Jump the pond and get married in Scotland

Our beautiful wedding venue in Scotland draws couples from all over the world. We receive a lot of interest from the USA, and therefore we want to share some information for those in the US who wish to get married in Scotland. If you are looking for romantic places to get married in Scotland, then Venachar Lochside is it! Sitting next to the Trossachs near Callandar and Stirling, our venue offers stunning scenery year-round. With heather-clad hills as your backdrop, you can get married next to our loch under the sky with bagpipes playing you out. We can help you hire kilts and accessories to make yours a truly Scottish wedding.

Getting married in Scotland – for US citizens

Check out this guidance for getting married in Scotland here. This includes information on the forms that you’ll need to complete and timescales. There are additional requirements for those who are not from the UK, and those who live outside of the UK, so please read carefully. If you are unsure of anything, you can contact the National Records of Scotland, Combined Registrations Services. There is also additional advice specifically for US citizens from the US Embassy & Consulate in the UK.

Happy couple running
Escape to Scotland for the wedding of your dreams!

Our stunning Scottish wedding venue

Our stunning venue on the banks of a Scottish loch, offers the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. Whether you are planning an intimate elopement or a large celebration, we can accommodate weddings for up to 100 guests. We have both indoor and outdoor space, and a range of wedding packages, which you can tailor to your needs. Working with our fantastic local wedding suppliers, we can accommodate all kinds of themes, from a lochside winter wonderland to a romantic Outlander wedding.

Long-distance wedding planning

We understand that if you’re based in the USA, it may not be possible to meet in person before the big day. This is no problem, as 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.

A bride and groom on the shores of Loch Venachar
We can advise on Scottish traditions and recommend local wedding suppliers, such as kilt hire.

Travelling from America to Scotland

It is easy to get to Venachar Lochside, especially by plane. Our two closest international airports are Glasgow, around 44 miles away, and Edinburgh, which is 49 miles. There are several one-stop flights from the US to Glasgow or Edinburgh. Most change in London or another European hub.

Simply ask us if you need any help at all with transportation from the airport. 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.

Exploring Scotland

You may have planned some time to spend with friends and family whilst visiting Scotland. If so, we can organise some tours of our beautiful country. This is such a stunning location we love sharing it with guests from all over the world. From taking a boat trip around Loch Venachar to venturing deep into the Trossachs, you will see the best that the country has to offer.

Take a steamship tour on nearby Loch Katrine, or visit the beautiful city of Stirling. The bigger cities of Glasgow and Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, are also within easy reach. Perhaps you are keen to travel further afield, up to the Highlands or over to the Isle of Skye. For those with Scottish roots, we could also arrange a genealogy tour. This is a wonderful way to delve deeper into your heritage and follow in the footsteps of your ancestors. Simply let us know what you would like and we’ll sort out the logistics for you.

Photo of Loch Venachar with wedding flowers in the foreground
Loch Venachar is a magical Scottish wedding destination

A Scottish wedding to remember

Not all places to get married in Scotland can offer a loch on your doorstep with stunning scenery, but we can! Take a look at our venue and all the space available for your event. Whether big or small, we can accommodate your ceremony and wedding party. So if you are hoping to find the perfect wedding venue to travel to from America, then Venachar Lochside is it. Get in touch with our dedicated wedding planner today to take the first step (or paddle!) across the pond to Scotland.