Scottish Weddings
and Honeymoons in Scotland

Selection of Venues / Accommodation
including Scottish Castles & Historic Houses and Hotels

Also: Wedding Stationery / Transport

Getting married in Scotland - legal requirements FAQ

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Hotel Venues

Hotel

Contact Andrew and Sarah Stanton
The Galley of Lorne Inn
Ardfern
by Lochgilphead
Argyll PA31 8QN
Tel: 01852 500 284
Fax: 01852 500 578
Email: enquiries@galleyoflorne.co.uk

GALLEY OF LORNE INN

17th century drovers inn beside Loch Craignish.
Situated in the picturesque yachting village of Ardfern.
Near the historic sites of Kilmartin Glen.
24 miles south of Oban.
14 miles north of Lochgilphead.
Ideal for sailing, walking, cycling, fishing, etc.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011 - 1012 - 2013 - 2014.
Member of Britian's Finest.
Winners of 'The Award Of Excellence for Quality
& Service Retreat of the Year 2008 - 2009'
(awarded by The Shires Magazine).

Licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies.
Function suite with seating for 130
with picture windows overlooking the loch.
Marquees also available.
Menus with local ingredients including seafood and game.
Church weddings can be held in the traditional stone church next to the inn.

6 ensuite double and twin bedrooms,
some with fold up beds for children.
One bedroom is suitable for guests with mobility problems.
All bedrooms have WiFi, Freeview TV, hairdryer,
clock radio with ipod docking facility, tea / coffee, central heating.
Public bar and lounge bar with real ales & 50 malt whiskies.
Wheelchair access throughout the hotel.

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Colin and Christine Macpherson
Abbots Brae Hotel
West Bay
Dunoon PA23 7QJ
Tel: +44 (0)1369 705021
Fax: +44 (0)1369 701191
Freephone (UK only): 0800 500 3093
Email: info@abbotsbrae.co.uk

ABBOTS BRAE HOTEL

Family-run 4 star hotel ideal for romantic get-aways.
Secluded woodland garden setting with views over the Firth of Clyde.
1 mile from Dunoon town centre.
1 hour from Glasgow International Airport.
Ideal for exploring Cowal, Bute and Argyll.

2013 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards:
one of 3 Scottish Hotels in the Top 25 for Service in the UK and
one of 5 Scottish Hotels in the Top 25 Best Small Hotels in the UK.
Restaurant with HotelReviewScotland Gold Plate Award, June 2009.
2nd Runner-up in Friendliest Hotel of the Year Award 2009.
Available for small weddings and exclusive use.

8 spacious bedrooms, each themed around a local place.
All ensuite with toiletries, hospitality tray,
hairdryer, digital TV, radio, direct-dial telephone.
Choice of double, twin, luxurious 4-poster, king-size, family.
Free Wireless broadband Internet access.
Pets welcome.

Special romantic break packages available
with flowers, champagne and chocolates.
Activity breaks can include clay shooting,
quad bike trek, archery or a day's sailing.

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Castles & Historic Houses

Myres Castle photo

Henry and Amanda Barge
Myres Castle
Auchtermuchty
Fife KY14 7EW
Tel: +44 (0)1337 828350
Email: enquiries@myrescastle.co.uk

Myres Castle photo

Myres Castle photo

MYRES CASTLE

Unique luxury accommodation in this family-owned 16th castle
surrounded by 44 acres of private grounds
with a stunning Vatican-styled walled garden,
maze, woodland, small loch & Highland cows in the parkland.
Friendly, impeccable service and extravagant comforts.
Facilities include: all weather tennis court, croquet,
billiards room, helicopter landing site.
St Andrews 25 minutes. Perth 25 minutes.
Dundee 30 minutes. Edinburgh 40 minutes. Glasgow 60 minutes.

Available for exclusive use or smaller weddings.
Licenced for Civil & Religious Ceremonies.
The Castle Drawing Room can seat up to 60 guests.
The Vatican Garden is a romantic outdoor setting for ceremonies
surrounded by scented roses by the ornamental fish pond.
Wedding Receptions in the castle for a maximum of 45 guests.
A lawn marquee is available for up to 250 guests.

Accommodation for 20 - 24.
10 bedrooms (kingsize doubles, doubles, twins)
including a four-poster room.
All individually styled and full of antiques,
with ensuite bath and/or shower
with waffle dressing gowns & Highland Soaps toiletries.
1 bedroom on the ground floor for guests with mobility difficulties.
Accommodation is also available in the Gate Lodge for up to 4 people.

B&B accommodation is available for honeymoon couples.

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Castle Hotel - Huntly

Andrew and Linda Meiklejohn
Castle Hotel
Huntly
Aberdeenshire AB54 4SH
Tel: 01466 792696
Fax: 01466 792641
Email: info@castlehotel.uk.com

CASTLE HOTEL

Family-run, elegant retreat set in 7 acres of parkland
bordered by the River Deveron.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Country House Hotel.
18th century country house - once home to the Dukes of Gordon.
Within walking distance of Huntly and 18 hole golf course.
50 minutes from Aberdeen International Airport.
Aberdeen city centre 37 miles. Ballater 36 miles. Elgin 27 miles.
Ideal for distilleries, the Castle Trail, salmon and trout fishing.
A range of full & half day private tours available by people carrier
with complimentary beverages, shortbread & optional Champagne picnic lunch.

Available for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Wedding co-ordinator. 2 purpose built-function rooms.
Exclusive use.
Stylish restaurant with panoramic views over the gardens & parkland.
Wood-panelled bar lounge features a warm fireplace
and a wide range of whisky malts and blends.
Piano Lounge with French doors onto the front lawns.
Elegant ballroom. Private helipad.
Recommended in Stevensons Good Hotel & Food Book 2011.

2 luxury suites with Italian tiled bathrooms
(1 with four-poster bed and 1 with private lounge),
3 deluxe bedrooms, 14 standard bedrooms and
1 family suite with 1 double & 1 twin bedroom.

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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 5 bedrooms with loch or countryside views:
1 superior four-poster double 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 vaulted dining room.
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.
Michelin Star. AA 5 Red Stars and 4 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.

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.

STAG & HEN
Stag Weekends & Hen Nights - nights out, parties, outdoor activities - destinations throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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.

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.