Venues - The Famous Grouse, Creiff, Perthshire

By Brian Wilson, Wedding Photographer
The Famous Grouse Experience, Creiff, Perthshire
Telephone: 01764 656565
Contact: Events Team
Email: Use Contact Form on website
This is a great place to hold a wedding celebration, if a wee bit remote. To get to it, you drive to Perth, then Crieff and onwards on the A85 and its sign-posted about a mile outside Crieff. There is a distillery tour and a shop as well as a bar and restaurant that can be exclusively hired. Its set by a river and there is a rustic play area to keep the kids happy. The forest next to it offers fabulous photo opportunities.
Their website is a wee bit basic (as of Feb 2011) and there doesn't appear to be an email contact either; which in today's connected world is not good. I shot a wedding here in 2008 and it was a good day and a good night too. The celebration was well organised by the staff (the ceremony took place in the town) and the food was good too. From a photographer's perspective it offered a good range of locations as the distillery itself is open to the public.
Pros: Exclusive use of restaurant and bar; caters for up to 100 guests; terrace area; distillery access (within reason & escorted); open spaces for kids; good photography venue.
Cons: Location requires car or private bus travel; no on-site overnight stay.