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St Mary's

Welcome to our unique, secret & intimate wedding venue in Scotland.

 St Mary's converted church home in the West Scottish Highlands is a hidden destination elopement venue with bespoke cabin for creative & adventurous couples to elope & escape.

 

"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. I want everybody to get married here."

Katie and Richard

About our venue...

Slumbered in the arms of 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 home from home wedding.

We're so proud to share our uniquely converted church home (also a recording studio) with you to offer unconventional and intimate elopement ceremonies for gatherings of up to 15 guests. We're all about slowing things down with that homely feeling, offering you the perfect place to share your vows, unwind, embrace, unite your love and celebrate.​ 

Unique and whimsical, we're not trying to be different, we're just being ourselves!

Celebrate and indulge in Argyll's amazing larder with wild venison, highland beef, oysters from Loch Creran and so much more amazing local produce prepared passionately for you in-house. 

We encourage you to totally disconnect during your time here with a short stay in The Sitooterie, your own rustic, hand built wooden cabin with log burner. This is the perfect base for adventurous eloping couples, no stress & no interruptions, just wild swimming, hiking and exploring on the doorstep. Let nature envelop you.

Here in this wild corner of Scotland it really is the ideal place to escape from the every day and reconnect with what really matters. 

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

"I have no idea where to start with this review. Charlotte and Jamie are honestly two wonderful humans. We got married early June this year 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"

St Mary's Space Loch Creran
St Mary's, Appin, Oban, Scotland. Unfurl
 

Escape the ordinary

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 curated 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 transforming this beautiful historic building into our charming family home and hope you will love it as much as we do.

In our small way we try to make St Mary's as ‘green’ as possible by coppicing our woodland to fuel all four wood burning stoves, growing our own fruit and vegetables, foraging locally for wild food, and planting wild flowers which boost the biodiversity of the woodlands encouraging more wildlife into our garden.

We're always looking at innovative ways to be more resourceful, to recycle, upcycle and to cut down packaging and waste. Our fresh water supply from the hill tastes so pure and there's no plastic bottles in sight! And our new bespoke 'Sitooterie' has been astutely built during lockdown using vintage, squirelled away, local and discarded materials. It's 'one of a kind' and super cute...kind of like us...when we were much, much younger!

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

"I just wanted to take the time to thank you and Jamie for allowing us to use your space for our wedding. Although we had a rough start to our day yesterday it still ended up being a wonder and special day for us and that is due to you and Jamie. Your home and space was the perfect place for Fergus and I to start our new life together and everything we could have imagined it to be. It will forever be a day we will never forget and cherish for the rest of our lives. Now it being the next day, I wish I could just go back to yesterday and relive it all because it went by so fast. Thank you again for everything."

Selina and Fergus

"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 (@stmaryssitooterie on Instagram) 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 breathtaking 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 

 

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.

We have off road parking for 8-10 cars and plenty of turning space for Prosecco bars and Pizza horse boxes!

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

Would you love to get married here?
Well we can't wait to hear from you then. 
Start the creative process by telling us your plans & let's make something incredible happen!
Or call us - 01631 730 449 -  we're always happy to chat.....

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