Celebrate With an Intimate Wedding at One of Our Spectacular Highland Lodges
At Blair Castle and Atholl Estates, we’re delighted to introduce our lodges, which make the ideal location for an intimate wedding. For couples looking to tie the knot in 2021, our homely Highland lodges are the perfect secluded, scenic venue to exchange your vows.
Tulliemet House and Kindrochet Lodge sleep up to sixteen people, with room for up to thirty day guests. The beautiful gardens at each lodge also lend themselves perfectly to a marque, giving you space for up to fifty of your closest friends and family.
More Than A Venue For Your Wedding Day
Our lodges offer more than simply a venue; the Atholl Estate is the full Highland experience! Our estate offers both indoor and outdoor activities for the days surrounding your ceremony.
Currently, Covid restrictions limited access to some of those, such our beautiful Blair Castle, but we hope to welcome you indoors soon enough. Meanwhile, we’re fortunate to have a wealth of trails and historic landmarks you can explore.
Our Recommended Beauty Spots:
The Banvie Burn Walk
The Banvie Burn walk is one of our top beauty trails to explore within a short driving distance from Kindrochet Lodge. The route stretches for three miles and starts at the Glen Tilt Car Park, near to Blair Castle itself.
Depending on the season, you’ll be surrounded by native woodlands and Rhododendron bushes, which bring a burst of colour to the trail. At the right time of year, you might see Red Deer roaming the grounds and plenty of purple Heather – a signature of Scotland’s hillside.
One of many gems on the estate, The Whim is a beautiful folly built in 1761 and makes the perfect place to stop for a newlywed picnic. From here, there’s a fantastic view of the Blair Castle parkland, designed by the second Duke of Atholl and dating back to the 18th Century.
Extended your adventure and make a stop off at the House of Bruar, taking a short walk up to see the spectacular Bruar Falls.
Tulliemet Moor and Loch Ordie
Tulliemet House is on the edge of Tulliemet Moor, a fantastic place for nature lovers to explore Scotland’s largest designated conservation area. Only a short distance away is the tranquil Loch Ordie, a very popular spot for both walking and cycling. Relax and enjoy the calm of the water next to the old fishing bothy – the ideal spot to enjoy a romantic lunch in a peaceful, remote setting.
Close by, you can also explore Loch of Lowes, a Wilderness Reserve within Dunkeld, home to a breeding pair of Ospreys.
Easy to access from the lodges, Glen Tilt is a magnificent walk that follows a fault line through the hills. If you’re looking for a wedding adventure that embraces Scottish wilderness, this is it.
The walk takes in the variety of the glen; starting within the woods, then heading to the open hillsides. At ten miles in distance, it’s a full day out and the perfect way to capture the essence of the Atholl Estate.
There’s no end of nature to explore here, so keep your eyes peeled for buzzards, eagles, wheatears and skylarks. There is also a reward viewpoint to aim for as you enter the rifle range*, offering up fantastic views of the glen and beyond.
As it’s a loop walk, once you cross the bridge to the other side of the water, you’ll spot the regeneration of birch woodland – and depending on the season – enjoy many varieties of plant and flowers, which thrive on the lime-rich soils in the glen.
NB: Consult the rifle range timetable to check for shooting – a red flag shows when shooting is taking place. (This timetable is also available in advance at the Glen Tilt Car Park or on the ranger service website.)
Find Out More
To find out more about the trails mentioned here, visit our activities page.