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Eilean Donan Castle Wedding
Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer
15 February 2016

Eilean Donan Castle stands in the wake of three lochs.  Surrounded by rippling hills, faraway mountains and stormy skies, it is one of the definitive Scottish wedding venues.  

Dramatic, romantic and beautiful, the Castle is one of our favourite wedding locations!

Being married in such fairytale surroundings is a dream come true for many of our couples - especially those eloping to Scotland from abroad.  We are currently running a very special elopement offer for the first 10 Isle of Skye elopements we book for 2017- and we will stretch that offer to Eilean Donan Castle elopements too!  

Our work as wedding, fashion, proposal, engagement and elopement photographers has taken us to Eilean Donan Castle many times.  In 2016 alone, we have photographed at Eilean Donan Castle as the wedding photographer of Jacopo and Donata, the engagement photographer of Ian and Melissa and the proposal and engagement photographer of Jason and Sophie!  There's something incredibly romantic about this venue - the moody walls, the dramatic views and the magic of a Scottish Castle just can't be beaten.  

The Castle comes with its own amazing wedding planner, the ultra-thoughtful and professional Rona, who works tirelessly to make sure you and your guests are well taken care of.

Here are a few FAQ's brides and grooms might have about their Eilean Donan Castle wedding or elopement.  If you have a question that isn't included or we've missed something, please feel free to reach out - we'd love to hear about your wedding plans!

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

Does the Castle have a wedding planner?

Yes, the Castle has it's very own wedding planner, Rona, who does a fabulous job looking after her couples.

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

What if it rains?  Can I still get some photographs outside?

Definitely!  It might be a good idea to bring an umbrella, though!  One of the wettest engagements we ever photographed was at Eilean Donan Castle.  Our amazing couple refused to be fazed, embracing the weather!  

Who can I get to do my wedding flowers?

Donald of Loch Duich Plants is based close to the Castle and does a gorgeous job of creating beautiful flowers.  

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

Simply Flowers - Janet is based in Broadford, Isle of Skye and we have worked with her gorgeous wedding bouquets on a number of occasions.

Flowers By Carole - based in Portree, Carole creates floral works of art, reflecting the personalities and tastes of her couples.  

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

When is the best time to go to the Castle?

For Jason and Sophie's proposal, we went at dawn.  During peak season, weddings and elopements take place in the evening, after the Castle is closed to the public.  However, when the Castle is closed for the season, weddings can take place at any time, so please do contact the Castle staff for more details.  

The Castle looks beautiful at sunset, when the golden light rims it, but, really, there is no wrong time to visit Eilean Donan Castle!

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

What's the Castle like inside?

The Castle interior is just as dramatic as its exterior.  There are so many opportunities to get creative!  

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

I'd like to have my wedding at the Castle, but take some photographs in other locations.  Is that possible?

It's your wedding - anything you want is possible!  The Castle and the grounds are full of gorgeous locations to explore, but the Isle of Skye is nearby as well.  Your wedding day should be all about what you want - so if there is a special place you want to go, let us know!  

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

How many people can I invite to my Eilean Donan Castle wedding?

Most wedding ceremonies take place in the Banqueting Hall, which can hold around 90 people.  Weddings can also take place out of doors, or in the courtyard area.  

	Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

Where can we stay?

Eilean Donan Apartments are located within a two-minute drive from the Castle, but it is recommended to book well in advance.

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

Have you worked there before?

Yes!  We love working at the Castle and can't wait to go back in the future.

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

	Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

How much does it cost?

To hire the Castle for a smaller wedding with less than 10 people, it costs £1250.  Weddings with upwards of 10 guests cost £1500. 

	Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Proposal Engagement Elopement Photographer

Any advice for Eilean Donan Castle brides and grooms?

Yes - remember this is the day of your dreams at the location of your dreams.  Let your wedding vendors know of your wishes - you might be surprised by what's possible!  Most of all, relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime day!

For more information, visit the Eilean Donan Castle website.

We currently have a special offer for all elopements booked for the year 2017 - and that most definitely applies to elopements to this special, beautiful Castle!  If you are planning your elopement, we would love to hear all of your plans!  

Eilean Donan Castle Featured Weddings!

It was an honour to have a selection of our work at Eilean Donan Castle featured on various online wedding blogs.

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer

How He Asked by The Knot - Jason & Sophie - Eilean Donan Castle Proposal & Engagement Session.

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer

Huffington Post - Jacopo & Donata - Eilean Donan Castle Elopement.

If you are planning your elopement at Eilean Donan Castle, do tell us all about your plans!

 


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