If tranquillity and romance is on the checklist for your dream wedding venue, why not consider getting hitched in Ayrshire?
Located under an hour away from the Scottish city of Glasgow, wedding venues in Ayrshire are easy to get to but so stunning you won't want to leave! Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland, you'll be spoilt with sandy shores, lush countryside and quaint towns. Add in a selection of unique and versatile spaces to suit every budget and we reckon you'll hit the jackpot.
From picturesque castles, charming barns and even a beach-front property, here are our favourite wedding venues in Ayrshire that you have to check out.
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1. The Old Church, South Ayrshire
Cosy, quaint and exceptionally romantic, The Old Church Ayrshire is an ideal wedding venue for couples planning an intimate wedding day for up to 36 people.
You and your guests won't have to leave the venue as it has everything you'll need for a stunning ceremony and reception - you can stay in your magical bubble for the whole day!
We're talking a spacious dining area basking in light from stained glass windows, a piano, bar recess, log burning stove, decking area with fire pit and more.
Plus, with five lavishly-decorated bedrooms, 14 of you can stay overnight.
2. The BoatHouse at Dougarie, Isle of Arran
Fancy getting hitched on a spectacular Scottish island? Well, you can if you book The BoatHouse at Dougarie for your wedding venue.
Described by many as 'Scotland in Miniature', the Isle of Arran is where you'll be heading for the big day, to a dreamy beach-front property with impressive views across the west coast of the island.
There are so many locations you can marry on the estate, from the magical Loch Lorsa to the beach itself.
You and your guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to fun activities to take part in - there's water sports, wild walks, sea fishing, golf days and more!
3. Harelaw Farm Country Weddings, Fenwick
Wedding venues don't come much more rustic than Harelaw Farm Country Weddings.
Located a short drive from central Ayrshire, this 19th century farmhouse has such a charming atmosphere and is perfect for couples seeking a barn-style wedding.
The Wedding Brye barn is ideal for a rural and romantic ceremony - once a milking parlour, it can host up to 160 guests. As for your reception and wedding breakfast, The Hay Barn can hold up to 250 people and comes complete with a dance floor and bar area.
If the weather is on your side, you can even marry alfresco on one of the manicured lawns in a marquee.
4. Enterkine Country House, Ayr
Combining contemporary luxuries with a rustic touch, Enterkine Country House in the heart of Ayrshire is a fabulous wedding venue that is sure to impress.
One of our favourite spaces is the Oak Framed Glass Barn which can accommodate up to 300 guests. With spectacular views across the River Ayr, enchanting wooden beams and modern finishes, it's a unique and magical spot to say 'I do'.
If you thought the wedding space was luxury, you and your loved ones will be wowed by the bedrooms.
The Oval Room is spectacular for your first night as newlyweds - it features a lavish rainfall shower and a free standing bath at the foot of the bed.
5. Roodlea Barn, South Ayrshire
Roodlea Barn is a beautiful wedding venue. Although nestled in the South Ayrshire countryside, it boasts easy access to transport links and is under an hour from Glasgow city centre.
With an impressive high vaulted ceiling covered in twinkling fairy lights, you and your guests won't be able to resist snapping a few Instagram shots. We can guarantee that in a space like this, your official wedding photographs will look stunning!
Plus, you'll be hard pressed to find a wedding venue with a better bridal suite. With chic interiors, triple sinks and matching mirrors... need we say more?
6. Blairquhan Castle, South Ayrshire
We can't get over how magical this 19th century castle wedding venue is! Previously featured in the Independent's top 15 places in the world to get married, Blairquhan Castle is truly spectacular.
You'll feel like royalty having your ceremony in the Saloon room - set under an impressive balcony, 70 of your guests can be seated below with a further 20 watching from above.
After feasting on a delicious evening banquet in the castle's stunning dining room, you and your guests can retire to one of the venue's eight cottages on the estate or in one of the 15 rooms in the castle itself.
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