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GUIDE TIMINGS FOR YOUR CREAR WEDDING DAY

The Crear team want both you and your guests to have the best time at your wedding. With years of experience, we have some timing suggestions to ensure everyone is happy.

An afternoon wedding allows time for guests to travel that morning.  Guests can also enjoy the vast array of activities  on offer the morning of your wedding day while you enjoy getting ready in peace.

Castles, golf, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, fishing, boat trips, whale watching, museums and walking.

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WEDDING DAY TIMINGS

Please consider that while your wedding day as the wedding couple will pass in a flash, for your guests who have travelled to be with you, it's a long time to be social without a break. Guests at the best weddings should always leave at the point at which they are wanting to stay to party just a little bit longer.

If you have children or elderly guests you have the option to bring everything forward with your Wedding Breakfast being served early or mid-afternoon. Small weddings may opt for a shorter celebration, perhaps starting later in the day.

At Crear there is a huge amount of flexibility so your intended timings may change on the actual day depending on circumstances.

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Regarding timings of your day, please also think how far your guests will have travelled. You want your guests to have the best possible time without being completely exhausted. How many will be travelling on the day before your wedding after a long week of work and how many on the day itself? An extra half hour can make a big difference.

Most guests will not want to have to change clothes in a hedge and their last meal to have been a plastic sandwich en route!

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THE WEDDING MORNING

No matter where your wedding ceremony is held, most brides want to enjoy getting ready in relative peace.

Unless the groom's grooming routine is a lengthy process, we suggest organising an activity to get everyone else out and about.

Clay pigeon shoot on the beach or at the Tarbert gun club is a great way to introduce your friends with teams competing. Prize giving can become part of the speeches later in the day.

YOUR MARRIAGE CEREMONY ON THE CREAR BEACH AT 2.30PM 

1.30pm  Onwards Buses collect your wedding guests
2.20pm  Wedding buses stop at the bottom of the Crear drive. Guests walk to the beach
2.30pm  Marriage Ceremony
3.20pm  Guests make their way up to Crear either on foot or the bus waits and drives them up
3.20pm  Wedding couple remain on the beach for photographs
3.30pm  Reception begins, drinks & canapés served
3.40pm  Wedding couple drive up to Crear from the beach to greet their guests
4.40pm Family photographs
5.20pm  Guests are seated for the Wedding Breakfast 5.30pm  Wedding couple are piped into the studio
5.30 - 6.00pm  Cake cutting & speeches
6.00pm  Wedding Breakfast served
7.30pm  Guests retire to the living room for tea & coffee
7.35pm  Studio & band set up for evening entertainment
8.00pm  Wedding couple take their first dance
10.00pm  Band break & evening buffet served
11.45pm  Last orders at the bar
12.00 Midnight  Carriages
12.30am  Buses depart All guests returned to their hotels & guest houses by 2.00am

 

YOUR MARRIAGE CEREMONY AT CREAR HOUSE, OUTSIDE OR INSIDE THE STUDIO OR BARN AT 2.30pm

1.15pm  Onwards Buses collect your wedding guests
2.20pm  Buses arrive at Crear
2.30pm  Marriage Ceremony
3.00pm  Bride & Groom depart for a private moment in the Crear living room
3.00pm  Reception begins, drinks & canapés served
3.10pm  Wedding couple return to greet their guests
4.00pm  Photographs
4.50pm Guests are seated for the Wedding Breakfast
5.00pm Wedding couple are piped into the studio
5 - 5.30pm Cake cutting and speeches
5.30pm Wedding Breakfast served
7.30pm Guests retire to the living room for tea and coffee
7.35pm Studio & band set up for evening entertainment
8.00pm Wedding couple take their first dance
10.00pm Band break & evening buffet served
11.45pm Last orders at the bar
12.00am midnight Carriages
12.30am Buses depart
2.00am All guests returned to their hotels and guest houses

MARRIAGE CEREMONY AT SOUTH KNAPDALE PARISH CHURCH IN ACHAHOISH AT 2.30PM  

1.30pm onwards  Buses collect from hotels & guest houses in Lochgilphead, Ardrishaig & Tarbert
2pm  Guests staying at Port Ban Holiday park & Laundry Cottage make their own way to the church
2.15pm Guests staying at Barnlongart House & Keepers Cottage make their own way to the church.
2.30pm Wedding Ceremony at South Knapdale Church, the Church of Scotland at Achahoish
3.10pm  Wedding couple leave, stopping for photographs on the drive back to Crear
3.10pm  Guests return by car to Barnlongart House, Keepers Cottage & Port Ban
3.10pm  Buses collect guests from South Knapdale Church & Barnlongart House & Keepers Cottage
3.50pm  Wedding guests arrive at Crear, drinks & canapés served
3.55pm Bus collects guests from Port Ban who have driven back from the Church
4.00pm  Wedding couple arrive at Crear
5.20pm  Guests are seated for the Wedding Breakfast 5.30pm  Wedding couple are piped into the studio
5.30 - 6.00pm  Cake cutting & speeches
6.00pm  Wedding Breakfast served
7.30pm  Guests retire to the living room for tea & coffee
7.35pm  Studio & band set up for evening entertainment
8.00pm  Wedding couple take their first dance
10.00pm  Band break & evening buffet served
11.45pm  Last orders at the bar
12.00  Midnight Carriages
12.30am  Buses depart All guest returned to their hotels & guest houses by 2.00am
  

YOUR MARRIAGE CEREMONY AT ST MARGARET'S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LOCHGILPHEAD AT 2.00PM

1.15pm  Guests staying at Crear, Laundry Cottage & Port Ban Holiday Park depart for Lochgilphead
1.30pm  Guests staying at Barnlongart House & Keepers Cottage depart by car for Lochgilphead
1.30pm  Buses collect those staying in Tarbert & Ardrishaig
1.30pm onwards  Your guests walk to St Margarets Church from Lochgilphead hotels & guest houses 
2.00pm  Marriage Ceremony at St Margaret's Church, Lochgilphead
3.10pm  Wedding couple leave, stopping for photographs on the drive to Crear
3.10pm  Buses collect guests from St Margaret's Church. 
4.00pm  Wedding guests arrive at Crear, drinks & canapés served
4.15pm  Wedding couple arrive at Crear having stopped for photos along the way
5.20pm  Guests are seated for the Wedding Breakfast
5.30pm  Wedding couple are piped into the studio
5.30 - 6.00pm  Cake cutting & speeches
6.00pm  Wedding Breakfast served
7.30pm  Guests retire to the living room for tea & coffee
7.35pm  Studio & band set up for evening entertainment
8.00pm  Wedding couple take their first dance
10.00pm  Band break & evening buffet served
11.45pm  Last orders at the bar
12.00 Midnight Carriages
12.30am  Buses depart  All guest returned to their hotels & guest houses by 2.00am  

TIMINGS FOR SMALLER WEDDING DAYS! 

• 2pm Photographer arrives 
• 2.30pm piper arrives
• 2.45pm guests arrive
• 3pm ceremony inside or outside Crear
• 3.30pm drinks and canapés served
• 4.50pm guests invited to dinner
• 5pm wedding couple announced and piped in to cut their cake
• 5.15pm speeches. (Photographer departs unless requested in advance) • 5.30pm Wedding Breakfast served
• 7.30pm tea and coffee served
• 8.00pm first dance.
• Mid-night carriages.



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ADDITIONAL EVENTS FOLLOWING YOUR WEDDING DAY - BUFFET, BURGER BAR, BRUNCH OR HOG ROAST 

Invite your guests to arrive at a time that coincides with their accommodation check out. Give an end time that allows guests to travel home in good time as no one chooses to arrive home late in the day if a working day follows. You and your house guests can then enjoy your final evening relaxing.
Please ensure you request an RSVP for any additional events.

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