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Murthly Castle is situated in a spectacular and unique position in the historic heart of Scotland, on the banks of the River Tay. Standing in a wonderful parkland setting, the castle dates from the 14th century.
The chapel makes the most romantic and idyllic setting for a highland wedding. The castle is steeped in history and was originally built as a royal hunting lodge. It is rumoured that Bonnie Prince Charlie took refuge in one of the towers after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46, and in the 1830s and 1840s Native Americans lived there for a short time. The castle is still a private family home, inhabited by the same family since 1615.
Murthly Estate extends to some 12,000 acres with extensive formal grounds around the castle, which were laid out from the 1660s onwards. The approach to the castle is via a two-mile long drive, which leads you through beautiful parkland, containing some of the tallest and most impressive trees in Scotland.
The Chapel The Chapel of St. Anthony the Eremite stands majestically at the top of a steep bank, from where there are views of the River Tay (one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers) and Birnam Hill (which appears in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth).
Dating from the 16th century, the chapel is sheltered by ancient yews and tall Douglas firs, and is suitable for both large and small wedding parties. The interior is truly stunning, with the décor creating a warmth and spirituality rarely matched elsewhere. The tiled floor, gilded fixtures, stained glass, arched fresco, and hammer-beamed ceiling all add up to give your wedding ceremony the setting it deserves.
The chapel can seat up to 200-250 guests, although it is equally suitable for a small intimate wedding of up to 50 guests. Situated in the heart of the estate, it offers guests total privacy. A double row of yew trees, some over 500 years old, takes you on a short walk from the castle to the chapel.
The Castle For civil ceremonies and receptions, two spectacular rooms are available for wedding parties of up to 60 people. The largest and most impressive rooms in the castle, they overlook the walled garden, which is also at your disposal. The Music Room echoes the elegant rococo style of the Palace of Versailles in France, while the Victorian Dining Room features walls hung with their original maroon velvet and a hammer-beamed ceiling studded with golden bees.
The Walled Garden For larger parties, the wide expanses of lawn in the walled garden ensure plenty of room for a large marquee, leaving the more intimate, colourful parts of the garden free for you and guests to explore. The garden’s layout dates from the 1660s and retains many of its original features, such as the summerhouse, fountain, and yew and box hedges. A fine view of the castle, which overlooks the garden from the top of a bank, adds to the atmosphere, as does sensitive exterior lighting after dark.
Rental Wedding ceremony only Chapel & walled garden From £1,350 Three hours
Wedding ceremony only Chapel, walled garden, castle reception room From £1,650 Three hours
Ceremony and Reception Chapel & walled garden From £3,350 Ends at 12.30am
Ceremony and Reception Chapel, walled garden, castle reception rooms From £4,150 Ends at 12.30am
N.B. Murthly Castle can host a wedding reception for up to 60 people.
For larger parties a marquee in the walled garden will be required.
Not included: Minister, toilets, band stage, catering, hire of equipment, marquee, heating, flowers etc.
Perth: 8 miles Pitlochry: 20 miles Edinburgh: 50 miles Glasgow: 65 miles
Murthly Castle is a wonderful venue for a wedding and in a truly beautiful setting. Murthly chapel is perfect for the wedding service and just a few romantic minutes walk along the yew tree avenue to the castle!
It was a great event thanks in no small part to the cooperation and efficiency of all at George Goldsmith & the family and staff at Murthly. Thank you also for all your help and efficiency in finding us the place and helping to negotiate our way through it all. Hopefully we will be doing the same itinerary next year so will need a venue. Best wishes. David Bland – The Event Business – Land Rover – Range RoverDavid Bland, On behalf of Land Rover, UK
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Murthly Castle only provides a wonderful wedding or corporate venue. We do not let accommodation in the castle. We have some lovely private houses, situated closeby, that we can offer our clients.
There are a good selection of hotels in Dunkeld to choose from, including the Hilton Dunkeld, on the banks of the River Tay.
Murthly Castle stands in a wonderful parkland setting and is the perfect place for a wedding, corporate event or a promotional launch.
We have carried out some hugely successful events at Murthly.
It was a great event thanks in no small part to the cooperation and efficiency of all at George Goldsmith & the family and staff at Murthly. Thank you also for all your help and efficiency in finding us the place and helping to negotiate our way through it all. Hopefully we will be doing the same itinerary next year so will need a venue. Best wishes. David Bland - The Event Business - Land Rover - Range Rover
David Bland, On behalf of Land Rover
Our wedding - what can we say - just truly incredible. The chefs you put us in touch with were so organized and wonderful. The chapel at Murthly was enchanting and the reception at Halliburton made the day. What a country Scotland is. Thank you all. Bonnie Hilman & Paul Van Gemert. USA
Bonnie Hillman & Paul Van Gemert, NewYork, USA
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