Travelling to Helensburgh
By Road - 30 miles from Glasgow
By Rail - ScotRail
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.
Many renowned architects, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson and Robert Wemyss, built magnificent houses in the area for wealthy Glasgow businessmen attracted to the area’s scenic ambience. Among the famous people associated with or born in Helensburgh are Henry Bell, Andrew Bonar Law, John Logie Baird, Deborah Kerr and Jack Buchanan.
Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, formerly East Clyde Street School, was designed by architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson and constructed in 1903. The architectural quality and style of the school building reflects the prosperity of late Victorian Helensburgh. A recently completed transformation of this building where a large new modern extension was added, has provided Helensburgh and Lomond with stunning new Council offices combining old with new; retaining many original features which have been tastefully restored.
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 course. 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.
Helensburgh Marriage Room
The ceremony suite is located in the heart of the Civic Centre and contains everything you could wish for on your day. Able to hold 80 guests, it has beautiful flower arrangements, music 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 ample free parking for guests also. After the ceremony, the 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.