kingdom of Fife, Kilrie Granary is conveniently located for a number of Scottish cities.
Edinburgh is only 25 miles away, with a journey time of roughly 45 minutes.
Dundee, Perth, and Stirling can all be driven from in under one hour too.
Coach access is reasonable, although you will have to negotiate a few narrow country roads.
Not unusual for wedding venues in Fife.
And you will find plenty of parking for you and your guests close to the Granary.
Kilrie Granary Setting
Private and peaceful would be the best way to describe Kilrie Granary.
From the manicured lawns to the little waterways, you will find yourself surrounded by nature.
It is possible to hire the entire venue exclusively including the cottage, which is ideal if you want to guarantee it’s just you, your family, and your friends.
However you can also take the individual components separately, if your budget won’t stretch.
Either way the isolated country setting will provide you with both tranquil and picturesque surroundings.
It is a lovely place for a wedding.
The Drysdale family have owned the 19th century Kilrie Granary for generations now.
It was originally constructed as a bothy and a cartshed, but spent much of the 20th century in ruin.
In 2007 it was lovingly restored, to create a quaint little cottage and a versatile events space.
The building is made up of two key rooms: the Granary Hall; and the Long Gallery.
The Granary Hall has large windows letting in lots of light, and fantastic views across the gardens.
And the Long Gallery is spacious, with a great shape for both ceremonies and receptions.
How you use these rooms is entirely up to you, but they do provide a great deal of flexibility.
Kilrie Granary Accommodation
Located at the south end of the building, you will find a self contained holiday cottage.
It has recently been refurbished, and has 2 ensuite bedrooms which sleep 6 people.
There’s a bright and spacious kitchen/sitting room, opening onto a terrace overlooking the lawns and gardens.
And it has a separate entrance, driveway, and parking giving you that extra bit of privacy.
Although not extensive accommodation, it could function as a Bridal Suite allowing you to get ready onsite.
There are also plenty of hotel options in the area too.
Kilrie Granary Ceremony
Kilrie Granary is licensed for religious, civil, and humanist ceremonies both inside the main building and outside in the grounds.
The Old Watermill is a beautiful spot for an outdoor ceremony, surrounded by stunning countryside.
Should the weather turn the Granary Hall with its large windows and open fireplace, is a great indoor alternative with a capacity for 60 guests.
If you require more space, the Long Gallery which is ideally shaped to create an aisle can seat up to 100 guests.
Finally if none of these options take your fancy, a marquee on the lawn is also possible.
Kilrie Granary Reception
You have a trio of options when it comes to your dinner reception at Kilrie Granary.
The Baronial style Granary Hall is ideal for more intimate gatherings.
It can comfortably seat 22 people for dinner, and with the tables cleared away 50 people for drinks and dancing.
The more popular choice is the Long Gallery, which is 23 meters in length.
You can setup the room in a banquet style seating 80 guests, with as many as 100 people possible for drinks and dancing.
The final option is a marquee on the lawn, which is great if you need lots of space.
Your drinks reception can also be had in the gardens, assuming the weather is kind.
Kilrie Granary Catering
Catering is not something Kilrie Granary get too involved in.
And you will have the freedom to select a third party company of your choice.
However below is a list of suppliers they would highly recommend:
- Loch Leven’s Larder.
- Ginger Snap.
- Delicious Catering.
- St Andrews Event Catering.
- Heaven Scent.
- Melanie Jones.
There is also a small kitchen attached to the Granary Hall, which can be used for food preparation.
Kilrie Granary Grounds
The grounds at Kilrie Granary actually contain a conservation heathland forest.
There is also a large duck pond, an interesting doocot, and a lovely waterfall.
Back in the 19th century the waterfall was used to power the mill.
You will find the manicured lawns and pretty gardens ideal for enjoying the outdoors.
And with the East Fife Coastal Path nearby, there’s plenty to see and do in the area if you fancy extending your stay.
Of course for the keen golfer, St Andrews isn’t too far away.
Most importantly though, there is ample opportunity for wonderful wedding photos, amongst the picturesque landscape.
Kilrie Granary Unique Feature
Because of the rural location of Kilrie Granary, it is possible to have a fireworks display.
This is something that many wedding venues will not allow, especially if they are in built up areas.
Could be a fantastic grand finale to your day, something which I’m sure your guests would love.
Especially if you have children attending.
Kilrie Granary Wedding Prices
For accurate Kilrie Granary 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 Kilrie Granary wedding cost:
- Granary Cottage, price £420 for 2 nights.
- Outdoor Ceremony, price £300.
- Granary Hall, price £840.
- Long Gallery, price £960.
- Exclusive use (cottage, hall, gallery), price £2,160.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost less.
Kilrie Granary Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Kilrie Granary as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for a beautifully restored 19th century cartshed, in a peaceful country setting, with a stunning spot for an outdoor ceremony, and the ability to have a fireworks display; then Kilrie Granary 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 Kilrie Granary’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.