Knockderry House


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Situated on the banks of Loch Long, one of the magnificent sea lochs of Scotland, Knockderry is a fabulous 4 Star 2 Rosette hotel near Loch Lomond and Helensburgh for short breaks and weddings.

With a reputation for excellent food and drink sourced from quality local suppliers, Knockderry provides guests with a welcoming and relaxing environment to escape, explore the area and celebrate with exclusive country house weddings and private parties. Although there has been a dwelling of some kind on this site for centuries, Knockderry House as it stands today (meaning 'hill of oak' in Gaelic) was originally built around 1846 as a summer retreat. In 1980 Mr D Anderson, a wealthy wool merchant, decided to upgrade the house in the fashion of the day and asked the well-known architect William Leiper to draw up plans. The restaurant - and the rooms above - were added at that time along with all the turrets and towers that give the house its current distinctive look. The dining room was originally the Music Room and Chapel and still retains many of the original features, as does the drawing room which boasts stained glass by James Guthrie Jr and Daniel Cottier.

Knockderry House at a Glance

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Type of Venue
Stately Home
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Exclusive Use
Hotel Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 52
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Reception Capacity
Up to 65
With a two-night exclusive use wedding package, you will get the full attention and dedication of all the team at Knockderry. The perfect blend of cosiness, character, comfort, calm, hospitality and attention to detail. Knockderry is one of the most romantic and picturesque country house wedding venues in Scotland. The hotel is situated on the shores of Loch Long, with beautiful views across the water, set in grounds with mature trees and lawns - ideal for photography. Knockderry was built in the mid 19th century and redesigned in the 1980s by celebrated architect William Leiper. It has been lovingly restored for the last 19 years to bring out its original features. Ceremonies are held either on the terrace or in the wood-panelled dining room which boasts stunning views over the loch. The wedding breakfast is served in teh galleries. On warm days, the doors to the grounds can open for reception drinks and photos. The whole event, including menus and timetable, is designed in full consultation with you, according to your style and preferences. The General Manager, Jennifer, will meet with you and plan every detail in depth, drawing on Knockderry Knockderry has an established reputation for fine dining with 2AA Rosettes and Taste our Best awards. The head chef will design your wedding menu with you, based on your tastes and preferences. The chefs are experienced at catering for all dietary needs. Pricing Category : ModerateMinimum Price : 10000Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 65Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 52Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon Suite View More
Sleeps No Of People : 2BeachHistoricCountry House Manor HouseWedding Contact : Jennifer DarcyNumber of People In Team : 18No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 30 and 50 Location : CoastalNearest Town : HelensburghNearest Airport : Glasgow International AirportNearest Motorway : M8Nearest Train Station : Garelochhead Train Station Helensburgh Train StationUnique Wedding VenueIntimateCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StyleSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyWater ViewGreat ViewsLovely GroundsRomanticHotelSame-Sex View Less

Top Wedding Tips

Stay calm! One of the best things about getting married at Knockderry House is our and personalised service. We are here to make things as easy as possible for you, before and during your big day.

Eat well. Your guests, for years to come, will remember the food at your wedding. We find this to be one of the best things we offer - fabulous food throughout your celebrations.

Small weddings are wonderful. It's tempting to invite everyone you know but we find between 45 and 55 guests means you can spend quality time to all your loved ones and still enjoy your day.

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Knockderry House, Shore Road, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 0NX

Knockderry House

  • Knockderry House
  • Shore Road
  • Helensburgh
  • Argyll and Bute
  • G84 0NX
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Manager

Jennifer Darcy

My name is Jennifer and I am the General Manager at Knockderry House. I will be your main point of contact if you choose to view or book Knockderry House for your wedding. We are a small team at Knockderry House, so by the end of your wedding experience you will know us all well! We look forward to hearing from you!