Love is in the air...
When it comes to celebrating love and commitment, few settings rival the allure of an exclusive use wedding venue such as Ardoch Loch Lomond. Kindly gifted to the children’s charity CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland) in 2020, this unique venue re-opened with a new profit for purpose business model under CHAS ownership in July 2021.
With plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces, fresh air in abundance, and a wonderfully relaxed feeling, you and your guests can enjoy this beautiful, away-from-it-all setting.
Every wedding at Ardoch is unique and special and is an absolute joy for us to host. Whether your vision is a small, intimate wedding or a larger celebration, Ardoch can deliver the wedding of your dreams. No two weddings are ever the same. Each couple arrives with their ideas and hopes for the day and together we create and deliver the most memorable wedding possible. Having now hosted a variety of weddings, we know what works well and we can make your dream day a reality.
Why choose Ardoch for your wedding
It’s all about you and your special day, 100% focus on you from all staff, and exclusive use of all facilities of the whole estate for the duration of your stay. Want your dog to be a ring bearer, photos by our Lochan, and coloured flares, then we'll make it happen together!
You are making a difference
By choosing Ardoch for your wedding you are also supporting an incredible children’s charity with all the profits going to CHAS. The Scottish children’s charity provides vital hospices and support across Scotland to babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. Find out more about CHAS here.
We have one of the best views of Loch Lomond...
Not only can you enjoy stunning views across Loch Lomond, but you can also feel a sense of calm as you gaze across the rolling countryside. No busy roads, traffic or other people to disturb your views. Imagine exchanging your vows surrounded by amazing scenery. The stunning backdrop of Loch Lomond provides a majestic setting, with 133 acres of private countryside for guests to enjoy.
You’ll find Ardoch at the top of a long, secluded, tree-lined private drive, close to the pretty village of Gartocharn on the south-east side of the loch, in the stunning Trossachs National Park. Standing on high ground, in the middle of a 133 private acre estate, Ardoch overlooks the iconic Loch Lomond with mountains beyond on one side and lush farmland on the other.
Best of all, we are an easy escape to reach from almost anywhere, only 27 miles from Glasgow, 27 miles from Stirling and 73 miles from Edinburgh. Even if you or your guests are coming from further afield, Ardoch is close to key rail and bus links, as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh international airports. See our location here
A wedding is a special experience, which is why we offer a 3-day package to get the most out of your stay. Arrive on Friday afternoon and get to know the venue. Relax with some delicious food (we especially recommend a BBQ), enjoy a few drinks, and get a good night's rest. On Saturday morning, you and your resident guests will enjoy breakfast and then start getting ready for your exciting day. There’s also plenty of time for relaxing and exploring the grounds or time to take a visit to the loch. Enjoy your wedding and wake up on Sunday with your loved ones still around you. Savour a tasty breakfast and checkout. Once you’re here on Friday you will have everything you need, so all your focus can be on enjoying your big day. All our happy couples can enjoy a completely stress-free experience. Make your wedding even more special with the option to extend your stay with us.
Your guests will also be the only ones on the estate, so they will not be checking in when another wedding party is leaving, or meeting other guests at the bar. The venue is all yours.
Limited number of weddings each year
Ardoch is a place to experience the best wedding possible. As Ardoch has a limited amount of weekends to host weddings, exclusivity is key, so you will be unlikely to know someone else who has been married here. A unique wedding, a special experience, and a fabulous surprise for your guests.
“Your venue and location are nothing short of inspiring”
This is the most frequent feedback we receive from our visitors. The views speak for themselves and provide a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. Inside the building is a seamless mix between traditional and modern, with a light and natural feel. A perfect background for any choice of décor or theme. Bring your ideas to our experienced team and we will help with décor ideas to make your perfect day a reality.
As every couple is different so every wedding should be individual. Guests can enjoy a bespoke service and flexibility (keeping within logistical and legal restrictions of course). From the ceremony location (we have several options), to the timings of the day (we will work around your chosen ceremony time), to the weather (if we have to push back your ceremony slightly to allow your chosen ceremony location we will make it happen).
There are no set times or rules on how your day should run. If you want to mix things up and do things a bit differently, we will help to make this happen, provide you with ideas, and provide supplier recommendations.
We use external caterers and have a list of recommended ones we work with regularly. However, if you wish to use a different certified caterer you are more than welcome. By being flexible with the catering it means your wedding meal will be bespoke to you. Also, if you want to move away from a formal sit-down meal and opt for bowl food or a BBQ option, you have the flexibility and choice to do this too. We are also a licensed premises, so we can create bespoke drinks packages for you, and our bar is open for the duration of your stay from 11am - 12midnight.
We are a small close-knit team who are passionate about Ardoch and making your special day the best it can be. Working closely with you, we will help plan your dream wedding, and we will be with you through the weekend to ensure it runs smoothly. We also have an extensive list of recommended suppliers we work with who are local and know our venue.
At Ardoch you have so many choices for beautiful ceremonies and photo opportunities. Every detail, from the moment you arrive, can be tailored to your preferences, ensuring a truly unforgettable.