Luss – you are beautiful.
Every minute I was there, I soaked in as much I could. Set on the Banks of Loch Lomond, Luss is picture perfect but it wasn’t until I took a little tour over the three days with the Loch Lomond Arms team and those who were also part of the trip, did I realise the exact ginormous scale of the location, and also the endless possibilities in creating a bespoke wedding by the loch. And I do mean endless!
On day two we took a stroll to the pier to board the vessel which would then take us on a two hour boat ride along the loch. The islands were stunning and despite the morning being a little misty, it was beautifully eerie. I could instantly visualise the most wonderful wedding photos with this backdrop. Whether on boat or on one of the islands. Yes, you can have your wedding reception right here – wouldn’t that just be a dream.
Luss is also a haven for wildlife and is home to birds of prey, including a nesting pair of golden eagles and a nesting pair of ospreys, along with black grouse, otters, pine martin, fallow, roe and red deer.
I certainly wrapped up warm for our morning cruise… but despite the trip taking place at the very end of October, it wasn’t as cold as I had expected for Scotland!
The view towards Slate Quays, where couples could host a marquee or tipi reception. The backdrop is just everything. Your event could be planned to exactly how you wish, and with the possibility of arranging a boat cruise for you and your guests. What a gorgeous event that would be.
One of my favourite activities from the planned trip has to be the Scottish Highland Picnic. We took a short drive up to the highlands and was greeted by a well thought out and perfectly designed open marquee tent. The dining tables laid with beautiful flowers and rustic touches – soon after our arrival, we were served a picnic. Not just any picnic – the food by the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel was delicious, including Luss’ very own smoked salmon – one you must try!
It was eleven o’clock in the morning and the views across Loch Lomond was still misty but during the two hours we were on the highlands, this soon cleared and the scene was incredible!
Whilst what felt like I was perched on top of the world, soaking in the beautiful location and wonderful hospitality, my mind was going crazy with rehearsal dinner or the-day-after brunch ideas!
Following our rather fabulous picnic, we were whisked off to The Carrick Spa – wow, what a way to warm up!
A truly five star experience in relaxation. Perfect. A tremendous spot to completely wind down with fantastic service and facilities.
Friday evening dinner was arranged but first, we were treated to pre-dinner drinks at the beautiful Camstradden House. Today, still a private home to the Colquhoun family, it was an absolute honour and joy to have had the opportunity to meet the family and owners of Luss Estate.
The reception… romantic and beautiful
If there is one thing my clients want the most from their wedding, aside from being with their family and friends, along with good atmosphere, this would be amazing food.
The tasting menu served in the Library at the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel was put simply, mouth-watering and extremely well presented. Every member of the party that very evening commented how amazing it was and I can honestly say, should you dine or arrange for an event with the team, you will be far from disappointed.
Each course carefully thought out and served.
Post dinner drinks were served in one of the gorgeous Red Kite Yurts! So sweet, cosy and a perfect end to a wonderful day!
I look forward to sharing more on my trip very soon but in the meantime, I do hope that if you are still looking for a great location for your wedding, take a good look and perhaps visit Luss; the choice and possibilties can be bespoke to you and your day. This is what I love about Luss and the Loch Lomond Arms team; nothing is too much and their open-mind on what they can create in and around the estate is very refreshing.
To find out more on weddings, events and visiting Luss, do head on over to the Luss Estate website