Woodland weddings at Loch Arkaig

If you're into the outdoors and are looking for a way to make your special day even more special, then why not tie the knot in a wonderful woodland setting in the Scottish Highlands?

Chia-Aig Waterfalls near the shores of Loch Arkaig is a magical place - tranquil and unique.

A wonderful woodland wedding site

Ghillie brogues and colourful wellies at a woodland wedding.

The site is available for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and religious ceremonies. It's located next to the Chia-Aig Waterfalls and Witches Pool.  All around are mature, native trees. A visit before the big day is definitely recommended to appreciate the true beauty of this spot.

The surrounding area is steeped in history and legend. It was just above the waterfalls that, in 1746, Bonnie Prince Charlie hid in a cave from the redcoats after his defeat at the battle of Culloden.

You'll even be part of a little bit of Hollywood glamour, as it was at this location that Liam Neeson, playing Rob Roy, fled from his oppressors in the film of the same name.

What does the package include?

Our woodland wedding package at Chia-Aig Falls includes:

  • Hire of the site
  • Use of the car park
  • Hire of a small canvas gazebo
  • Witnesses can also be provided if required
  • Details of other service providers such as hotels and catering on request.

What does it cost?

Please contact Maria Wilson at Highland Weddings (see foot of page) for full details.

How many guests?

A wedding at the Chia-Aig Falls is ideally suited to smaller parties.  The maximum number for this kind of outdoor ceremony is 20 guests.  Pets are also welcome to attend.

Are there other woodland locations available?

Contact us to discuss your requirements - other areas in the district could be available.

Registrar arrangements

Close up of the bride signing the wedding register

Your ceremony will be booked with the Forestry Commission Scotland office, however, it is up to you to make sure that all legal documentation has been arranged with the local registrar. 

This will be at an additional cost and should be arranged with the Highland Council Registrar in Fort William:

Registration Office
Highland Council Service Point
Lochaber House
High Street
Fort William
PH33 6EL

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Tel: 01397 704583
Fax: 01397 707250

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm.
Saturday by appointment: 10.00am to 12 noon.

How to find Chia-Aig Falls

Chia-Aig Waterfalls is about 20 miles from Fort William, just beyond Achnacarry estate.  Follow the A82 to the Commando memorial at Spean Bridge and turn left onto the B8004 to Gairlochy, crossing over the Caledonian Canal swing bridge.

From here, turn right onto the B8005 and follow the road almost as far as the shore of Loch Arkaig. The car park is on the right hand side. The last five miles of this road are single track, so take extra care.

Access to the wedding site from the car park is very easy and is suitable for wheelchair use.

Contact us

Woodland Weddings at Chia-Aig Falls are managed on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland by Maria Wilson of Highland Weddings:

  • Maria Wilson
  • Highland Weddings
  • Tel: 07827818070
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  • Website: www.highlandweddingsandevents.co.uk