The old church at Portpatrick is a lovely wedding venue located in the heart of Galloway. It is the perfect location for any small to a medium-sized wedding. Here is a guide for everything you need to know about having your wedding in this ideal little venue.
The venue can hold up to 50 guests. The old church is the perfect all in one wedding venue, with accommodation on-site and the ability to get married inside within the converted church's beautiful walls. It makes for a stunning backdrop for all weddings.
What types of ceremony can you have in the old church at Portpatrick?
Because the old church at Portpatrick is now a private dwelling, you can have any type of ceremony within a building. You're not limited to a church service. You could even have a registrar or a humanist ceremony if you like.
Spaces inside the venue.
There are two distinct spaces inside the venue. The accommodation which is on the ground level and the upstairs level is the beautiful open-plan space. As you enter the venue, the first thing you'll notice coming up the beautiful wrought iron staircase is the fantastic stained glass window at the church's far end. The open-plan space has been split into multiple areas. Including Kitchen in the very middle with our lounge space above it, giving you a unique 360-degree view of the room. There's also a large space that will accommodate Your wedding's reception for speeches and dinner.
What I love about the old church, being a local wedding photographer.
What I love most about the old church at Portpatrick is its stunning decor. Inside the converted church offers something that a lot of venues can't possibly provide. With its beautiful stained glass windows, massive ceilings, and an incredible atmosphere. I also love that it is a very Do It Yourself wedding venue where you hire out the church you are in total control of what happens and how you'd like the wedding to be.
Travel to the Old Church Portpatrick.
The easiest way To get to the venue is by car. Portpatrick itself is located around one hour and a half from Dumfries, two and a half to three hours from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and around three and a half hours from Manchester. There are no real links close by, unfortunately. The nearest airport to Portpatrick is Prestwick Airport, approximately two hours away. If you're coming across from Ireland, the venue is around 30 minutes from the Cairnryan.
Places for couples pictures at the Old Church Portpatrick.
The venue itself does not have any grounds. Still, there are some attractive opportunities less than five minutes away. A quick walk down to Portpatrick village itself by the harbour. The harbour as an excellent place for a couple images. You're right by the sea, so if you love the coast, this is perfect. There's also little bits of beaches along the harbour, which can be busy in the summer, but less crowded in the offseason.
A five-minute drive away is there remains of dunskey castle. The castle is perched on top of the hill overlooking the Irish Sea. Dunskey Castle makes for a stunning backdrop for a couple of pictures and is not too far away. Being on the West Coast means that if you're lucky enough to have a sunset, the sun should set over the sea for most of the year.
Because these locations are to the venue, most just a short walk away, meaning you won't be away from your guest for too long. You can take advantage of the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway coastline.
How many guests can the old church at the port Patrick hold?
You can have up to 30 guests all day at your wedding with these numbers the venue is the perfect location for small and intimate weddings. Being private self-catering accommodation, the old church at Portpatrick doesn't offer any catering services themselves. You can, however, bring your outside caterers.
Reasons to get married at the old church Portpatrick.
Here are just a few different reasons why its a great venue.
- The stunning building and all its character are a big draw for couples. The church has an incredible look about it, which will make your photos perfect.
- It's an ideal location for your small and intimate weddings looking for something different than a standard hotel waiting.
- Being in the village of Portpatrick, there are some beautiful views down by the harbour and along the coastline.
- Accommodation, the church has space to sleep Around ten guests in there double rooms, most of which have day beds for children. There are many other places to stay in Portpatrick, including hotels and some unique Airbnb.
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