Stunning coastline, beautiful beaches and rolling hills mean that Ayrshire offers some of the prettiest locations for your wedding in Scotland.
Whether you’re looking for a blank canvas barn, opulent hotel or historic castle you’ll be spoilt for choice with these wedding venues in Ayrshire.
Take a look at some of our favourites, from country houses to waterside hotels…
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HOUSE OF CRAIGIE
Set in the heart of the beautiful Ayrshire countryside only 25 minutes from Glasgow, this stunning mini-estate has everything you need to make your big day extra special.
House of Craigie is perfect for couples on the search for their something old and something new. The Georgian country house and courtyard cottages dating back to the 18th century are bursting with character and can host small weddings for up to 30 or larger weddings in the marquee for up to 150.
You’ll love the beautiful gardens and spectacular vistas over the surrounding fields, stretching to the sea, the mountains and the islands of Arran and Jura.
And when the wedding day’s over there’s room for up to 28 guests to stay over within the house and cottages. There’s even an indoor pool!
LOCHSIDE HOUSE HOTEL AND SPA
If you’re looking for a modern, chic venue with breathtaking views for your wedding snaps, Lochside House Hotel & Spa will be a dream come true.
Take full advantage of the hotel’s 20 acres of picturesque landscaped gardens, which overlook the Loch of Lowes in Ayrshire, and have your ceremony or drinks reception on one of the spacious outdoor terraces and patios
But don’t worry if the weather doesn’t play nice for your big day; there are also two modern and chic indoor function spaces, both of which offer views out to the grounds.
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Seamill Hydro is ideally located in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, boasting stunning views of the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.
The hotel’s Firth Pavilion is a unique and atmospheric wedding space, featuring a reception suite with specially designed sound and lighting. The highlight is the stunning ceremony room with floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows and a large balcony.
There’s also plenty of onsite accommodation – your guests will love the stately rooms, luxe interiors and friendly vibe.
THE BRISBANE HOUSE HOTEL
Set in Largs, one of Ayrshire’s most famous and picturesque seaside towns, The Brisbane House Hotel is a charming and captivating waterside wedding venue.
As the hotel operates on an exclusive ‘one wedding a day’ policy, you’ll have the panoramic views all to yourself if you get married here, which means you’re guaranteed to end up with dramatic and unique wedding photos to cherish.
The function spaces and bedrooms boast contemporary interiors, and you’ll be given the help of an experienced wedding coordinator to make your Brisbane House Hotel wedding a dream come true.
THE CARLTON HOTEL
With chic and contemporary interiors, The Carlton Hotel in Prestwick, Ayrshire, is the perfect spot for a stylish, on-trend wedding.
Carlton Hotel boasts a selection of suites for you to choose from for your big day, and bold colours and luxe furnishings throughout make it easy to achieve a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere for your big day no matter which you choose.
You’ll also love on-site Logan’s Bar and Restaurant – it’s known for its delicious seasonal menus and trendy gin collection.
Set in over 200 acres of private land and gardens in the heart of Ayrshire, this magnificent 19th century baronial castle boasts four stunning function rooms, seating up to 100 guests.
There are 15 individually designed bedrooms within the castle itself, as well as eight holiday cottages on the estate, offering plenty of accommodation for your guests.
BRIG O’ DOON HOUSE HOTEL
Brig o’ Doon is one of those iconic venues that combines historic grounds with modern luxury.
The famous brig will look amazing in your wedding photography.
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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.
When it comes to impressive venues Culzean Castle will take your breath away. Perched on the Ayrshire cliffs the beautiful castle is within easy access of Ayr and Prestwick airport and and is surrounded by beautiful grounds and countryside.
Visit Culzean Castle’s website
Couples looking for a blank canvas venue they can decorate to their hearts’ content will love this charming barn near Maybole.
The whitewashed stone walls are the perfect backdrop for flowers, pompoms and bunting.
Visit Dalduff Farm’s website
DUMFRIES ARMS HOTEL
This 300-year-old hotel in Cumnock was once a favourite of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott so you’ll be following in famous footsteps in the hotel bar.
Inside, sleek contemporary interiors provide a tasteful setting for your big day.
If you’re looking for a venue with the flexibility to use as you wish, the barns at Harelaw Farm are worth checking out.
You’ll also love the surrounding lawns which would suit an outdoor ceremony or drinks reception.
Visit Harelaw Farm’s website
KELBURN CASTLE AND ESTATE
Think Scottish castle venues have to be traditional? Think again.
At Kelburn, you can tie the knot in the castle with its unique murals, in the blank canvas pavilion or the surrounding woodland.
PIERSLAND HOUSE HOTEL
Situated on the edge of the Royal Troon golf course and overlooking the sea, this beautiful country house can accommodate up to 94 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 170 for your evening reception.
You’ll love the beautifully manicured gardens where you can host your drinks reception or even an informal barbecue.
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Set in 600 acres of land, Rowallan Castle epitomises the fairytale castle. Larger weddings can be accommodated in the grounds where there is space for a marquee for up to 300.
Couples 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 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. The hotel’s rooftop garden and conservatory offer a unique space for a truly romantic ceremony.
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.
Five-star luxury awaits at this romantic wedding venue in Ayrshire. Set on a stunning stretch of coastline, with views over the Irish sea to Arran, this luxury resort will completely enchant you and your guests.
WESTERN HOUSE HOTEL
The sweeping driveway and landscaped gardens at Western House Hotel are sure to make a good first impression with your guests, while inside the stunning Cathedral Ballroom and luxurious bedrooms are the last word. Award-winning food and exceptional customer service combine to make your day extra special.