21 of the best wedding venues in Ayrshire 2016



You’ll find the best wedding venues in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, just across the Firth of Clyde from Arran. Ayrshire is most famous for it’s connections to our National Bard, Robert Burns, who scribed romantic poems like A Red, Red Rose and A Fond Kiss.

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Wedding venues Ayrshire
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Lochside House Hotel and Spa

This stunning venue overlooks the Loch of the Lowes and has unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside of Ayrshire, adding to its charm. Choose from the intimate Aaron Suite or have a right good knees up in the Glen Caol Suite for up to 180 guests.

We love¦ the luxury Lochside Lodges on-site, which offer the chance to have a weekend-long wedding. You won’t want to leave the unbelievable hot tub!

Send an enquiry to Lochside House Hotel and Spa.

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the-waterside-hotelThe Waterside Hotel

If you’re in the market for a venue with a difference, look no further than The Waterside Hotel in West Kilbride. Resting on an idyllic sea-front location along the Ayrshire coast, this enchanting hotel enjoys panoramic views that stretch all the way across the water to the beautiful Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

We love¦ the Scandi-inspired architecture, from the Kyle Suite’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the open plan Spa Suite.

Send an enquiry to The Waterside Hotel.

The Gailes Penthouse suite is beautiful and luxurious!

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.

We love¦ the luxurious Gailes Penthouse with its own personal spa and Jacuzzi.

Send an enquiry to Gailes Hotel.

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The Firth Pavilion at Seamill Hydro Hotel will open in 2017

Seamill Hydro Hotel

This stunning venue is just about to open a new wedding space, The Firth Pavilion. Ready for weddings in early 2017, this unique space is one of the first purpose-built wedding venues in Scotland.

We love¦ the Glenashdale Suite, designed for the bride and the bridal party to spend that last night together before the big day with a six-person whirlpool bath.

Send an enquiry to Seamill Hydro Hotel.

trump-turnberryTrump Turnberry

One of Scotland’s most inspirational wedding venues, five-star Trump Turnberry is set on the beautiful Ayrshire coast and is bound to capture the heart of any couple looking for a spot of luxury on their big day.

We love¦ the ballroom, opened in summer 2016, overlooks the Isle of Arran and can hold 500!

Send an enquiry to Trump Turnberry.

Image: Archibald Photography
Image: Archibald Photography

Western House Hotel

Situated on the edge of famous Ayr racecourse, this four-star venue has plenty of room for your guests to stay over, with 49 bedrooms, each one decorated tastefully in either then main house or the courtyard.

We love¦ the versatile Cathedral Ballroom, with high vaulted ceiling and beautiful chandeliers, is the perfect place for your ceremony.

Send an enquiry to Western House Hotel.

carlton-hotelThe 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. Not only that, but you’ll get your own personal wedding co-ordinator to take care of the running of your day.

We love¦ the all-encompassing wedding packages, which cover everything you’ll need for a perfect wedding, from a red carpet arrival to personalised seating plan.

Send an enquiry to The Carlton Hotel.

culzean-castleCulzean 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.

We love¦ Camellia House, a stunning ornate stone and glass house in the gardens which is perfect for an intimate ceremony.

Send an enquiry to Culzean Castle.

dumfries-arms-hotelDumfries Arms Hotel

This isn’t a 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.

We love¦ the versatile function suite which can be used for the ceremony and the wedding breakfast. Leave it to the experienced staff to completely transform the room from day to night!

Send an enquiry to Dumfries Arms Hotel.

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savoy-park-hotelSavoy Park Hotel

Comfortably hosting up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast, this picturesque hotel is ideal for large and small weddings alike. Choose from a selection of wedding packages to suit all tastes and budgets for you perfect day.

We love¦ the family history of the hotel. The Savoy Park has been in the Henderson family for over 50 years, and has a home from home feel.

Contact the Savoy Park Hotel.

blairquhan-castleBlairquhan Castle

Feel like the King or Queen for a day at this beautiful castle in the Ayrshire countryside. Steeped in history, you won’t get a much more romantic setting for your special day. The chefs at the castle have developed a range of locally sourced menus too, for the perfect wedding breakfast.

We love¦ the unbeatable gardens are truly spectacular “ 200 acres of parkland dating back to 1816 which are perfect for photographs.

Contact Blairquhan Castle.

Version 2Hillhouse

If it’s a country house vibe you’re after for your wedding, this gorgeous venue ticks all the boxes. The house offers complete privacy as you and your guests have full use of the venue and its extensive grounds.

We love¦ the smaller space in the house which can accommodate intimate weddings of up to 36 people.

Contact Hillhouse for your Ayrshire wedding.

brig-o-doon-hotelBrig o’ Doon House Hotel

This famous Ayrshire venue has gardens down to the banks of the River Doon; such a stunning place to hold your ceremony or have pictures taken. Their seasonal wedding packages are perfect for your Ayrshire celebration!

We love¦ the five luxury bedrooms in the house, and the option of using the adjacent Doonbrae House and the two cottages in the grounds for you and your guests to stay.

Contact Brig o’ Doon House Hotel.

piersland-house-hotelPiersland House Hotel

Near Prestwick airport, Piersland House Hotel is the perfect venue if you have guests travelling from far and wide to be at your wedding! Not only that but this country house is surrounded by beautiful grounds, so there’s plenty of photo opportunities!

We love¦ the all-inclusive wedding packages on offer, taking the stress out of planning. Prices for 2017 are just £2350 for 50 guests. Contact for more information.

Contact Piersland House Hotel for your Ayrshire wedding.

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marine-hotel-troonThe Marine Hotel

Boasting traditional grandeur and sophisticated style, The Marine Hotel is situated on the famous Royal Troon Golf Course with spectacular views. There are three suites for you to choose from to host your big day, hosting up to 170 of your loved ones or you can choose the option of a marquee.

We love¦ the spa’s four beauty rooms which offer specialised bridal packages for your wedding day make-up.

Send an enquiry to The Marine Hotel.

Image: Archibald Photography
Image: Archibald Photography

Glenapp Castle

A hidden gem set in 36 acres of stunning gardens and woodland, Glenapp Castle can host an intimate ceremony for just the two of you or a lavish celebration of 200. With exclusive use available, you can have your very own elegant castle for a big day fit for royalty.

We love¦ the delicious culinary experience, created by the castle’s Executive Chef, Head Chef and award winning kitchen team using the freshest Ayrshire seafood and farm produce.

Contact Glenapp Castle for your Ayrshire castle wedding.

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Dalduff Farm

Set in the stunning Ayrshire countryside, Dalduff Farm is a blank canvas for the most Pinterest-worthy of weddings. The barn can accommodate up to 120 guests for your ceremony and seated wedding feast, plus a further 30 evening guests. A marquee can also be erected to cater for larger celebrations.

We love¦ the many options you have in creating your dream day, from designing your own theme to entertainment.

Send an enquiry to Dalduff Farm for your blank canvas wedding in Ayrshire!


A breath of fresh air 25 minutes from Glasgow, this venue is a captivating 18th century Ayrshire mansion set amidst picture perfect grounds. Your wedding photographs will benefit from the gorgeous surroundings.

We love¦ the stunning, amazing views! Craigie faces west to the sunset, and the islands of Ailsa Craig and Arran.

Send an enquiry to Craigie.

kelburn-castleKelburn Castle

Instantly recognisable from the work of four Brazilian graffiti artists covering the walls and turrets of its south side, the 13th century Kelburn Castle near Largs is a truly unique setting for your wedding. Tie the knot in the castle itself or in the beautiful glen.

We love¦ the recently refurbished standalone Pavilion is a perfect blank canvas space with views of the Firth of Clyde and islands of Bute, Arran and Cumbrae.

Send an enquiry to Kelburn Castle.

Image: Ferrier Brown Photography
Image: Ferrier Brown Photography

Enterkine House

This luxury, four-star country house is perfect for a marquee wedding in Ayrshire. Enterkine is home to Ayrshire’s only permanently sited marquee, and you’ll get exclusive-use of both that and the house for your big day. Ideal for larger weddings, the blank canvas marquee can be decorated to your taste.

We love… the beautiful estate gardens, which have plenty of room for your marquee and lots of great space for photos.

Contact Enterkine House for your marquee wedding in Ayrshire.

rowallan-castleRowallan Castle

Historic Rowallan Castle is available for exclusive use for your special day. Whether you choose one of the public rooms or suites, like the Library or Ballroom, or have a marquee wedding on the Croquet Lawn for up to 300 people, your day is sure to be an unforgettable one.

We love… the many photo opportunities you’ll get in the grounds here; there’s so many gorgeous spots to take pics!

Contact Rowallan Castle to book your Ayrshire castle wedding.

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