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Reasons to get married in the Scottish Highlands

Kilcamb Highlands view

Stunning wedding photos

Earth and water, mountains and lochs. The hard hills and the soft water are perfect counterpoints to each other, creating a dramatic landscape in which to tie the knot. Kilcamb Lodge sits on the shores of stunning Loch Sunart, with no roads or houses to spoil the view – or the photos. Lawns flow to a glittering loch, a ring of mountains rises behind. It’s scenery that’s dramatic, but also still intimate – an atmosphere that enhances events, makes the fireworks fabulous and shines through in the all important photos in your wedding album.

Dessert dish

Superb local seasonal food

The western Highlands are twice blessed. The mountains, meadows and woods are home to fantastic venison and beef. The rivers and sea lochs serve up sublime fish and seafood. At Kilcamb Lodge’s 3AA Rosette restaurant head chef Gary Phillips takes pride in sourcing superb local, seasonal produce. The beef, pork and lamb comes direct from Macbeths Butchers in Aberdeenshire. Iain Stewart in Fort William delivers the fish & shellfish and Ardshealach Smokehouse provides the salmon and caviar. Some of the herbs and salads come the chef’s own herb garden, while the fresh duck and quail eggs are laid in local crofts. Award-winning chefs then help you plan which to include in your magnificent wedding feast, making it a memorable part of your special day.

Kilcamb trees view

Warm Scottish spirit

The piper, the ceilidh, the whisky, the warm welcome – at a wedding in the Highlands, the spirit of Scotland infuses events. Amid the dramatic hills and beside the spectacular lochs, these traditions feel fitting. Far from touristy trappings, they’re authentic elements experienced in their rightful place. Anyone who’s heard the strains of a piper echoing around the high hills will tell you it’s an experience that stays with you. And a different kind of spirit can be savoured at the Ardnamurchan Distillery, just a few miles from Kilcamb Lodge, they’ll happily welcome you and your guests for a tasting and tour.

Red deer

Magical guest wildlife experiences

The western Highlands have wonderful wildlife. The remote Ardmanurchan peninsula in particular is home to red deer, otters and golden eagles. You can also spot whales, dolphins and puffins on series of special boat trips; Staffa, Coll, Muck or Mull are within easy reach. And in some places you don’t even have to travel very far to have unforgettable wildlife experiences. Kilcamb Lodge is set in 22 acres of private, wildlife-rich countryside. Deer, pine martins, squirrels and golden eagles are all regular visitors to the estate. You can even watch otters playing at the bottom of the garden as the oyster catchers call.

Kilcamb tree views

Total tranquility and waterside peace

Some weddings are stressful. But setting your big day in the Scottish Highlands means everyone can unwind. Choose the right spot and there’s no traffic noise and no hustle from city streets. The scenery can help too - at Kilcamb Lodge the encircling hills are reassuring, creating an intimate, sheltered space. And the waters of the rippling loch calm and soothe. You can even make sure the hotel is reserved just for your guests, making tranquil Kilcamb Lodge your very own romantic Highland retreat.

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