GG’s Yard: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
If you are looking for first class barn wedding venues in Scotland, then the new for 2017 GG’s Yard is definitely worth your consideration.
Located on the stunning west coast just south of Galloway Forest Park, this converted farmstead has been purpose built for ceremonies and receptions.
In addition to having multiple entertaining spaces and a wonderful spot for outdoor weddings, it also has 10 luxury Seaview Snugs which are ideal for overnight accommodation.
Let’s take a closer look at what a GG’s Yard wedding would be like.
GG’s Yard Location
Wedding venues in Dumfries and Galloway are renowned for their beautiful scenery, with GG’s Yard located right on the coast roughly 35 miles from Dumfries.
Glasgow is Scotland’s closest city, however it is still 110 miles away with a journey time of approximately 2 hours.
It’s a scenic drive though.
On arrival you will find ample parking for your guests right next to the steading.
And if you would like to put on coach transportation, large vehicle access is not a problem.
GG’s Yard Setting
In terms of setting GG’s Yard sits on its own 1,000 acre estate, so peace and quiet is absolutely guaranteed.
It’s also an exclusive use wedding venue, so your privacy is guaranteed too.
The grounds stretch all the way from the ocean right up into the hills, which gives you a really interesting mixture of terrain.
And the farmstead creates a nice rustic chic atmosphere, which is exactly what people choose barn wedding venues for.
If you are looking for something pretty and secluded, then this really is a fabulous place to get married.
Originally a 250 year old farmstead, GG’s Yard has been comprehensively restored and extended.
Its character still remains, however modern touches have been added; such as the glass front which looks out to sea.
All of the rooms have been created with weddings in mind, and these include the Whiskey Room which is a great place for the Groom to relax before the ceremony.
There’s also the Byre Lounge, which comes complete with comfy seats and log burners.
In terms of access you can setup the day before your wedding, and don’t need to remove any personal possessions until the day after.
There is also a wedding coordinator who will be present for the duration of your day, to make sure things run smoothy.
GG’s Yard Accommodation
There’s a special room inside the farmstead called the Brides Room, which can be used for bridal preparation.
It comes complete with large mirrors, dressing facilities, and ensuite toilet, and also leads directly into the ceremony room for your grand entrance.
For overnight accommodation there are 10 Seaview Snugs, which can sleep up to 20 guests.
Each of them is individually themed and has a king size bed, ensuite shower room, sitting area, and patio where you can enjoy the views.
One of them even has a hot tub, and they are all just minutes from the farmstead.
For hotels near GG’s Yard, you should take a look at the Selkirk Arms.
GG’s Yard Ceremony
You will have the choice of both an indoor and an outdoor ceremony at GG’s Yard.
The Ceremony Wing inside the farmstead is full of original character, with stone walls and rustic exposed beams.
It also has a glass front revealing stunning views and letting in lots of natural light.
There’s even a baby grand piano which can be used.
Moving outside you have the beautiful Hilltop looking out to sea.
It’s a fantastic spot for wedding photos, and your guests can even be transported by tractor and trailer.
GG’s Yard Reception
Assuming the weather is nice your drinks reception can be had outside on the terrace, followed by your dinner reception in the Grand Gallery.
The Grand Gallery has original stone walls, wooden beams, and a log burner, with fantastic views over the grounds and out to sea.
It can also comfortably seat 200 guests for dinner, and accommodate a further 150 guests for dancing.
Included in your wedding package are tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery, and glassware.
GG’s Yard Catering
The catering is handled internally at GG’s Yard by their team of expert chefs, with a professional kitchen having been installed in the farmstead.
Four sample menus have been created for you to choose from, although a custom menu is also possible if you’d like something different or have special dietary requirements.
In terms of bar facilities, you have GG’s Bar which is a separate room fully stocked with a variety of drinks.
Your guests will be able to pay by both cash and card, or you could run a tab if you are feeling generous.
There is no option to bring your own booze currently.
GG’s Yard Entertainment
The Grand Gallery has more than enough space to fit in a band and put on a ceilidh.
In fact depending on guest numbers, you might not even have to move the tables and chairs.
Given the farmsteads country location, there is no sound limiter either.
Fireworks displays are permitted, and there’s a large pond in front of the venue ideal for launching over.
Last orders are at 11:45pm, with the venue having to be cleared out by 12:30am.
GG’s Yard Wedding Photos
If you are looking for a venue with scenic backdrops for your wedding photos, then GG’s Yard is going to be perfect.
There’s incredible variety on offer too, whether it’s down on the beach or at the top of the hill, your wedding photographer is bound to capture some classics.
And if you are not in the mood for walking, the tractor and trailer can transport you to these locations.
With regards to the farmstead the glass front and large skylights provide lots of natural light, which means indoor shots are going to be fantastic too.
GG’s Yard Wedding Prices
For accurate GG’s Yard 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 GG’s Yard wedding cost:
- 10 x Seaview Snug (sleeps 2), price £100 per night.
- Exclusive use of GG’s Yard (ceremony & reception), price £6,000.
- Wedding Breakfast, prices from £30 per person.
- Drinks Package, prices from £11.50 per person.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost 50% less.
GG’s Yard Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider GG’s Yard as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for a custom built rustic farmstead, on the picturesque west coast, with a fabulous Grand Gallery ballroom, and unique luxury accommodation; then GG’s Yard 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 GG’s Yard’s website here.