Large Wedding Receptions and Parties


The former Chapel, a large hall, seats around 100 people for dinner or lunch.  A gravelled area adjoining the chapel can also be covered with an awning if more covered space is required.


For an evening dance, numbers can go up to 150 but there would only be seating around the room for approximately 70 guests.


It is also possible to hire a marquee, which can be sited in the walled garden for a larger number of guests.


Catering can be provided by a number of recommended companies or you may bring your own food, drinks, flowers, decorations and music etc. Choice of menu is entirely yours and we can offer suggestions at a viewing.


As well as a traditional sit down meal or buffet there are so many other possibilities from barbequed local scallops and venison burgers, to a gourmet picnic on the beach. All local suppliers details can be provided on request.


There is no catering kitchen at Lochnell but there is a covered area with full vehiclular access, water and power for caterers to set up, and an area in which to prepare food.


Catering equipment other than chairs and some tables need to be brought in. This can be organised through your caterer or direct with John Brown Cater hire




Access for setting up is from 10am the day before your wedding until 4pm the day afer your wedding (with caterhire collection up to 3 days after the event). On clear up day, you are welcome to return with a small group of up to 10 helpers.


Catering Options


Caterer prices range from £6.95 a head for canapes to £65.00 a head for a top end dinner menu with equipment hire. We do not offer packages and every event is individually priced depending on numbers and your requirements. There is the option to 'bring your own' at Lochnell which is a unique facility to the area. With wonderful produce available locally, for those living nearby or staying in self catering accomodation this is a very cost effective option for entertaining your guests in a fabulous setting.


Caterers can set up a paying bar or serve your own drinks on which they may make a corkage charge


All supplier and catering preferences should be discussed with our events co-ordinater, Caroline.