The Heart and Soul of The Lodge..

Choosing the right wedding venue is so important but also being able to relax in the knowledge that you have an exceptional wedding planner who will work together with you to plan your wedding perfectly really is priceless.

Alice has flawlessly planned over 1,000 weddings and with her vast experience she is second to none in the wedding industry. Her passion and dedication shines through every single wedding that takes place at The Lodge.

Alice has the ability to see the couple’s vision and make it a reality.  She will be honest with what works and what doesn’t work so rest assured you will always be given the best advice for your big day.  From the first enquiry, to leaving The Lodge as a newly married couple, Alice is on hand to ensure everything runs seamlessly so your wedding day will be everything you had dreamed of and more..

From our photographers to our brides…  everyone cannot speak highly enough of our incredible wedding director…

 Michael & Alicja, Photographers – Fotogenic of Scotland

“When you are planning your wedding at The Lodge on Loch Goil, you are not only choosing an amazing venue with its unique location surrounded by nature, exceptional architecture in the middle of rural Scotland, you are also getting one of the best wedding coordinators there is – Alice.

She really cares about every single guest at The Lodge and makes them feel at home. Perfectionism is another attribute which comes from amount of work she and her team put into every event at The Lodge.

Finally, she is just simply a warm and generous person that you would love to have next to you on your wedding day!”

Colin, Fireworks – Midnight Storm

“We work behind the scenes for many of Scotland’s top hotels, and Alice’s attention to detail along with the beautiful setting makes The Lodge on Loch Goil one of the few venues I would recommend my own family to consider. We see venues where the wedding planners only stay a year and they just don’t have the empathy and dedication for a couple’s big day like Alice does.  She really does put 110% into every wedding to make them all very special.”

Margaret – Registrar

“Alice is a joy to work with, she is very professional, always extremely organised and will go above and beyond to make the day perfect for couples.  We always look forward to working with her as we know she will have everything prepared, right down to the smallest details.”

Denise – Helensburgh Flowers

I have been very lucky to be supplying flowers for Alice at The Lodge for a few years now. The first day I met her, I was blown away by the enthusiasm and passion she has for the industry she works in, her attention to detail is what makes Alice so good at what she does. Her down to earth approach and infectious personality resonates with everyone she meets.  Alice is one of the hardest working people I know, if I was asked to describe Alice I would have to say her work ethic is second to none, attention to detail flawless, and her control in any situation is taken on with honesty and clarity, and on a personal note I have made a very good friend also over the years we have worked together.  Alice comes into us on a Monday morning full of enthusiasm and fun which makes Alice who she is. One of a kind!”


Laura Gray – Hair & Make-up

Since being a wedding professional myself since 2001 it is an absolute pleasure and a wonderful experience working alongside Alice. She runs a tight ship, but a fun one and you know you are going to have the very best day with Alice at the helm.    Like myself she thinks of every last detail and a wedding morning with Alice means you can relax knowing you are in the very best of hands. I love to work at the Lodge as I know the wedding morning is going to be fun, relaxed and some great stories being shared to keep the emotions at bay. But she’s always there with a tissue for happy tears if need be.’ 

Scott Wood – Piper

“Alice provides so much care and attention to each wedding. The level of professionalism is of the highest standard and consistent from each wedding to the next. She truly cares about the bride and groom’s day and the fine details are truly taken care of. Not only that, be she is so pleasant to talk to and deal with and makes you feel very at ease on your big day. As one of the music suppliers of The Lodge, I love coming back time after time.”

Kirsty and Matthew Baxter  –  Wedding – 6th June 2017

 “From the first time we visited, Alice made us feel like the lodge was our home. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she genuinely cares about ensuring your wedding day is everything you hoped for. Whilst she is always there whenever you need to ask something, the number of things that she does for you in the background which go unnoticed is what makes her unique and your time there so stress free. Our 18 month old, James, made a new friend in Alice and she even helped my mum sew a button back on to my dress minutes before I walked down the aisle! She really does go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect in every way.”

Jane and John Harrison – Wedding – 16th May 2017

“Alice was so warm and welcoming as soon as we arrived at the Lodge, instantly she made us feel comfortable and at ease and she soon made us feel at home. Alice didn’t stop the entire time we were there, she was so helpful, attentive and went above and beyond our expectations… she assisted me into my dress and helped my veil even facilitated a slight delay with the ceremony due to the weather. Alice was exceptional in making our tiny elopement style wedding as perfect as it could have been, I smile thinking about her and she had us laughing a lot with her funny tales! Alice is a wonderful lady whom I will never forget.”

You will see from the lovely words that are spoken about Alice that she really is one in a million.  When you choose The Lodge, you not only get a spectacular venue with breathtaking scenery, you also get the heart and soul of The Lodge – Alice.


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Our Awards

AA Restaurant with Rooms of the Year 2019-20
AA Restaurant with Rooms gold award
AA 2 rosettes
AA Breakfast award

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Woodside Lodge
on Loch Goil
Argyll, Scotland
PA24 8AE

Telephone - 01301 703 173

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From the moment we discovered The Lodge on Loch Goil our experience was 5 star.

The lodge and the grounds are stunning. The food was outstanding.

Our whole stay was perfect in every single way. We will be back in future to visit!!

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