October has been all about weddings for us, with a stand at the Oban Wedding Fair followed by hosting three weddings all in the same month and another planned for the beginning of November.
Loch Melfort Hotel was part of a whole host of locally based companies who exhibited at the Oban Wedding Fair on 2nd October hosted by Highland Functions in the Corran Halls. We were there to help potential brides and grooms pick a magical place for their wedding and anyone who has ever looked out across Asknish Bay from our dining room or down by the beach house must agree with how fantastic the view is. Other exhibitors included Oban Chocolate Company, Apple Blossom Time Bridal wear and Skipinnish Ceildh Band.
Our first wedding of the month started off with a small simple wedding for eleven in our Binocular lounge followed by a cosy meal in the panelled Library.
The second was a slightly bigger affair with 27 people, again in the Lounge for the ceremony but with the wedding breakfast taking place in the Dining room with breathtaking views over Asknish Bay. Many guests made a weekend of it and staying the night before and after to completely indulge themselves in the magic of the Hotel.
The last of the month was a local couple who wanted a real family get together, with the younger members of the family making it picture perfect all dressed up in their little kilts and flower girl outfits.
Unfortunately, the weather has not been very cooperative and the plans to marry outside were not feasible which was such a shame as our grounds are an ideal setting for a wedding and many people opt for this or even in the National Trust for Scotland Arduaine Garden next door.
November’s wedding is one of our larger weddings with 100 guests taking over the whole Hotel and as it is the 5th November there will be a bonfire in the field to round things off. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure that the Highland cows and lambs are in the adjacent field!