The ideal venue for your romantic Scottish Highlands wedding

The Dowans Hotel, set amongst attractive landscaped gardens and with its spacious and decorous function rooms, offers the ideal location for a romantic Scottish Highlands wedding. As a family business we take a personal pride and a real delight in being part of your special day. We understand that you have months of planning ahead and hundreds of details to get right, and we will be with you every step of the way. Whether you are planning a civil ceremony and would like to get married at the Dowans, or are planning a more traditional service and would like us to take care of the reception, we will work closely with you and your loved ones to create the romantic Scottish Highland wedding of your dreams.

All our weddings are bespoke events tailored to your precise needs. However, to give you an idea of how we can create your perfect day we have provided a sample itinerary.


The Main Event - exclusively yours

For the duration of your wedding The Dowans can be set aside for your exclusive use. That means you and your guests can stay with us both before and after the wedding, making the day itself a much more relaxed event. Along with our 16 en-suite bedrooms, you will have exclusive use of our function dining room and MBar, which can be made available for your evening entertainment; additionally, our staff would become yours for the day.


Our standard canapé selection is ideal following the ceremony as a means of holding off your guests' hunger pangs whilst you and your close family are getting photos taken! These can be either hot or cold and start at a price of £8.50 per person, depending on what you opt for. We can offer a ready-made selection or cater to your tastes, your choice.

Wedding Meal

This is where your creative side comes, but don't worry, our experienced chefs will work with you to create your perfect wedding menu. Whether it's a favourite dish, a favourite cuisine, light, filling, traditional or quirky, it's your choice. You suggest a menu and we will work with you to ensure that the price stays reasonable and affordable to your budget.

Evening Buffet

The wedding meal will keep most of your guests going for the rest of the evening. However, there are always those who have a wee hunger pang at some point so we have options for you to cater to those few who need a little extra.


[1] If you would only like to have your Wedding meal with us, please feel free to contact us for details that are more specific to your request.