Getting Married in Scotland – The Castle Wedding Ceremony

Getting married in Scotland is easy with Barcaldine Castle venue

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Barcaldine Castle is the perfect setting for small, intimate weddings and is firmly established as one of the foremost venues for the celebration of marriage on the West Coast of Scotland.

Castle wedding ceremonies are conducted in the Great Hall by the open log fire, or by the sundial in the garden, weather permitting.

We often host very quiet castle weddings with just the couple present and can provide witnesses if required. It suits some couples to ‘slip away’ to the tranquillity of Barcaldine Castle and marry quietly, enjoy a bottle of champagne by the fire and perhaps use the services of a local photographer to capture further photo opportunities in the area and then have a celebration party with friends and family at a later date.

The maximum number of guests we can seat for a wedding ceremony in the castle is 36.

scottish castle wedding ceremonyWedding packages for the ceremony & facility fees range from £550 to £4,000 and include VAT. Rates are quoted individually and vary according to the number of people in the party, the time of year and duration of stay etc. A full written quotation is given once we have established your preferences.

The Registrar charges £382.50 – £502.05 to conduct a wedding at Barcaldine Castle. A minimum of 6-8 weeks notice is recommended. The Registrar is booked and paid separately by the couple and can be contacted on 01631 567908 or email gemma.cummins@argyll-bute.gov.uk. Laws and regulations on civil marriage ceremonies can be found at www.gro-scotland.gov.uk.

The local Minister makes no charge but a donation to the local churches is welcome and you also need to pay to have the marriage registered. Rev Jeff MacCormick can be contacted on 01631 710364.


Getting married in Scotland – Visitors

Please note if you are coming to Scotland to be married and you are subject to immigration control, you should check with your local authorities as you may require a marriage visa – this is not something the local Registrar will require to see but on entering the UK you may be asked for this.


A non-statutory ceremony

Also available is a non-statutory ceremony or a re-dedication of marriage vows, this is an alternative to the legal wedding ceremony and allows the couple to get the best of both worlds

Take a look at our reception packages to complete your day.