The Outlander wedding of your dreams

Venachar Lochside is the perfect venue for an Outlander wedding, providing the most romantic Scottish setting for your big day. We are lucky that many of the filming locations are nearby and they make fantastic backdrops for photoshoots! If you’d like a guide to take you there, with your photographer if you so choose, we can help. We can arrange a pre-wedding Outlander tour, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie. We can also discuss theming options, to help make your day extra special.

Beautiful view of a wedding ceremony on the lochside. Hexagon arch at the end of the aisle with cream seats for guests. Hessian aisle to walk down to the loch edge. Mountains in the background are overlooking the loch.
Get married in Scotland, like Jamie and Claire

Outlander locations near Loch Venachar

All of these Outlander locations are within an hour’s drive of our Venachar Lochside wedding venue.

Doune Castle

Doune Castle was the filming location for Castle Leoch in series 1 of Outlander. Lots of episodes feature this location, where we meet several members of the MacKenzie clan.

Deanston Distillery

This working distillery was the setting for Jamie’s cousin’s wine warehouse on the docks of Le Havre. Deanston Distillery is open for tours, where you can discover how their whisky is made. 

The Devil’s Pulpit

In episode 6 of the first series, the Devil’s Pulpit (or Finnach Glen) is where Dougal takes Claire to St. Ninian’s Spring in order to discover if she is a spy for the French or English. This is a stunning area to visit and can make for spectacular photographs.

Loch Katrine

Loch Katrine features in episode 13 of season 2. The popular spot, Brenachoile Point, is where Brianna and Roger sit in 1968 to talk about the past. Take a boat cruise on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott and see the exact place.

Explore more Outlander locations here.

Doune Castle with a bright sky behind it.
Doune Castle is one of our local Outlander locations

Outlander wedding theme ideas

We work with a great selection of wedding suppliers, who are all dedicated to making your wedding dreams come true. Talk to them about how they can add an Outlander twist to your special day. Here are just a few of our ideas for traditional Scottish touches:

  • Choose our wedding venue on the banks of Loch Venachar for timeless romance.
  • Dress in full Highland wear. Kilts for the men, and a touch of tartan for the ladies.
  • Scottish blooms such as heather and thistles in your wedding bouquet.
  • Use a traditional Scottish quaich filled with whisky for a welcoming drink.
  • A Highland piper to welcome guests and play during the drinks reception.
  • Hold a Celtic hand-fasting ritual during the ceremony.
  • Celtic knot wedding rings, which symbolise eternal love.
  • Enjoy ceilidh music and dancing for the evening reception.
Bride and groom in traditional Scottish  wedding attire
Add thistles to your bouquet, the national flower of Scotland

To find out more, chat to our wedding planner, Sam. Sam is on hand to answer your questions or arrange a time to show you around. If you are planning your wedding long-distance, he can also do video calls. Either call or email here, or click on the bottom right of the screen to start a Whatsapp conversation.