Ahoy there, lovebirds! Tired of the same old weddings with the same old vanilla themes? Fear not, because we’ve rounded up some of our #fave unusual wedding themes to give you some inspiration for your big day. What more inspiring place to start than the Barn at Barra Castle, where historical charm meets spirited quirky fun?

Like Stardust Glistening on a Fairies Wings, your Dreams are of Magical Things… Think an Enchanted Forest Wedding Theme!

First up on our list is the enchanted forest theme. Imagine getting married surrounded by lush greenery, twinkling fairy lights, and whimsical decor. To achieve this theme with us at Barra Castle, start by imagining the venue space with plenty of foliage and natural elements like wood, moss, and wildflowers.  Sprinkle a touch of magic with fairy lights, candles, and lanterns. And don’t forget to dress the part with flowing dresses and flower crowns for the bridesmaids, and suspenders and bow ties for the ushers and groom.

The magic of Barra… Have you considered a Circus Carnival themed wedding?

Abarra-cadabra… Step right up and join the fun with a circus carnival themed wedding! This playful and whimsical theme is sure to delight guests of all ages. You’ll want to go all out with bold colours, bright decor, and carnival-inspired entertainment. At Barra Castle, you could set up a photo booth with fun props and a colourful backdrop, hire a magician or juggler to entertain guests, and serve up carnival-style treats like popcorn, candy floss, and hotdogs!


Your Carriage Awaits!… Vintage Travel

If you’re a couple who loves to travel and explore, a vintage travel theme might be just the ticket for your wedding. You can incorporate vintage suitcases, maps, and globes into your decor, and serve up food and drinks inspired by different parts of the world. For your drink service, consider a cocktail bar with vintage luggage as the backdrop, and serving up dishes inspired by our incredible seasonal Highland cuisine. And don’t forget to incorporate a little bit of wanderlust into your wedding attire with vintage travel-inspired accessories like leather satchels and vintage touches.

Dream a Little Dream of Me… Medieval Fantasy

For the ultimate fairy-tale wedding, why not go all-in with a historical fantasy theme? At Barra Castle, you can channel the spirit of the castle with historical-inspired decor, costumes, and entertainment. Think banquet tables, dripping candelabras, and goblets for the decor, and even knights, jesters, and live musicians for the entertainment. And of course, the wedding couple should dress the part with historical inspired details and touches.

No matter what theme you choose, the most important thing is that it reflects your personalities and love story. So don’t be afraid to get creative and think outside the box. With the right decor, entertainment, and food, you can create a wedding that’s truly one-of-a-kind. With the Barn at Barra Castle as your magical venue, you’re sure to have a spectacular and unforgettable day.