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web address:- www.castlelachlan.com
Castle Lachlan :-
Venue licensed for civil partnership or wedding ceremonies
Venue type - Historic Building
Venue type: Castle
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 2
Function room names and capacities: Drawing room and dining room
Guests rooms available: 7
Honeymoon suite available: Yes
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
Choice of wedding breakfast menus Yes
Alcohol License Yes
Toastmaster Available Yes
Entertainment Available Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted Yes
Dance Floor Yes
Evening Reception Facilities Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Entertainment is available: Band
Wedding services provided: We provide the facilities for the bride and groom to arrange a country house wedding in Castle Lachlan as if it was their own home
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Yes
Venue special features: Castle Lachlan is a private home on a private highland estate which can provide overnight accommodation on site for upto 15 adults and can accommodate upto 45 people at a wedding ceremony and reception. We are a licenced venue for civil weddings. Outside, on the lawn, we have room for a marquee for upto 150 guests. At the gates of the estate stands Strathlachlan Parish Church which, by arrangement with the Minister, can be used for a Church of Scotland marriage service. There is room in the church for 100. On the estate we have a holiday house which sleeps 8.
Venue History: Castle Lachlan is home to the Chiefs of the Clan Maclachlan and was built overlooking Loch Fyne near to the site of the original 15th century castle which was partially destroyed after the rebellion of 1745
Other information: The Castle Lachlan Estate extends to 1500 acres and gives access to the beautiful shoreline of Loch Fyne. On the estate is the family run Inver Cottage Restaurant which provides guests with a great alternative to arranging the reception in the Castle. Inver Cottage is often used by our visitors as the place for guests to meet and eat on the night before the wedding.
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.