Key Details

Location

Our Ceremony and Reception will both be held at the same location:

The Barn at Harburn
Harburn Estate
West Calder
EH55 8RN

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Transport

Parking at the Barn is extremely limited. If you are staying locally we suggest you get a taxi to the venue (and book one to take you home in advance at midnight, as otherwise you might have to wait quite a while for one to arrive!).

A wee reminder also that in Scotland the drink driving laws are much stricter than other places, and one drink takes you over the limit.

Accommodation

The nearest large town to the venue is Livingston, which is a 15-20 minute taxi ride away. In Livingston there are several chain hotels, including two Premier Inns, a Travelodge and a Mercure, as well as a large selection of independent hotels and some AirBnB options.

Edinburgh city centre is around 40 minutes drive from the venue, and Glasgow is about 45 minutes away.

Timings

Please join Tim for a drink at 1.30pm to soothe his nerves. The ceremony will start at 2pm.

We hope you can all stay late into the evening to join us for a good knees-up (don’t worry, someone will be calling out all the steps during the ceilidh!).

Carriages (/pre-ordered taxis) at midnight.

Food

We have each been to our fair share of hungry weddings, and know there is nothing worse than worrying about your stomach growling in the ceremony or during the speeches! We have scheduled the day to start after lunch, so suggest you eat before you come, and we will do our best to keep you well fed from that point onwards!

If you have any dietary requirements please make sure to note them on your RSVP.

Attire and Footwear

The wedding will be semi-formal. Long dresses and ceilidhs don’t mix. Kilts are warmly welcomed from the brave!

We hope to spend a good part of the day in the gorgeous grounds around the venue on the grass and stone paths, so stilettos or shoes which are easily damaged are not advised.

We will also be enjoying a ceilidh during the evening, for which we suggest you have shoes which are well attached to your feet, or willingness to go barefoot! Ceilidh dancing in socks or tights is not advised, and stilettos present a risk to both yourself and others!

Younger Guests

Unfortunately the venue does not offer seating or catering equipment for younger guests. The indoor area is also limited, with no comfy seating for nap time. Guests with young children are welcome to bring them, but please do make it clear on your RSVP if they will need their own (full sized) chair for the ceremony, and what you would ideally like provided for them to eat at the Wedding Breakfast.

We will then speak to the caterer and see what we can arrange.

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