THE ST ANDREWS WEDDING VENUE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Cambo Estate, based in St Andrews, is the wedding venue that just won’t stop. Actually, that should be wedding venues, as it has something to please everyone, from detailed and divine Victorian rooms to a field perfect for a festival wedding. Imagine a wedding venue version of the Room of Requirement: whatever you want for your wedding, Cambo likely has. And when we say it has something for everyone, we don’t mean that they’ve tried to cram lots of ill-fitting things under one overarching roof – we wouldn’t do that to you guys. What we really mean is it’s an incredible estate with stunning amenities, and a dedicated team who will go through hell and high water to make your wedding exactly as you dreamed it. Plus, it’s based on the idyllic Fife coastline, with views for days, which means there’s a vibrant, magical energy running through the place that you have to feel to believe…
WHO ARE YOU + WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
We are Struan and Frances Erskine and we manage a country estate called Cambo from which we run full weekend destination weddings. Set on the beautiful Fife coast in an idyllic designed landscape and sheltered by beautiful woodlands, Cambo boasts a variety of venues to suit all tastes from Victorian entertaining rooms in the house to a rustic party woodland in the nearby woods. Between the house, holiday cottages and Glamping, Cambo can sleep up to 60 people onsite and offer up a field and outdoor toilets for those who wish to camp or bring a camper van. There is even a stunning walled garden where you can hold your ceremony.
DESCRIBE YOUR WORKPLACE.
Our workplace is a small corner of a large Victorian mansion. Our Cambo team are friendly and obliging and will bend over backwards to ensure that every wedding is delivered to the highest of standards. We pride ourselves on making all our guests feel relaxed and at home so that they can enjoy their weekend to the fullest.
WHERE/HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?
We took over the estate from Struan’s parents in January of 2015. The house was run primarily as a self catering and B&B accommodation business and it has been our vision to transform the estate into the best wedding venue in Scotland.
FAVOURITE WORK TO DATE?
It’s hard to say. Every wedding we host brings a new and different energy to the estate and with it a different interpretation of the spaces available. With such a variety of venues, the combination of how they are used and decorated over a wedding weekend never ceases to surprise and enchant us.
WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Enthusiasm and friendly, creative people.
DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY.
When running an estate, there is no typical day. Every day is different which keeps us on our toes! The only constant is a daily walk on the beach with our wee Frenchie, Molly.
WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO GO?
Struan is never happier than when he’s bouncing through the trees on 5ocm of fresh in a blizzard, motorcycling in Asia or surfing (badly).
Frances is at her happiest either under the sea, at a party or curled up in bed.
FAVOURITE WEDDING SUPPLIERS?
Our favorite suppliers are:
Dave James Ford – He can do it all from music for your ceremony, a fully fledged Ceilidh and will finish your evening spinning dance-floor classics.
Rosie from Brolly Bucket. She’s a lovely lady who has your back if the heavens open.
The Curries – These guys are super friendly and they know how to take a photo. They will ensure your wedding album oozes style, sophistication and individuality.
TRENDS YOU HOPE TO SEE THIS SEASON?
Fancy dress weddings!
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?