Weddings

UNIQUE WEDDINGS AT ALTSKEITH COUNTRY HOUSE

 

Altskeith Country House is a unique wedding venue located in one of the most magical places to hold your wedding in Scotland.  We specialise in weddings and where possible outdoor ceremonies that provides an idyllic backdrop with its mountain views, starry skies, lush forest and waterfront location and loch side views.  As a back up we have the most stunning floor to ceiling glass doors in our function room that allow just as spectacular backdrop with the comfort of being undercover should the weather not allow for an outdoor ceremony.  

Every celebration is unique and individual. Create the perfect day for your wedding, embracing the outdoors and enjoying the luxury interiors.   It truly is a wedding photographer’s dream and provides the most idyllic wedding destination for your wedding day.

Create a weekend of magical memories to celebrate with your family and friends.  Start the weekend with a pre wedding dinner, breakfast and light lunch followed by your wedding and celebrations.   Finish the weekend with a post wedding lunch.  Alternatively you can stay another night and reminisce about your wedding day.  Invite friends and family back for brunch or a bbq.

bride and groom at Altskeith

Weekend weddings 

From Friday-Sunday/Monday

 

Exclusive use 

Outdoor, indoor and water front wedding ceremonies

Wedding parties   minimum 70 day guests – maximum 120 evening guests (April-October).  During November – March each year our minimum number for weddings is reduced.

Sleeps 22 – 10 bedrooms 

Ample additional accommodation for remaining guests  –  we have a list of highly recommended accommodation in the area to suit all budgets. 

A taxi shuttle service to bring your guests and return to their accommodation can be provided.

MID WEEK WEDDINGS

 
From Monday-Thursday

 

We offer small and intimate weddings as well as larger weddings during during the week.   The minimum number of people is 2.  We can act at witnesses if required.

For small and intimate weddings Altskeith Country House is the perfect location to spend the day or a few days away with your closest family and friends.

Our weddings are relaxed, informal and fun.  Guests can enjoy our large selection of outdoor games including jenga, connect 4, croquet, badminton, skittles, quiots.  We also have a large selection of board games.  

WEDDING CEREMONIES

Indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony. Any vision for your ceremony is possible. 

An outdoor ceremony can take place anywhere including:

  • the lawns alongside the Loch
  • the paved area by the waterfall
  • at the beach
  • under the beech tree 
  • over our small bridge in the trees

Indoor wedding ceremonies tend to take place in the function room with the floor to wall glass doors open to take in the views and bring the feeling of the outdoors inside.  

Smaller & intimate weddings can be held in the candlelit living room by the roaring log fire.   The choice is yours.

wedding ceremony outdoors
gin for a wedding reception
mojito drinks reception
gin cocktail for a wedding reception

Drinks Reception

An outdoors drinks reception served with champagne, prosecco, cocktails, gin goblets and a selection of beers. 

To help entertain your guests whilst you mingle with guests or spend time with your photographer we have a range of outdoor games.   

For guests who prefer to be indoors they can relax in our homely lounge and conservatory,  taking in the views.

Our Licensed bar is fully available whenever you wish and offers a wide selection of whisky, gin, rum and other spirits, as well as beer, a selected draught beer, wine and champagne.

 

Fish popular summer meal
Desserts light and refreshing - berries always popular
wood fired pizza cooking in pizza oven

Wedding Meal

Altskeith House is recognised for its exceptional food and wine.  The talented kitchen can adapt to suit the needs of each individual couple.

Multi-course tasting menus offer a special opportunity to sample a diverse range of the kitchen’s offerings and are available for all types of celebrations.

We can offer a range of food options including our family style, sharing platter menu, more formal dining options, including our 5 course fine dining tasting menus or buffet style.   Our smoked and slow cooked meat wedding feast is our signature menu and by far the most popular option.  Our food is freshly prepared in our kitchen. 

Lounge – seats up to 12 guests

For elopements or smaller weddings of up to 12 guests we can set up a dining table in the bay window of the lounge, with views overlook the garden, the waterfall and Ben Lomond.

Dining room – seats 22 guests

A beautiful hand crafted dining table for up to 22 people.  Sit round with your guests amongst the romance of candlelight and splendid food, great wines and your personal waiter taking care of your every need.  

Function Room 96 day guests – 120 evening guests

Our function room can cater for 96 day guests for a formal sit down meal and up to 120 guests for an informal casual dining experience.  

Floor to ceiling glass bi fold doors, opening and extending onto our terrace area with the most breathtaking views towards Ben Lomond and Loch Ard.  

We also have the benefit of a purpose built sail that can be attached to the side of the property and allow for the terrace area to be covered during cooler weather, which brings a separate outdoors entertaining area.

Relax

Take time after the meal to relax. Tea & coffee is served the lounge and depending on the time of year and daylight this tends to be the most popular time for the happy couple to take our boat out on the Loch to capture 10 minutes to themselves and allow their wedding photographer to create a unique photo opportunity as the sun sets over Ben Lomond. 

House Party – Evening Function

We have a fully licensed bar for the evening function.    We also have credit card facilities.

Evening snack

Why not have our chefs fire up the wood fired pizza oven.  Alternatively we offer a range of varied food options including paella or the more traditional bacon rolls.

Bridal suite

AND SO TO BED

Stay in the house with your closest family and friends in the build up to your wedding, your wedding night and if possible the day and evening after.  Our luxurious accommodation with a mix of traditional and contemporary can accommodate  for up to 22 guests for an unforgettable wedding.  In addition we have 2 camp beds and 2 travel cots.  Please refer to our bedrooms link:  www.altskeith.com/unique-place-to-stay

We have a list of additional recommended accommodation in the area that would suit a range of budgets.  We also are able to organise taxi service/shuttle service at the start and end of a wedding day to take your guests back to their accommodation.

 

 

Testimonials

 

“Perfect”
“ Fantastic wedding venue.”
“Altskeith House with its magical surrounding is one of the most beautiful places on earth”.
“Altskeith House Perfect Venue for a Wedding”
“Best Location in Scotland!!!”
“Our wedding day was ‘magical’. Every week another of the guests comment on the venue and what a wonderful weekend it was.” 
“All in all I can’t recommend the venue enough – magic owners, location and house.”