Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa has seen a 25% spike in enquiries after launching a series of flexible wedding packages created specially to help couples tie the knot following lockdown.

Following its re-opening last month, the four star venue had responded to significant pent-up demand, and has re-shaped its offering to accommodate a range of wedding requests. Both Macdonald Crutherland House in East Kilbride and Macdonald Houstoun House in West Lothian experienced the same spike in enquiries.


In line with government guidelines, intimate ceremonies can now be held in front of a small group of family and friends, and the venue is offering the potential to hold this small ceremony now with a larger reception at a later date. These ‘Sequel weddings’ have been particularly popular with the venue, with wedding co-ordinators working closely with couples to plan not one, but two special days.


Demand is also growing for ‘shift weddings’ which mean couples do not have to compromise on guest numbers, hosting one group of family and friends for the ceremony and another for an extended wedding breakfast the following day.


Bookings for larger weddings in 2021/2022 are also on the rise, and the hotel is seeing increased bookings for up to 400 guests in its lnchyra Suite.




The impact of COVID-19 can also be seen with couples preferring to book a wedding with the safety and security of everything under one roof rather than having to liaise with multiple suppliers at this challenging time. The hotel can also easily and quickly adapt its offering in line with changing government guidelines.


Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa’s team of specialist wedding coordinators will take care of every part of the wedding journey, from venue hire, to catering and overnight accommodation for guests. At the onsite spa, couples will be able to pamper themselves before the big day, or relax and unwind in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of by the hotel’s team of wedding experts.


Fiona Stark, wedding coordinator at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa said: “The last few months have created a lot of uncertainty within the wedding market, but we are now seeing a marked  rise in consumer confidence.


“This period of lockdown gave us all time to reflect on what is most important to us, and couples are still focused on showcasing their love and commitment to one in other in front of family and friends and are happy to adapt so their special day can still happen.


“Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life and we give a promise to each of our couples that we will do everything we can to create the day they have always dreamed of.


“As we navigate these unprecedented times, it is the ability to be flexible which will get us through. Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa is one of our most romantic wedding venues, with a range of function rooms available. Couples also have the option to tie the knot outside in our beautifully serene gardens.


“Located within a hotel setting, the venue also has everything needed under one roof, removing the hassle and uncertainty of dealing with multiple suppliers.”


Nestled within extensive and serene estate grounds, Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa is luxury four-star hotel, located in the central belt of Scotland. The idyllic hotel is part of the leading independent hotel group Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, and is within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh and historic Stirling.


The beautiful Scottish manor house, complete with stone façade and sculpted gardens, is set in the majestic Scottish countryside, providing a scenic backdrop for photographs, and is the perfect venue for weddings of all sizes. Large receptions and ceremonies can be hosted in the delightful Inchyra Suite, while the Menteith Suite with its private patio is ideal for more intimate celebrations.


Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa


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