Micro weddings at Stuckgowan Estates, Scotland

Join us for your dream wedding with an intimate gathering of friends and family. Set in one of Scotland’s most beautiful locations for scenery, our Stuckdarach property enjoys its own private walled garden. The perfect setting for a micro wedding in Scotland. Set on the banks of Loch Lomond, sleeping up to 12 guests. Plus this small wedding venue offers a private annexe for the perfect bridal suite.

Need more space?

Looking to celebrate your Scottish wedding with more than 10 guests? Why not explore our magical larger houses, perfect as small Scottish wedding venues, Stuckgowan house by Loch Lomond and Stucktaymore, overlooking Loch Tay? Enjoy your wedding day with those you love the most and spoil them at a small or micro wedding in Scotland with Stuckgowan Estates. Explore our three 5-star luxurious properties. And then its time to make your dreams come true and marry like a Scottish Laird and Lady at our luxurious accommodation.

What is a micro wedding?

A micro wedding is a gathering of a small number of friends and family to celebrate your marriage or civil partnership. At Stuckgowan Estates, depending on your venue, the number of guests will be no more than 29. 

Choose a micro wedding in a beautiful and intimate setting. For some, the idea of a large wedding with hundreds of people simply doesn’t appeal. And for others, smaller gatherings offer a better chance to give every guest time with the bride and groom. This makes it even more special for everyone in attendance. Micro weddings can also be less formal, making them relaxed occasions. 

Micro weddings can certainly retain many traditional elements of a larger wedding ceremony such as exchanging vows, wedding breakfast and dancing. Our estates are flexible with large and small rooms, as well as outdoor space. You have complete control over what takes place here, meaning you can make the most of our buildings. 

A groom kisses a bride on the head and she holds flowers with pheasant feathers.

Why choose Stuckgowan Estates for your micro wedding?

Micro weddings are popular with those travelling to Scotland to get married from other countries, including the USA, Canada and Australia. Each of our estates offers a traditional Scottish charm, and you will be embraced by history. For example, Stuckgowan, which offers self-catering accommodation for up to 19 people, was built between 1798 and 1820 as a country residence on the banks of Loch Lomond. The building has been fully restored and modernised to include all modern amenities, whilst still retaining its traditional Scottish charm

Also by Loch Lomond is Stuckdarach, a smaller country retreat sleeping up to 12 but with beauty around every corner. Built in 1820, it too has been fully brought up to date. It has an additional 1-bedroom apartment in the Coach House with its own seating, shower room and kitchen. This makes it ideal for a newly-married couple seeking something a bit separate for the night, whilst staying close to guests. 

By Loch Tay is Stucktaymore, our largest building. Built in 1843 for the Earl of Breadalbane it sits within 2 acres of formal garden. These grounds feel like they were made for mesmerising wedding photos. It sleeps up to 29 people over 13 bedrooms. 

At each of our Scottish estates, there are plenty of opportunities for wonderful photography. Backdrops of lochs and mountains are waiting for you, along with indoors photography with Scottish decor. 

How to organise a micro wedding at Stuckgowan Estates

Getting married in Scotland can be a magical experience. Our beautiful countryside and loch shores really are as stunning as you see on TV and film! If you are coming to Scotland from abroad, we have various requirements you must meet first.

Although you don’t need to have stayed in Scotland for any length of time to get married here, you and your partner must both be over 16 years of age. If you are 16 or 17, you will require consent from a parent or guardian. 

In Scotland, you also have to give notice of your intention to marry. Unfortunately, this means the days of fleeing with your loved one to be married on the same day are over! You must notify the registrar’s office at least 29 days before your wedding date, and up to three months in advance. When you give notice, you will need documents including proof of identity like a birth certificate or passport. 

As you will be hosting your micro wedding at Stuckgowan Estates, you will need to choose a celebrant. This needs to be someone who will be happy to marry you here, so make sure you chat it through with them in advance.

You can find out more about getting married in Scotland here. 

Bride and groom kiss in background with a flower bouquet on a barrell.

Give your guests notice

And of course, don’t forget to invite your guests! They might need plenty of time to organise their trip to Scotland if you are coming from abroad. All guests are welcome here – including those with four legs! We are dog friendly. So if you would like to bring your dog – and even have them as part of your ceremony – they would be made most welcome at both of our estates.

Finally, you need to choose which of our estates you would like to host your micro wedding. Although Stuckgowan and Stuckdarach are on the same estate, we ask that you do not book them both out for one event as each house has a set guest limit. Further, we would also respectfully request that only those who are staying over attend your wedding – no day guests are allowed due to our property guest limits. 

Guest services

We offer a range of services to ensure your micro wedding is perfect and that guests have a wonderful time too. These include hiring a private chef and caterers for some or all of your meals. Although our kitchens are fully equipped, you may wish to use a professional to organise your wedding meals. We can also organise a butler and waiting staff to help you during your stay. Please speak to us when you book and we will be glad to help you.

Furthermore, we would be happy to ensure you and your guests are transported to and from our estates safely. We offer transfer services which can pick guests up from their train station or airport, and bring them directly to your micro wedding. Again, simply let us know when you book and as guests are confirmed. 

And whilst you’re visiting Scotland…

Getting married and starting a family together can often make us think about our family roots. Many people have discovered that their ancestors emigrated from Scotland. So when you are here this is a great time to do some family history research. This is especially true if you are from Clan Colquhoun or Clan Macnab who have many connections to Loch Lomond. 

However, whatever your Scottish ancestry, there are plenty of opportunities to find out more during your stay. By visiting the Genealogy Centre in Glasgow you could unlock the secrets of your past. For some online research before you arrive, try scotlandspeople.gov.uk. This site may give you some leads on places to visit when you are here to research your family tree.

Keen to explore Scotland further? There are plenty of activities for you and your guests to enjoy. Some of the things you can do near Loch Lomond include a beautiful boat ride on the water. And if you are looking for things to do near Loch Tay, then a distillery tour is often top of people’s list. Scotland’s largest cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are not too far away either and they make for exciting days out.

How to book your micro wedding venue

Booking is easy. Explore our small wedding venues here. Once you have chosen which house you would like to be married in, you can check availability here. Then contact us and we can help you organise your micro wedding in Scotland. Let’s look forward to your perfect day!