guests, it has beautiful flower arrangements, CD system,
permanent ceiling fairy lights, a separate entrance for the
bridal party, a dressing room for the bride with an amazing
Hollywood-style mirror with lights all round it and there is
also ample free parking for guests. After the ceremony, the
hard landscaped areas at the rear of the building overlooking
the River Clyde provide a beautiful backdrop for photographs.
The two original wrought iron Boys and Girls entrance arches
have been erected within this area which have provided many
couples with fun and quirky photograph opportunities.
Helensburgh caters very well for its residents and visitors,
with a large variety of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, a
swimming pool, bowling greens, tennis courts and golf
courses. There are a number of centrally located hotels and
guest houses. The well maintained grounds of Hermitage Park
provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs.
The park is close to the town’s Victoria Halls, which opened
in 1887 in celebration of Queen Victoria’s golden anniversary.
The building hosts many local events, concerts and displays
and is becoming a popular choice for couples wishing to hold
their wedding reception in its beautiful surroundings.
How to find the ceremony rooms: entering Helensburgh from
the top of Sinclair Street (A818), turn left at the third set of
traffic lights – the venue is on the right hand side at the first
set of traffic lights on East Clyde Street, which will take you
into the car park. Alternatively, coming from the (A814) coast
road, you will be on East Clyde Street, turn left at the first
set of traffic lights and you’ll come straight into the car park.
The town is served by regular trains to and from Glasgow as
well as rail links to Oban, Fort William and beyond.