Small Weddings - The Lodge on Loch Goil

Small Weddings

Intimate Celebrations


The only way forward is small intimate weddings.
Why should we elope ? Many of you ask yourself that daily.

Being in the wedding industry for over two decades, there are so many reasons why elopements and small intimate weddings work really well.

When it comes to love, the Covid 19 had better watch out.
Despite all hurdles and obstacles we have had to climb in 2020 love somehow always finds a way to come out on top.

During this difficult wedding season, we have seen many couples having to postpone their wedding, it’s been absolutely heart-breaking for us to witness.

The happy couple on the Treehouse balcony

Big Weddings

There’s a blunt truth about big weddings no one tells you, when you have a big, traditional wedding, you’re playing host to the biggest party of your life and it’s not about you at all, it can just be a lot of drama.

Truthfully, planning a big wedding can actually start out fun, then you get into the thick of it, and suddenly, your day-to-day thoughts become:

Who do we invite?

Which of our friends actually gets to be in the bridal party?

What about their plus 1s?

Suddenly, it’s the night before you are supposed to get married and you haven’t even written your vows!

You feel all you have been trying to do is accommodate everyone else, and at the end of the day, you’re wondering what all of this is even for…..

The happy couple descending the steps at the Lodge

The fact is “Your Wedding Is Your Day”

I feel that this is your opportunity to create something uniquely beautiful with your partner, a day you will look back on forever, that’s why many couples choose to come to the Lodge to elope, because they desire a less stressful wedding day, less about everyone and more about them…

The groom being piped in

Whether you’re considering a small and intimate wedding at The Lodge on Loch Goil with just a handful of friends and family, it’s good to discuss with your partner whether or not you would like to remotely invite any guests.

If it brings either of you anxiety to invite family or friends to the ceremony, then consider recording the event and sending out the video at a later date.

The happy couple on the shore of Loch Goil

Our Elopements and small intimate wedding help show you just how gorgeous a wedding day can be at our location, filled with epic mountain views and unforgettable spots for photos, having your wedding in a unique and stunning destination spot for such an important celebration is essential.

A small wedding ceremony

Having a small intimate stylish wedding, listening to the waves crash against the shore and feeling the wind in your hair, for many couples who choose to have a small treehouse wedding this is the ultimate experience. There’s something magical about the Lodge on Loch Goil that attracts so many people to choose to get married here.

The happy couple on the porch at the Lodge

We offer no shortage of gorgeous spaces for a picture-perfect ceremony, the mountains collide to create a stunning mixture of textures, and colours and picturesque views every which way you turn.

The Lodge is a dreamy, whimsical inspiration venue of such class and style…

The Wedding Meal

Reasons to Elope

Here at The Lodge on Loch Goil, we are the masters in the wedding industry.

I am very excited to share my experience being the planner and the driving force behind couples choosing to elope the real reasons that people are bravely choosing to have a private intimate wedding day that’s perfectly inline with who they are.

“The just us experience”

The wedding guests in the Treehouse

Some couples want to strip away the pressure, anxiety and obligation they feel about having a traditional wedding.

Instead they want a day authentic to them, with their values and vision!
They want a just us experience.

A small wedding party on The Lodge steps

Elopements are beautiful options for people who don’t feel like the traditional wedding route is the right fit for them.

An elopement gives them the freedom to decide how to commit their lives to each other.

It creates a magical, intimate way for couples to make their wildest, most romantic dreams about their wedding day come true without asking them to sacrifice a single, intimate moment between the two of them.

The happy couple on the Treehouse balcony

No regrets, no stress, no pressure, no distractions, just two people committing their lives to each in a magical setting….

Preparing for a small wedding

It’s important to remember, that everyone is different, for people who don’t connect with big weddings, a traditional celebration can make you feel like you’ve been put into a box.

When you choose to elope, your wedding can represent who you actually are as a couple, the love you have for each other and the life you’re going to build together. By eloping you are choosing a wedding that reflects your goals for the future.

Wedding guests in the Treehouse

Life is meant to be a magical adventure…

There is a common thought that couples who elope don’t care about their day, because they’re just spontaneously getting married and “skipping over” the wedding stuff.

That is so incredibly wrong.

Couples who elope care so much about their wedding experiences that they’re willing to take the risk of going against the status quo of having a big wedding and find the courage to create a unique wedding experience that will last a lifetime.

A Small wedding in the Treehouse

They see the world as a place full of opportunity, they believe that they exist here in the world to grow, to learn, to discover, to be creative.

I always feel with couples who choose to elope they are so brave, they see life as the greatest adventure, going through the journey with their eyes and hearts wide open with the bravery to be curious and the courage to accept the unpredictability of life.

Getting married is a big decision to make in your life. Eloping provides the opportunity for a “wonderful couple” to just make it happen…

Love recognises no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences to arrive at its destination full of love and hope forever…

A memorable wedding begins with a romantic location and The Lodge Treehouse is as special as your day will be.

When it comes to wedding ceremonies, many couples agree size matters, fewer people can mean a more personal celebration.

We hope that you enjoyed our wonderful story on this beautiful private couple Nikki & Bibai who travelled all the way from the USA to get married in Bonny Scotland.  Their vision was to have a small intimate private wedding with family by their side.

When two souls fall in love, there is nothing else that matters…

We are Good to Go!

Find out about the steps that we are taking to combat COVID-19 and view our Good to Go certificate.

Good to Go

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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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The Lodge on Loch Goil
Argyll, Scotland PA24 8AE

Telephone - 01301 703 173

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What the people say

Ric Fisher

Wow what a place, just spent the weekend over on the loch, great venue for a wedding, amazing views, very stylish interior could be just out of a homes magazine.

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