Today I am thrilled to spotlight on Carfraemill, a beautiful rural Scottish wedding venue and share the exciting news of their Win a Wedding competition.
Could you get married in October 2016?!
Enter this amazing competition to do just that in an amazing Scottish wedding venue worth over £12,000 – with a fabulous marquee styled bang on the current luxury wedding trends.
With only 3 months to plan your day, the winning couple has to be brave, bold and so loved-up that they can’t wait any longer!
Carfraemill is definitely a ‘best-of-both-worlds’ location – rural with a real sense of the remote amid the Lammermuir Hills, yet very easily accessible from the buzz of Edinburgh (just 30 minutes) and close to all of the gorgeous Scottish Borders towns.
They love small, intimate weddings (as few as three guests!) as much as they love full blown affairs, and can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Couples can choose from our four wedding spaces to perfectly fit the style and scale of your day: their beautiful marquee, an oak-panelled reception room, a country-chic private room and an exclusive site on their hillside farm.
They have 10 beautifully designed, country lodge rooms include double, twin & family hotel rooms.
All are stylish yet cosy with immaculate ensuite bathrooms or shower rooms.
Carfraemill is renowned for its food and warm hospitality – a local favourite for family suppers, romantic dinners, Sunday roasts, afternoon teas and hearty breakfasts.
They like to keep things local when it comes to their food and here possible they use Scottish Borders-sourced ingredients.
The Venue is running a major wedding event in October of this year, and plans to style their marquee completely on-trend, with great ideas about how you can use a marquee space (e.g. sectioning into areas for different parts of the day) in conjunction with wedding planner/stylist Lindsey Hunter.
The event will be a week long and comprise an open day, photoshoot, and will include the Wedding of the competition winners.
Wouldn’t it be glorious to win the chance to have your Big Day in such a special place.
All you need to do is enter here with a photo of you and your loved one in a favourite rural spot or green space.
Up a tree, on top of a mountain, lazing in a meadow, strolling through a park, dangling your toes in a stream…they are awarding extra points for creativity!
The prize includes the Marquee Venue, all props and styling by Get Knotted and wedding invitation design services by Lettica.
A 3 course wedding meal for up to 80 guests is also part of this incredible prize.
A Drinks package is not included but is competitievely priced at £12.50 per person.
The winning couple will get their room for free (bed and breakfast) on the night of their wedding and there will be special wedding rates for the guests.
Carfraemill’s wedding planner, Susan Thorburn will be in charge of making sure everything runs like clockwork in next 3 months & on the day itself.
The photo here show the mood board for the lucky winning couple’s wedding day.
Please visit the dedicated competition entry site for more details ~ ENTER NOW
The competition opens today, Friday 1st July and closes on Saturday 16th July.
The winning couple can choose from 12th, 13th, 14th or 15th October 2016 to hold their dream Wedding Day.
Terms and Conditions
*Couples must be available to have your big day on your choice of Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th, Friday 14th or Saturday 15th October 2016.
*Entrants must, therefore, be couples who just can’t wait to get married!
Couples have to be game for some speedy planning, and have wedding guests who will be equally happy to make themselves available for your big day.
*The winning couple agrees that Carfraemill and its relevant suppliers may use any photography taken on your day (to be commissioned by Carfraemill or otherwise relevant licence to be agreed with the wedding photographer on the day) in their online and print marketing efforts.
*It is also hoped that the wedding couple will be happy to be featured here on the MrsPandP.com Wedding Blog as I am following the story of the wedding competition.
*The marquee will be styled by Get Knotted in line with the mood board which can be viewed in the main image on Carfraemill’s wedding page online: http://www.carfraemill.co.uk/venue/wedding-scottish-borders.
The final design will ultimately be agreed between Carfraemill and Get Knotted.
The format of your day (timings, elements, quirky extra touches etc) will of course be entirely up to the couple, with the help of our wedding planner if required.
*Ahead of your wedding reception, your ceremony can take place at Carfraemill in the marquee with an area beautifully set for this purpose – this is included in the prize. Alternatively, we can advise on other local venues and churches which hold the appropriate licences.
*In addition to the marquee, you’ll also have the exclusive use of Carfraemill’s oak-panelled reception room as well as a smaller country-lodge style private room for the wedding party’s own preparations. This is included in the prize.
*All tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery, heating, lighting, waiting staff and bar staff are included in the prize.
*10 lovely bedrooms are available at Carfraemill, and a further 4 bedrooms are available in self catering cottages very near the hotel. A total of 32 guests (plus babies / small children) can stay for the wedding night / weekend, with other options available within a few miles of Carfraemill. We are very happy to offer you our special wedding rates.
*The landscape surrounding Carfraemill will give your photographer loads of stunning backdrops – think open skies, views across the Borders, shady woodland spots and a lot of sheep!
Even if it rains there are tonnes of quirky alternatives nearby (a beech tree tunnel, industrial sheds, farm steadings and of course inside the main building at Carfraemill). We can suggest some super photographers locally.
*It works really well to provide wedding coaches to Carfraemill from, for example, Edinburgh or Melrose and returning again at the end of the night. How about a London bus?! We can suggest suppliers.
*We’ll provide the dance floor, but you’ll need to find a band.
*Wedding invitation design services will be provided by Lettica. Given that the wedding will be in October 2016, a digital invitation may make most sense. If you’d like to have your invite printed, please note that print costs will be payable by the wedding couple.
To Contact Carfraemill
Phone: 01578 750750