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Wee Wedding Elopement Packages include your stay at Caisealrag Cottage, your bridal bouquet & button hole, your wedding piper in full Highland Dress, professional wedding photographs of your marriage ceremony & a bottle of organic champagne to enjoy with your indulgent afternoon tea, a delicious hamper of local produce and a fine dining self serve three course dinner to celebrate! 

Wee Elopement Weddings are for two, just you, or together with up to four guests

Wee Wedding packages include exclusive use for one couple at Caisealrag Cottage at Crear

  • Home made vegetable soup on the stove and crusty bread ready for your arrival.
  • A hamper of edible goodies including local cheeses, olives, crackers and chocolates to enjoy.
  • Champagne afternoon tea on your wedding day with Alan’s award winning cakes, scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, freshly made finger sandwiches, quiches and sausage rolls.
  • Served with a selection of fine teas and delicious organic Champagne. The ultimate indulgence!
  • Fine dining self-serve three course evening meal prepared by our amazing chef, Alan Boslem.
  • Organic and biodynamic red and white wines carefully selected by Philippe Larue at L’Art Du Vin.
  • Bespoke bridal bouquet and button hole from Blooming Wild Crear Flowers.
  • Professional wedding photography by one of the talented team at Crear Photography.
  • Witnesses for your marriage ceremony if required.
  • A Highland Piper to add a little dash to the day. 
  • The option to invite up to four guests staying in two en-suite rooms in the self contained annex. 

Wee Wedding Costs for a Couple at CAISEALRAG COTTAGE 

November March
Midweek Monday - Wednesday, Wednesday - Friday £2295  • Weekends Friday - Monday £2695

April - October
Midweek Monday - Wednesday, Wednesday - Friday £2695 • Weekends Friday - Monday £2995

Wee Wedding Guests staying at Caisealrag Cottage Annex with its own private entrance
Up to 4 additional guests £245 per person two nights mid-week and £295 per person for a weekend. Includes a button hole or jacket corsage, a hamper to share, afternoon tea and a three course fine dining self serve dinner with wine. You’re welcome to swap the button hole and corsage for an extra bottle of wine or champagne. You can also swap your wine for extra flowers and cakes! 

Children aged 12 and under are 50% off additional guest rate, with no charge for children under 5. Pop up beds can be provided £15 per night. Two well behaved dogs welcome at £15 per dog per night.

Please note that Wee Weddings at Caisealrag Cottage are for a maximum of 6 guests, including the bridal couple. 


This offer is year round if booked three months prior to arrival.
Midweek Monday - Wednesday, Wednesday - Friday £2495 • Weekends Friday - Monday £2995
Please note this special offer is just for one couple however if you wish to invite additional guests our Small Gourmet Weddings at Crear House are perfect!

Everything you could wish for to complete a stress free wedding day 

Crear Kitchen is famous for the fabulous food that the superstar chef Alan & his talented team produce for the BIG Crear Weddings. Our Small Gourmet Wedding Package made in heaven for lovers of delicious food and wine, includes Alan's Signature menu


Small Gourmet Weddings at Crear House 

November to March 

Weekend Friday - Monday £9950 
2 nights mid-week £7950 or 4 nights mid-week £9950

April to October 

Weekend Friday - Monday £11,950 
2 nights mid-week £9950 or 4 nights mid-week £11950
Additional Day Guests 
You have the option of inviting additional day guests at £125 per person, which includes our fabulous six course taster menu and corkage for the day.
Alan’s Scottish Seven
Enjoy the finest of dining at £29 supplement per person
£45 for children aged 12 and under enjoying our children's menu with no charge for children under 5 years old 
Pop up beds for children £15 per night. Cots are available on request. Well behaved dogs £15 per night. All our prices are inclusive of VAT. 



More fabulous flowers & beautiful blooms for you, your family & friends

A Beautiful Wee Wedding for two at Crear House 

We have a Special Wee Wedding Offer of two nights exclusive use at Crear House, perched on the hillside with views to the Isles of Islay, Gigha & the famous Paps of Jura. With everything, you could wish for to complete a stress-free wedding day including your bridal flowers, wedding photography, a bottle of champagne, delicious hamper, & our award-winning piper Iain to pipe your wedding music. From March 2020, enjoy a two night stay. Available Monday - Wednesday & Wednesday - Friday. £2495

Please note the Wee Wedding Packages do not include the services of Crear Kitchen.



Our special double wee wedding package allows you to split the costs 50/50

Double Wee Weddings

Double Wee Weddings are a perfect way to share your special day with close friends who have similar ideas in mind. Our special double wee wedding package allows you to split the costs 50/50. 

Two nights for two couples exclusive use, Iain to pipe in full Highland Dress, professional photography of your day allowing for a little more time, bridal bouquets & button holes plus two bottles of our delicious house champagne to celebrate & hampers to nibble. 

Package price, plus £495 for two nights midweek

Package price, plus £595 for the weekends.


Allow us to serve you our delicious hampers in the comfort of the cottage

Please arrange your personal legal paperwork & your marriage celebrant directly

Legal costs & celebrant fees

You are responsible for arranging your personal legal paperwork & your marriage ceremony with the celebrant of your choice directly. All payments are made directly to your celebrant.

Whoever conducts your ceremony, you must registrar your marriage no less than four weeks prior to arrival with our local Registrar. Please contact our local Registrar, Shona Brechin directly for more information regarding any legal aspect of your marriage including visa requirements etc. Two witnesses are required & must be aged 16 & over.

Click here to contact our local celebrants


Decide on the day your exact spot you wish to marry!


A deposit of £750 secures the dates of your choice in our diary

Booking Your Wee Wedding 

To confirm your chosen Wee Wedding dates in the Crear diary, your booking letter will be  sent by email. Your non-refundable deposit of £750 is required within seven days to confirm your Wee Wedding in the Crear diary. The easiest and most secure way to make payment is by BACS.


Special Offer Wee Wedding Video Subject to Availability 

Please confirm if you wish to take advantage of our special offer for a Wee Wedding Video at £795 to capture your special day.

Book Your Marriage Celebrant 

The next step is to book a marriage celebrant to conduct your wee wedding ceremony. The Registrars conduct civil weddings. All other marriages, including Humanist, are classed as religious or belief weddings. If your marriage celebrant is unable to attend at the time and date agreed with us, please liaise with us before confirming your final plans. 

Shona Brechin Head Registrar Lochgilphead  01546 604515

David Carruthers Church of Scotland Minister  01546 603269

Annie Loughlin Registered Humanist Celebrant  01852 500558


Your Legal Marriage Paperwork 

Contact our local registry office in Lochgilphead regarding all your legal paperwork and, if relevant, marriage visas required to enter the UK. The Head Registrar, Shona Brechin, would be delighted to advise directly. Call her on 01546 604515.

The earliest you can submit by post your Notice of Marriage legal paperwork is 3 months prior to your wedding date, however please do not leave it any later than 4 weeks before. 

A Marriage Visa stating purpose of visit, may be required to enter the UK for non-EU passport holders. Your Marriage Visa will also be required to be submitted with your Notice of Marriage legal paperwork. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for this to be processed. 

If you require witnesses for your marriage ceremony simply write CREAR on your paperwork.


Hair & Make Up Artists 

Please arrange your hair and make- up directly. 

Finalising Your Wee Wedding Details Including Your Flowers and your Final Balance

Please email or call us eight weeks prior to your arrival to finalise all the details of your day, including your choice of colours and style for your bridal flowers and any extras required.

Your final Wee Wedding balance is payable in full four weeks prior to arrival. 


An Emergency Contact Number 

Before you arrive, we require an emergency contact number if it's just the two of you. We would only call in extreme circumstances where we would need to notify your next of kin.
Contact details of your invited guests are also required. It's helpful to know if you or your guests have food allergies. 

Caisealrag Cottage & Crear House 

Caisealrag Cottage and Crear House are fully equipped to self-cater with everything you need for your Wee Wedding, including an iron & ironing board, hair dryers, towels and a washing machine. Mobile coverage is limited so a landline is provided for your use.


Your Arrival Day 

Please let use know your expected time of arrival so we can be here to welcome you.Please use our map and driving directions as Sat Navs may send you in the wrong direction. Please note that mobile coverage is patchy in Argyll.

For religious and belief marriages, including Humanist, you are required to collect your marriage paperwork in person from the Lochgilphead Registry Office during office hours.

Remember to stock up at our nearest shops in Lochgilphead with all your edible goodies. 

When you arrive the door will be open with some welcoming home made vegetarian soup on the stove along with your Wee Wedding hamper. One of the team will pop in after you arrive to ensure you have everything you need. 


Your Wedding Day 

Just let us know if you need help with buttons and bows or dressing in a kilt and we would be happy to help. Please also advise if you would like ‘getting ready’ shots otherwise your Crear photographer will arrive along with your piper half an hour before your marriage ceremony. They will bring your bridal flowers with them. 

You can decide on the day the exact spot for your marriage ceremony, be it inside or out. The beach is a ten-minute walk.

Your photographs will be sent on a USB stick in high resolution files within three weeks of your wedding.


Contact Us & Address for Mail or Courier

Please don’t hesitate to call us on 01880 770369 or email hello@crear.co.uk for help at anytime during your Wee Wedding planning. 

Anything you wish to post or courier ahead of your arrival please send with your name and date of your wedding clearly marked to c/o Crear, Kilberry, by Tarbert, Argyll PA29 6YD

Planning Your Stress Free Elopement

Wee Wedding Payment terms

A non-refundable deposit of £750 secures the dates of your choice in our diary. 

The balance of Caisealrag Cottage or Crear House hire & any other services we are providing is payable eight weeks before your arrival. You can pay by BACS, cheque or any major credit, or debit card. Prices are inclusive of VAT & include all arrangements made on your behalf by Crear.

We strongly recommend you take out a Wedding Insurance. Prices start at £50. Many Crear couples have used Event Insurance to date. Lucy Evans deals directly with Crear bookings.

Should you require to rearrange the date of your wedding, we are happy to do so, subject to availability and £375 rearrangement fee, up until four months before your arrival date.  After this time you would have to pay a new non-refundable deposit of £750.  The rearrangement fee is due and payable within seven days of the date of your new booking letter, to secure your new dates.


'A big thank you! We are so glad that we found this special place! Absolutely everything was perfect. We would recommend this beautiful place to anybody who is looking for peace, tranquility & a special place to hold a wedding. All that remains for us now is to go home and tell everyone about it.'

Angela & Damian, Halesowen


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