The Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle', Oban, Argyll for Wedding Groups

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Castles and Chateaux
Historic castle for intimate and bespoke wedding celebrations for 36, with accommodation, on the west coast of Scotland

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle', Oban, Argyll, sleeps 10-12 in 6 bedrooms.

Welcome to Barcaldine Castle. The venue has plenty of history, having been built in 1609 and then restored in 1897. The beautiful surroundings of Loch Creran and snow-capped mountains of Glencoe provide a spectacular setting for your wedding photography.

The venue is available for exclusive use, ensuring that you are able to enjoy your special day in a unique and private environment with your guests, while receiving dedicated service to make sure everything runs smoothly. Furthermore, you can take advantage of six luxury en suite bedrooms for the wedding couple and close friends or relatives.

Weddings are held in the stunning Great Hall, with a large open fireplace and fantastic views of the surrounding area. Our venue is maximum capacity of 36 people offering an intimate setting.

We provide two options of style - The Celtic Scottish Castle with pewter goblets and candlesticks, or the Traditional with white bows, tables with candelabra flower decor. All weddings can be tailored and are always unique.

We have close relationships with highly recommended local caterers, florists and even bagpipers. Our in house photographer Justin will capture your big day in ways you can't imagine!

• Open fireplaces
• A venue with plenty of history
• Beautiful surroundings with spectacular views
• Exclusive use
• Six luxury en suite bedrooms
• Weddings held in the stunning Great Hall


Our kitchen is a small commercial kitchen, we only use an Aga.
The great hall can seat up to 36 people and has a large open fire.
The great hall and parlour both have open fires.
A music player which has CD, USB and AUX.
Free WiFi and a phone line.
There is no games room.
2 large open fires and central heating.
6 double bedrooms, all completely unique. 2 bedrooms can have a sofa bed suitable for 1 extra person and 1 bedroom (Airds) can be set up as a twin.
All linens and towels provided.
All rooms have en suite bathrooms. 3 rooms with walk in showers and 3 rooms with roll top bath tubs.
As the castle is 400 years old and has a spiral staircase, we do not have disabled facilities. Our bedrooms start on the second floor.
No children under the age of 14 unless the castle is hired with exclusive use.
Castle grounds and gardens with outdoor seating and benches.
There is no pool.
Free parking on the castle grounds.
Strictly no smoking in the castle, however there is a smoking area outside.
Strictly no pets.


We’re pleased to be able to welcome families and groups from abroad for exclusive stays at Barcaldine Castle, easily accessible via Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. In the north of Scotland, near Oban.
Oban, Barcaldine Castle is located just off the A828 Oban to Fort William road on the south shore of Loch Creran, located just 2.5 miles from the village of Benderloch.
Benderloch (1.2 miles).
The Hawthorn (1 mile) is a highly recommended pub style eatery. Oban has a large selection of pubs and restaurants at around a 15 minute drive. Taxis are available.

Booking Information

Please note, these rates are all year round. Our exclusive use rates can be taken all year round, however our Bed and Breakfast option is seasonal from March-November. Airds can be set up as two twin beds or one super king bed. Both Caithness and Lochnell have sofa beds suitable for 1 person.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Civil Licence
Wedding Planner
Marquee Space
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

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Oban Train Station.
There are buses regularly from Oban - Benderloch.
Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Late Deals

Christmas 2019 Late Deals

Exclusive Use Only. Rent the castle for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day for £4035.00 Bed & Breakfast.

Rental Rates

Accommodation : £2,690 for two nights (6 rooms sleeping up to 14). Wedding Facility Fee : £3,600 for 36 people (based on £100 per person).

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The Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle', Oban, Argyll

Abbie Baxter

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