COVID-19

Socially Distanced Weddings

Updated 8th July 2020



View our Good to Go Certificate, confirming that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

We have recently added a Special Weekend Wedding Package which complies with all the latest Government regulations.

Latest Scottish Government advice

DATE : 5 January 2021

Wedding ceremonies and civil partnership registrations can take place with a maximum capacity of 5 people (including the couple, the witnesses and the person conducting the ceremony, 6 if an interpreter is required), provided the venue’s capacity allows for 2 metre physical distancing. 

Funerals can take place with a maximum capacity of 20, provided the venue’s capacity allows for 2 metre physical distancing.

Wedding or civil partnership receptions and post funeral gatherings such as wakes and cannot take place.  

You must maintain a safe distance of 2 metres between people not in your household or extended household.

Face coverings must be worn by those attending a wedding or civil partnership, except for the couple and the person conducting the ceremony.  Face coverings do not need to be worn by the person leading a funeral service or by the person providing the eulogy.    

Christenings, bar mitzvahs and other life events apart from weddings, civil partnerships or funerals should not take place.

* Please check the Scottish Government website for the latest advice and guidance regarding Coronavirus

The Lodge on Loch Goil is looking forward to welcoming you back to the Scottish Highlands.

It seems an age since we were grounded by Boris and had to temporarily close the Lodge front door, but as a team we have spent the time during lockdown innovating, creating, maintaining and improving the venue with our new entrance and wonderful restored cobbled bridge.

Following the Scottish Government’s announcements on the phased exit from lockdown, we plan to open the Lodge on Saturday 25th July 2020.

As the Lodge is an exclusive use venue and not open to the general public.
For us, this could be very beneficial in the coming months.

The Lodge on Loch Goil is a private estate set in a unique, rural location far away from most of the population.

Consisting of 20 acres of stunning Highland scenery, with eight luxury bedrooms, even when we are full that is 3/4 of an acre per person!

As an exclusive use venue, the lodge is entirely private, meaning that the only people you will come into contact with during an event will be your family and close friends and of course the Lodge staff, all of whom will be following the strictest hygiene protocols to ensure that you are not only looked after, but your safety will be protected at all times.

We have a few new guidelines around our capacity in order to make sure that all our events can be carried out safely following social distancing rules. Ultimately, the safety of all our guests is why we’re having to make these changes.

View our new Safe Stay Guide, outlining the steps we are taking at The Lodge.

Here at The Lodge on Loch Goil, we have been looking after guests for over 20 years.  The coronavirus means we are changing how we do some things to help stop the virus spreading.

Our main commitment will continue to be ensuring our guests have a wonderful time, but we have made a number of adjustments to how we work, how we interact with colleagues and guest, but still deliver a five-star service to maintain the highest standards of safety and hygiene at all times in line with government guidance.

Please note that the health and well-being of our guests and staff is paramount.

Latest Scottish Government Guidelines

Please see the graphic below for The Scottish Government’s latest guidelines.