This list of excellent, tried and tested suppliers may help you get the best from your experience at Boturich.
Luss Church C Rev Dane Sherrard, Main St, Bonhill, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire G83 9HR
Tel. 01389 756516 lussonline.net
Bonhill Church C Rev Ian Miller, Luss G83 8NZ bonhillchurch.com Email
Drymen Parish Church C Rev. Alex J Macpherson, Main Street, Drymen G63 0BG drymenchurch.org
Kilmaronock Gartocharn Church - Rev Fred Booth, Gartocharn Tel. 01436 831858.
Please note that due to Boturich Castle being run as a private house we are unable to offer any overnight accommodation (included in our charge is a day room for the Wedding Couple within the castle). Boturich sits on the edge of the town of Balloch which has a large range of hotels, bed and breakfasts, guests houses, as well as self catering accommodation. There are more than 50 catered and self catered accommodations of all qualities and prices in Balloch itself and many more only slightly further afield. The castle is less than 5 minutes from the town of Balloch. Below is a small selection of websites that will help you find the perfect place to stay within 10 minutes drive from Boturich.
Centre Stables offers luxury accommodation and was the original stables for Boturich Castle and is therefore a short walk from the castle. It has been sympathetically refurbished to offer 3 kingsized bedrooms, and further beds to sleep 8 comfortably. The master bedroom has new four poster bed and ensuite to offer a bridal suite on its north wing. There are three reception rooms with state of the art TV, music and lighting throughout including an outdoor covered area to entertain within the private courtyard. Min 3 nights centrestableslochlomond.com
At the other end of our private road you will find Lorn Mill Farm. The owner, Claire MacLellan has three one bedroom cottages which are beautifully presented and right on our doorstep lornmill.com - 01389 753074
Our great friend Dave McCowan has four gorgeous cottages catering for between 2 and 7 people. All are beautifully decorated and three of them have private hot tubs. loch-lomond-accommodation.co.uk
The Carriage Lodge is luxuriously equipped and benefits for it's own garden, just a short stroll to the Loch's edge. It can accommodate up to 10 people and is available for a minimum of 3 nights. thecarriagelodge.co.uk
Auchenheglish Lodges offers a selection of 12 lovely cottages, the majority of which are situated on the loch side. For more information visit www.lochlomondlodge.co.uk or contact Liz on 01389 850688.
High Wards House is a beautiful house situated in Gartoharn, approx 10 mins drive from Boturich. It sleeps between 21 and 25 guests and is immaculately presented. It boasts it's own extensive grounds and facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, pool table and tennis court. Website
Stuckgowan House is located in Tarbet, approximately 16 miles away from Balloch. It overlooks Loch Lomond and can accommodate between 19 and 21 guests. Beautifully presented and set within 34 acres of land, facilities include a 7 seater hot tub, Cinema room and integrated surround sound throughout the principle rooms. Website
The Woodbank Inn, Balloch above Balloch's nicest restaurant are five double rooms and one family room (sleeping 4). Rooms are tastefully decorated with everything you need and start at £80 per room per night. thewoodbankinn.co.uk
fourseasonscampervanhire.com/bedandbreakfastlochlomond/ - A charming hunting lodge situated within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and one mile from the pretty village of Gartocharn. Set in 9 acres with gardens, orchards, woodland and river, our guests can enjoy a choice of either our family room (up to four guests) or our double room (two guests) with shared shower room and use of a large residents lounge with TV and sun room. The owners Liz and Ivan can be contacted on 01389 830602 or 07854 080898
For information on all types of accommodation and to find out what is going on in the Loch Lomond area loch-lomond.net/accommodation
We work exclusively with a fabulous, local catering company,Castle Catering. Ian Curran and his team will look after all your food and drink requirements for your big day. From the early stages of choosing the perfect menu, to the seamless running of the big day itself, the team at Castle Catering will make it a day to remember. Please contact Ian on 0843 289 1809 oremailfor further information on sample menus, prices etc.
Douglas McCallum of madisonmusic.co.uk runs a truly professional entertainment company. Madison's 5 band members are all exceptional musicians most of whom teach full time. They play outstanding live music ranging from 60's to chart, rock, pop, soul, country, blues and even Ceilidh. They can also provide a DJ service. Douglas is delighted to offer couples getting married at Boturich a reduced price - 01387 820574 / 07780 697 124
The Jiggers are a popular choice of our couples. Not only are they a great Ceilidh band but they also play covers and DJ too. thejiggers.co.uk
One of my personal favourite bands is The Waterfront. Five very talented musicians who will guarantee a full dance floor! waterfrontshowband.com
Jake Bingham at Big Day Music can supply a large variety of musicians from a string quartet or classical/jazz pianist to a Ceilidh band and DJ bigdaymusic.net - 0141 419 9558
A fabulous local Ceilidh band is Crowded Croft crowdedcroft.co.uk Contact Andy B on 07799 872208
Another great cover band is The Keeper, Lit Experience. keeper-lit.co.uk Contact Gerry Kirke on 07785 344680
Kilter Ceilidh have played a Boturich many times and are always a great success. www.kilter.co.uk
Our favourite local bus company offering varying sized buses and coaches is Wilsons of Rhu wilsonsofrhu.co.uk Contact Alistair or Kenneth on 01436 820300
If you want to arrive in elegant style contact Callum at carrslochlomond.co.uk or on 07884 458058
Rory Mackinlay of Double Six has a fleet of special cars for your big day's arrival www.d-six.com
Extra Lighting, Chair Sashes/Covers and Stationery
Tents and Events are our fabulous marquee management company and, among other things, have the unenviable task of erecting and dismantling our marquee at the beginning and end of each season. They also offer a large variety of additional lighting ideas including pealight canopy ceilings, back drops, uplighters and disco balls! Additional gazebos and tents can also be supplied. Graeme and Janet know our marquee and grounds back to front so can knowledgeably advise on most additional requirements. tentsandevents.co.uk
Luci Anderson runs www.eventsdecor.co.uk and can supply ceiling pea canopies, chair sashes, centrepieces and much more. Her local showroom is a must see for inspiration.
Kirsty Mussett youreventsconsultant.co.uk. Kirsty can supply you with a large range chair covers, sashes and table linen. She also sells beautiful, competitively priced wedding and bridesmaid dresses from her shop in Helensburgh yourweddingconsultant.net. You can contact Kirsty on 01436 670339 or 07875 133504.
Kathy Stewart at cherish-stationeryandfavours.co.uk hand-makes everything including your invitations, table plans and place cards. She also does beautiful favours. Contact her on 01436 679371.
In our opinion there is only one person for flowers and that's the lovely Lisa Scott of dreamdayflowers.co.uk Lisa is regularly at Boturich, lovingly arranging flowers for our couple's big day. Her friendly, first class, personal service and flexible, competitive pricing makes Lisa our only recommendation for all things floral. Lisa can be contacted on 01389 849150 or 07703 743585.
Caroline Weiss of candysnaps.co.uk is a particular favourite photographer of ours, as is:
Fotogenic Photography. Alicja and Michel are lovely and take beautiful pictures fotogenicofscotland.co.uk
Martin at astroproductions.co.uk is an outstanding videographer and will capture the spirit and emotion of the day brilliantly. He can be contacted on 0141 776 6334 or 07789 173159
John Paul Lusk at Leven Films really knows how to capture those special moments. Have a look at the trailers on his website levenfilms.co.uk
Having done a few weddings at Boturich we have been impressed with the work of www.rplweddings.com Their videos are fantastic and they even include free drone shots as part of their package.
For those wanting to include little people in their big day, Shennanygans could be useful. All numbers and ages of children can be catered for, leaving the parents to enjoy the party in the knowledge that their little darlings are being looked after and having fun. shenannygans.com Angela or Corrina can be contacted on 0777 389 3940 or by email.
21CC Fireworks www.21ccfireworks.com are our preferred supplier. They know the venue well and their displays are always 'wow'. Their prices are very reasonable too.
LOCAL WEDDING SUPPLIERS
For information on the majority of local wedding suppliers in the Loch Lomond area have a look at weddingsatlochlomond.co.uk You will find contacts for photographers, florists, venue dressers, videographers and much more.