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Urquhart Castle Wedding Open Day

22 February 2013

If you are searching for a unique and historic wedding location, then Urquhart Castle, magnificently situated on the banks of Loch Ness, could be just what you are looking for.

Urquhart Castle is hosting a Wedding Open Day on Saturday 16th March 2013 from  11.00 to 3.00 pm to showcase the three stunning venues on offer, from the intimate Outer Close  located in the heart of the castle to the contemporary visitors’ centre with its breathtaking views overlooking the castle and Loch Ness.

If you would like to attend the Wedding Open Day you are requested to pre-register in advance by sending an email to, stating how many tickets you require.  You will be given free admission to the castle on the day and will be shown around the beautiful grounds and stunning venues.

There will also be the opportunity to meet the catering partners to talk through any  requirements you may have for your reception, wedding dinner or even dancing options.

Euan Fraser, Manager of Urquhart Castle said: “Urquhart Castle is magnificently situated on the banks of Loch Ness and commands stunning views of the famous loch and Great Glen.  The Castle is guaranteed to provide a spectacular backdrop, ideal for wedding photographs.

“There are three beautiful venues to choose from, all promising to make your wedding day that extra bit special. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about planning your perfect day.  We will also be offering booking incentives.”

There are three venues to visit:

The Visitors Centre
  • offers the perfect venue for religious, civil or humanist ceremonies.  It provides an elegant setting for wedding receptions with pre-dinner drinks on the terrace followed by a private dinner, whilst enjoying the breathtaking views.  It can accommodate a maximum of 75 guests.

Outer Close – Old Kitchens
  • located in the heart of the Castle, the area is ideal for an al fresco romantic wedding ceremony, while The Grant Tower may be available as a wet weather alternative for ceremonies and drinks receptions.  The venue can be used for religious, civil or humanist ceremonies and accommodates a maximum of 60 guests.    

Outer Close – Great Chamber Cellar
  • this secluded location offers spectacular views over Loch Ness and is an ideal venue for religious or humanist ceremonies.  This venue accommodates 100 guests for ceremonies.  

For Information:
  • Ample parking space is available and the Visitor Centre cafe is open all day during the Open Day

Notes for editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

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For further information

Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866