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Located on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, Ardkinglas House is set against the spectacular backdrop of mountain and forest. With secluded tranquility and stunning scenery just one hour from Glasgow airport, this wedding venue really does have it all.

From ‘wee’ weddings in the house to larger weddings in a marquee on the lawn you have the flexibility to tailor a package to suit you. For ceremonies of up to 70 people, you can use the linked reception rooms on the first floor where fires can be lit and a grand piano can be installed. For those hosting a celebration with up to 200 guests, the marquee or tipi is available along with full access to the gardens.

For those looking to keep celebrations intimate, Ardkinglas House also offers the oval Morning Room for 4-14 people for the ceremony and a choice of either the Lorimer Hall or the Dining Room for the reception. Both rooms enjoy views across Loch Fyne, and with the option to tuck into Ardkinglas’ delectable afternoon tea or choose your own caterer, this is an irresistible choice for smaller parties.

Ardkinglas House will provide you with all the information and supplier recommendations you need including tried and trusted wedding organisers. With exclusive use of the breathtaking venue, beautiful backdrops for your photographs and the flexibility to completely personalise your celebration, this venue is a fabulous choice for your special day. To book an appointment to see this enchanting venue or to find out more, contact the Ardkinglas team directly.

  • The Estate is set within 4800 hectares of land, The House has spectacular views across the Loch
  • Spacious reception rooms with open fires and original features
  • Flexibility to host a small or large celebration ranging from 4 to 200 guests
  • Exclusive use ensuring total privacy for you and your guests
  • Located just over an hour from Glasgow airport
  • Plenty of nearby accommodation
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Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Coastal weddings
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Tipis and yurts

Dining options:

Private catering allowed

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
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Mairi Sent on 11/07/2018
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Amazing day, amazing location!

We had an absolutely amazing day at Ardkinglas on our wedding! It was the first venue we viewed and we fell in love with it right away - the views of the loch are absolutley stunning, and the surrounding flora and fauna is out of this world. I am from the local area so we used local suppliers Tents and Events for a marquee on the site, and made use of the Estate's dining room for the champagne reception. My bridesmaid's and I stayed in the 'Butlers Quarters' the night before - beautiful little cottage underneath the main house with it's own access - highly recommend! We also had use of one of the rooms inside on the morning of the wedding for hair and make up. Both Kelly the estate manager, and David, the owner, were incredibly helpful and accommodating in the run up - we had a lot of quirky requests and they were only too happy to accommodate. I'm getting a bit emotional even writing this review - it was just perfect!
Anne Sent on 12/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely venue for a unique wedding....

we got married in April 2014 at Ardkinglas. We had a humanist ceremony inside the house and then canapes and drinks outside in the garden. It was lovely to have the grand house to use for the ceremony and then the stunning gardens to wander around in afterwards. I loved how flexible the venue was too. We brought our own drinks and nibbles, flowers etc and felt like we got exactly what we wanted. The venue is very special and the gardens and views from them were amazing. I would highly recommend the venue for a unique and special day.
Kate Sent on 21/03/2018
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Such a wonderful spot

I had decided on Ardkinglas Estate as my wedding venue from only viewing it on the internet. (as I live in Australia I couldn’t view the property at the drop of a hat)
When my husband and myself went to visit the venue a day before the ceremony we were soooo impressed.
Mostly with the grandeur of the property, but also super impressed with Kelly who was extremely kind and accommodating.

The grounds of the property were spectacular and overlook the Loch and were wonderful for our ceremony pictures.
As we were only a small wedding, we took a advantage of the afternoon tea package supplied by the team at Ardkinglas Estate.
It was more than enough food, and added a wonderful touch to the day.

I wouldn’t hesitate to book this venue again - but hopefully I’ll never have to get married again haha
Alison Sent on 25/02/2018
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April Wedding 2011

My husband and I were looking for a location to get married near to where I grew up and with the opportunity for plenty of outdoor photographs. We also wanted to be near to accommodation for our guests, most of who stayed either in Lochgoilhead or Inveraray for the weekend (we provided coach transport to and from the venue on the day). Ardkinglas ticked all the boxes, staff were incredibly helpful, there was plenty of flexibility to tailor the wedding to what we wanted and the building had a stately, yet relaxed family home feel to it. We opted for a Humanist ceremony inside the house and then a marquee on the lawn, provided by tents and events. We used Bumbles catering, and our bar was stocked with local Fyne Ales. Derek Prescott was not only our photographer but also a very close family friend, he captured the day perfectly. We were married in early April 2011 and we were very lucky with the weather, it felt like a summer day, which is unusual for Argyll in April! My husband and I first met through whitewater kayaking and we used this theme throughout our wedding day, we even managed to go for a canoe paddle on the fish pond next to Ardkinglas House, this made for some very special wedding photos! Overall it was a fabulous and exclusive venue, I would certainly recommend Ardkinglas House to other brides and grooms to be.
Zoe Sent on 22/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Magical setting

Myself and my husband got married at this stunning location in May 2017. The Owners and staff are fantastic and answer any questions you and accomadate your needs for your special day. It allows for you to make your wedding exactly how you want it, as DIY as you like! Which was perfect for me as im a bit of a control freak and like to get hands on!
We got married in the house, followed by canopies and champagne, then we moved out into the grounds for photographs and into the marquee we hired for the rest of our day.
Myself and my bridesmaid and mother stayed in the butlers quator the night before which was excellent very roomy and perfect for getting ready in! An added bonus is that the toilet is big enough to use even in a big dress!!!
This truly is a stunning setting, picture perfect! It will hold a place in our hearts forever! X
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