Leave London behind for your dream Scottish wedding destination

Leave the bustling city of London behind and discover your dream Scottish wedding destination at Venachar Lochside. There’s nothing quite like a picturesque wedding by the side of a Scottish loch. Whether you have a sunny day, misty hills or even snow underfoot, any time of the year is a good time to get married near the Trossachs. 

At Venachar Lochside we have everything you need for a memorable wedding day in Scotland: 

  • Lochside venue
  • Stunning backdrop
  • Indoor and outdoor venue
  • Seasonal & sustainable food menus

However, that’s only just the beginning of what we will offer you…

Couple with bright flowers getting married at Venachar Lochside
Married at Venachar Lochside

Travel from London to Scotland for a beautiful wedding day

It is easy to get to Venachar Lochside by plane or train from London. Our two closest international airports are Glasgow, around 44 miles away, and Edinburgh, which is 49 miles. The nearest major train station is Stirling, which is 19 miles from our venue. Simply ask us if you need any help at all with transportation from the airport or train station. We would be happy to arrange this for you.

Our venue is close to the village of Callander, where you’ll find plenty of great accommodation options for you and your guests. Again, just ask if you need any help at all with this.

This is how we’ll make your Scottish wedding special

If you have some time to spend with friends and family, we can even organise some tours of Scotland. This is such a stunning location we love sharing it with guests from all over the world. Take a trip around Loch Venachar, or venture deep into the Trossachs. Enjoy a steamship tour on nearby Loch Katrine, or visit the beautiful city of Stirling which used to be Scotland’s capital. If you are keen to travel further afield, simply let us know what you would like and we’ll sort out the logistics.

We can also offer whisky tasting experiences at some of the many distilleries nearby. Here you can discover the secrets of making a good dram, and try some for yourself at the end. Let us know if you would like this, and we’ll organise it for you.

A bride and groom hugging
A Scottish wedding from your dreams

Explore Outlander filming locations

Loch Venachar is deep inside Outlander territory. Since being made into a TV series, Outlander has exploded in popularity and many of the filming locations are nearby. Our guests are often keen to visit them, as 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.

Nearby Outlander locations include:

The Devil’s Pulpit: In episode 6 of the first series, this 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.

Deanston Distillery: This working distillery was the setting for Jamie’s cousin’s wine warehouse on the docks of Le Havre. It is open today and you can take tours of the distillery and see who their whisky is made. 

Stirling University: The walkway between university buildings served as the walkway at Boston Airport. This was where Brianna met Roger from the plane from Scotland when he came to visit. Other attractions in Stirling include Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. 

A bride and groom by Loch Venachar in an Autumn wedding
Lochside weddings are stunning

Planning your big day from afar

We understand that if you’re based down in London, it may be difficult to meet in person. That’s why we are always happy to meet virtually. We can arrange video calls to show you around and go through your requirements. We can help further by putting you in touch with recommended local suppliers. Simply get in touch to arrange an initial chat. You can also contact us on Whatsapp, by clicking on the icon in the bottom right of your screen.

Getting married in Scotland

Check out this guidance for getting married in Scotland here. This includes all the forms that you’ll need to complete and timescales. If you are unsure of anything, you can contact the National Records of Scotland, Combined Registrations Services.

A true Scottish wedding experience

We can round off your time in Scotland with distillery tours, giving you the very best in Scotland’s drams. A wedding here is much more than a ceremony – it’s a lifetime of memories. So leave the big city of London behind and get in touch with our dedicated wedding planner today. We will be happy to chat about your dream Scottish wedding at Venachar Lochside.