£380 for Venue Hire
Up to 30
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Knockinaam is a beautiful Victorian Scottish Shooting Lodge, set within its own cove offering a luxurious and romantic venue for small, intimate weddings with the Irish Sea at the bottom of the lawn
Knockinaam Lodge Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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For the smaller wedding (2 - 20), there is the opportunity to hire the Drawing room for the use of our wedding licence. This also gives you the option to get married down by the beach. Our restaurant would then be available to use for Lunch (from £45.00 per person) or dinner (from £90.00 per person). Subject to numbers, private dining maybe available.

In-house catering
(price per head)

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For the smaller wedding, we can arrange for Lunches, Afternoon Tea's or Dinners. This would be in the hotel restaurant/ lounges or gardens. There would be a room hire charge for the ceremony. Please contact us to discuss your requirements, we are always open to new ideas.

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Number of Guests Included
This is for Exclusive use of the hotel for 20 guests, with 7 course taster menu (to be chosen and dietary noted) , Accommodation and Scottish Breakfast. There is a minimum of 2 nights required, 3 if a marquee is to be put in the garden. If there are to be additional guests the menu price would be approx £70.00 per person. A wedding can be held in our Drawing room or down overlooking the beach.
Knockinaam Lodge Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
11:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
Water View
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet Friendly
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Knockinaam Lodge Full Description
With more couples opting for the smaller, more intimate wedding, Knockinaam can offer a unique, romantic setting with the option of it being exclusively yours. With 10 individually decorated rooms, including one family suite, comfortable lounges that retain the character of the Victorian Shooting Lodge, and the passion of creating food from local, fresh, produce in our 3 Star AA Rosette restaurant, Knockinaam is able to accommodate up to 20 adults, and extra children. Hiding in Dumfries & Galloway, nestled in its own cove, facing Ireland, Knockinaam is a retreat from the hustle & bustle of life. With its private sandy beach, sheltering cliffs, and dramatic coastline, it is a secret hidden gem. Works really well for exclusive let weddings & house parties. Exclusive use is available for a wedding, on a minimum of a 2 night basis. This can be mid-week or weekend and there are seasonal rates. This would include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 20 of your guests for the 2 or more nights. We are able to offer a BBQ or a buffet for your first night, where your friends & family can meet and catch up, then after the ceremony on the second day, we offer a 5 course set menu in our restaurant. As we are a small team, we are open to ideas of themes for menus, entertainment and quite game for a giggle. Many of our weddings take place outside, overlooking the Irish sea, and this makes it so special. If your are looking for a smaller event, we can offer a "Wee Wedding" for up to 20 guests, using our wedding license, with a restaurant lunch, or up to 12 for a Dinner and overnight accommodation. We also have a luxury self-catering unit called Shingle Lodge, which has 2 bedrooms and is available for short lets, this is great for elopements for just you and your witnesses. Knockinaam is a really magical place, for a special event whatever the occasion. Please contact us with your thoughts and we can see if we can make it possible.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sian Ibbotson
We are a small professional team with many years of experience. My wife & I have owned Knockinaam Lodge for the past 20 years, and love to make the house yours for your special occasion. We are open to new ideas, themes and are happy to consider anything. We have had brides arrive on motorbikes, boats and paddleboards, and set up surprise opera singers, pretending to be staff. Serious or not, if you are planning a celebration where attention to detail is paramount, Knockinaam is for you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in August
April 2023
We have just thoroughly enjoyed another break at Knockinaam Lodge
We have just thoroughly enjoyed another break at Knockinaam Lodge. It is a perfect retreat - beautiful and secluded, where guests are well looked after by a team of professional staff, invested in your stay. Housekeepers ensure high standards inside (including a turn-down service, which includes turning on the electric blankets!), whilst grounds staff maintain the large, attractive garden (which also serves the kitchen). The chef, Tony Pierce, really does know what he's doing - serving delicious and highly-skilled dishes every night. Breakfast is a treat also.. We have visited several times now and were so impressed when we first stayed that we chose Knockinaam Lodge for our wedding venue - the quality of food and standard of service from all staff being the reasons for this, alongside the stunning location.. You arrive to front of house staff making you feel very welcome and you leave feeling spoiled - thank you Knockinaam Lodge!
David C
Happy couple married in March
April 2023
A perfect weekend, at a beautiful wedding in a stunning location
A perfect weekend, at a beautiful wedding in a stunning location. My wife & I would like to thank David, his wife & all the staff at Knockinaam Lodge, we cannot fault anything & nothing was too much trouble, & we do mean nothing. The whole setting is idyllic & stunning, the food was amazing (& I am a fussy eater) & as for the costs of drinks, we found our bar bill very reasonable considering the amount we consumed over our 48 hour stay. Thankfully, a branded chain run establishment, it isn't, but then you get what you pay for & the hospitality of the owners & staff comes included. We will be back & we would 100% recommend to anyone, unless you are accustomed to chain run establishment with no character & heart. -David C.
Knockinaam Lodge Location & Contact Details


Knockinaam Lodge, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG99AD, Scotland

Travel Notes

It seems a long way, but wait until you make your way down the drive into the cove, it will be worth it, we promise.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

m74 / a75

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Nearest Airport


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Knockinaam Lodge Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

AA Notable wine list

Accreditations (2)

5 Gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
3 Star AA Rosette
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Knockinaam Lodge?

They are all individual and special whatever.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Really think about what you want.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Lego Favors made to look like each individual person.

Describe Knockinaam Lodge in 5 adjectives

Listen to the Silence

Where’s the best photo spot at Knockinaam Lodge?

On the Beach

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Knockinaam Lodge?


What’s your favourite canapé?

To many to think of - had fun developing some for an Ibiza themed wedding in February 2020 though.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Got to be toast and proper unsalted butter.

What is Knockinaam Lodge most unique feature?

Traditional Values & Churchills concrete bath.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Cuisine and level of service & friendliness.