Nine years ago we visted the Torridon for the first time. We loved the location, hotel, food and staff. So when we decided to have an intimate wedding, the Torridon seemed to be the ideal venue.
Bill (my husband of 3 days!!!) made most of the arrangements with Robert (the Manager) via email and phone as we live in Nottinghamshire. I arranged the flowers using Amanda Call who was recommended by the Torridon's website and with Robert help Laura (a beautician) was booked to pamper me on my wedding day.
I arrived at the Torridon on the 8th September 2010. I was warmly met by Robert and within seconds I felt that we were old friends. I was shown to our suite and after relaxing gazing at the fabulous view, Robert came to see me to run through the final arrangements. Robert had all bases covered and was very willing to ensure everything was just as we wanted.
None of our family knew about our wedding, they thought they were away with us for Bill's birthday. So when they arrived at the Torridon they were shown through to the drawing room where lunch awaited them. Colleen and Robert gave each guest an envelop containing their wedding invitations. The stunned looks of our 6 children and my Mother were captured by Mary (our photographer) who was recommended by Robert.
At 4.30pm we were married in the library looking out to the fabulous views of Torridon. A Harpist player, my Mother cried and we all treasured the moment.
Whilst we had celebratory drinks in the bar, Robert and his team transformed the library for our Wedding breakfast and Bruno (the chef) excelled himself by serving the most superbly cooked meal; venison, beef and salmon.
The evening ended with us all letting off Chinese lanterns outside the hotel and Mary joined us to capture this.
The following two days were spent eating excellent food, being pampered by attentive staff and tiring ourselves out with kayaking, clay shooting, archery and gorge scrambling - all offered by the Torridon. Richard and Chris were our instructors and took real care of us all.
The staff team were always professional, extremely friendly and exceptionally efficient.
Robert, Colleen, Erin, Tom and Vanessa were outstanding but even those who were not readily visible i.e. the Housekeeping staff were thorough, accommodating and friendly.
Our party was 11 in total, Bill and I, my Mother, Vicki (30) her partner and daughter Yvie (7 months), our four sons aged 21 to 19 years and our daughter Natalie 15 years. Despite the age range and the fact that we are city pumpkins, we all were blown away with the scenery, the tranquility and the fabulous service offered at the Torridon.
Dan and Rohaise you should be so proud. We can't wait to return!!!!!!!
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Loch Torridon
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