Join us for an intimate wedding fayre at The National Piping Centre on Sunday 12th March 2017 12noon - 3pm.
You will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and then you will be able to view our wedding set up for your marriage ceremony along with sample tables set up for the wedding breakfast.
We will also be hand selecting some of The National Piping Centre's favourite wedding suppliers who will be there on the day, to help you create your dream wedding. Check out our facebook page for updates on the confirmed suppliers.
Our wedding team will be on hand to answer any questions, show you around the building and help you.
We look forward to welcoming you all to The National Piping Centre!
Weddings at The National Piping Centre
Piping at Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships, supported by title sponsor Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is looking for a family whose lives are immersed in the piping scene.
The successful family will be invited to the event’s launch party in April to play the pipes, and will also win a family pass to the June extravaganza along with one of the sought after Piping at Forres hampers.
Joanna Taylor, a director of Piping at Forres, explained why they had begun the quest to find a family of pipers: “Piping is clearly a huge part of Scotland’s heritage and more often than not it is also a passion that is passed down through the generations. This year, Piping at Forres is part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology celebrations and we wanted to embrace this theme and thought a fun way to do this would be to celebrate a family to who piping has been an important aspect of their lives.”
Joanna added: “It would be superb if we could get a family of pipers through the generations, but equally it may be that we find a family who are relatively new to piping, but everyone gets involved. It’s about celebrating something which has been a significant part of Scotland’s history and also being able to show that this fantastic instrument will continue to be relevant in the future.”
Visit Scotland’s regional director for Moray Speyside, Jo Robinson, said: “2017 is the year to delve into the past and discover Scotland’s fascinating stories and unique experiences as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology celebrations.
“Scotland’s history and heritage is defined by its people, both past and present and is an integral and iconic part of our national identity. Whether as a competitor or spectator, Piping at Forres is an event not to be missed and the appeal to celebrate a family immersed in the piping scene adds another fantastic element to this year’s event.”
This year, Piping at Forres will be held on Saturday, June 24 in Grant Park, Forres.
The event not only includes world class piping, Highland dancing and the World Tattie Scone Championships but also has a food and drink village, a craft and retail village, bars and family attractions such as funfairs.
Visitors can even try their hand at the pipes and drum themselves.
More than 100 pipe bands from around the world compete in the European Pipe Band Championships, in front of a crowd of thousands, making it the biggest ticketed one-day event in Moray. It has been awarded over 9 out of 10 in feedback each year, and in 2016 was again shortlisted for Best Event in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.