First civil wedding ceremony at new Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre

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Published Date: 

17 Dec 2015 - 12:30

The marriage suite at Argyll and Bute Council’s newly opened Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre has seen the first happy couple tie the knot. The new Mr and Mrs Craig Toghill were delighted to be the first to sign the register and received a small civic gift – in the form of a Quaich and dram – presented by Marriage Officer Jane MacGregor on behalf of Provost Len Scoullar to mark the occasion.

Argyll and Bute Council’s deputy Leader, Councillor Ellen Morton, said, “I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Craig and Laura Toghill and I wish them all the very best for the future. I am happy we were able to give the couple and their guests an extra reason to remember their special day.

“The right venue is one of the most important parts of arranging the big day and the marriage suite in the brand new building is just perfect for couples exchanging vows. The facilities for the bride and her guests are super – with a dressing room and a Hollywood-style mirror surrounded with lights.

“Of course there are fantastic opportunities for photographs afterwards – with a stunning backdrop of views across the Gare Loch and beyond.” 

If you are planning a special ceremony in the future, then why not follow suit and take a look at what Argyll and Bute has to offer?  To make it easier for you, Argyll and Bute Council has just produced its latest Civil Ceremonies guide which you will find here:

and there is lots of information too on Facebook here:

In the guide you can find out what’s involved in arranging different types of civil ceremony, from weddings to baby naming ceremonies. 

There are contact details for the council’s friendly registration teams, information about legal requirements and a handy list of frequently asked questions. 

Information about ceremony rooms in our towns, rural and island communities is also included. And on top of all this, the guide is packed with stunning images to show you just why couples choose Argyll and Bute as the setting for their special day.

The building is the realisation of Argyll and Bute Council's project to centralise services for Helensburgh and Lomond in one new bespoke building. It provides new community spaces including a gallery and meeting rooms as well as the marriage suite. Outside, there are landscaped grounds open for public use, with an outdoor events and marriage area and community garden.

The marriage suite in the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on East Clyde Street replaces the one previously situated at King Street, Helensburgh.