Wedding venue Kinkell Byre ringing in the New Year with open weekend

Kinkell Byre, the exclusive converted barn wedding venue, located on the coast just outside of St Andrews, will be ringing in the New Year by opening its doors over the weekend of 7 & 8 January to couples considering wedding venue options.

The Open Weekend event, which will run from 10am to 4pm, gives the chance for couples to explore Kinkell Byre, meet recommended suppliers and chat with the team to discuss their wedding requirements. Visitors will also have the chance to view the newly launched high spec accommodation on the site of the sustainability focused venue, which is located on a former arable and livestock farm currently undergoing a huge rewilding project, ‘Rewilding Kinkell’.

The ten new cabins, made from natural materials including locally sourced Scottish larch and birch plywood, overlook the ecological conservation project at Kinkell and offer a convenient accommodation option for wedding guests. The cabins are situated a short walk away from the Byre and, as part of the rewilding plans, the cabins will eventually be situated in a native wildflower meadow.

The ten self-catering cabins are suitable for two people, enjoy a sea view, and come equipped with a table and two chairs, a hairdryer, linen, and towels. Within the cabin there is a basic kitchenette, with microwave, kettle, fridge, and toaster, and it also includes an ensuite shower room.

Kinkell Byre is one of only two wedding venues in Scotland to offer ‘Weddings for the Wild’, wedding packages which have been created with eco-conscious couples in mind, who wish to have a traditional big wedding celebration but are also mindful of the impact their wedding will have on the environment.

Claire Grant, manager at Kinkell Byre, said: “Our open weekend is a fantastic opportunity for couples who are exploring their options to get a real feel for our wedding venue and what exactly we offer. Our converted barn is full of character and rustic charm and is hugely versatile, meaning every wedding we hold here is entirely unique. Our new cabins offer the opportunity for wedding guests to stay on site, reducing the amount of carbon emissions created through travel, enabling them to enjoy more of Kinkell Byre’s incredible natural environment and stunning sea views.

“Our Weddings for the Wild packages have been crafted with the more eco-conscious couples in mind and we work closely with suppliers who have sustainability at their heart, including caterers who use locally sourced food and florists who grow their own native flowers locally. We are also able to suggest several ways in which our wedding guests can reduce their waste and offset the carbon footprint of their wedding. We look forward to welcoming couples to Kinkell Byre in January and explaining more.”

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