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 a small home-made wedding. Eclectic, unconventional and licensed for intimate elopement ceremonies with up to 20 guests, our quirky church can become your home from home, the perfect place to share your vows, unwind, embrace and unite your love.
The wedding traditions of Scotland run deep: take joy in having your feet washed in the river, a bagpiper play you in or hold an ancient Celtic hand-fasting ceremony under the trees. Or bring your own unique imagination to life - each elopement can be tailored to your every wish; no idea will be too large, no whim too far-fetched
Indulge in locally sourced seasonal food and fanciful homespun cocktails before winding up your perfect day with a carefree ceilidh, or wrap up in a wool blanket and chat under the big skies until the stars come out.
Experience moments at St Mary's to cherish forever.
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 much loved 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 the stoves,
growing vegetables and fruit, foraging food and planting wild flowers which boost the biodiversity of the woodlands encouraging more wildlife into our garden.
We're always looking at new 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!
This is our little slice of heaven.
"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."
We would love to hear from you.
Get the creative process started by saying a big hello in a message as we would love to hear all about your wedding plans!
Or call us -01631 730 449 - we are always happy to chatter away on all matters of a wedding.
How to find us
We are 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 vintage tea vans.