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St Mary's wedding space elopement ceremony - Melody Joy Photography

St Mary's

A huge warm welcome to our intimate wedding venue in Scotland.

 A converted church home of unapologetic maximalism in the West Scottish Highlands with glamping cabin for creative and adventurous couples to escape.

 

The perfect antidote to bland!

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Lauren and Justin's incredible elopement ceremony - Bernadeta Kupiec Photography

'St Mary's is eclectic, charming, unique and welcoming, we fell in love with it from day one. It will forever be in our hearts. I want everybody to get married here.'

Katie and Richard

About our home venue...

Hidden in a quiet Scottish Highland Glen, surrounded by towering mountains, enchanted woods and light dancing on the water, St. Mary's is the perfect sanctuary for an intimate homely wedding.

We're Charlotte and Jamie, and we're so proud to share our uniquely converted church home (ok, it's mainly Jamie's recording studio) with you to offer down to earth and intimate elopement ceremonies for gatherings of up to 16 guests (plus yourselves of course) just a few times each year. We're all about slowing things down with that homely feeling, offering you a warm, welcoming, relaxed space to be totally at ease with your loved ones all day from your ceremony until the stars come out. No stress or anxiety, or driving to different venues. Think authentic, mindful and full of love, love and more love.

Described by guests as unique and whimsical, we're not trying to be different, just true to ourselves! 

Your wedding meal will champion amazing local produce prepared passionately for you in-house; wild venison, highland beef, seafood, fish and so much more. Menus are diverse, seasonal and interesting, and we carefully cater for all dietary requirements with love. 

During your time here, the two of you can totally disconnect with a stay in The Sitooterie, your own rustic, hand built wooden cabin with log burner, while your guests stay in local accommodation. It's the perfect base for adventurous eloping couples; peace and quiet with no interruptions, just swimming, hiking and exploring on the doorstep. Let nature envelop you and the Scottish fresh air intoxicate you.

Here in this wild corner of Scotland it really is the most magical place to elope, escape and reconnect with what truly matters.

Experience moments of magic at St Mary's to cherish forever.

"Charlotte and Jamie are honestly two wonderful humans. We got married early June at St Mary's Space and it was everything and more we hoped for. Everything and I mean every detail was well thought out and beautiful. Charlotte and Jamie are brilliant at their craft of intimate weddings , they are very responsive and accommodating from start to finish. Anyone looking for an elopement or intimate wedding look no further. Charlotte has many ideas and people that can do everything from flowers & makeup to photography and ceremonies. Everyone we had was truly fabulous in everyway. We can not praise and thank you enough.

Love Kirstie & Christian x"

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About Us

We're husband and wife team; Charlotte and Jamie, artist and musician, best of friends and inseparable companions. We welcome you with open arms into our lovingly restored and curated church home, our ethos is to make you feel so relaxed that you won't want to leave.

We moved to wild and rural Scotland with babe in arms, driven by a passion to be more self sufficient, live slowly and simply at one with nature, to forage and reduce our carbon footprint. Settling here in 2011 we poured our hearts and souls into tenderly and slowly transforming this beautiful historic building into our charming family home and business. We adore it here and hope you'll love it as much as we do.

In our small way we try to make St Mary's as ‘green’ as possible. 

Our electricity is from sustainables and much of our heating from our wood burning stoves, fuelled by windfall trees or wood we cut ourselves from our own woodland.​

Our fresh and pure water comes from the hill behind the house (filtered of course) and we do our utmost to live and work in harmony with our surroundings.​

Fairness and equality are at the heart of how we work, so naturally we do our best to make our guests feel welcome and at home at St Mary's. 

We live, work, play and raise our family at St Mary's. To us, it's not just work, it's a way of life.

Testimonials

"No words would be enough to describe this place and the people who own it to the full potential and energy they have.

We had our beautiful, intimate wedding here on 5.12.2020.

Through a pandemic, cancellation of accommodation, guests pulling out and it being a million miles from where we live...it all came together, like a magical fairy tale because of Charlotte and Jamie.

St Mary's Space is eclectic, charming, unique and welcoming, we fell in love with it from day one. It will forever be in our hearts.

Jamie's food was outstanding and not one complaint was made...only relish and content.

Oysters were requested, not only did they provide local, sweet beautiful ones. but we also got a hand painted shell as a gift (wow).

Charlotte could not do enough to help and even calmed my nerves before we wed.

I want everybody to get married here.

We could never thank you enough and wish every bit of success to your beautiful home and family x"

Katie and Richard

"We cannot fully express our joy and satisfaction of having our wedding at St Mary's Space. We were made to feel special and comfortable from the minute we made first contact with Charlotte and Jamie to arrange our special day. They truly went above and beyond anything we could have expected or needed. From our arrival at the venue, a beautiful secluded spot in the rural highlands, we felt totally at ease. They treated us as friends and we could not have asked for more supportive, helpful and considerate hosts. The food was exceptional and being vegan we were pleasantly surprised at the variety and quantity. The little touches made the memories of our wedding that much more special. We fell in love with their lovely cat Blue. These lovely people will always hold a dear and special place in our hearts. Hope to see you all soon. Thank you again."

Rodney and Tracy

"Amazing GEM and incredible hosts. Would recommend this place in a heart beat."

Elizabeth

We married in a tiny intimate ceremony at St Mary's Space in June. What a wonderful experience start to finish. Charlotte and Jamie are such warm, welcoming & creative people. St Mary's as a venue is eclectic, unique & beautiful. Amazingly decorated & warm. The food made by Jamie was incredible, one of those meals you'll think about for years to come! We also had the pleasure of staying in the cabin on site and it was delightful! Private and cosy, I could have stayed there forever. We truly had the most magical time at St Mary's Space & would highly recommend it to any couple looking for an intimate & relaxed wedding. Thank you again, Charlotte & Jamie for opening your home to us. We will remember our time at St Mary's Space forever.

Nia & Keith

We had a micro-wedding in September at St Mary's Space with 9 guests, and only have good things to say about our wonderful wedding experience. Charlotte and Jamie are excellent hosts who really went above and beyond to accommodate us for our wedding day and stay in The Sitooterie. The venue itself is full of beautiful, creative details that set a homely backdrop for our relaxed micro-wedding (not to mention the breath taking surrounding scenery), and all of our guests had a fantastic time. We can't thank you both enough for our magical day and perfect stay afterward. We couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else!

Bryony and Tom 

Find Us
St Mary's Wedding Space by Charlotte Smith

How to find us

We're located in the Scottish West Highlands, 25 mins drive north of Oban, 45 mins south of Fort William, both of which have good rail links to Glasgow and the south. A sleeper train operates from London to Fort William.
 
The nearest airports are Edinburgh (3 hrs drive), Glasgow (2.5 hours drive) and Inverness (3 hours drive), all of which offer car hire and regular national and international flights. 

 

Most gps systems bring you slightly too far up the road, but google maps works perfectly.

What3words; goat.loaf.bitter

We have off road parking for about 8-10 cars.

 
St. Mary's Space, Fasnacloich, Appin,
Argyll, PA38 4BJ
Contact info

Would you love to get married here?
 
Don't be shy.....start the creative process by sharing your ideas with us, then let's make something incredible happen!

Or call us on 01631 730 449, we're always happy to chat.

Yay, you did it! Thanks for your message. 

I'll be in touch as soon as I can.....Charlotte x

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