Add a touch of tradition to your Drumtochty Castle wedding package.
Choose from our specially designed packages or create your own piper hire package.
What to expect from Thistle Piping
You will receive an excellent musician/s who is fully qualified and immaculately turned out. Each piper will be committed to your event. At Thistle Piping, we pride ourselves in having served the Wedding Industry since 1999. Since then, we have established a reputation for supplying the most qualified and best turned out pipers that Scotland has to offer, earning trust and reputation over two decades.
We are the only full time professional pipers in Grampian. Our pipers & drummers are fully qualified, have public liability insurance and are personally screened by myself, founder and proprietor Pipe Major Julie Brinklow, to ensure that all musicians are brand ambassadors and have a professional character suitable for all public and private events.
Tailored to fit your needs
Although we offer packages which generally fit the outline of most weddings, we will work with you to customise the package to suit your exact requirements. We are happy to accommodate tune requests and if necessary compose new pipe manuscript to allow us to perform modern pieces of your choice where possible.
As many “Bells & Whistles” as you desire!
The most important thing you should know is that nothing is too much trouble for Thistle Piping on your special day. If you would like a drummer, a full pipe band, an accordionist, smallpipes or a quaich toast we can cover pretty much anything you desire within our talented team.
No hidden charges
Our price quoted is the total you pay. There is no travel or VAT to add on top. Deposits are taken from the total at the time of booking leaving a final balance payable 4 weeks before your wedding date.
Please feel free to come back with any questions you may have. I hope that you are satisfied with our introduction and on the next page you will find the general package outlines.
Pipe Major Julie Brinklow, Proprietor.
Gold Package - Full Day
- Pipe arrival of guests (30 mins)
- Ceremony piping if required (aisle in / signing / aisle out)
- Piping after ceremony
- Piping arrivals to 2nd venue (if applicable)
- Piping intermittently during the afternoon photos
- Pipe the couple to the Top Table
Diamond Package - Deluxe
- ALL of the Gold Package PLUS the following...
- Pre-ceremony kilt inspection for main kilted wedding party
- Full military style uniform included
- Quaich toast at the top table plus an engraved quaich keepsake. The piper will also supply the dram.
- A pipe tune composition for your special day
- Evening guests piped in to the after dinner reception
Silver Reception Package - Half Day
- This package commences 45 minutes after ceremony is
- Provide intermittent afternoon music during the photographs.
- Pipe the couple to the Top Table.
Customise your package
Full Military Uniform
Smallpipes & Guitar
Groups & Drummers
- To upgrade to full military style uniform (also known as No.1 uniform)
- Add a drummer to any package
- Pipe in the evening guests (selected packages)
- Pre-Ceremony kilt inspection for your groom & groomsmen
- Quaich toast at the top table with an engraved quaich keepsake
- Have a pipe tune composed for your special day
- Mini Pipe Band (6/8 players) Guide
- Full Pipe Band (16+ players) Guide