Scottish Weddings
and Honeymoons in Scotland

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Anne Gracie & Ken Gunn
Hoteliers of the Year 2011.
2015 Gold Laurel Award for
Scotland's most visionary entrepreneurs.

Duisdale House Hotel
Isle Ornsay
Sleat
Isle of Skye IV43 8QW
Tel: +44 (0)1471 833202
Email: info@skyeweddings.co.uk

Skye Weddings

'Solus a Chuain' Luxury Yacht
50 foot luxury yacht licensed for civil weddings.
Space for up to 10 people
Light lunch and Champagne served onboard.
Available from April to September.

Duisdale House Hotel
Country house hotel set in lovely gardens & 30 acres of wooded hillside.
Built in the 1860s as a hunting lodge for the Chief of the Clan MacDonald.
Breathtaking views across the sea to the hills of Knoydart.
Situated in southern Skye.
Consistently winning awards since 2009 in categories including:
Boutique Hotel, Island Romantic Hotel, Wedding Hotel, Service Excellence.
Award-winning restaurant with 2 AA red rosettes.
18 ensuite bedrooms & suites.
Marquee for larger weddings.

Toravaig House Hotel
Multi award-winning, luxury contemporary 4 Star Scottish country house hotel.
Scottish Hotel Awards Most Romantic Hotel regional winner 2015.
Winner of Island Hotel of the Year 2005, 2007, 2013 & 2014.
Set in 2 acres of grounds in an elevated position with magnificent views.
Breathtaking sunsets often seen.
Situated in southern Skye. 16 miles from the Skye Bridge.
Drawing room with open fire. Restaurant with AA 2 red rosettes.
9 double/twin bedrooms.
Licensed for civil weddings. Exclusive use.

Skeabost Hotel
Luxurious hotel set in private grounds by Loch Snizort
with its own 9-hole (18 tee) golf course. North Skye.
Originally built as a Victorian hunting lodge by the MacDonalds.
Refurbished to a high boutique-style standard
(under new management since 2015).
14 bedrooms & suites including four-poster rooms.
Cosy lounges with open fires.
Available for weddings (tailor made) for up to 150 guests.
Options include the oak clad chapel, extensive grounds with marquee.

Barcaldine Castle
Barcaldine Castle
Benderloch
Oban PA37 1SA
Tel: +44 (0)1631 720598
Email: enquiries@barcaldinecastle.co.uk

BARCALDINE CASTLE

16th century castle with secret passages and a dungeon.
Historic home of the Campbells of Barcaldine.
Situated on the south shore of Loch Creran with
magnificent views up the loch to Glencoe.
9 miles north of Oban off the main road to Fort William.
Licensed for civil weddings.
Choice of 6 bedrooms with loch or countryside views:
2 superior four-poster doubles each with en-suite bathroom,
2 superior double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom,
1 standard double bedroom with en-suite shower room,
1 standard twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.
All with bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, toiletries,
flat screen HDTV with Blu-ray/DVD player,
mini hospitality hamper, mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.
Free WiFi.
Breakfast is served in the main hall.
Laird's parlour sitting room with open fire.
Large private garden with wonderful views.

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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle
Ballantrae
Ayrshire KA26 0NZ
Tel: +44 (0)1465 831212
Fax: +44 (0)1465 831000
E-mail: info@glenappcastle.com

GLENAPP CASTLE

Built in 1870, the castle offers complete privacy and seclusion.
Set in 30 acres of private grounds including woodland, a walled garden,
all weather tennis court and croquet lawn.
Magical venue for weddings and honeymoons.
Winner of Romantic Hotel of the Year 2011 in the Scottish Hotel Awards.
Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Gold award.

Your wedding ceremony may be held in Glenapp Church
(a very beautiful little Victorian building on estate)
or (for weddings with less than 20 guests) in the castle itself.
Music and entertainment can be arranged.

Accommodation for 34 people in 17 spacious and bright bedrooms and suites.
Each with ensuite bathroom, telephone, TV, VCR and CD player.
Individually decorated in traditional style with antiques, fine oil paintings, etc.
All have views of the gardens or across the Irish Sea
to Ailsa Craig, Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.
Children welcome. Babysitting services available.
Wireless Internet access throughout.

Enjoy culinary excellence in the 2 elegant dining rooms.
Fresh herbs and fruit are used from the garden.
AA 5 Red Stars and 3 Red Rosettes.
Scotland's Restaurant of the Year in the CIS Excellence Awards.
EatScotland Gold Award for outstanding food and service.
' Which?' Scotland’s Restaurant of the Year 2007.
Winner of Hotel of Beauty Award - 2009 Scottish Hotel Awards.
Hospitality Gold Medal, Fine Dining Award and
Hotel Chef Médaille d’Or (Adam Stokes) - 2012 Scottish Hotel Awards.
Member of Relais & Châteaux since 2002.
Good Hotel Guide 2016 Editor's Choice Golf Hotel award.

Golf, shooting, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and fishing can be arranged locally.
Located 15 miles north of Stranraer. Prestwick Airport 40 miles.
Culzean Castle 23 miles. Turnberry golf course 20 miles.
Glasgow 71 miles. Edinburgh 109 miles.

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PIPER
You can't have a Scottish wedding without a piper!

    Piper on Parade (Dougie Watson) is based in the Highlands and is available for weddings and other events. He played on numerous State occasions when he was a member of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipe Band.
  • Spud the Piper (Calum Fraser) famously played for Madonna in Inverness. He was winner of the 2005 VOWS Awards in the category for Wedding Music & Entertainment.

WEDDING ACCESSORIES
Sheila Hallatt offers unique, personalised silk bags and purses which are designed and handmade in her studio in Scotland.

WEDDING GIFTS
You can help restore the Caledonian forest in Scotland by donating to Trees for Life - a charity which offers tree-planting gifts. Get a tree or a grove of trees planted in the Scottish Highlands as a unique wedding gift

WEDDING INVITATIONS
You can order your special Wedding Stationery from Piccolo Press in the Highlands.
How about a Celtic design or your Clan crest?
Invitations - Order of Service - Save the date - Menus - Place cards
Engraved and Letterpress. Unique traditional expertise. Sample packs available.
Personal attention. Clients worldwide. Price lists for UK & North America.

STAG AND HEN
Highland Safaris offer a variety of outdoor activity days for stags and hens around their base in Perthshire.

HONEYMOONS

  • Clansandcastles.com offer customised tours of Scottish Castles especially for you with professional tartan-clad guides. Accommodation Booking Service in castles, inns & country houses also available. Ideal for honeymoons.
  • Scotland Made Easy can design an itinerary for a self-drive tour to suit your interests, budget and time available. Accommodation in 4 or 5 star quality B&Bs, with special options such as a castle, church, lighthouse, country mansion, etc.

BOOKS TO BUY

book cover The Scottish Wedding Planner
How to plan your own wedding. The ultimate Scottish weddings guide with info on venues and personal experiences. Includes directory of wedding service suppliers, wedding planners and venues.

Your Scottish Wedding: The Modern Bride's Guide to Planning Her Big Day
Published in October 2005. Buy online from Amazon US or Amazon UK

Getting Married in Scotland
Paperback by Iona McGregor
An enlightening and entertaining look at the customs and issues surrounding weddings in Scotland from the Reformation to the modern day.
Buy online from Amazon UK

Amazon Weddings Store - lots of useful books.