The Setting

Situated on the banks of Loch Long, one of the magnificent sea lochs of Scotland, Knockderry is a fabulous 4 Star 2 AA Rosette hotel near Loch Lomond and Helensburgh for weddings and small exclusive-use events.

With a reputation for excellent food and drink sourced from quality local suppliers, Knockderry provides guests with a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere in which to escape, explore the area and celebrate with exclusive use country house weddings and private parties. Owned and operated by Murdo and Beth MacLeod and their staff, with multiple awards for hospitality and quality of food, Knockderry offers a truly Scottish country house welcome to all visitors to Cove and the Rosneath Peninsula near Loch Lomond. They are just 45 minutes from Glasgow Airport, allowing guests to reach the hotel easily.

Knockderry was awarded the title of 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards Romantic Hotel of the Year. It has also been recently awarded the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards Regional Awards for Country House Hotel of the Year and Fine Dining Restaurant Hotel of the Year for Argyll & Lomond. So you know you will be in good hands.

The Vibe

They only offer exclusive-use weddings: from the moment you arrive, Knockderry and all its team will be at your disposal for the duration of your wedding. It is the ideal way to ensure that you have the privacy to enjoy your special day with your family and friends. With their two-night exclusive use wedding package, you will get their full attention and dedication. Exclusive use weddings are their speciality. Regardless of your wedding size, it is a big day for everyone, including Knockderry House. They offer the perfect blend of cosiness, character, comfort, calm, hospitality and attention to detail. This is all about offering you a home away from home, with the details taken care of by an experienced team.

If you are looking for a private, intimate, elegant but relaxed wedding, Knockderry is one of the most romantic and picturesque country house wedding venues in Scotland. The hotel is situated by the shores of Loch Long, with beautiful views across the water, set in grounds with mature trees and wide lawns. Ideal for outdoor wedding photography.

Knockderry was built in the mid 19th Century and redesigned in the 1890s by celebrated architect William Leiper. It has been lovingly restored for the last 15 years to bring out its original features: beautiful external architecture of half-timbered walls, quirky dormers and turrets, and internal details such as intricate Indian carvings, stunning panelling and delicate mouldings. A range of artwork is displayed throughout the hotel, and each room is individually and beautifully designed.

Their drawing room, with its wood carvings, stained glass windows and fireplace, is comfortable and welcoming and a wonderful spot for a drink and a chat. Their Library Suite is composed of a comfortable lounge and dressing area and separate king-sized bedroom and bathroom. With views over the loch, it is the perfect spot to get ready in a relaxed and luxurious setting.

Ceremonies are held either on their terrace or in their wood-panelled dining room which boasts its stunning views over the loch. The wedding breakfast is served in the gallery. On warm days, they can throw open the doors to the grounds for reception drinks and photos on the terrace, with guests milling around freely.

Knockderry is all about personalised service, attentive yet unfussy, with the perfect blend of Scottish hospitality and 4-star comfort. An unforgettable experience awaits.