When considering barns, it’s safe to say that you’ll likely envisage some livestock, maybe a few bales of hay and a couple of items of rusty farmyard equipment. You probably wouldn’t immediately think of a chic wedding venue dripping in romance, but this week we’re featuring Dalduff Farm, where the owners have beautifully reinvented their farmstead, taking it from COW to WOW to VOW!
Here’s why we’re loving Dalduff Farm near Maybole in Ayrshire:
• Exudes rustic chic charm
• Exclusive use venue (yours from 1pm the day before your wedding day until 12pm the following day)
• Blank canvas so you can get as creative as you like
• Situated within glorious grounds and countryside for epic photographic opportunities
• Large space to accommodate 120 (ceremony/wedding breakfast) and 150 (evening reception)
• Onsite accommodation for ten in the neighbouring farmhouse
• BYO drinks option with free corkage
• Excellent onsite chefs serving locally sourced food
The rural chic wedding phenomenon has been huge throughout 2018 and the trend is set to get even bigger and barnier in 2019, and no wonder! With large open spaces, wooden beans and exposed stone walls, barns make for ideal blank canvases allowing for couples to inject their individuality to create a picture perfect wedding backdrop.
When Celebrant, George Smith, returned from marrying Nicolle and Ian at Dalduff Farm in June last year with tales of garlanded alpacas and firepit toasted marshmallows, team Fuze were mega excited to find out more about this epic farmyard venue near Maybole, the town where Robbie Burns’ parents first met and married.
Idyllically situated down a hedgerowed lane, Dalduff Farm is an exclusive use venue bursting with rustic charm. The beauty of Dalduff is that it already contains all the elements one could wish for in order to create the perfect country wedding; however, for couples looking to inject their own unique style into their big day, this venue has the ability to propel creative types into diy wedding decor heaven. The owners have invested in wondrous furnishings and props to compliment and enhance almost every wedding style, from rustic wooden tables and benches to an ancient oak welsh dresser and a ginormous vintage mirror. On top of that, all crockery, cutlery, napkins, glassware, a PA system, staff (including your own wedding planner) are all available for couples to utilise.
Dalduff Farm is rented on an exclusive use basis and couples can enjoy the farmstead from 1pm the day before their wedding day until 12pm the day after they say “I do”. A fabulous 19th Century farmhouse, which sleeps up to ten, is included in the package and allows for bridal parties to either get creative and prepare the venue for their big day or just simply relax and soak up the countryside vibes.
As well as the farmhouse, couples have full access to a number of multifunctional spaces and buildings – the traditional barn, the courtyard room, the courtyard, two large open-sided red barns and the glorious gardens and grounds. It’s the flexibility of Dalduff that makes it such a unique and interesting venue and couples are free to say “I do”, host their wedding breakfast and dance the night away in any space they desire.
The farmstead is split into several distinct spaces centred around a delightful stone-flagged courtyard, which is cloaked in ivy and bordered with vibrant planters. On a sunny day, the courtyard makes for the ideal space to partake in a little post-ceremony champagne schmoozing.
Opening out onto the courtyard is the farm’s former grain store, which was beautifully converted in 2013 and is now known as the Courtyard Room. This is an ideal space for an evening buffet and bar area.
The main player and the largest of the spaces at Dalduff is the beautiful traditional barn, which is the ideal location to hold both the wedding breakfast and evening reception. With original flooring, exposed stone walls and a fairy-lit vaulted ceiling, the atmospheric barn fully embraces both its agricultural past and the romantic present. The barn can accommodate up to 120 guests where they can enjoy Dalduff’s magnificently mouth-watering sit down sharing banquets. The owners of Dalduff are farmers by trade and their onsite farm shop and kitchen is renowned for its high quality, locally sourced produce so foodie couples and their crews will be in for a real treat.
Once dinner has been served, guests can retire into the courtyard or take a wander around the beautiful garden grounds, whilst staff transform the barn into a fabulous party-tastic venue where guests can go wild into the early hours.
So there you have it. If you and your other half are looking for the ultimate rural chic barn wedding where you can really explore your creative sides, we highly recommend taking a closer look at Dalduff Farm.
Couple: Nicolle & Ian
Date: June 2017
Venue: Dalduff Farm, Crosshill, Maybole, KA19 7PU
Photographer: David Grant Simpson