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Weddings at Urquhart Castle

Ceremonies, Receptions & Photography

Urquhart Castle
A dramatic ruin overlooking Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle was once one of Scotland's mightiest strongholds, and offers an atmospheric setting for wedding ceremonies.

Its splendid vantage point on the banks of the country's most famous loch, affords Urquhart magnificent views. The breathtaking scenery provides a spectacular backdrop for wedding photography.

The castle's Visitor Centre, a stylish contemporary venue beside the ancient castle - which is floodlit in the evening - is a perfect choice for memorable receptions.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions & Photography.


Visitor's Centre
The restaurant area of the visitor centre offers seating for receptions looking out over the floodlit ruins of the castle to the loch beyond.

Old Kitchens
In the heart of the castle ruins, this area is perfect for a romantic al fresco wedding ceremony.

The Cellars
Overlooking the loch, this semi-walled, open air lawn is perfect for an intimate ceremony.

The Grant Tower
This area offers a partially covered alternative venue for ceremonies during poor weather.


Visitor's Centre:          60 people
Old Kitchens:60 people
The Cellars60 people

Types of Ceremony:

Religious and Humanist Weddings Ceremonies. Civil ceremonies by agreement with Registrar.


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Urquhart Castle specifically for your photographs, even if you are holding your ceremony elsewhere. Please note that at sites where we offer ceremonies, we do not accept photography bookings more than two months in advance of the wedding date. For information on the fee and how to book your photography please contact Urquhart Castle directly on 01456 450 551 or visit our wedding photography page.


On Loch Ness near Drumnadrochit on the A82
Postcode: IV63 6XJ

Wedding Brochure

Urquhart Castle wedding brochure cover
Download the wedding brochure for Urquhart Castle

Contact Us

Weddings Team
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8686

Submit your enquiry online

Use our online enquiry form to submit an overview of your wedding requirements. Our weddings team will then contact you to discuss suitable options for your big day.