Part three of my spotlight on wedding venues that I am a preferred supplier to moves us further north to Achnagairn House in Kirkhill just west of Inverness.
Achnagairn is a beautiful country mansion house that has been recently renovated and is now a fantastic exclusive use venue for weddings and other social events.
The house is set in Kirkhill west of Inverness, from Glasgow & Edinburgh get on the A9 and drive north to Inverness. At the Longman roundabout turn left onto the A82 and then get onto the A862 at Telford Street this leads you out of Inverness. Keep going for around 6 miles and turn right onto the B9164 that takes you into Kirkhill. Inverness also has an airport so getting from the south of England or further afield doesn't need to be a major drive.
Achnagairn is a little different to most other wedding venues in that you have to organise almost everything you want to have yourself. The house comes as a blank canvas for you to decorate and organise into the day you want. The venue obviously has preferred suppliers that they can recommend to you and help as much as possible with this, but it is still up to you to organise and arrange.
As I mentioned before the house is for exclusive use and can sleep up to 55 people in 24 bedrooms (extra beds can be arranged if you need to squeeze a few more guests in). With Inverness being only 10-15 minutes drive away further accommodation is not a problem for extra guests. The house is set in spacious gardens, has several reception rooms and a magnificent grand hall. The grand hall can sit 160 guests with round tables for dinner or a maximum of 200 in a banqueting "Harry Potter" style. For weekend weddings the house is available from Friday afternoon until Sunday late morning. If you are wishing to organise a mid week or off peak event then Achnagairn can also be hired just for the day.
The house also has a civil wedding license so you can have your ceremony in the house or the gardens, Kirkhill church is literally just round the corner as well if you would prefer a church service.
For further information contact Achnagairn on 0845 057 4212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Achnagairn House, Kirkhill by Inverness IV5 7PD http://www.perfect-manors.com/achnagairn.