The Chickens are Invited As Well – Caroline and Stephen at Kirknewton Stables


If it is your dream to get married beneath the fruit trees in an orchard then Kirknewton Stables is for you. The gardens are glorious and provide a stunning backdrop to the ceremony and, although the owners do their best to make everything perfect, the free range chickens don’t really understand that they may not be welcome in the midst of a wedding.


Caroline and Stephen’s wedding was extraordinary, not just because of the setting but because of the warmth and friendship that existed between their respective families.


Kirknewton Stables is a “do it yourself” venue where they provide the venue, a restored stable block in the grounds of a private home, that has a professional kitchen and toilets and you do the rest. My abiding memory of the wedding is actually of the rehearsal the previous evening when I arrived to find both families working together to set the room up for the wedding dinner, setting the tables out and then laying them with the place settings. It took a lot of organisation from Caroline and Stephen but, if you are working to budget and want to design your own perfect day then this is a solution for you.