At Aswanley we are entirely flexible; you can style the venue as much or as little as you wish. The neutral colour scheme and natural materials provide the perfect backdrop for a range of styles:
The barn reflects the surrounding area through the use of locally sourced materials – oak, stone, cast iron and tweed – and the expertise of local craftspeople; from the blacksmith’s iron chandeliers to an artist’s screenprints of the valley. The bar is full of local whisky with the occasional whisky barrel reminding you that you are in whisky country.
The fairy lights along the dining room rafters create a magical atmosphere and you are welcome to use candles and tea lights on the tables. To top it all off the barn has the ultimate space for a ceilidh.
The barn is full of character. It has been carefully renovated into a contemporary space, while retaining many elements of the old farmyard charm. You won’t find any faux bare brick walls here! The colour scheme is neutral, with warm earthy tones from the pine beams, floors and doors. You can add your own touches from hay bales to horses to vintage tractors! We are very accommodating.
There has been a dwelling at Aswanley since the Fourteenth Century. Around 1640, Aswanley was ‘modernised’ into an L shaped garret tower house with an arched gateway leading to a courtyard. The surrounding gardens are magical, with mature trees, a pond, foundation and apple orchard. The grounds are extensive and full of interesting features, from a wild flower bank to an old railway carriage next to the river.
The barn was built in 1890. Once used to house all the workings of a Highland farm, the barn’s interior aesthetic now mixes antique furniture with contemporary design to tell the story of the building and place.
The juxtaposition between traditional and modern – the natural materials of the oak bar, stone fireplace, pine beams, cast iron chandeliers combined with bright modern colours – is sensational.
The floor mirror ball and red spotlights work with this style, transforms the dancefloor into an atmospheric dance space.