If you’ve landed on this page you are probably researching getting married in Glencoe. If that is the case… congratulations!
So we write this article from a position of strength in that we have been elopement photographers in Glencoe for a number of years and we actually liver here.
So who better to write an article on the places to get married in Glencoe?
Scotland is the only country in the UK where you can actually get married anywhere, so what we have decided to do for this blog is split it between more traditional venues (such as hotels) and some of our favourite spots.
So without further ado, here is our list of the top 8 places to get married in Glencoe.
Wedding Venues in Glencoe
Kingshouse Hotel – for most people, this will be the go-to hotel in the Glencoe area for weddings. With weddings allowed between October and March, you will be hard pressed to find a better location anywhere in the country, let alone Glencoe. With optional “exclusive use” availability, this could be the luxury wedding in the mountains you are looking for.
Ardrhu House Hotel – a beautiful baron mansion set on the shores of Loch Linnhe with views from Glencoe all the way to Isle of Mull and across to Ardnamurchan peninsula. This place really is one of our favourites in the area. A beautiful lawn area gives way to the shore and makes for a wonderful setting. Accommodating up to 16 people, this is a great choice for an intimate wedding.
Dalness Estate – set in the amazing Glen Etive, Dalness is let with the services of staff including a dedicated chef and house manager there to ensure your comfort. The entire house and estate will belong exclusively to you and your guests during your stay with them, so you are able to fully relax in the comfort and peace that Dalness has to offer. Again, it will accommodate up to about 16 guests.
Ballachulish Hotel – a sister hotel of the aforementioned Kingshouse Hotel, the Ballachulish Hotel has a different vibe to it. Much more traditional than Kinghouse, with a slightly less dramatic setting. Able to accommodate up to 100 guests you will still be within striking distance of the Glen for those couples portraits post-ceremony.
Outdoor Wedding Locations in Glencoe
Ralston Cairn/The Study/Pass of Glencoe – this isn’t three places, but one place with three names. At least! This spot blends the perfect balance of accessibility with remoteness (is that a word?) Occupying a raised view over the Glen of Glencoe, this spot has been popular with outdoor-wedding couples for a few years now and it is easy to see why. Accessed via an easy 15 minute along a well-made hard path.
Glencoe Lochan – a manmade Loch with stunning views of The Pap of Glencoe and Beinn a Bheithir (brownie points if you can pronounce that!). This is a Forestry Scotland owned piece of land so you may want to get permission first! With plenty of parking and well maintained paths, this is a great spot for those who don’t want an off-the-beaten-track elopement experience.
Buachaille Etive Mor – OK, so those who know the area know that this is a mountain, but it is a great mountain to have in the background of your photos. We 100% recommend that you utilise it from the Glen Etive road area where the mountain looks most like a triangle and therefore most photogenic. The ground around here can be a wee bit boggy so make sure you have suitable footwear!
Rannoch Moor – Our absolute favourite place. One of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe, the Great Moor of Rannoch is a beautiful outdoor space stretching far north and west from Rannoch Station (Britain’s remotest station). The area is a vast stretch of land composed of blanket bog, lochans, rivers, and rocky outcrops which makes it a very challenging environment which only adds to the sense of adventure for your elopement wedding.
And there you have it. 8 of the best places to get married in Glencoe. If you are looking for an elopement photographer, please get in touch. Please note we do not offer wedding photography for more than 20 guests but would be happy to recommend you to our good friends Melissa and Diane – The Snashfolds.
Thanks for reading!