The Lodge On Loch Goil: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
The Lodge On Loch Goil is without question one of the best exclusive use wedding venues in Scotland.
Located on the western edge of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, it is surrounded by stunning scenery.
In addition to a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony options, the lodge also has a fantastic Orangery for receptions.
Combine this with 7 luxury bedrooms, and you have a fabulous place to get married.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Lodge On Loch Goil wedding would be like.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Location
Wedding Venues in Argyll and Bute are renowned for their beautiful landscapes, with The Lodge On Loch Goil situated between the mountains and a sea loch.
Glasgow is the closest city at 55 miles away, and can be driven from in approximately 90 minutes.
Stirling is only fractionally further at 60 miles, with a drive time of 100 minutes.
On arrival you will find plenty of parking for your guests right beside the lodge.
And if you would like to put on transportation, large coaches will have to drop people at the top of the drive as there’s limited space for turning.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Setting
Not only is The Lodge On Loch Goil an exclusive use wedding venue, but you also get the entire estate for two nights, enabling you to extend the celebrations.
The grounds are fantastic allowing you to walk right up to the edge of the loch, and the views have to be seen to be believed.
It’s a very private and very tranquil place, and it’s hard to imagine a more idyllic spot for a wedding.
The Lodge On Loch Goil
Originally built in 1864 by William Leiper, The Lodge On Loch Goil has a romantic charm and elegant country house feel.
Just imagine all the opulence of a 5 star luxury hotel, combined with all the comforts of your own home.
In addition to a number of entertaining rooms, there’s a lovely sitting room where you can relax with family and friends, and a cosy whisky bar.
Perhaps the biggest unique selling point though, is the treehouse on the shores of the loch.
Access is granted from 3pm on your day of arrival, and you can stay until 11am on your day of departure.
You will also be allocated a veteran wedding coordinator, who has overseen more than 750 weddings.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Accommodation
There are 7 bedrooms in The Lodge On Loch Goil, which can sleep up to 14 people.
Each of the bedrooms is beautifully decorated and furnished, with everything done to a very high standard.
Both the Bride and Groom will also have their own dressing rooms.
For further accommodation there is the Summerhouse on the edge of the garden overlooking the loch.
Built in 1890, it’s of a 5 star standard and could be a fabulous place to start your honeymoon.
A short distance from the lodge there are also 3 luxury one bedroom apartments, which can be made available for more guests.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Ceremony
You will have no less than 5 separate options when it comes to your ceremony at The Lodge On Loch Goil.
The only licensed Treehouse in the world, with a capacity to seat 24 people, is the most unique location.
You could stand on the balcony, and make the most of the spectacular views.
The Loch Front and the Terrace are your two other outdoor choices, both of which can seat 70 people.
Surrounded by manicured gardens and tall mountains, these locations will guarantee fantastic wedding photos.
Moving inside you have the Arts & Crafts Room (seats 55), which has church like touches such as stained glass windows and hand painted wallpaper.
And finally there is the Orangery, with loch views and a capacity to seat 70 people.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Reception
Your drinks reception can be had on the Terrace assuming that the weather is nice.
Failing that the Arts & Crafts Room is the ideal bad weather backup.
You will then have 3 separate options for your dinner reception.
For something intimate and truly unique, 8 people can be seated in the Treehouse for a romantic candle lit meal.
Inside the lodge you have the Arts & Crafts Room which can seat 24 people at its long table.
This room can also be used for other meals during your stay.
And finally you have the Orangery, which has by-folding doors opening the room to the elements.
The Orangery can seat up to 70 guests, and has spectacular views over the grounds and the loch.
Included in your wedding package are tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery, and glassware.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Catering
The catering is handled internally at The Lodge On Loch Goil, using locally sourced ingredients and produce.
They even have a Victorian greenhouse which provides some of the herbs and vegetables.
Set menus have been created, from which you can pick and choose exactly what you want.
And you can even have a BBQ fully arranged for the night before.
With regards to the drinks full bar facilities are available, and your guests can pay by both cash and card.
Currently there is no option to bring your own booze.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Entertainment
After your dinner is complete, the Orangery is the perfect location for a ceilidh.
There’s enough room to fit in a band, and get all of your guests up on the dance floor.
A fireworks display can also be arranged, which is always a nice way to end the evening.
And last orders at the bar are at 12:45am, which gives you plenty of time for a great party.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Wedding Photos
The Lodge On Loch Goil truly is a wedding photographers dream.
The scenery is stunning which means virtually everywhere you look there is a beautiful backdrop.
And the treehouse allows for genuinely unique and memorable wedding photos.
If the weather is unpleasant and you are forced to shoot indoors, the Orangery is full of natural light and with the doors open also captures the scenery.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Wedding Prices
For accurate The Lodge On Loch Goil wedding prices, you should contact the venue directly.
Their wedding packages can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
However to give you an approximate The Lodge On Loch Goil wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of The Lodge On Loch Goil (sleeps 14), price £17,000 for 2 nights (includes canapes with champagne, and wedding breakfast with wine for 50 guests).
- Additional Guests, price £175 per person.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost less.
The Lodge On Loch Goil Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider The Lodge On Loch Goil as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use country house, located right on the shores of Loch Goil, with accommodation for 14 people, and a genuinely unique Treehouse; then The Lodge On Loch Goil just might be the place for you.
Whilst you are here, you should take a look at some of the other wedding venues in Scotland, featured on White Rose.
You can also find The Lodge On Loch Goil’s website here.