SWD visits: The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, Luss [Review]

The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

Rustic or boho, traditional or DIY, there are endless options for your wedding at The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in the charming Scottish town of Luss, as Natasha Radmehr discovers

It’s official: Luss is the cutest place in Scotland. Charming little church? Tick. Cobbled streets lined with chocolate-box cottages? Yep. Picturesque pier jutting into Loch Lomond? You betcha.

One of the village’s primary attractions for to-be-wed couples, however, is The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel. A former 18th-century coaching inn, this welcoming venue has fantastic hospitality down to a fine art.

Accommodating staff, delicious locally sourced food (including fresh smoked salmon from the Luss Smokehouse) and cosy traditional interiors make it an obvious choice for anyone seeking a Scottish wedding venue with warmth and character “ but scratch the surface and you’ll find a wealth of options for all styles of weddings.

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That because the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is part of the 40,000-acre Luss Estates, there are loads of potential locations for your big day, and the staff will truly go the extra mile to make your dream day a reality.

Of course there’s the hotel itself, which has a traditional Library for small weddings, and the Inchconnachan Suite and Sutherland Room for larger wedding receptions. These two blank canvas spaces, set within landscaped gardens, can be hired together or individually for celebrations of up to 100 guests, with scope to add a marquee if you need more room.

The venue can create a bespoke package for you, incorporating fun add-ons such as street food trucks, post-wedding Highland games and boat trips, and can even arrange for you to arrive by helicopter if you’re feeling fancy!

Want to switch things up? Tie the knot in Luss Parish Church, or hop on a boat for an outdoor ceremony on one of the nearby islands (you could even have your reception there in a yurt or stretch tent).

A select handful of ceremonies can also take place in the beautiful walled garden of Camstraddan House, home to Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, the 9th Baronet of Luss.

Alternative sites for your reception include the estate’s shooting lodge and barn. But my personal favourite? Up a hill overlooking the loch.

Sitting beneath a pagoda at a rustic wooden table with fur-draped chairs (pictured above: perfect if you fancy throwing a Scandinavian-style wedding), tucking into a fresh seafood picnic while breathing in the amazing views, I couldn’t help but start to idly plan my own fantasy wedding.

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Slate Quays, a brand new “ and absolutely stunning “ site right on the shore of the loch where you can pitch a marquee, yurt or stretch tent. Ideal if you want to get married by the water!

 

CONNECT WITH THE LOCH LOMOND ARMS HOTEL

w: lochlomondarmshotel.com

t: 01436 860420

e: valerie.jones@lochlomondarmshotel.com

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