Wedding Brochure 2014
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding or civil partnership, and thank you for considering The National Piping Centre for your special day! Here at the National Piping Centre we have a wealth of experience in running weddings and events and are sure to make your day spectacular. With every booking we guarantee you the help and support that you need to turn your dreams into a reality. We are more than happy for you, along with our expert guidance, to design your own unique and perfect wedding. We hope the enclosed information is of assistance in making your plans and would be delighted to show you around our facilities or discuss any queries you may have at your earliest convenience. We look forward to welcoming you. Yours sincerely, The National Piping Centre Team Hotel: 0141 353 5551 Reservations: 0141 353 5556 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk
The National Piping Centre 30-34 McPhater Street Glasgow G4 0HW
A romantic venue with a Scottish twist for the most important day of your life!
The National Piping Centre is a beautiful building, built in 1872 by the architects Douglas and Sellers. Regarded as an Italianate church with a distinctly Tuscan tower, it also has a mixture of Greek elements with a simple pediment facade onto what is now Cowcaddens Road. To the sides, the beautiful glazing is referred to as "a la" Alexander Thomson and some think the Church has design echoes of Thomsonâ€™s work at the Caledonian Road Church built in 1856 and also, St Vincent Street Free Church which Thomson built in 1858. The National Piping Centre was lovingly re-stored in 1997 and has become one of Glasgowâ€™s most popular wedding venues.
Piper Nothing adds more occasion to your wedding day than the presence of a traditional Highland Piper! We supply expert, professional, competent, world class pipers in full highland dress for your big day. Our pipers have abundant experience in playing at all types of engagements and are guaranteed to add a special touch and ensure that your guests will be sure to never forget your big day. Although many couples decide to have specially chosen music for the processional, our pipers could also pipe you down the aisle for that truly Scottish touch. Some suggested tunes are:
The Rowan Tree
My Love is But a Lassy Yet
“ I wanted to drop you a note to say how pleased we were with our
piper on the day. Thank you so much for arranging to provide such a professional, polite and accomplished individual for us. We could not have been happier with his input towards what was a truly lovely day.
Ceremony Our auditorium is a superb setting for your Scottish ceremony and accommodating up to 120 seated guests. We are licenced to host all types of marriage ceremonies so you can have your choice of Humanist, Civil or Religious service. We ask that couples arrange their own marriage, however we are more than happy to recommend an excellent celebrant for your special day.
Drinks Reception & Canapés Either on arrival from your ceremony venue, or between your ceremony and wedding breakfast, we offer a relaxed and elegant drinks reception in one of our more intimate rooms. The Museum of Piping For that special feeling of Scotland have your guests led into the Museum of Piping for a spot of tradition. With displays from the National Museums of Scotland they are sure to be kept entertained. This room adds a real sense of occasion to your day which won’t be forgotten. The Pipers’ Tryst Restaurant With our traditional decor and relaxed ambience the Pipers’ Tryst Restaurant is a great space to hold your drinks reception. With the addition of a lounge space and fully stocked bar to keep everyone happy. Drinks Packages can include:
Glass of Sparking White Wine Glass of Sparkling Rose Wine Glass of Champagne Soft Drinks
Canapé samples Mini traditional haggis, neeps & tatties baskets Smoked salmon, dill and cream cheese cups Chicken liver pate on baby oatcakes King prawns wrapped in filo pastry Spring rolls with chilli dip (v) Mini vegetarian haggis filo parcels (v) Goat’s cheese and red onion marmalade cups (v) Mini cranachan tartlets
Drinks Packages Bronze Package A glass of sparkling or pink sparkling wine on arrival Half bottle of house wine with the meal A glass of wine for toasts and speeches
Silver Package A glass of sparkling or pink sparkling wine on arrival Half bottle of house wine with the meal A glass of sparkling or pink sparkling wine for toasts and speeches
Gold Package A glass of the finest champagne on arrival Half bottle of house wine with the meal A glass of the finest champagne for toasts and speeches
You can also tailor make your drinks package to suit your needs. Come and meet our sommelier to discuss which wines would best suit your tastes complement your chosen menu.
Wedding Breakfast We can cater for 10-130 dining guests. Included within the hire price of the main auditorium is: A red carpet welcome A world class bagpiper for your arrival, ceremony and dinner entrance Exclusive use of the Museum of Piping and Pipers’ Tryst Bar for a private drinks reception pre-dinner Exclusive use of the Auditorium and Blue Room for your wedding breakfast and evening party Crisp white linen & church candles on your tables The National Piping Centre personalised menus, table plans and name place cards Master of Ceremonies to guide you through the day Silver cake stand, bride’s knife and cake table Complimentary accommodation on the night of the wedding for the happy couple A full hotel block out of bedrooms for the bridal party (maximum of eight bedrooms) Complimentary menu tasting pre-event for the wedding couple
The Personal Touch Individual wedding consultations are offered for every couple to help successfully plan the big day. Our management team will be happy to meet with you as often as you like to ensure your day is perfect and memorable!
Sample Menus Choose 3 courses from either Menu 1 or Menu 2 to wow your guests at your wedding breakfast. Below is a selection of dishes from each. Please see the full ‘Information for couples’ pack for full menu choices.
Menu 1 Scotch broth, lentil and tomato or carrot and coriander soup (v) Galia melon with wild berry compote (v) Haggis, neeps & tatties with whisky cream sauce Individual Arran cheddar and leek tartlet (v) Aberdeen Angus steak pie served with puff pastry love hearts Breast of chicken ‘Balmoral’ with a café-au-lait whisky sauce Seared fillet of Scottish salmon with a creamy watercress sauce Slow braised lamb shank with a red wine sauce Cranachan in brandy snap baskets Lemon tart with raspberry coulis Rich chocolate tart with cranachan cream Sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream
Menu 2 Cullen skink soup Tomato & cognac prawn cocktail on a bed of seasonal salad Breast of smoked duck, orange and puy lentil salad Wafer thin smoked venison salad with ruby port reduction Fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef on a haggis crouton with a whisky cream sauce Chicken breast stuffed with wild mushroom mousse and tarragon cream sauce Pan fried venison medallions with braised red cabbage and red wine jus Pink pepper crusted salmon fillet with lemon and chive cream sauce Vanilla pod crème brulee White chocolate cheesecake with duo of coulis Baked caramelised individual apple tart with honey ice cream Glayva and wild heather honey frozen parfait
All Menus followed by freshly brewed coffee or tea served with tablet and shortbread
Evening Celebration Your evening celebration will commence around 7.30pm with your cake cutting and first dance leading into the night’s shindig. Our Auditorium offers your wedding party the use of the following features:
Round banqueting tables and chairs with fresh white linen and church candles
Full size stage area for your evening entertainment.
Private, fully stocked bar.
Full license until midnight.
Access for under 18s until midnight.
We also offer the use of The Blue Room which is a syndicate room with beautiful decor and stained glass windows. It allows for the following additional features:
Photo booth area
Candy buffet area
Seperate Lounge space
Guest book feature table
Evening Buffet Your evening buffet can be served in the Auditorium or The Blue Room. We offer a wide selection of choices to suit your personal tastes and wedding theme. Evening Buffets can include:
Assorted sandwiches and wraps Assorted pizza wedges Mini sausage rolls Individual quiche selection Cheesy garlic ciabattas Vegetarian pakora & spicy dip Oatmeal haggis patties Mini spring rolls Chicken liver pate on oatcakes Salmon and pepper bites Mango and brie parcels Char grilled chicken skewers Bacon Rolls Lorne Sausage Rolls Haggis, Neeps and Tatties Beef Sausage Stovie Potatos Haggis, Neeps and Tatties Scotch Pies Cheese Platter Tea, Coffee and Tablet
Pipers’ Tryst Hotel The National Piping Centre has an eight bedroom hotel located above the restaurant for you and your wedding party to utilise as a home-away-from-home. We can book out all eight rooms for your guests and also offer breakfast the next day. All bedrooms have been newly renovated with en-suite bathrooms and all amenities including:
Flatscreen colour TV with Freeview and Digital Radio Hairdryer Tea and coffee making facilities Fluffy White towels
All of our double beds are Super King size to ensure a great night’s sleep for all of your guests. Triple rooms are available on request. The Pipers’ Tryst Hotel can accommodate up to 18 adults
Simply Done Packages We offer a range of all inclusive packages to take some of the stress away from organising your big day.
Sgian Dubh Package
A National Piping Centre Piper Red Carpet Arrival Full day room hire for Auditorium and Blue Room Museum of Piping & The Pipers' Tryst for drinks reception Silver cake stand and bridal knife A glass of red or white wine or orange juice for the drinks reception A glass of red or white wine or orange juice with dinner 80 breakfast rolls for the evening buffet White linen and candles All table stationary
A National Piping Centre Piper Red Carpet Arrival Full day room hire for Auditorium and Blue Room Museum of Piping & The Pipers' Tryst for drinks reception Silver cake stand and bridal knife A glass of sparkling wine for the drinks reception A glass of red or white wine or orange juice with dinner 80 breakfast rolls for the evening buffet White linen and candles Floral arrangements for all tables All table stationary
The Ivory Package
A National Piping Centre Piper Red Carpet Arrival Full day room hire for Auditorium and Blue Room Museum of Piping & The Pipers' Tryst for drinks reception Silver cake stand and bridal knife A glass of sparkling wine or orange juice for the drinks reception A glass of red or white wine or orange juice with dinner A glass of red or white wine or orange juice for the toasts and speeches 3 individual choices from the evening buffet White linen and candles Floral arrangements for all tables All table stationary
A National Piping Centre Piper Red Carpet Arrival Full day room hire for Auditorium and Blue Room Ceremony Hire Museum of Piping & The Pipers' Tryst for drinks reception Silver cake stand and bridal knife A glass of sparkling wine or orange juice for the drinks reception ½ Bottle of red, white or rose wine per person A glass of red or white wine or orange juice for the toasts and speeches 240 Canapés of your choice A prosecco drinks reception for evening guest arrival 4 individual choices from the evening buffet Crisp white linen and church candles White chair covers and coloured sashes of your choice for all chairs Seasonal floral arrangements for all tables All table stationary All 8 bedrooms for your wedding party guests
Useful Contacts Ceilidh Band with Disco Celine Donoghue and Friends The Jiggers Itsâ€™ No Reel Ceilidh Band
Tel: 07742 457 041 Tel: 0141 419 9558 or 0800 978 8206 Tel: 07906 522 179
String Quartet Apollo String Quartet
Tel: 07879 494 625
DJ Quality Discos (Hugh McGuiness) Fresh Entertainments (Stuart)
Tel: 0141 583 1098 or 07717 616 131 Tel: 0141 5694163 or 07545 186 899
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All Day Music Package Music Suite
Tel: 07742 457041
Wedding Band Ernest Music
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Florist Lavender Blue Glasgow
Tel: 0141 339 5745
Chair Covers and Decor Make Believe Events
Tel: 07793 282 328 or 0141 337 3262
Photography Ian Barclay Stephanie Gibson Mark Bowker (One Big Picture)
Tel: 07541 003 030 Tel: 07976 436 472 Tel: 07901 816 141
www.alterimagesphotography.co.uk www.stephaniegibsonphotography.com www.onebigpicture.co.uk
Videography Cinemate Films
Tel: 0141 204 3650
Celebrants Religious - Rev Jim Strachan Humanist - Pat Heppell - Geri Douglas-Scott
Tel: 01294 557 182 or 07745 378 078 Tel: 0141 959 2204 or 07973 179 483 Tel: 0141 571 3767 or 07739 826 377
Make-Up Artist Louise Paterson
Tel:07748 825 906
Professional Magician Steven Dick
Tel: 07815 083 670
Please contact our events team today for full details on all of our prices and packages or to arrange a show around. We would be delighted to meet you and help you plan your perfect wedding. For more photos and information please visit
www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/weddings-events Full details on costs and menu choices can be found in our â€˜Information for Couplesâ€™ document
The National Piping Centre 30-34 McPhater Street Glasgow G4 0HW Tel: 0141 353 5551 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org