Your Wedding/Event at Ardmay House

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding or event! We understand that 2020 has been a difficult time for many, and plans have changed at short notice for many.

Ardmay House is available to hire on an exclusive use basis for small weddings, events and celebrations of up to 30 guests. There are various large spaces, both indoors and outdoors where you can hold your wedding ceremony. We can accommodate up to 22 guests in our accommodation.

 

Ardmay House is hired out on an exclusive-use, self-catering basis. We do not charge any more to hold your wedding/event at Ardmay than for a standard self catering let and it is a ‘blank canvas’ for couples to create their relaxed, intimate Scottish wedding.

 

Covid-19 Information

The current guidance (July 2020) from The Scottish Government on wedding ceremonies indicates a maximum of 20 guests at the ceremony, and a reception that will allow for 1 metre physical distancing. We ask that couples ensure that government guidelines are adhered to at all times, and will ask for a signed copy of our Covid-19 Policy and Risk Assessment, as well as keeping a register of attendees.   

 You will find a link to guidance here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-small-marriages-and-civil-partnership-registrations/pages/overview/

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions: Weddings and Events

How long are you able to hold a provisional date for?

We can hold a date for 1 week, after which we require the deposit (30% of hire fee) and completed Booking Form to guarantee your dates.

 

Is there a minimum stay?

The minimum stay for a wedding booking is 3 nights in order to allow for plenty of time for set-up and clear up.

How many guests can Ardmay House accommodate?

We can host a maximum of 30 guests on an exclusive use basis, with overnight accommodation for 24 guests.

Is there parking available?

Yes, we have a car park behind Ardmay House that can accommodate 15 cars.

Is there outdoor space available?

Yes, there are many beautiful outdoor areas including the beach with private access and the gardens.

 

Is the house wheelchair accessible?

Yes, and we also have a disabled access bedroom, available on request.

 

When can we arrive/depart?

Check in is at 3pm, and check out 11am. The house should be returned to the set-up that it was found on arrival by check out.

 

Do you offer in-house catering/bar service/waiting staff?

No, however there is a commercial kitchen which your caterer can use.

 

Can we play music at Ardmay House?

Yes, music is allowed within legal guidelines. In line with the Scottish Government noise guidelines, all music must be of reasonable noise level and quietened by 11pm. A piper or acoustic band during the day for example would be unlikely to be an issue, however a DJ with large sound system late into the night would not be appropriate.  

Are we able to put decorations on the walls?

We ask that there are no wall hangings in the sitting rooms. Candles are not allowed in Ardmay House for health and safety reasons, however you can use electric candles. Biodegradable or petal confetti is allowed.

How many toilets are there?

There are 12 toilets in the house.

 

Is there a smoking area?

Smoking is not allowed inside Ardmay House. There is a designated outdoor smoking area, however all cigarette ends must be disposed of. 

 

Do you have public liability insurance?

Yes, we do and a copy can be provided upon booking.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see the Booking Terms and Conditions for our cancellation policy.

 

Additional Costs

Early check in fee (from 12pm): £150

Late check-out (until 2pm): £150

Minibus Airport Transfer from Glasgow Airport (up to 12 guests with hand luggage): £150 each way

Venue co-ordinator to liaise with suppliers: £300

 

Suggested Suppliers

Caterers/Bar: Shotgun Weddings and Events, https://www.shotgunevents.co.uk/, contact Louise Olivarius, LOUISE@SGCATERING.COM, 07970 150 860

Florist: Caroline Graham, carolinegraham@hotmail.co.uk, 07454 147 163

FOR FURTHER INFO/TO BOOK YOUR STAY PLEASE CONTACT US:

Tel: 01301 702 998

Ardmay House, Arrochar, Argyll, G83 7AH, UK

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