Come Rain or Shine, a Kilchurn Castle Wedding or Elopement on Loch Awe is Always Epic!
Why having a Kilchurn Castle wedding is an awesome idea
Want to know a secret? I’ve found the perfect place to elope in Scotland.
Yep, years of hanging out with awesome people and photographing weddings – it’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it – has paid off. I can now say, with certainty, that Kilchurn Castle has it all. Castle. Loch. Mountains. Can you get anywhere more quintessentially Scotland?!
If I still need to convince you then here are my top four reasons why having a Kilchurn Castle wedding or elopement is an awesome idea…
1. The location
Straight in at number one. The location. Kilchurn Castle is a ruined castle at the head of Loch Awe, a stunningly beautiful loch in Argyll and Bute. Behind the castle you can see the peak of Ben Cruachan. There’s a reason Kilchurn is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland – which is saying something as we have a lot of castles up here!
Kilchurn Castle ceremonies take place on the field overlooking the loch, castle and mountains. The field is privately owned (more on that in a bit) which means it’s tourist free. Places like Glencoe can make for ace elopement spots but you’ll be surrounded by tourists and believe me when I say, some of them are bold. I’ve photographed ceremonies where strangers have wandered right up to the couple, or stood staring as they say their vows. Not exactly the intimate, romantic atmosphere couples are after!
2. The photos
I mean, I think it’s pretty impossible for me to take a bad photo at Kilchurn Castle. Fantastic couples are the key ingredient to any great photo. Throw in a castle backdrop and a loch. Well, that’s a recipe for an incredible image.
Of course, the lochside photos with the castle in the background are the obvious ones. If / when we want a change of scenery then we’re spoilt for choice as well. There are so many beautiful spots close by, within easy walking distance or just a short drive away.
Speaking of driving, you can park your car just a five minute walk from the ceremony location. You can’t get better than that.
3. Things to do in the area
If you’re getting married at Kilchurn Castle then you definitely need to give yourself a few days to explore the area. You’re not too far from the Trossachs National Park which is always worth a visit. Plus the villages surrounding Kilchurn Castle – Loch Awe and Dalmally – are lovely and picturesque with loads of accommodation options. A mix of hotels, cabins, lodges, cottages, shepherds huts, Air BnBs etc. Anything you fancy!
Looking for things to do? There is so much around there and I can help you work out how to make the most of your time in the area. Fancy a seafood tour? Or a wander into the Highlands? You can even get up close and personal with some birds of prey or go and explore the lochs. It’s the perfect spot for a minimoon after your elopement.
Yep, that’s right. I’m putting myself in here. Because I love a Kilchurn Castle wedding so if you enquire with me then chances are I’m going to jump for joy and be a very, very happy, smiley photographer. But that’s not all. Oh no. As well as making me grin from ear to ear, when you book me for your Kilchurn Castle wedding you get a photographer that knows her stuff. Want to know the best places to stay? Just ask! Driving up from Glasgow and want to stop off on the way? I know all the best spots. Thinking you want to go on an epic photo adventure? I’m your gal!
Most importantly though, I know how to get you permission to access the privately owned ceremony field. And once you’ve got that access I know the perfect spot within said field to hold your ceremony. I also know lots and lots of great suppliers. So if you need a hand finding a brilliant celebrant or a fab makeup artist then I can send over my recommendations.
And a bonus … the friendly sheep!
The ceremony field is home to some very friendly sheep, who have a tendency to gatecrash wedding ceremonies. Amazing!
And a final reason why Kilchurn Castle is awesome..the weather! Yep, you read that right. A blog about Scottish elopements is raving about the weather! But hear me out. It’s usually pretty decent up there. I’ve photographed around ten ceremonies there now and it’s only rained once. Once! That’s pretty good odds for Scotland!
So, have I convinced you that Kilchurn Castle is fab? Then get in touch and let’s chat about your wedding!