It can be a little overwhelming researching wedding venues. So we've compiled a list of our most asked questions to help you with your search.
£1000 deposit is required to secure your date. This is non-refundable
Up to 50% of your total price is due 6 months before the wedding date with the balance due 3 months in advance of your wedding.
Yes, we request a £1000 Good Housekeeping Deposit which is payable 2 weeks prior to the wedding and returned no later than 7 days after the wedding. This is not for small minor damages like broken glasses it’s for major damage.
We have drinks packages available from £25pp
Yes, if there is space in the diary. Prices available on request
We are dog friendly throughout the venue and accommodation and welcome well behaved dogs. We are a working farm so please be mindful not to worry the sheep and clean up after your furry friend.
we also have facility to welcome horses & ponies!
Only natural petal confetti is allowed due to the safety of the wildlife on and around the estate.
No these are not allowed due to the livestock on the farm. Sparklers are allowed.
Yes drinks packages are available starting from £25 pp.
Yes the bar accepts both cash and card.
We do advise to bring cash in case the 4G network has issues.
All drinks are reasonably priced starting from £5 for a pint or spirit & mixer increasing slightly for premium malts and spirits.
Yes we can arrange for a bar tab to be set up which has a limit or is unlimited
Yes, we have a wide selection of drinks and are proud to stock local brands alongside all the common favourites. Some of our Scottish brands include:
We also stock a wide range of beers, Gin, Vodka, Whisky and Rum *New for 2023 - We have installed a brand new Cocktail tap!*
No, anyone found bringing alcohol onto the premises which has not been purchased from the bar will be asked to leave the venue.
No, external bars are not permitted
As a rural venue we have a private water supply. We supply drinking water for the bar however it’s a good idea to lease with your caterer to provide drinking water for during the meal.
No you are free to choose your own suppliers, we do kindly ask you run them past us so we can share any experiences with you before you book your suppliers.
We work exclusively with our catering partners, please select from those listed on the supplier page only. Alternative caterers are welcome however, must have the express written consent from the owners.
Yes we have disabled access and facilities
We can accommodate up to 155 in the Old Mill for a Ceremony so suggest that numbers are within this, however evening guests can increase to 200
The shoot lodge is an entertaining space for the evening before and/or brunch spot for the morning after. It is kept closed on the wedding day to ensure your guests keep together. There is no accommodation in the shoot lodge it’s a gathering and dining space. The shoot lodge is an additional cost so we can keep the venue hire cost down for those who do not wish to use it.
Yes you can however we do not provide BBQ’s so you would need to bring your own.
There are 3 properties on site sleeping up to 18.
Middle Cardney Farmhouse - Sleeps up to 10
Craigmore Lodge - Sleeps up to 6
The Couples Cabin - Sleeps 2
Yes all bed linen and towels are included.
You can check in the accommodation from 12pm one your arrival day and check out is 3pm the day following the wedding or 10am if you are staying extra nights.
Yes guests are welcome to bring a caravan or camper van if you’re happy for them to share the accommodation facilities. There is plenty of parking space however no hook up or facilities for them. They must be parked by the accomodation at Middle Cardney. Camping is also allowed and you can also arrange for yurts to be erected to provide additional accommodation.
We are situated just 4 miles from Dunkeld and 8 miles from Blairgowrie. There are local Taxi companies who can provide a range of vehicles. It’s best to book these well in advance though as there are limited taxis in the area. There are also a number of local coach companies. Cardney is accessible by up to 53 seater coaches.
Here are some contacts who might be able to help.
Docherty's Midland Coaches
Lux Executive Travel
Perth Radio Taxis
Highland Travel - Private cars and Minibuses
We are in located in such a popular spot there is plenty of accommodation situated within close proximity to the venue. We can provide you with discount codes for local hotels and a list of other accommodation providers. See below:
Atholl Arms Hotel
Located next to Dunkeld Bridge overlooking the river Tay.
The Royal Dunkeld
The Meikleour Arms
Located in Blairgowrie with 11 bedrooms across 5 cottages.
Home from Home Perthshire
Self catering listings throughout Perthshire
Private Double bedroom, snug & Bathroom within a residential house in Dunkeld.
Because it’s such a popular destination we do advise that you share this information with your guests ASAP.
Dunkeld and Birnam station is located just on the other side of the A9 and has direct links from London. We are also centrally located just 1.5 hours from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Our entertainment licence is until 12am so all music must finish at this time.
The alcohol licence ends at 12:30am, last orders are 12:15am.
Any deliveries or contractors brought in for your wedding must be within the hire period only, as stated in your contract from 12pm the day prior to the event and must be cleared by 3pm the following day. Including all vehicles.