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Ben Cruachan Inn is an exclusive-use, award-winning wedding venue located in Argyll, Scotland, on the shores of Loch Awe. This historic inn began life as the stable buildings of Lochawe Hotel and still exudes a romantic Victorian aesthetic. Since its refurbishment in 2017, this gorgeous venue has been welcoming couples to the Highland wedding location of their wildest dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

Nestled beside the loch and among the mountains, Ben Cruachan is not the only dreamy backdrop for your special day. Kilchurn Castle and St. Conan’s Kirk sit not far away, providing ideal spots to escape to for romantic couple’s portraits or for hosting your ceremony, respectively. Depending on your choice for the evening meal, Ben Cruachan can host 120 guests for a buffet-style reception or 65 for an intimate seated dinner. In terms of accommodation, the Inn can provide for 20 to 25 guests on-site, while the village of Lochawe offers a number of luxurious options for the rest of your guests.

Services Offered

The staff are happy to help with your planning process, providing local vendor contacts to put the finishing touches on your day. Ben Cruachan’s catering team offers a dinner experience focused on local Scottish produce. The best of the Highlands is showcased in these mouthwatering dishes, simultaneously conscious of the Inn’s ethos of sustainability. These talented chefs can work with you and your partner to develop a menu that suits your taste and any dietary requirements. With live band facilities on-site amidst the stylish, cosy atmosphere of the Inn, you and your guests are sure to enjoy an evening to remember. Located conveniently only one and a half hours from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, your loved ones will be able to arrive in comfort. The entire team prides itself on hospitality and can’t wait to welcome you to this Highland paradise.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Ben Cruachan Inn Lochawe PA33 1AQ By Dalmally (Argyll)
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