Weddings

Picture Perfect

wedding

St Conan’s Kirk offers an idyllic setting for a wedding, with stunning views to Loch Awe and an expansive interior that your guests will find both impressive and memorable.

Booking

To make an enquiry or book a wedding please contact the Bookings Co-ordinator on 07591740199 or email stconanskirkbookings@gmail.com for further information and dates available in the diary.

All denominations may marry in St Conan’s Kirk.  Currently we have a retired minister who can marry you or you may wish to have your own minister marry you.  A wedding conducted by a minister must, by law, be a faith-based celebration.  If you want a non-faith wedding service contact the registrar’s office – they are extremely helpful.

Costs

Church hire costs £400.  This gives you:

– exclusive use of the church for two hours (one hour before the ceremony, plus an hour for the ceremony itself)

– heating and lighting

– the services of our minister.  Any travel expenses the minister may incur would be paid directly to him/her.

On confirmation of a date, an email will be sent with payment details.  Payment is required at this time.  If for any reason there is a cancellation a full refund will be made.

Registration of Marriage

Full information is available on the Argyll and Bute Council website.    To summarise, you must register your marriage at least 29 days before the date.  If you are a British citizen you should allow 6 to 8 weeks. If you need help contact the local registrar in Oban.  You must ensure you have the marriage schedule in order for you to marry.

Music

You may arrange to have your own music.  We do have an organist (depending on availability, fee £60) and can recommend pipers (charges may vary depending on travel costs).  Payment to the organist and piper would be made by you on the wedding day.

Flowers

You can arrange for flowers to be delivered to the church on the morning of the wedding.  Some suggested florists in Oban and Inveraray are listed below, or you can use your own.

Accessibility

If a relative or friend at the wedding is disabled in anyway, please let us know so that we can make their participation in your big day as easy as possible for them.

Useful information

The following information may help you plan your wedding, but there are of course many other excellent local businesses and hotels for you to discover.

Reception Information

Ben Cruachan Inn, less than a mile from the church, seats 50.   Contact David/Lewis on 01838200880 or email info@bencruachaninn.com

Dalmally Village Hall, 5 miles from church, seats 180 (40 to dance).  Hire cost is £200.  Contact Sarah 01838200467 or see the Facebook Page for more information

Brander Lodge Hotel,  5 miles from church towards Taynuilt, seats 160 (40 to dance).  Contact 01866822243 or email info@branderlodge.com

Loch Fyne Hotel, Inveraray, 17 miles from church, seats 40 or 100 (whole hotel). Contact 01499302980 or email lochfyne@crerarhotels.com

Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Oban, 25 miles from church, seats 100 plus.  Contact 01631 569407 or email enquiries@argyllshiregathering.com

Perle Hotel, Oban 25 miles from church, seats 100 plus.  Contact 01631 562998 or email stay@perleoban.com

Bus Hire

Crunachy Bus Hire – Contact Angus 01866822612 or email crunachy.plus@btconnect.com

 Car Hire

Oban Wedding Limousine Hire.   Contact Ian  07455355405 or email obanweddinglimousine@gmail.com

 Event Catering

Argyll Hog Roast.  Contact 07788404715 or email argyllhog@gmail.com

Oban Spit Roast.  Contact 07770808544 or email info@obanspitroasts.com

 Kilt Hire

Chalmers of Oban.  Contact 01631 562053 (only kilt hire shop in town)

Photographers

Island Images.   Contact Kenny 01838200419 or email island.images@btinternet.com

James Collett.  Contact James 07791209017 or email jcollettphotography@gmail.com

 Florists

Petals 01631 566167

Flower Basket  01631 566507

Thistle & Rose 01631 564219

Flower House 01631 564663