ISLAY LUXE PACKAGE FOR UP TO EIGHTY GUESTS
The Islay luxe package is the wedding of dreams, that Crear is ready to make happen. Know to expect five star service, gourmet cuisine and breathtaking island views. We value and encourage your creative input and will do all that is in our power to bring your creative visions to life.
With this package, twelve guests can stay exclusively at Crear House with up to twenty guests staying at Crear House and Caisealrag Cottage on a wedding weekend. There is also the option to invite additional wedding guests.
Crear is well connected to a wealth of professional and reliable photographers and muscial acts. We have our very own world-famous piper on site in full Highland dress for extra Scottish fun.
Do not be shy to mention any of your own ideas for musical acts. Crear have welcomed many musicians over the years - your dream act may be closer to contact than you think.
With 200 acres of land, fully licensed, our Crear wedding venue allows you to dream big.
The original Crear House is over 400 years old. Sympathetically restored, it is charming with contemporary spirit. The house has far reaching views to the islands of Gigha, Jura and Islay. The house is effortlessly magical, lit with a canopy of fairy lights.
Flexibility is at the heart of the Crear ethos. You can choose to have your wedding on the grounds of Crear, on the immaculate beach or within the luxurious Crear space. All celebrants, apart from members of the Catholic church, can marry you anywhere at Crear.
If you have your heart set on a firework display we will advise you on how to make this happen. You could have a firework display from a boat at sea... and watch them light up the dramatic backdrop of the isles. Keep in mind that fireworks are only permitted at certain times of the year by prior agreement - just get in touch to check!
THE SKY IS REALLY THE LIMIT
Be prepared to be swept off your feet in more ways than one. The Islay luxe package offers the opportunity to arrive at your wedding destination in a helicopter. At Crear we are experts at smooth transitions; we aim to transport you to your dream wedding setting with style and ease.
CREAR SPIRIT BAR
Situated on the West Coast of Scotland, we are spoiled for choice for locally produced whiskys. However, if uisge beatha 'water of life', is not your tipple of choice, not to worry! Alongside whisky, the Crear Spirit Bar is stocked with local gins and other locally produced spirits.
As ever, we encourage creativity, so if you have any ideas for a bespoke beverage for your day, let us know. Slàinte!
OUR AWARD WINNING CHEF
Our award winning chef Alan Boslem will be on site with his superstar team at all times to make any dish your heart desires. Alan has 25 years of experience catering in top hotels throughout the UK. He started his apprenticeship at the five star Gleneagles Hotel, and was elevated to Senior Sous-Chef, with over 100 chefs reporting to him. Alan has also been Executive Chef for the biggest catering company in the world, Compass Group. At Crear, our people are accomplised at executing demanding jobs to the highest standard.
We take pride in our connection to makers of local produce and equal pride in our global perspective. Alan and his brigade are expert at producing traditional meals with a flavoursome creative twist.
ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC WINES
You can choose from a selection of our organic and biodynamic champagnes, proseccos, red, rosé and white wines to enjoy with your canapés and five or six course tasting menu. We will give you a list of hand picked, carefully selected wines to choose from that will complement your meal perfectly.
The matching of food and wine is a matter of personal taste. There are no hard and fast rules, but just remember it is easiest to think of wine as a sauce and match the strength of flavours and weight of the dish with the wine.
Philippe Larue, L’Art du Vin, Independent Wine Merchants
WEDDING FLOWERS FROM BLOOMING WILD
As part of your Islay wedding package, you will get the bridal bouquet, a matching buttonhole, table flowers and any additional flowers included in the price. Blooming Wild Crear Flowers will collaborate with you to deliver unique and carefully selected floral arrangements. Agnes will be on hand to make your floral dreams come true, from arches to wall hangings, ceiling loops and draping displays.
With the Islay package you can even meet with Agnes and try your own hand at flower arrangement to get you inspired!
We have a huge selection of items that you can hire from us so that you don't have to bring anything bulky with you. Just tell us what you want! As long as the flowers are in season and match the time of year of the ceremony, we can make wild dreams a reality. You choose the colours and the style and we will create the perfect floral arrangement to suit.
BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS AND BUTTONHOLES
As part of your Islay wedding package you will get the bridal bouquet, a matching buttonhole and the table flowers included in the price. For additional flowers you can add on as much as your heart desires. You can be as extravagant and creative as you wish. From flower crowns, to archways, to wall displays and ceiling hoop designs, you can create whatever takes your fancy.
Agnes will be on hand to make your floral dreams come true. As long as the flowers are in season and match the time of year of the ceremony, we can make wild dreams a reality. You choose the colours and the style and we will create the perfect floral arrangment to suit.
Your destination Highland Wedding would not be complete without a piper to play the bagpipes for your Wedding March.
The Wedding Walk is the formal march taken by the wedding party to the place of the marriage ceremony.
At Crear this is inside the studio with the floor to ceiling glass wall looking out to the Paps of Jura, outside at the wibbly wall or down on the sandy beach. Couples also have the option to marry in the local churches.
THE ORIGINAL CREAR HOUSE IS OVER 400 YEARS OLD
Crear House is perched on the hillside with far reaching and uninterruped views to the islands of Gigha, Islay and Jura.
The original house lit by fairy lights is very atmospheric for your marriage ceremony and situated half a mile off the single track road, you'll enjoy total privacy.
COME & VISIT!
You'll know as soon as you step through the door if Crear is your special place!
We'd love to show you around and chat about your Wedding.
We can offer you a showround on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at mid-day or 2pm.