Weddings

The Day of your Life on the shore of Loch Ness

For a truly unique and fabulous wedding The Highland Club is an amazing location. Steeped in hundreds of years of history and situated on the banks of Loch Ness in Fort Augustus – a truly memorable celebration for you and your guests. Whether you want an intimate wedding by the side of the loch, a grander affair in the Church Atrium of St Benedict’s Abbey, or a relaxed tipi in which to celebrate, it would be our privilege to host you and to be a part of your special day. Photographs of your wedding day with both Loch Ness as a backdrop on the one hand and Fort Augustus Abbey on the other are sure to evoke happy memories for many years to come. All that’s left now is to make your dreams a reality…

To benefit from our special wedding rates book any apartment directly through our website with your unique wedding code and receive a complimentary bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne in addition to our usual Warm Scottish Welcome! Please contact us to hire the wedding venue of your choice and for your wedding code.

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The Church Atrium

The Abbey Church Atrium (formerly the central chapel of the enormous Abbey Church) was originally designed by Pugin the Younger. The central chapel sits below the timber hammer head beams and has been restored into what is now referred to as The Church Atrium. Equipped with under floor heating it is an ideal location for weddings and other events. The Atrium is not available for hire during the months of July or August and can seat up to 80 guests for a wedding.

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The Club Lounge

The Club Lounge has been beautifully restored with timber panelling and was formerly the monks Refectory. At one end you will find a pulpit jutting out from the wainscot where a chapter from the Holy Scriptures would be read during the monks meal, and at the other end three long Gothic stained glass windows. This is the perfect place to hold an intimate wedding seating a maximum of 20 people, or to have a champagne drinks reception before moving on to your marquee or restaurant for lunch or dinner. Minimum hire for exclusive use is for a period of 4 hours.

The Cloister Gardens

The Cloister Gardens is surrounded on all four sides by the cloisters and houses a giant chess set.
This garden is available for use when you hire the Church Atrium or Club Lounge.

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The Monastery Lawn

The Monastery Lawn is situated between The Monastery apartments and Loch Ness.
The happy couple can say their vows with a beautiful loch-side backdrop and the possibility of Nessie being a witness.

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The Badminton Lawn

The Badminton Lawn is situated on The Old School Lawn to the right of the football pitch with the Caledonian Canal at one side and views of the Loch on another.
Marquees can be erected here exclusively for weddings taking place at The Highland Club at one of the venues above.

The Cricket Lawn

The Cricket Lawn faces the front of The Highland Club.
Marquees can be erected here exclusively for weddings taking place at The Highland Club at one of the venues above.

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Wedding Photography

If you are getting married elsewhere but would like to have some wedding photographs taken either on our grounds by Loch Ness at The Highland Club or within the building itself this can be arranged subject to availability and must be booked in advance of the day. Limited to 10 people plus the photographer and subject to a fee.

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