Registry & FAQ

Registry

What we want most for our wedding is to have all of our friends and family there to celebrate the occasion with us, and so, more than anything we would simply enjoy your presence. We ask that you either:

  1. Use the money to go to Scotland.
  2. If you feel inclined to get us a gift, please check out what we've registered for below.



FAQ

When is the wedding?

The ceremony will be on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 3 PM. We would love for you to spend a few days with us! A more detailed schedule is below.

Wednesday (11th):

Prior to 4 PM: We will already be on location and will have food and drinks available. Come by the Achnagairn lodges if you get in early. If you know you're getting in early, please contact us at jillhsemple@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!
4 PM: Check-in to the hotel opens.
7 PM: Rehearsal dinner. Everyone is invited!
9ish PM: After dinner drinks, games and mingling.

Thursday (12th):

7:30-9:30 AM: Breakfast provided. Come as you please.
9:30 AM - 11:30AM: Highland Games
12 PM: Lunch will be provided. Feel free to explore too!
3 PM: Ceremony
3:30 PM: Reception!

Friday (13th)

10 AM: Brunch & goodbyes
11:30 AM: Hotel checkout

Where is the wedding?

Achnagairn Estate
Kirkhill, Inverness-shire
IV5 7PD, United Kingdom
01463 831 878
perfect-manors.com/achnagairn-estate

What is the closest airport?

Inverness International Airport (code INV). The airport is located in the north-east city of Dalcross, which is about a 30 minute ride to the venue.

Do I have to fly to get there?

No, there is a reliable rail system should you choose to use it. There are multiple daily trips from Edinburgh and Glasgow that take from 3-4 hours. If you rent a car, Achnagairn has free parking.

Where should I stay?

Please stay at on site at Achnagairn! We have already pre-booked the entire hotel. In order to set up accommodation please call Achnagairn Estate at +44 1463 831878, or email reservations@perfect-manors.com. If you look to book online, no rooms will be available on these dates. We have reserved the rooms. Please contact Achnagairn directly to book. There are plenty of rooms for all guests and they are modern and updated. All rooms have en suite bathrooms. The hotel will have free Wi-Fi. We hope you choose to stay on from July 11th to 13th, as we want to have everyone together. We have been given a rate of £75 a night by the hotel.

If you require any special accommodations, please let Jill or Kevin know and we will do our best to help.

How can I reserve a room?

Please confirm your reservation by calling Achnagairn Estate at +44 1463 831878, or emailing them at reservations@perfect-manors.com. We have already reserved rooms on behalf of all guests for the nights of Wednesday July 11th, 2018 and Thursday July 12th, 2018.

We have a rate of £75 per night for our guests.

If you have issues, contact us and we'll get it resolved.

I would like to stay earlier/later than the 11th-13th. How can I do so?

Please let us know if you'd like to arrive earlier than the 11th. We have pre-booked some accommodations in anticipation of guests wanting to do so. So, please let us know if you'd like to get in early. You may be required to move rooms before or after the 11th-13th as certain rooms may taken and we do not have control of the hotel outside of the 11th-13th. If you would like to stay afterwards, please arrange so with the hotel.

How much are rooms?

£75 per night. £150 total for the two-night stay.

Can I reserve a block of rooms with my family?

Yes, of course. Please let us know who you'd like to stay with or close by and we will do our best to make that happen.

Can I stay somewhere else?

We hope that everyone will stay on-site. Our goal is for everyone to get to know each other, have fun and stay safe on the estate. However, if staying at Achnagairn is not an option for you, there are hotels available in and around Inverness.

How do I get there?

See "Directions" on the Travel & Accommodation page. We will do our best to offer some pickup times from the airport and possibly bus/rail stations.

Will you pick me up from the airport?

We will have set times for pickup and drop off on Wednesday and Friday. When RSVPing, let us know when you're landing and we will do our best to arrange pick-up for you to be dropped off at the hotel.

We will send out an email as we get closer to the wedding date asking when and where you will be arriving and leaving. Based on that information from all guests, we will come up with some times that work best for most people.

Will you pick me up from somewhere other than the airport?

Possibly, be sure to let us know when and where you're coming in. We will send out an email as we get closer to the wedding date asking when and where you will be arriving and leaving. Based on that information from all guests, we will come up with some times that work best for most people.

Should I rent a car if I'm coming from out of town?

You do not need to rent a car. Activities will be taking place on the estate.

Inverness also has various taxi companies. Unfortunately no Uber, though. The taxi companies can be unreliable at times. So if you plan on doing any extra exploring, a car is probably your best bet.

When do I need to be there?

Check in: Open at 4PM on Wednesday.
Rehearsal dinner: 7PM on Wednesday.
Wedding ceremony & reception: 3PM Thursday.
Brunch: 10AM on Friday.
Check out: By 11:30AM on Friday.

Are there other wedding events I'm invited to other than the ceremony?

Everyone is invited to the Rehearsal Dinner, Highland Games and Post-Wedding Day Brunch.

What should I wear?

Cocktail attire. We will have an outdoor ceremony (Scotland weather permitting) and an indoor reception.

If you're looking to avoid matching the wedding party: Jill's bridesmaids will be wearing navy dresses. And Kevin's groomsmen will be wearing navy jackets.

The rehearsal dinner will be casual.

Any other attire notes I should know?

Temperatures can drop in the 50s (F), so bring a jacket. It also rains frequently in Scotland, so be prepared for that.

If you're participating in the Highland Games, wear something that is okay to get dirty and tennis shoes.

When are RSVPs due?

We ask that you please respond to our invitation by June 1st.

Do I have to send in my RSVP or can I do it online?

Whichever you would prefer and is easiest for you. You can RSVP online here.

Will parking be available?

Yes. Achnagairn has free on-site parking.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes! Please do!

Will there be food and drinks provided?

Of course! If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know in the Comments section when RSVPing. If you know anything about us, it will be an open bar.

Will there be vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free food options?

Yes.

Will there be kids plates/options?

Yes. We're working that out now and will send an email to those with kids about what they'd like.

Where is the ceremony and reception taking place?

On the estate. The ceremony will be outside, and the reception in the main ballroom.

Should I check to see that my passport will be valid before travelling to Scotland?

Yes! Make sure your passports are up to date!

In the U.K. your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay if it is not expired. You don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. Please check on the U.S. Entry Requirements for more information.

However, if you’re flying to Europe and your passport expires less than three months after your scheduled return date, you may run into some issues. Some countries even require a six-month buffer between expiration and return date. Please check to ensure your passport will be considered valid if you're travelling to destinations other than the U.K.

Can I bring a plus one?

We are only able to accommodate those guests formally invited on your wedding invitation. Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions!

Will the ceremony be taking place indoors or outdoors?

The ceremony will be outdoors, weather permitting. The reception will be inside in the main ballroom.

Will there be traditional Scottish dancing (Cèilidh)?

ABSOLUTELY!

How do I contact you if I have other questions?

Please email jillhsemple@gmail.com



If you have any questions or concerns at all, please reach out to us at jillhsemple@gmail.com.