Elopements

Elopements at Kingairloch

Thank you for your interest in having your wedding at Kingairloch. We are a venue suited for couples looking to start married life with up to ten of their nearest and dearest friends and family in the romantic wilds of The Highlands. Weddings can take place all year round, you can choose to have just a weekend celebration or come and stay with us for seven nights and immerse yourselves in the rugged beauty of the estate.

The Ceremony

With the attendance of a registrar, couples can be married in Kingairloch House or should the weather be kind, in the surrounding gardens. For religious ceremonies, there is also the charming Kingairloch Church that is located right on the shore of Loch Linnhe. A third option is to have a humanist celebration where the ceremony itself can be conducted anywhere on the estate.

Your Elopement

The night before you say “I do” the bride and her wedding party are welcome to stay in Kingairloch House. Up to three rooms are available on a bed and breakfast basis, with the bridal suite having superior views of Loch Linnhe and Castle Stalker. All other members of the wedding celebrations can choose to stay in our charming self catering cottages that are located throughout the estate.

You have the option to have a pre-wedding evening celebratory meal in the delightful Boathouse or group together in one of our self catering properties.

On the wedding day, our local suppliers can deliver flowers and your wedding cake to Kingairloch. Wedding ceremonies are to take place between 1pm and 5pm with the reception either being in the dining room of Kingairloch House or in The Boathouse. Carriages in both venues are to be before 11:30pm.

The bride and groom can choose to either have their first married night together in Kingairloch House or book a cottage for themselves elsewhere on the estate.

Tariffs

  • Bed and breakfast in the bridal suite in Kingairloch House starts at £250 per night. This rate includes a chilled bottle of champagne, estate grown flowers and a hamper of carefully selected items.
  • A further two rooms are available with prices starting at £100 per night Access to Kingairloch House is available from 4pm the day before your
    wedding. Venue hire of the house includes the downstairs reception rooms, dining room and conservatory. March-November, Monday-Thursday £1,200 Friday-Saturday £1,500. From November-March Monday-Thursday £800 and Friday-Saturday £1,000.
  • Hire of the Boathouse starts at £800 per day
  • The hire period ceases in both venues at 11:30pm
  • All self-catering properties are available for weekly lets. Most are also available for short breaks from a Friday-Monday or Monday-Friday (tariffs
    available on website).
  • Special rates for single night bookings in our self catering properties are available on request.
  • These tariffs do not include catering (unless staying on a bed and breakfast basis in Kingairoch House).

Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks can be purchased through the estate using our choice of
    wine merchant.
  • Firework displays are permitted with prior arrangement before 10pm.
    Chinese lanterns are NOT allowed
  • Pets are welcome on the estate, however they are charged £24 each

Recommended Suppliers

Here is a list of suppliers that we have worked with in the past and we highly recommend, as they will make your dream elopement become a reality. Should you use suppliers that are not recommended by us, we will need to be informed who they are so we can communicate with them when required.

Due to our location, we would advise you of getting in touch with the key suppliers as soon as possible. Diaries fill up very quickly in the Highlands!

Caterers
Jill Gosney – A local wedding caterer who has done many events at Kingairloch
01967 431399
ardshealach@btconnect.com

Good Highland Food- A larger catering firm based in the Highlands.
01463 470995
07803 123457

Red Poppy Catering- A firm that has been recommended to us by another
supplier.
01463 871775

Wedding Cakes
Cakes by Sanda MacColl- A local wedding cake maker who can bring your wedding
cake dreams to life.
sandra.maccoll@gmail.com
07961 214 723

Photographer
Lynne Kennedy-Specialises in capturing elopement weddings, based on Skye
lynnekennedy.co.uk

Michael Carver- A very talented photographer based in the Highlands.
MichaelCarverPhotography

Videographer
Fairytale Productions- Not for all couples, but it’s a wonderful way to capture your
special day.
fairytaleproductions.co.uk
john@fairytaleproductions.co.uk

Make-up artist
Shelley Macrae- An exceptionally skilled mobile artist based in Lochaber
Perfect10

How to book

Should you wish to book Kingairloch for your wedding, please contact either Susan or Katrina who will be able to check availability. Once dates have been established, depending on your choice of wedding ceremony, you must contact the minister, registrar or celebrant to book them for your wedding date.

We require a 50% deposit for the accommodation and venue hire at the time of booking, the remaining balance for these are then due 28 days prior to your arrival.

 

Enquire Now

Key contacts

Fort William Registrar
fortwilliamregistrars@highland.gov.uk
01397 704583
For more information:
highland.gov.uk

Local Minister
Rev Donald McCorkindale – donald@aksm.org.uk
For more information:
scotlandschurchestrust.org.uk

Humanist Celebrant
Please use the Humanist Society Scotland to find your celebrant – humanism.scot