We love to host elopements at Woodside Lodge and feel honoured to share such an intimate occasion and special day with you.

Planning a 2023/2024 elopement? Read on…

Scotland has always been a popular location for Elopement weddings, and we have been fortunate enough to create memorable elopements for couples from all over the world.

We can work with you to ensure that everything you need for your special day is taken care of, even to provide the necessary witnesses for the ceremony.

The team here at Woodside Lodge have hosted weddings for over 20 years, and we are one of the most experienced and professional small wedding venues in Scotland, providing a stress free experience for our couples.

Our 2 AA Rosette-awarded kitchen is renowned for stand-out seasonal menus developed by our Head Chef, with fare sourced from top local suppliers and produce fresh from our Kitchen Garden. Our unique location, 5-star venue and attention to detail means each and every wedding is totally unique.

Ready to find out more? Iain and the team will happily answer any questions you have, get in touch or drop us an email.

Fancy reading more? Head over to Trip Advisor to read reviews from our wonderful couples!

Questions around eloping? Here are some answers to our FAQ’s:

  • How quickly can we get married at Woodside Lodge? Couples must register notice to marry with the local council 29 days before the ceremony.
  • Can couples who lodge notice now extend their notice period? No, notices are valid for a maximum of 3 calendar months.
  • I am in the UK on a working VISA, can I get married in Scotland? If you are a national of a country outside the UK, and you intend to get married or to register a civil partnership in Scotland, then you will need an entry clearance. If you are already in the UK and are subject to immigration control but do not have a VISA which is specifically for the purpose of being married or entering a civil partnership this will need to be referred to the Home Office for approval. This can increase the notice period from 29 to 70 days so it is recommended you submit your paperwork to the registrar as early as possible.
  • Have the regulations on face coverings changed? There are no current regulations regarding face coverings however members of the public are advised to follow Scottish government guidance and are of course welcome to wear a face covering if they wish to do so.
  • What are the differences between a marriage and a civil partnership? It is now possible for couples who are the same or mixed gender to choose to enter into a marriage or a civil partnership. Scottish Government have now released a guide on the differences and legalities of these relationships to help couples to make an informed choice, you can view the guide here. Remember your local registrar is happy to help you with any questions or to help you enter into a marriage or civil partnership.
  • Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Marriage Ceremony? Yes, we require a £90 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.
  • Can you provide witnesses? You will need two witnesses for your wedding, both aged 16 years of age or older. Your registrar or hosts may be able to provide witnesses for you if your ceremony is due to take place Monday to Friday; this will of course be discussed when booking your ceremony.

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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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