The Barn at Harburn is a historic, unique wedding venue, set in the heart of Harburn Estate in West Lothian.
Ideally situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Team SWD headed along on the day of the venue’s wedding photoshoot. Charlotte, director of The Pantry Events who are managing the operations of the Barn, showed us around the pretty venue – and we were seriously impressed!
Following recent renovations, the venue encompasses its traditional history along with a modern luxury, making it a perfect setting for your big day.
Photography: Kerr Visuals
The Barn itself isn’t a run of the mill venue. Set amongst a traditional farm steading, the venue consists of a roundhouse and granary that have been gracefully renovated to provide the ultimate entertaining space.
The roundhouse was originally used as a tread mill and dates back 250 years, although its design dates back much further to the ancient Scottish Broch style. Beautiful French windows lead out on to the picturesque gardens, landscaped lakes and parkland, with stunning views of the Pentland Hills beyond.
YOUR WEDDING, YOUR WAY
What makes the venue so unique is the two separate areas to enjoy, maintaining their own distinctive period character and charm whilst also being an ideal blank canvas venue, but with contemporary touches.
The Roundhouse, a beautiful setting for a small and intimate ceremony and celebration or the main Barn itself, a longer room with plenty of natural light, holds up to 90 guests for dinner and up to 140 evening guests.
If you’re looking to host a larger wedding day, a marquee can be directly adjoined to the main Barn, giving you plenty of options.
The Barn can be hired as ‘venue only’, giving you the freedom to choose your own suppliers, including catering and your bar.
If you would prefer a little helping hand, Charlotte and Lisa, consultant for The Barn at Harburn and The Pantry, have a wealth of wedding experience and can oversee everything you might need for the reception, from linen and glassware to table decorations too.
Plus, the venue has a full size professional kitchen making catering simple.
On the day of the photoshoot, The Barn at Harburn’s recommended suppliers were on hand, showcasing just how they can help transform the venue to suit you and your style.
i Love Letters added plenty of fun to the venue with their lawn games – we can just imagine your guests getting involved in the vintage outdoor games at the drinks reception.
i Love Letters can also bring plenty of sparkle to your big day with their cinema style light up sign and dazzling lights throughout.
As well as managing the venue, Charlotte also owns The Pantry Tuck Truck, a unique foodie treat for your guests and great for a blank canvas venue.
Charlotte tells us Mexican street food is the current talk of the wedding industry!
No wedding photoshoot would be complete without impressive wedding cakes and Liggy’s Cakes certainly did not disappoint.
Our favourite has to be this beautiful four tier masterpiece.
With such a unique venue, we loved Unbridaled‘s twist on tradition with their stylish, on-trend gowns.
Of course, in Scotland you always need to be prepared for any weather and Brolly Bucket are always on hand with their chic umbrella hire.
Beautiful blooms filled the room by Narcissus Flower Shop and School.
Want to see more of this beautiful venue? See our live tour of The Barn at Harburn.