Achnacarron Boathouse – A spectacular lochside setting for exclusive and intimate weddings
‘We wanted a small wedding, by the water’s edge, with a simple, private ceremony. After months of looking at grand venues that catered only for huge numbers of guests at enormous cost, we found the Boat House. We fell in love with it at first sight, so much so that we decided to buy it, and offer other couples the same kind of relaxed, the intimate celebration that we spent so long looking for.’
Standing in six acres of secluded, south-facing grounds in a magnificent lochside location, Lochawe Boathouses are the perfect venue for small and intimate weddings. As you make your way along the mile-long winding drive, you’ll catch enticing glimpses of the property, and the sparkling water beyond, through the trees.
The Boathouse stands about a quarter of the way along the western shore of Loch Awe, the longest freshwater loch in the UK. With the iconic Kilchurn Castle at its head, the loch offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland, and a dramatic backdrop to your wedding or civil ceremony.
Inside, you will find a bright, luxurious and open plan space with everything you and your guests will need, designed to make the most of the spectacular views over the water. The house boasts a private pier – uniquely placed for your photos – and a decked seating area over the water for quiet moments.
When you book Achnacarron Boathouse for your wedding, you have total control over your suppliers and your budget. We have a list of recommended local artisans who can provide a variety of services for your wedding, but should you wish to use your own preferred suppliers, you are completely free to do so.
Gemma Cummings of Oban Registry Office is our registrar and will be delighted liaise with you to arrange the formalities for your marriage ceremony, including the various documents, and the notice to be posted (there is a minimum 21-day notice period).
Some links below to help you find local suppliers and details from the registrar.
Oban registrar Gemma Cummings – 01631 567930
My Wedding – Directory for all wedding needs – very comprehensive
Flowers Oban Flower house – 07436-072912
The Thistle & The Rose Florist Call Justine on – 01631 564219
HAIR, NAILS AND BEAUTY
Hair and Nails Taynuilt Hairdressing – 01866-822464
Pearson & Devine Oban – 01631 567075
A traditional marquee Central Marquees – 0141-280-6809
TRADITIONAL PIPER/MUSICIANS – AGENCY
Last minute musician’s
Ardanaiseig Hotel – Kilchrenan – 01866 833333
Taychreggan Hotel – Kilchrenan – 01866 833211
Kilchrenan Inn – Kilchrenan – 01866 833130
Oban Chocolate Cakes – 01631 566099 obanchocolate.co.uk
Flour Power Oban – Wedding cake specialist Hannah – 07593 553332 heybakeries.co.uk/03856347/Flour_Power_Oban
Kilchrenan Inn Catering – Local Inn – 01866 833130
Oban Spit Roast and all occasion catering company Oban – 07770 808544 firstname.lastname@example.org
Poptop Catering – quality catering suppliers – Argyll & Bute
Perfect Image Photography Oban – 01631 571179 perfectimagesoban.co.uk
Lorne Photography Oban – 07544 541313 /01631 571042 lornephotography.co.uk
Terms & Conditions for Weddings at Achnacarron Boathouse
Achnacarron Boathouse is available for marriages, same-sex marriages and civil partnerships.
Due to the sensitivity of the location, Lochawe Boathouses intimate weddings are limited to a maximum of six guests.
There are several recommended options for accommodation locally.
We charge nothing for the use of the site.
The minimum booking for the Boathouses is one week, with a 33% deposit payable on reservation, and the balance payable 6 weeks ahead of your wedding date.
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