16 of the best wedding venues in Ayrshire 2018

It’s the region that gave us our National Bard, Robert Burns, so it should come as no surprise that Ayrshire is one of the most picturesque and romantic places you can get married in Scotland!

With gorgeous small beaches and beautiful coastal spots for photos, you really will be spoilt for choice with wedding venues in Ayrshire.

Take a look at some of our favourites, from historic castles to waterside hotels… 

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Blairquhan Castle

Set in over 200 acres of private land and gardens in the heart of unspoilt Ayrshire, Blairquhan Castle is the ideal venue for a romantic wedding.

Listed number 14 by the Independent newspaper in their list of the 50 best places to get married in the world, this magnificent 19th century baronial castle boasts four stunning function rooms seating up to 100 guests, and 15 individually designed bedrooms. There are also eight holiday cottages on the estate, offering further accommodation for up to 46 people.

Blairquhan Castle gained its five-star status by the Scottish Tourism Board in 2015, making it one of the top exclusive use venues in Scotland.


Visit Blairquhan Castle’s website | t. 01655 770239 | e. enquiries@blairquhan.co.uk

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Western House Hotel

From the moment you first walk through the door, the dedicated team at Western House Hotel ensure every aspect of your dream wedding day becomes a reality.

The sweeping driveway, landscaped gardens and stunning Cathedral Ballroom make the perfect backdrop for a day you will never forget. Combine this with luxurious bedrooms, award winning food and exceptional customer service and you have the most idyllic wedding venue.

Make sure you check out the exclusive 2018 Summer Wedding Package and also enquire about some popular key dates that are remaining  for 2019.

Looking for something totally different? Enquire about the beautiful Permanent Marquee.

Visit Western House Hotel’s website | t. 01292 294990 | e. jkerr@westernhousehotel.co.uk

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The Carlton Hotel

The Carlton Hotel in Prestwick is a unique and stylish venue, with beautifully kept gardens and a selection of suites for you to choose from for your big day.

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Culzean Castle

If it’s the wow factor you’re after, then it doesn’t get much more majestic than Culzean Castle, set in beautiful Scottish countryside. The castle is within easy access of Ayr and Prestwick airport, and offers a variety of guest accommodation.

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Dumfries Arms Hotel

This isn’t any normal hotel; with 300 years of history behind it, the Cumnock venue has many a story to tell. Robert Burns used to frequent the old hotel bar, and Sir Walter Scott was a regular too.

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The Gailes Hotel

Sweeping views over the Ayrshire coast to the Isle of Arran and enough space to host big celebrations of up to 260 guests are just a few of the benefits to tying the knot in this gem of a four-star venue near Irvine.

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Lochside House Hotel and Spa

Have your wedding ceremony in the newly refurbished Glen Caol Suite, with views out onto The Loch of the Lowes and the stunning Ayrshire countryside.

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Seamill Hydro Hotel and Resort

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The Firth Pavilion at Seamill Hydro Hotel is one of the most unique places to hold your wedding in Ayrshire, with luxurious interiors and breathtaking views across to Arran.

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Si AyrshireCouples who want a focus on food will love this restaurant, complete with atmospheric function spaces and a balcony terrace for a drinks reception overlooking the water!

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The Waterside Hotel

The sea-front location of this beautiful Ayrshire wedding venue is a real selling point, but wait until you see the gorgeous interiors of the Kyle Suite for an indoor ceremony.

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Brig o’ Doon House Hotel

Brig o Doon House HotelPairing a romantic history with modern luxury, this iconic Ayrshire wedding venue will make for a picture perfect wedding day that you’ll never forget.

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Burnhouse Manor

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This family-run country house in Ayrshire is a romantic, charming place to say I Do! It’s just 20 minutes’ away from Glasgow, too.

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Harelaw Farm

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The barns at Harelaw Farm are versatile function spaces, and the extensive lawns that surround them are perfect for an outdoor ceremony.

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Kelburn Castle and Estate

Choose to get married in the spectacular surrounding woodland, the castle, or the newly refurbished blank canvas pavilion. A truly unique wedding venue!

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Rowallan Castle

This castle really does have the wow factor and, with gorgeous and welcoming rooms on-site, your guests can make a weekend of it!

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Trump Turnberry Resort

This iconic hotel is the first word in luxury, with ocean views across Scotland’s southwest coast from the legendary golf course.

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