The Cow Shed Crail – A characterful Farm Steading for Weddings & Events

Today I am thrilled to spotlight on the unique Fife Wedding Venue, The Cow Shed in Crail.

If you are dreaming of a wedding venue with sea views, rustic charm, the ability to make it your own, close to St Andrews and with accommodation on your doorstep you have come to the right place, read on and find out more…..

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The Cow Shed, a family run atmospheric farm steading, opened its doors as a versatile wedding space in January 2016.

Located just outside Crail, a historic fishing village in the pretty East Neuk of Fife (near St Andrews), the exclusive use venue offers sea views and plenty of rustic charm.

Completely flexible in terms of décor and layout, The Cow Shed offers a characterful ‘blank canvas’ allowing couples to put their own personal stamp on the space, creating the wedding they really want.

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The Cow Shed has been a part of the Logan family farm for over 70 years.

Originally used to house the calves for a dairy, it was an important part of a working dairy farm.

The dairy closed its doors in the 1980’s and The Cow Shed has now taken on a new lease of life under the stewardship of Mike and Gill Logan and their sister Jo Trust.

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Ceremony and Wedding Reception Options…

The venue boasts three distinct spaces; The Old Cow Shed, The Steading and The Courtyard.

The Old Cow Shed can seat up to 150 guests for ceremonies and is also an ideal area for an intimate drinks reception.

It can host around 60 guests for a sit down meal.

The Steading combines rustic exposed stone walls with a beautiful marquee canopy that can comfortably accommodate 150 guests, leaving ample space for a dance floor, band and bar area.

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The Courtyard with original cart shed arches and traditional farm yard doors make it the perfect spot for photographs, outdoor ceremonies and summer cocktails.

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Couples can hold their ceremonies on site in any of the versatile areas or can easily access the beautiful churches dotted around the East Neuk.

The picturesque churches situated in Crail are only a short walk away from The Cow Shed.

For the more adventurous couples, (weather dependent) The Cow Shed boasts a fantastic spot in a nearby field overlooking the sea which can be used by those wanting to embrace the views and the wonderful sea breeze.

Whats included in the Hire of the Venue?…

The Cow Shed is available all year round and allows for both mid-week and weekend weddings.

The hire cost includes heating throughout, smart mobile toilets and a selection of basic lighting throughout including uplighters, fairy lights and some festoon lighting.

The team will always make sure someone is on site during any wedding and throughout should help be required.

The hire costs also include three day access from 10am the day before any wedding until 3pm the following day for all weekend weddings.

The Cow Shed boasts a dedicated catering space with running water, power and lighting.

Electricity for this area is also included in the hire cost.

If couples don’t fancy cleaning up after the wedding, a tidy up service is available so that they can focus on being with family and friends and not on the aftermath of the party.

What we don’t include – :

– caterer or bar

– sound system

– tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery and glassware

– barn decorations

– tidy up of the barn after your event (although this is available as an add on)


Accommodation Options…

Couples interested in The Cow Shed need not worry about accommodation or keeping guests happy.

Not only will friends and family be able to explore this beautiful corner of Scotland with stunning beaches, traditional fishing villages, pretty harbours and a huge selection of golf courses, sister company, Kingask Cottages is on hand to make sure everyone has a comfy bed for the night.

They offer a fantastic selection of cottages within walking distance which can sleep up to 33 people.

They also have many more options available in Crail itself, or in St Andrews which is only 15 minutes away.

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Additional Services…

The Venue has a great relationship with lots of wedding suppliers.

From posh loo’s, wedding stylists to the best caterers around.

They can provide you with all the contacts you need.

Unless of course you would like them to do the hard work for you.

They are delighted to offer a wedding planning service for you. (at an additional cost)


What does it Cost?…

2016/2017 Prices

There are different costs dependant on your requirements.

Whole Venue – £3,300 for exclusive use (20% off Monday to Thursday)

Barn and Courtyard Only – This option is only available Monday to Thursday or at weekends in the winter months (Oct-Feb) – £1750 – tidy up service must be added to this package

Tidy Up Service – If you couples don’t want the hassle of tidying up, we can do this for a fee of £300.

2018 Prices

Hire of whole Venue – £3900

All bookings require a 30% non refundable deposit to secure the date.


The team at The Cow Shed are ready to help.

With their little black book of suppliers they can give you all the advice you need and help make each wedding one that the couple and family and friends will remember.


Isn’t it marvellous, what an amazing rustic space to make your Wedding your own.

Give them a call to say hello!


Contact details for The Cow Shed



Phone: 07989 420706

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Image Credit: Suzanne Black Photography



UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow


  1. Reply

    I had no idea a rustic barn could be quite so elegant. Simply beautiful!

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