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Where Should I Have My Isle of Skye Elopement?
05 February 2017

Isle of Skye Outdoor Elopement Venues:

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Quiraing - an extraordinary landscape for an extraordinary occasion!  

Where?  You can find the Quiraing after around a 35-minute drive from the town of Portree.  At the top of a winding road, there is a car park, enabling you to walk just a few feet off the road and have the Quiraing as your background.  If you wanted to have your ceremony up the Quiraing itself, the walk takes around two hours but is definitely worth the trek.

Did you know?  The name Quiraing originates from the Old Norse for “Round Fold” and it is said that the distinctive fold was used by crofters to conceal sheep and cattle from inclement weather.  

Euphoria Tip:   

The Quiraing is a popular place for visitors, so it might be a good idea to get there early.

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Loch Coruisk - there's something romantic about a location that is only practically accessible by boat.  Surrounded by Skye's jagged mountain range, The Cuillins, the loch is often wreathed with atmospheric mist.  There is a strong possibility that you will see seals and, occasionally, dolphins on the journey – making this wedding location a favourite for couples with children. 

Where?

Boat trips leave from Elgol, which is located approximately a 30-minute drive from the town of Broadford..  Once there, the terrain is fairly easy to walk, but sturdy boots are recommended as the path can be muddy.  Once on the shores of the loch, you can choose whether to hold your ceremony on a windswept cliff or by the loch itself. 

To book your boat trip, you can contact Misty Isle Boat Trips or Bella Jane Boat Trips.     

Did you know?  River Coruisk flows a few hundred meters from the loch to the sea and is possibly the shortest river in the United Kingdom.  

Euphoria Tip:  We have photographed there several times at all times of day - although in the spring and summer when the sun is high in the sky, we recommend avoiding having your wedding at midday as the lighting is harsh. 

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The Old Man Of Storr - an intriguing rock, formed by part of the Trotternish landslip.  

Where?

Having your wedding at the foot of the Old Man of Storr would take around a 45-minute long walk up hill, on fairly easy terrain.  It can get muddy and boggy in places, so sensible footwear is advised.  Alternatively, the Old Man could provide a backdrop to your wedding photographs.  

Did you know?

The Old Man of Storr has appeared in a number of films.  

Euphoria Tip! 

If you can, try to climb up to base of the Old Man.  Even though he is impressive from a distance, nothing beats standing in front of that awesome pinnacle, as well as admiring the breathtaking views to the Isle of Raasay.  

Staffin Bay Wedding Photo 

Staffin Bay - crashing waves and magical scenery combine to create a stretch of beautiful coastline.  

Where?

Staffin Bay is located near to the Quiraing, Duntulm Castle and the Old Man of Storr and is around 17 miles north of Portree.  

Did you know?

Staffin is famous for its dinosaur prints! 

Euphoria Tip!

This might sound obvious, but Wellingtons or waterproof footwear would be advisable!

Fairy Pools Elopement Wedding Photographer

Fairy Pools - magical, intensely-coloured pools with a backdrop of jagged Cuillins add drama to your wedding day.  The name itself suggests something special – but the location exceeds your wildest dreams.  

Where?

Located close to the Talisker Distillery, the Fairy Pools are around a 35-minute drive from the town of Portree and can be found in Glenbrittle.  Getting to the Fairy Pools will require a 20-minute walk both ways, so you might want to wear boots and carry your wedding shoes for this one!  The terrain is easy as there is a path to walk on, but there are large stepping stones and mud to navigate.  There are a number of different pools where you could have your ceremony, including by several waterfalls.  

Did you know? 

Glenbrittle made an appearance in the film, Macbeth.  

Euphoria Tip!

Get there early!  The car park fills up very quickly, as this is a very popular tourist spot.  

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Neist Point Lighthouse - iconic, delightful and surrounded by beautiful views, this is an unusual and dramatic wedding venue.  

Where?

Neist Point Lighthouse can be found near Glendale.  The walk directly to the lighthouse takes around 45 minutes down a concrete path.  However, if you opt to park in the car park and walk along the coastline, with the Lighthouse as a backdrop, this would save time and still result in impressive views.

Did you know?

The ocean life visible from this point is stunning!

Euphoria Tip!

Because the area is so windswept, it is advisable to exercise extreme caution.  However, being Skye's most westerly point, this is an extraordinary place to watch the sun go down and have some gorgeous photographs taken of you with your new husband or wife!  

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Fairy Glen - wind-sculpted green hills, still pools and abundant beauty makes this one of Euphoria's top elopement spots.  

Where?

It is located very close to Uig, where the ferry goes to the Outer Hebrides.  In winter, the terrain is slippery with ice.  During summer, however, it's a fairly easy walk to the top.    

Did you know?

The flat, rocky land formation in the Fairy Glen is called Castle Ewen.  

Euphoria Tip!

Do exercise care in winter, as the roads and the ground may be icy.  

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Sligachan - stunning scenery and the option to have your wedding ceremony on the ancient bridge, makes Sligachan a terrific wedding location.  

Where?

It is located in the middle of Skye, an easy distance from Portree.   

Did you know?

The Cuillins are divided into Black and Red Cuillins, due to their different colours.

Euphoria Tip!

There are so many photographic opportunities in this area, so allow as much time as possible for pictures!

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Talisker Bay - a gorgeous Skye beach with shining sands.  

Where?

Talisker Bay is close to Glenbrittle and the Fairy Pools, in the north of Skye.  The walk will take you along easy terrain on a road that fades into a dirt track.  It should take around 20 minutes each way.  

Did you know?

Talisker is near Carbost village, where the famous Talisker Distillery can be found.

Euphoria Tip!

This is another location where it's wise to get there early.  Parking is very limited.

Coral Beach - dazzling white and beautifully windswept, this "beach" is one of Skye's top beauty spots.  

Where?  

The Coral Beach car park located at Waternish, around a 10 minute drive from Dunvegan Castle.  The walk is along easy terrain and takes around 25 minutes each way.    

Did you know?

The "beach" is made, not of coral, but of fossilised algae!  

Euphoria Tip!  

Although the terrain is easy, it can get marshy and waterlogged - so sensible footwear would be a good idea.

Isle of Skye Indoor Elopement Venues:

Eilean Donan Castle Wedding Photographer

Eilean Donan Castle - you're right, this one isn't on Skye!  It's very close though, and is a spectacular, stunning wedding venue.  

Where?

Just off Skye, the Castle can be found in Dornie.

Wedding contact?

The Castle has a dedicated wedding planner, the amazing Rona, who works hard to make sure your day is beyond your loveliest dreams.  It's sumptuous, luxurious and gorgeously Scottish.  

Euphoria Tip!

Be aware that weddings here usually take place from 6pm onwards, as the Castle is open to visitors during the day. 

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Cuillin Hills Hotel - luxurious interiors combined with superb catering make this hotel one of Euphoria's favourite wedding locations!  

Where?

Located in Portree, the Hotel has a stunning view of Portree Harbour and the Cuillins.  

Wedding Contact?

We have worked with their superb wedding organiser, Janet, on many occasions.  Her professionalism, combined with a deep love of people, enables her to help make each individual wedding go smoothly.   

Euphoria Tip!

If possible, take the time to explore the estate as there are stunning views.

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Duisdale House Hotel - we can't enthuse enough about Duisdale!  Beautiful inside and out, with professional staff and excellent surroundings, this is a perfect wedding venue!

Where?

Duisdale is part of the Sonas Hotel group, along with sister hotels Skeabost and Torvaig.   Duisdale is based in south Skye.

Wedding Contact?

Run by the amazing Anne Gracie, the group of hotels form a luxurious location for an indoor elopement.

Euphoria Tip!

The hotel also offers the option of having a luxury yacht for your elopement.    

Kinloch Lodge - beautiful grounds and a beautiful interior make this venue a superb choice for your south Skye wedding.

Where?

The lodge can be found on the road to Sleat, and takes around 13 minutes to drive to from Broadford.

Wedding Contact?

Owned by the wonderful Lady Claire Macdonald, Kinloch Lodge boasts a stunning view and a sumptuous location for a wedding.  

Euphoria Tip!

Take time out from your wedding day to enjoy the luxurious surroundings and fine dining experience.  

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Dunvegan Castle - there's something romantic about getting married in a castle and Dunvegan Castle is just extraordinary.

Where?

Around a mile and a half out of Dunvegan, stands Dunvegan Castle.  Combining history with beauty, it makes a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs and a memorable location for your wedding day.  

Wedding Contact?

We have worked with wedding coordinator, Jeroen, who is professional and works tirelessly to ensure your wedding day at Dunvegan is one to remember.  

Euphoria Tip!

The Castle is open to visitors during the day, so weddings normally take place in the evening.  For the wedding dinner, a delightful buffet is available.  

Skeabost Country House Hotel Wedding Photographer

Skeabost Country House Hotel - set amid beautiful scenery and on the edge of a loch, this hotel is a fabulous wedding venue.

Where?

Weddings are usually held in the conservatory but can also be held in the billiard room and the hotel's own chapel.  Recently, Skeabost became the sister hotel of Duisdale Country House Hotel and Toravaig Hotel and has been extensively renovated, looking absolutely stunning!  The hotel itself is located a 10 minute drive away from Portree.  

Wedding Contact?

Jennifer or Anne are experienced at helping your wedding day to go smoothly. 

Euphoria Tip!

Skeabost has its own golf course, which would create so many fun opportunities for a golf-loving couple on their wedding day!

Flodigarry Country House Hotel Wedding Photographer

Flodigarry Hotel - located in ancient woodlands in north-east Skye, this is a hotel with a romantic Jacobite past.  As a wedding venue, it boasts spectacular views and was the place KT Tunstall chose to have her wedding ceremony.  

Where?

It is located in the north of Skye, close to the iconic Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, Staffin Bay and Duntulm Castle.  

Wedding Contact?

You will be warmly welcomed by hosts, Paul and Bette Temming.  

Euphoria Tip!

Explore while you are there!  The views are stunning, and taking time to relax and soak in the scenery will make your wedding day even more memorable!

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Sconser Lodge - this hotel is gorgeous inside and out - with so many opportunities for creative photographs!  

Where?

Stunning views to Raasay, coupled with a gorgeous interior, make this a favourite indoor Skye wedding venue.  It is located in Sconser, a short distance from Portree.  

Wedding Contact?

You will receive a lovely welcome from Craig and Lisa.  

Euphoria Tip!

While there, why not take a day trip over to Raasay and have some photographs taken there too?

 


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