Crear – Such a Romantic Scottish Coastal Wedding Venue

by Michelle

Crear is the ultimate romantic coastal wedding venue. It boasts it’s own sandy beach, such a gorgeous setting for your ceremony. Being a destination wedding venue for most Crear invites you and your wedding party to spend  several days & nights at this exclusive use venue in understated, affordable luxury, complete privacy and a relaxed & welcoming atmosphere.

With uninterrupted views to the Isles of Islay, Jura and Gigha, and the lighthouses of Rathlin Island, Crear becomes your very own exclusive use venue where you can enjoy your romantic wedding celebration in warm and stylish surroundings.

In the centre of Crear house, the main studio is larger than a tennis court – the perfect party venue and a fabulous blank canvas for you to decorate it how you wish. Lit by a continuous glass wall overlooking the Paps of Jura and with underfloor heating it is warm & welcoming in every season.

Accommodation is also available, with Crear House itself sleeping twelve, and much more accommodation for your guests in neighbouring cottages, guest houses & hotels, Crear becomes your home from home for up to three days & nights. How wonderful is that?

If all of this sounds just what you’re looking for, then we’ll hand you over to the Crear team for more details.

Tell us about your venue

Crear is a coastal exclusive use venue on the West Coast of Scotland looking out to the Paps of Jura, the island of Islay and the Irish coast.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

Yes as well as Humanist weddings which are legal in Scotland. All the celebrants would be delighted to marry you inside or outside in the venue grounds or the beach. The local Catholic Church is also very welcoming to those outwith the parish. (Divorces are free to remarry in the Church of Scotland.)

Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Yes for at least two days and nights

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

Depending on where the ceremony is held, we can host up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and 150 total for the evening reception.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

We offer exclusive use packages where we work with the couples to plan their bespoke wedding over several days and nights. We also offer an elopement package with everything included.

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

Alan Boslem at Crear Kitchen is one of the best chefs in Scotland. He along with his talented team who have trained with Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsey, the Roux Brothers and Andrew Fairlie provide outstanding food.

It is one of the reasons we ensure the guests have the most fabulous time. The wedding party are also welcome to self cater before and after their wedding breakfast.

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

Yes we have corkage options. We have a fully stocked spirit bar with local whiskies and Scottish gins.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

Yes they are free to book which ever band they wish.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

Yes for 12 guests in six individual en-suite rooms

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

Yes – several who travel around the UK to meet the couples face to face to assist with their wedding planning.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

From the start of the booking so usually the afternoon before the wedding day.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

Yes 200 private acres and more beyond!

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding  venue?

Go with your heart!

Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding  you’ve been involved with?

Arriving at Crear takes a bit of effort. Prior to the wedding some of the guests raise concerns about the travel involved however when they reach this beautiful place there are no complaints about the journey.

The look on their faces when they walk in the door and later leave saying its the best wedding they have ever attended and actually mean it, makes it worth while for everyone.

All images courtesy of Crear

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