Myres Castle: 10 Reasons To Choose This Wedding Venue
There’s a Spanish Chestnut tree on the front lawn of Myres Castle, which was supposedly planted by Mary Queen of Scots.
How about that for a piece of history?
Now there probably hasn’t been many royal visits in recent times, however as of 2015 Myres Castle has been available as an exclusive use wedding venue.
They have even built what has been called a “Barnquee”, a cross between a barn and a marquee, which is a truly unique reception space.
As you can imagine, this place has some serious potential.
Let’s take a closer look.
Myres Castle Location
Located in the Kingdom of Fife, Myres Castle enjoys beautiful rolling Scottish countryside in all directions.
Ok it might not be quite as scenic as the west coast, but you are more likely to see the sunshine.
Perth is the closest city at 15 miles away, with Dundee still only 20 miles.
You can even drive from Edinburgh in 90 minutes if the roads are quiet.
And once you arrive privacy and tranquility are guaranteed, which is absolutely ideal for a wedding.
Myres Castle Exclusive Use
The owners of Myres Castle encourage you to take the entire estate for two nights.
That means you can arrive on the Friday and have a relaxing evening, and then make use of the castle for getting ready on Saturday morning.
Either way though, you will get the entire place to yourself.
No strangers or intrusions, just discreet service almost as if you own the place.
This level of exclusivity does come at a price, however it will allow you to extend the celebrations and create the day of your dreams.
Myres Castle History
The history of Myres Castle begun with king James 1st of Scotland, granting Robert Coxwell possession of lands around Auchtermuchty in the early 15th century.
These included what would later be called the “Myres”.
Coxwell was an Englishman who had served James, during his incarceration by Henry V.
Upon his death Coxwell’s widow married John Scrymgeour, and it was their grandson who built the original part of Myres Castle in 1530.
Over the years it was occupied by a number of very prominent Scottish families, until the present owners took possession in 2013.
Castles are always really exciting places to visit.
The exteriors look amazing and so different from modern day architecture.
Plus the interiors are interesting, with pieces of history around every corner.
When you arrive at Myres Castle you will find a building which is both beautiful and imposing, sitting perfectly in its landscaped grounds.
And once inside the interior is surprisingly warm and welcoming, with modern luxurious aplenty.
There are so many rooms to explore including a snooker room.
You just know that this is going to be a special place to spend a weekend.
Myres Castle Accommodation
There are 10 luxurious double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms in Myres Castle.
Five of which can be made up as twin beds.
There are also camp beds for children if required.
Each room is individual in its style, with period furnishings and beautiful antiques.
You will find Egyptian cotton sheets, and Highland soap toiletries everywhere too.
The large Rose Room overlooking the gardens, makes for the perfect bridal suite.
And there’s also a bedroom on the ground floor, for anyone who might struggle with the stairs.
If you need a bit more space, the special gate lodge can sleep a further 4 guests as well.
Myres Castle Ceremony
You will have plenty of options for your ceremony at Myres Castle.
The charming rustic Apple Store, which is licensed for civil and religious ceremonies, is an ideal indoor location for up to 120 guests.
If you would rather go al fresco, the Vatican Garden with its beautiful flowers and fish pond, or the majestic front lawn overlooking the castle are both possible.
A tented canopy can even be put up to protect you from the elements.
Lastly if your numbers are large, the new Barnquee can handle ceremonies with up to 150 guests.
Myres Castle Reception
Something really special has been created at Myres Castle for your reception; the Barnquee.
Built in part using reclaimed wood, the marquee elements allow you to roll up the sides and reveal the outdoors.
It has been built in a beautiful woodland area, and when combined with fire pits and lights hanging from the trees, the atmosphere is truly enchanting.
Inside you will find a blank canvas to create the style you want, plus all the mod cons such as a PA system, dance floor, catering annexe, heating, and luxury loos.
Up to 150 guests can be seated for dinner, with tables and chairs included in the price.
Myres Castle Catering
Catering is outsourced at Myres Castle, and they do insist that you use one of their approved suppliers.
Rest assured though that each of them has been chosen for their quality, competitive pricing, and good service.
There are also six on the list:
- Lazy Sunday;
- Edinburgh Catering Company;
- St Andrews Event Catering;
- Ginger Snap;
- Stocks Events;
- Duke Street.
If you are taking the castle for the weekend, you will get Friday supper, Saturday continental breakfast, and Sunday brunch.
A light sandwich lunch can also be provided on your wedding day.
Myres Castle Grounds
There are roughly 44 acres to explore at Myres Castle, and these include a woodland trail, a maze, a small lake, and a tennis court.
Everywhere you look you will find beautiful flowers, some of which can be used for your wedding.
The best area though is the Vatican styled walled garden, which was laid in the 1880’s.
It has been tended to by the same gardener for over 25 years, and is absolutely stunning.
As mentioned earlier you can have your ceremony here, but failing that it’s the perfect place for a walk and some relaxation.
Myres Castle Wedding Packages
As all weddings are bespoke, the owners of Myres Castle would rather you contact them for a wedding price.
They also have a wedding coordinator who can make recommendations and help guide you through.
To give you an idea of what’s on offer though, here’s an example of a typical wedding package:
- Full weekend accommodation (two nights) for up to 20 guests;
- Two course supper on Friday evening, with house wine;
- Continental breakfast and light lunch on Saturday, plus Sunday brunch;
- Full use of the Barnquee;
- The Tartan Lodge (sleeps 4) is available separately.
Myres Castle Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Myres Castle as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use castle, in stunning Vatican styled gardens, with accommodation for 24 guests, and a unique Barnquee; then Myres Castle just might be the place for you.
Whilst you are here, you should take a look at some of the other wedding venues, featured on White Rose.
You can also find Myres Castle’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.