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HOW MANY GUESTS CAN WE INVITE TO OUR WEE WEDDING ELOPEMENT?
Four additional guests plus children under five plus dogs are welcome! Caisealrag Cottage can comfortably accommodate six in total for both sleeping and dining.
SMALL GOURMET WEDDINGS AT CREAR ARE PERFECT FOR NUMBERS GREATER THAN SIX
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE'RE ONLY EIGHT IN TOTAL WITH THE SMALL WEDDING PACKAGE?
Small Weddings include accommodation for up to ten guests in addition to the wedding couple.
Check out our wine list and enjoy our premium champagnes and wines if your numbers are less than twelve in total.
Should teenagers under the age of 18 be included in your party, you'll enjoy the an extra bottle of Champagne or Prossecco while getting ready!
WHAT TIME CAN WE ARRIVE AND WHEN DO WE LEAVE?
We'll be ready and waiting for you from 4.30pm on your arrival day.
If you're running late, the doors will be open and one of the team will pop in to ensure you've everything you need or if its really late, give you a call on the landline provided.
We ask that you aim for 10.30am on the day of departure.
WHAT ACCESS RESTRICTIONS SHOULD WE BE AWARE OFF?
While we'd love to be able to offer full wheelchair access, it is regretably not realistic given the age of the buildings at Caisealrag and Crear, and the immedidate surroundings.
Depending on your requirements we can offer solutions, so please just ask!
Barnlongart House has a fully equipped wet room and disabled ramp. All the rooms are on one level. The bedrooms have room for a bed hoist and you can also arrange any visits required from a district nurse.
CAN DOGS COME TOO?
We're a dog loving wedding venue so your four legged friends are welcome!
Please note that Crear is a working sheep farm so they must be kept on a lead at all times. There is plenty of areas where they can run off lead in the local area.
CAN SOMEONE COME TO DO MY HAIR AND MAKE-UP?
We can recommend some fantastic hair and make-up artists who'll come to both Caisealrag Cottage or Crear House on the day.
WHAT FOOTWEAR SHOULD I BRING?
Bring some sturdy footwear to walk to the beach and your heels to pop on for the photos!
If you're planning on dancing, please bring flat shoes. At all the best parties, glasses break and we want to protect any tootsies from any wee shards!
DO YOU HAVE A DRESS STEAMER?
Please note that the water at Crear has a natural peaty colour so distilled water is provided to prevent staining.
We also have irons and ironing boards.
CAN WE THROW CONFETTI?
We love confetti and natural petals or lavendar are welcome.
Anything else can cause staining and also create a slip hazzard!
Plus its not great for the sheep and cattle grazing or the environment.
Blooming Wild Crear Flowers would be delighted to provide you with all you need for the ultimate 'confetti' photograph!
BLOOMING WILD BASKET OF FLOWER PETALS
ARE HUMANIST WEDDINGS LEGAL?
Humanist Wedding Ceremonies are legal in Scotland and Humanist Marriages are legally recognised world wide.
If you choose to have a Humanist Celebrant conduct your legal marriage ceremony in Scotland, your marriage will be legally recognised worldwide.
WHAT TUNES CAN THE PIPER PLAY?
Your Highland Piper will play a selection of traditional wedding piping tunes.
Iain's not a human juke box however he's happy to give oblige when he can! Just ask on the day if you have any specific requests.
YOUNGER WEDDING GUESTS MAY ENJOY A RENDITION ON THE PIPES OF 'THE WHEELS ON THE BUS.'
WHAT'S IN THE KITCHEN?
The kitchens at Caisealrag Cottage and Crear House are equipped with all the basics you need for your stay.
Just ask when you arrive if there is anything else you need.
There is tea and coffee, washing up liquid, cloths and dishwasher powder.
ARE TOWELS PROVIDED?
We have lots of fluffy white towels warming on the heated rails and hairdryers should you need one.
While there is soap in the bathrooms, we suggest you bring anything a little more special as well as a bath robe, slippers, shampoo etc.
HOW MANY CAN SIT FOR A MARRIAGE CEREMONY INSIDE THE ORIGINAL CREAR HOUSE?
40 in total can comfortably be seated for your marriage ceremony inside the original Crear House.
Please note only weddings booked at Crear House have exclusive use of the original Crear House and it is unavailable for Wee Weddings at Caisealrag Cottage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS
Your wedding photographer has been invited to join the Crear Collective as one of the most talented and creative professionals working today.
Your Wedding Photographs will be delivered on your own on line gallery. We aim to get them to you within four weeks of your wedding.
You can order prints and albums directly from our on line store.
HOW LONG WILL THE PHOTOGRAPHER BE WITH THERE?
Your photographer will arrive half an hour prior to your Wee Wedding ceremony along with the rest of the Wee Wedding team.
For Wee Weddings your photographer will go where ever you decide to take your marriage vows and stay for shots following your ceremony. If you have anything specific in mind, please just ask on the day.
If the weather has been unkind earlier in the day, wherever possible your photographer will return to get some photos outside.
Your photographer will an hour prior to your Small Wedding ceremony in order to capture your 'getting ready' shots. Depending on the format of your day, your photographer will stay till the end of your speeches. If you'd like them to cover a 'first dance' please just ask when it comes to finalising your plans.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?
Depending on the size of your wedding, you can expect anywhere from 100 to 350 images. The images will be available to download from your personal on line gallery in both low res for social sharing and high res.
Please note the Crear Photographers edit is final.
CAN I CHOOSE MY PHOTOGRAPHER?
We're unable to say in advance who'll it'll be on your wedding day. Those who're invited to be part of the Crear Collective stay in residence for weeks at a time.
We completely understand you may wish to engage a specific photographer which you're welcome to book as an outside supplier directly. This would be at an additional cost to yourself.
CAN WE DECORATE INSIDE?
You're welcome to hang streamers and bunting etc inside at Crear and Caisealrag Cottage. Just ask us for ladders if required and get your family and friends to help. Please be considerate to others and ensure that nothing is left that marks the walls etc.
Basically as long as its legal and not permanent, your only limit is your imagination!
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
You might get wet!
You decide on the day where your marriage ceremony will be held. If its just the two of you, its easier to be super flexible right down to the last moment.
If you marry inside Caisealrag Cottage, then your photographer will return to take some photographs outside when the weather clears.
For Wee and Small Weddings at Crear House you have the option of hosting your ceremony in the studio, in the original house or in the living room if the weather prevents you from being outside.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE BEACH?
The beach is a ten to fifteen minute walk from both Caisealrag Cottage or Crear House.
An access track is provided however it may not be always feasible to take your car all the way down in inclement weather.
You can also drive to the top of the track and walk down from there. You can decide when you arrive what works best for you and if applicable, your wedding guests. Just advise your celebrant if you're planning on a beach wedding so they can be appropriately dressed.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO SOUTH KNAPDALE PARISH CHURCH IN ACHAHOISH?
The Church is on your way to Crear on the single track B8024 road. You'll pass the turning signposted to Ellary.
From Caisealrag Cottage and Crear House it takes just over twenty minutes to drive.
CAN YOU PROVIDE WEDDING CAKES?
You're welcome to arrange a cake and Blooming Wild Crear Flowers would be delighted to decorate!
We have some wonderful cake makers we can recommend however Crear don't make or supply them.
CAN WE HAVE REAL CANDLES?
However if you're bringing your own, please ensure that they are a good quality brand that will not smoke or drip.
HOW DOES THE PA SYSTEM WORK IN THE STUDIO?
There are four bluetooth speakers in the studio that can wirelessly link to your device.
The studio acoustics are very lively so no PA system with a microphone is required for speeches.
Please advise any musical bands that very little amplification is required.
The speakers are situated inside the studio, so please bring your own portable speaker if you require music outside.
Background music only increases the volume of the chatter if you're hosting a drinks reception so is not something required.
Please note that our wifi at Crear and Caisealrag Cottage is unable to stream or download music, so please create your playlists before you come.
A Bosé speaker dock is in the cottage.
CAN WE ENJOY FIREWORKS, SPARKLERS AND FIREPITS?
We love fireworks and you're welcome to arrange a professional display. During the lambing season however we're sorry its not possible.
You're welcome to have sparklers outside and we have firepits to hire.
Sparklers are beautiful outiside however inside unfortunately they set off our fire alarms.
We've fire pits to hire - perfect for smores!
21CC FIREWORKS offer brilliant professional displays - providing the perfect surprise during the break in your evening entertainment.