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Venachar Lochside

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Venachar Lochside is located on the north bank of Loch Venachar, in the beautiful Trossachs. We enjoy awe-inspiring views year round and can offer bespoke menus and intimate wedding services.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Lochside venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
We have run Venachar Lochside since September 2011 and, in that time, over 80 weddings have been held here – each one unique in their own right! Sam is our wedding coordinator and events manager at Venachar Lochside. Employed at Venachar since May 2013, Meghan is absolutely dedicated to planning the dream day of every bride and groom Andrew is also our award winning head chef at Venachar Lochside. He is more than happy to work with you to design your dream menu, from canapés, to your wedding breakfast, cakes and evening buffet. We employ a small, professional and friendly team at Venachar Lochside. We are very proud of the consistently high praise we receive about Team V! As a restaurant and wedding venue, we strive for sustainability and have a passion for locally sourced food. We want all our customers, all our wedding couples, and all guests at weddings to enjoy the best that Scotland has to offer. Our food is award winning – we promise you wont get standard wedding fayre here! You’ll get Andrew, our Chef/ Owner working with you to put together your ideal menu.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sam
Thank you very much for your recent enquiry. I am delighted to hear that you and your fiancé are considering Venachar Lochside for your wedding venue and congratulations on your recent engagement! At Venachar we know that no two weddings are the same; we like to treat every couple’s special day individually. We would arrange meetings with myself, your wedding coordinator, and our head chef/owner, Andrew, to ensure your day is exactly as you imagined it.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Loch Venachar, Callander, Stirling, FK17 8HP, Scotland

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

The Scottish Wedding Directory

Accreditations / Associations (2)

Visit Scotland
Scottish Baking Awards

Industry Awards (3)

Best Informal Eating Experience
Scotlands Best Restaurant
Taste Our Best
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The best weddings we have at Venachar were not just because of the beautiful weather, the amazing views or the lovely food. It was the sense of family, friends and happiness that made the days so unique. We like to get to know each couple personally so we can create the perfect wedding day for each individual couple.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Have a vision of the wedding day you want and don't compromise any of your ideas.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

One wedding couples mum made their centre pieces out of driftwood logs and carved all their family names as their table names.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Serene, Beautiful, Bespoke, Sustainable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On the end of our jetty at dusk

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Emile Sande is probably the biggest celeb in my eyes however lots of football managers, comedians and actors have also visited.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Stornoway black pudding bon bons

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Scottish Cheese selection

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our venue sits right on the loch, you could jump off the decking into the loch.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The hard work and effort that has been put in to get where our business is now. We won "Scotland's Best Restaurant" at the Scottish Baking awards 2014 and "Best Informal Eating Experience" at Visit Scotland's Thistle awards 2015/16/17/18.