A Highland Haven: Craigard is an exclusive-use 19th-century Scots Baronial manor house, elegantly renovated and beckoning guests into its luxury embrace. Nestled against the breathtaking Scottish backdrop, this intimate venue offers a romantic escape for couples seeking a truly Scottish wedding experience. Set within the serene Carrick Castle Estate, Craigard treats guests to log fires, hill walks, a hot tub, and the seclusion of established grounds, all overlooking the picturesque Loch Goil to the east and wooded hills to the west.
Romance, Scenery, Serenity: Craigard exudes a romantic, scenic, relaxed vibe that perfectly complements the Highland charm. Beyond the unbeatable views of Loch Goil, the manor house’s decor and accommodations match the stunning surroundings. Imagine your intimate wedding weekend unfolding in this luxury venue, where you can bring in your caterer and photographer or opt for tried-and-tested suppliers that Craigard recommends.
A Castle Retreat: With six enchanting en-suite bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests, the manor house becomes your private sanctuary for a three-day stay. Immerse yourself in hill walks and wild swims, followed by the hot tub, log fires, a pool table, and panoramic views from the main drawing room. Choose from various ceremony locations, including the private chapel, gardens, and shorefront, ensuring your wedding day uniquely reflects your love.
Your Weekend, Your Way: Visualise a small, intimate wedding celebration with your loved ones, personalised to match your style. Whether you choose a DIY approach or the all-inclusive package, Craigard ensures your dream day comes to life seamlessly. Celebrate your wedding all weekend, creating lasting memories as guests revel in the hot tub overlooking the loch. With ample local accommodations, convenient transportation options, and the option for a helicopter landing just a stone’s throw away, Craigard promises a weekend that’s both unforgettable and effortlessly unique.
Yes! The venue offers DIY and all-inclusive options, meaning you can choose the style that suits you. Bring your favourite tried-and-tested caterer, food truck, or professional chef Mother-in-law! Every couple will receive a copy of our Recommended Supplier List, but you are welcome to use your own suppliers to ensure your day is truly unique to you.
A stretch tent is an excellent addition to your wedding day - it can act as a bad-weather backup or offer a separate space for the drinks reception. Various spaces in the gardens and next to the loch would be ideal for a stretch tent.
Of course, outdoor ceremonies are really popular in Scotland, and chances are you chose the venue because of the picturesque views. Choose from the established gardens, the shorefront or the estate surrounded by hills.
The size of the chapel and dining facilities dictates the size of the wedding, and Craigard specialises in small and intimate occasions for your nearest and dearest. If you think you would like more guests to celebrate your special day, we have a rustic barn wedding venue just 3/4 mile away, which can accommodate up to 120 with just the same stunning views and high-end accommodations.
The beauty of a DIY venue is that you are in charge of every element of the day. You can bring your own beverages to serve guests; there is no corkage charge. Or you can have your own beverages for the drinks reception and meal, followed by a cash bar. The choice is yours!