Tullibole Castle: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
When it comes to castle wedding venues in Scotland, you really are spoilt for choice.
However the grade A listed Tullibole Castle is especially nice, largely because it still functions as a family home.
It also offers a great deal of flexibility and customisation, with ceremonies and receptions possible in the castle, the carriage house, or a marquee on the grounds.
In addition to this there is accommodation for up to six people on the estate.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Tullibole Castle wedding would be like.
Tullibole Castle Location
Wedding venues in Perth and Kinross all have one thing in common; they are easily accessed from most Scottish cities.
Tullibole Castle is 20 miles south of Perth, and can be driven to in approximately 30 minutes.
Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee, and Glasgow are all less than 1 hours drive away too.
When you arrive you will find plenty of onsite parking for your guests.
And if you would like to put on transportation, large vehicle access is not a problem.
Tullibole Castle Setting
Tullibole Castle is set deep within the rolling Perthshire countryside.
And this seclusion provides a great deal of peace and tranquility, which is ideal for a wedding.
It’s also an exclusive use wedding venue, so your privacy will be absolutely guaranteed.
The castle generates a really romantic atmosphere, with the extensive grounds giving you the freedom to enjoy the beautiful Scottish scenery.
If you are looking for a venue which creates a real sense of occasion, then definitely put this one on your shortlist.
Originally built in the 17th century, Tullibole Castle is now the family home of Lord and Lady Moncreiff.
As you can imagine it is steeped in history, with lots of tales and folklore.
The Great Hall can be used for ceremonies and intimate receptions, however there’s also the Carriage House for a more rustic barn style wedding.
You can also put up a large marquee or a group of tents on the lawn.
It’s unusual to get this level of flexibility at one venue, where you can go from romantic castle, to rustic barn, to festival style tents all in one place.
Which means you should be able to create your dream day without limitations.
Tullibole Castle Accommodation
With regards to accommodation, Tullibole Castle has 2 double bedrooms which can sleep up to 4 people.
One of the rooms can be used as a Bridal Suite, where you can spend the morning getting ready.
There’s also a little cottage on the estate called the Longhouse, which can sleep a further 2 people.
For more comprehensive accommodation, the castle has preferential rates at Duchally Country Estate, which has a range of options from luxury lodges to a hotel.
Tullibole Castle Ceremony
If you want to get married inside Tullibole Castle, then the Great Hall which seats 85 people is a lovely choice.
It of course has a nice historic feel to it, and despite the thick walls the room is reasonably light.
For an outdoor ceremony there is room for 65 people under the Cathedral Tree, or at the 9th century Church Ruin.
And for more external space the front lawn can comfortably seat 200 guests.
As if these options weren’t enough, you also have the Carriage House for a barn style ceremony, a waterside marquee, or a marquee on the main lawn.
Tullibole Castle Reception
For an intimate dinner reception inside Tullibole Castle, the Great Hall can be used.
However most people go for the newly refurbished Carriage House, which overlooks the castle and has seating for up to 100 guests.
If the converted barn style is not to your taste, then a marquee with a capacity for up to 250 guests can easily be accommodated on the lawn.
Your drinks reception can be had in the castle, the grounds, the carriage house, or the marquee.
You are quite literally spoilt for choice.
Tullibole Castle Catering
Most wedding venues will either handle the catering themselves, or at least insist that you use one of their preferred suppliers.
Tullibole Castle however are happy for you to select any caterer you wish.
They can make recommendations to give you some help, and it’s always good practice to choose a supplier who is familiar with the venue.
But the final decision will be left to you.
Rest assured that there are a number of top quality catering companies operating in Perth and Kinross.
When it comes to the drinks, your chosen catering company will be responsible for this too.
Tullibole Castle Grounds
There are some lovely grounds to explore at Tullibole Castle, and if you are lucky enough to get some nice weather, it’s definitely worth taking a gentle stroll.
It won’t take you long to find the 9th century ruined medieval church, or the 150 yard moat.
But most impressively there is a private maze, which is bound to prove popular with your guests.
In terms of wedding photographs, your photographer will have no problem finding interesting and picturesque backdrops.
The beautiful Scottish countryside and imposing castle will make for some great pictures.
Tullibole Castle Unique Feature
One of the biggest problems with weddings, is that they are over so quickly.
However Tullibole Castle has a solution to this problem.
Why not come back with your guests the following day for a BBQ.
Tents can be put up in the grounds, and activities arranged such as Archery Lessons or Laser Clay Shooting.
You could even organise a treasure hunt in the Tullibole Maze.
Sounds like a nice way to extend the celebrations, and spend a bit more time with family and friends.
Tullibole Castle Wedding Prices
For accurate Tullibole Castle 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 Tullibole Castle wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of Tullibole Castle (sleeps 4), price £4,860.
- Longhouse Cottage (sleeps 2), price £330 for 3 nights.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost less.
Tullibole Castle Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Tullibole Castle as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use castle, secluded in the beautiful Perthshire countryside, with a newly refurbished converted barn, and space for a large marquee; then Tullibole Castle 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 Tullibole Castle’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.