Claire McPhillimy headed to the stunning Perthshire countryside for a luxurious night at charming resort and wedding venue, CLC Duchally Country Estate…
The first thing I notice when I arrive at Duchally is the incredibly gorgeous setting.
Seriously: the grounds are so perfectly manicured and flawlessly picturesque that I start to wonder if I’m actually on a film set – I mean, there are even doves flying around and a resident swan.
Because I’m used to writing about and looking at wedding albums, I can’t help but check out the grounds (the resort boasts over 27 acres of parkland!) and scout the best photo spots – and Duchally’s got plenty.
A rolling front lawn you can get married on, an atmospheric pond with bandstand and wooden jetty, an outdoor patio and bar space –any couple would be spoilt for choice if they married here.
The VIP treatment
The interiors don’t disappoint either! We get checked into the Bridal Suite for the night and it’s perfect.
There’s a balcony looking out on to the doves, a chic modern bathroom and plenty of room for getting your whole party ready in the one place.
We enjoy a pre-dinner G&T in the snug Whisky Bar and then head to the on-site restaurant for some delicious food.
Throughout, the service from the staﬀ is impeccable – they go out of their way to make our stay special, so I imagine you’re treated like royalty when you tie the knot here.
Bespoke + intimate
If you don’t trust the Scottish weather enough to have your ceremony outside, there’s a lovely indoor ceremony space with views out on to the estate.
You can then enjoy a gorgeous wedding breakfast and evening reception in the newly refurbished Glendevon Lounge.
The Duchally caters to intimate weddings of up to 40 guests, and although there are packages to pick from, you can also go bespoke and let their fab team of co-ordinators help you build your dream day.
Plus, with 55 luxurious lodges within the resort and stylish rooms in the hotel, there’s plenty of room for all your guests! The resort’s leisure facilities, including a pool, gym and sauna, will keep them all entertained, if you decide to turn your wedding into a weekend affair!