Winter Weddings in the North Highlands, Scotland

Planning a wedding is exciting, but it can also be incredibly stressful. Finding the right venue is a huge part of the wedding planning process, and sometimes you can visit all of the venues on your list and still not feel like you’ve found the perfect one. That’s where Mackay’s comes in. Located in the Scottish Highlands, Mackays has been hosting brilliant weddings since 1976, and has a team that will work tirelessly to meet your needs. We pride ourselves on perfect winter weddings.

Mackays is even more special when the seasons change and a chill hits the air. Winter weddings in Scotland are truly magical. And Mackays is an idyllic location for your winter wedding. But what else makes it special?

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Winter weddings in Scotland

Tips and experience

When you’re planning a wedding, it can feel like you’re completely lost at times. Trying to make the right decisions can feel like you’re stuck in a maze. But when you choose a winter wedding at Mackays, you’re choosing experience and knowledge.

Mackays’ owner, Murray Lamont, has been hosting weddings at the hotel for 40 years. In that time, he’s learned plenty about what to and what not to do, and how to curate the perfect wedding. With his tips and tricks, your day will be beautiful and run smoothly.

When you book a wedding with Mackays, Murray and Ellie Lamont will co-ordinate your day from start to finish. Everything in your plan will be executed perfectly. You will also get a master of ceremonies, and together, they will work to bring you and your partner the day of your dreams.

A great stay all-round

A winter wedding with Mackays is not just magical, but it comes with a great range of benefits for you and your guests. For one, the bride and groom are given a complimentary deluxe bedroom and a scrumptious Scottish breakfast the next day. Your guests will also get discounted rates on our luxurious, comfortable hotel rooms. So, after the last song has played and the toasts are done, your guests won’t have to worry about making their way home. And, you can all meet for a good Scottish breakfast the next morning to make the celebrations last even longer!

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Luxurious rooms await your guests

Winter in Scotland

The Scottish winter is famous, and for good reason. With more snow than anywhere else in the UK, you can rely on the Highlands to provide you with a genuinely magical backdrop for your winter wedding. Stunning, dramatic scenery will help create a brilliant ambience and give you stunning photographs to look back on for many years to come.

With Mackays on your side, you’ll also be able to relax throughout the day. You and your guests will be comfortable and warm all day, Even as you watch the snow flutter to the ground outside.

A great wedding package

But of course, it’s important to know the specifics. Mackays’ wonderful winter weddings are truly special. The romance of a Scottish winter. The expertise on hand. And the deluxe hotel rooms and decor. All these things definitely help, but there’s more.

Couples who choose to book winter weddings with Mackays are able to reap the benefits of a fully licensed reception and ceremony venue. We have a dining hall that seats 150 people and space for 220 people to celebrate your love with you. The hotel also offers a great PA system, linen napkins, and personalised printed menus. We can specialise the menu to suit you. And we use as many local ingredients as possible.

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Enjoy our delightful whisky bar

Mackays has a delightful whisky bar that your guests can enjoy. It is stocked with local whiskies and other wonderful drinks and liquors. Your guests will have a wonderful time from the minute they arrive.

Whether you are looking for a traditional Scottish wedding or have something different in mind, we can help create the perfect day with you. If you would like to have a chat about your special day, or find out more, give us a call. We would be happy to run through what you have in mind for your special day at Mackays.

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