The Old Manse

The Old Manse, Lochend, Inverness, Culloden Inverness (Inverness) IV3 8LA Map · Telephone · Website
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Menus from £65
Number of guests 2 to 120
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About The Old Manse

Situated beside Loch Ness, The Old Manse is a countryside wedding venue in Scotland’s Culloden Inverness, Inverness. This three-floor Highlands haven dates back to 1850 and exudes traditional charm and refinement. From the period kitchen and drawing room to a range of modern amenities, it is the perfect blend of classic style and contemporary comfort. To-be-weds seeking a private getaway for their big day will delight in the tranquil surroundings and excellent customer care.

Facilities and Capacity

The historic Bona Church is located on the grounds of The Old Manse, where you can exchange vows in a religious, civil, or modern ceremony. This spiritual space is characterised by antique wooden pews and furnishing, red carpeting, and simple decor. From intimate elopements and micro weddings for two people to parties of 110, there is something to suit every style at this location. After you say ‘I do’, you can take photographs overlooking the waterfront while guests enjoy a cocktail reception. The team supplies tents and marquees for larger parties, so you can host a semi-alfresco affair on the ground. This venue is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking for your guests’ convenience.

Services Offered

The in-house wedding coordinator collaborates with newly engaged couples to bring their Highlands wedding to life. They can recommend trusted suppliers for all your floral, catering, and decor needs. On-site catering can also be arranged and the dedicated chefs will happily curate a menu that reflects your theme and tastes. You can enjoy exclusive use of The Old Manse for the duration of your wedding journey.

Accommodation

There are six self-catering rooms available for you and your nearest and dearest. The rooms blend traditional Scottish decor with modern accents, creating a timeless aesthetic for your restful stay. The house features a kitchen, three bathrooms, and a snug room filled with books and films for and entertainment and relaxation. The Loch Ness Dining Room seats 12 for intimate dinner parties. You can mingle with friends and family by the fire pit outdoors and savour the stunning views of the Scottish hinterland. Amenities such as WiFi, televisions, and ample parking make this a convenient destination for memorable occasions.

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Wedding at Bona Church
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Bona Church Pews
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Looking across Loch Ness
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The Drawing Room
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Intimate dinner setup
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Four-poster bed
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Elegant bathroom decor
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Master bedroom
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First Floor Guest Bedroom
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First Floor Bathroom
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Second Floor Bathroom
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Slipper Bath
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Second Floor Guest Room
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The Boot Room
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Country Kitchen
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The Old Manse Hallway
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The Old Manse Drawing Room
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The Old Manse Hallway
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The Dining Room Seating 12
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The 'Snug'
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3 Reviews for The Old Manse

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Carleen P. · Married on 04/09/2021

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    Amazing amazing!

    We had such a wonderful time having our wedding at the Old Manse. I reached out to Magda in April and we went to see the facility the next day. Exactly what we wanted - small, historic church with a center aisle, a beautiful home for all of our family to stay, and a perfectly sized marquee for our wedding of 36! Magda and the team were amazing and thought of everything - really helped the day to run seamlessly! Thank you again for the best day!

    Sent on 07/09/2021

    The Old Manse's reply:

    We had a wonderful time organising your day and are so pleased you are happy with every aspect. You make a fantastic couple and we wish you both a long and happy life together. Please come and visit us again!
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    Marie G. · Married on 10/05/2021

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    Perfect Wedding Location and Incredible Host

    We can't thank Magda enough for helping us organise our wedding with just 10 days notice. The house itself has been beautifully renovated and the setting by Loch Ness is incredible. We held our ceremony in Bona Church which is attached to the Old Manse House and has plenty of space for social distancing. For the reception, Magda organised a gorgeous marquee complete with furnishings, lighting and crockery, along with catering by the talented Bruce which was absolutely fantastic. The marquee was set up beside the house and it had stunning views of the Loch. Our wedding took place under Covid restrictions and we comfortably fitted our guests in the marquee. Magda co-ordinated with our florist, Fauna Flower Folk and the day went seamlessly, Magda was on hand all day making sure we had everything we needed. We had our wedding photographs taken by Catriona Elizabeth at the house and at Lochend Shore which is a short walk from the house and has the beautiful back drop of Loch Ness. We couldn't have asked for a better day and we can't recommend Highland-Escape enough, The Old Manse House & Bona Church are just perfect for a wedding, you have everything you need in one place.

    Sent on 21/05/2021
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    Sophie B.

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    Outstanding!

    Having our wedding at The Old Manse was incredible. The venue was absolutely 5*, down to the smallest of details, and the director, Magda, went above and beyond to help us achieve the intimate wedding of our dreams.

    We stayed in the Old Manse and had our ceremony at Bona Church (attached), then had the small reception in a marquee on the grounds. Magda and the team of caterers provided outstanding services that we cannot fault in any way! The day ran seamlessly and was stress-free. As a side note, the venue is so close to Loch Ness with stunning views from most of the rooms. There is a narrow, yet sometimes busy road (that did not bother us at all) that runs by it, and just over this road and down a small track is access to the shores of Loch Ness, where our photographer was able to take some stunning pictures. The location was top-notch!

    We actually booked the Old Manse purely from online pictures and email correspondence with Magda, so for some this may seem like a leap of faith in the venue… we are so glad we took that leap! It was everything we imagined and more.

    Magda also recommended the caterers we used, as well as information for florists etc. in the local area. She was on hand, via email and then later in person, at any time and was extremely helpful.

    We cannot wait to return for a holiday year after year in the amazing setting.

    Sent on 05/08/2021

    The Old Manse's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Sophie. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day, we loved being a part of it!
    You and your family were just lovely and the mood for the day was just perfect - including the weather!
    You both looked fantastic and I wish you so many wonderful years ahead together. You make a fantastic couple!
    Magda.

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The Old Manse FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Chapel on Premises
    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
    Historic
    Marquees and Tents
    Church
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Car Parking

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