(Edinburgh, Scotland, April 25 2012) – Those envisioning a small, intimate wedding in Scotland’s romantic countryside will find Connoisseurs Scotland’s award-winning Boath House Hotel – a Georgian mansion nestled in 20 acres of gardens and woodland, including a lake – to be a dream realized.
The hotel’s tailor-made wedding packages include full support and planning, from the service to the wedding breakfast, with an experienced staff on hand to assist in all ceremonial details, whether it means ordering flowers, arranging the entertainment, providing the couple with the names of quality local suppliers or even serving as witnesses for the couple. Couples can invite 30 of their closest friends and family for a private wedding breakfast, created by Michelin-star Chef Charlie Lockley, before they exchange their vows outdoors set against a stunning natural backdrop, or in the elegant dining room.
Guests are accommodated in the hotel’s eight individually designed bedrooms, four of which can be twinned, each with en suite bathrooms and a bevy of modern amenities. Exclusive use of the hotel, bed and breakfast for the eight rooms and organizational cost of the ceremony are provided from a rate of £4,850 ($7,675)*; the exclusive use rate for a second night is £4200 ($6,647). The cost of food, drinks, flowers, cake and entertainment are not included. Additional wedding guests can be accommodated in Nairn, located five minutes away by car.
Formerly on Historic Scotland’s “Endangered List,” Boath House has become an award-winning luxury hotel known as much for its charming accommodations as its Michelin-starred cuisine – a combination that helped it to earn the title of AA “Hotel of the Year” 2010-11. In addition to their meticulous restoration of the mansion, proprietors Don and Wendy Matheson designed an oasis in the surrounding acres, from walkways through the private woods and wild flower meadows to Victorian-walled gardens and an orchard.
The Michelin-star, 4AA restaurant offers a six course, daily changing menu that boasts classic Scottish fare using organic fruit, herbs and vegetables from the kitchen garden, honey from the hotel’s bee hives, meat and cheese from a nearby dairy and fresh seafood caught and delivered daily by local fisherman. When they are not reconnecting with nature, guests can reconnect with themselves while enjoying one of the many spa treatments – or full pampering packages – available at the hotel spa, which uses Aveda products touted for healing and therapeutic properties. For guests wishing to venture outside the hotel grounds, the hotel’s dedicated staff is on hand to help organize everything from horse riding and boating to shooting and fishing.
Connoisseurs Scotland’s collection of 30 members includes four of the world’s finest golf resorts — Cameron House on Loch Lomond, Gleneagles, Turnberry and St. Andrew’s Old Course; several outstanding city center properties, including Prestonfield, one of only two 5 Red Star Hotels in Edinburgh; Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow; and the recently refurbished Sheraton Grand.
Elsewhere you will find Stobo Castle, a 19th-century health spa, the ultimate luxury train, the finest hotel afloat, an exclusive use property, as well as a collection of intimate country house hotels that includes Inverlochy Castle, recently voted the best hotel in Europe, and Kinloch Lodge in the Isle of Skye. Seven of the members boast Michelin-starred restaurants, including Gleneagles, which has the only two-Michelin starred restaurant in Scotland.
Information on Connoisseurs Scotland, its member resorts, partners and special offers can be found at www.luxuryscotland.co.uk.