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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Carrick Castle Estate is a scenic wedding venue located in Argyllshire, Argyll. Sitting on the west shore of Scotland's Loch Goil on the Cowal peninsula, this setting offers stunning natural beauty as the backdrop for your day. With over 10,000 acres of space, couples can immerse themselves in nature with countless opportunities for breathtaking photo backdrops.

Facilities and Capacity

Carrick Castle Estate is a purpose-built luxury wedding venue. It's licensed to host ceremonies both indoors and out, letting you exchange vows in front of the wild beauty of the Scottish countryside. Ceremonies can be held on the lawn, which offers views of the loch. This venue is a blank canvas for you to customise and transform into your dream event space. Couples can say 'I do' in the rustic barn, which has seating for up to 120 guests. You can also enjoy the sumptuous comfort of the lodge, which offers a large viewing balcony and spa facilities for pre-wedding pampering. Drinks receptions can be held on the two courtyards, where you can toast to your newlywed status. On-site accommodation is available for up to 34 guests.

Services Offered

The team at Carrick Castle Estate can provide a list of recommended suppliers, letting you pick the ones that best fit your ideas for the day. You'll have exclusive use of the venue for your big day, so you can rest assured that your vision will be uninterrupted. This includes catering, which can be served as a seated meal or a buffet. Facilities are available for live music.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Carrick Castle Estate

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12 reviews
99% recommend it
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Sarah H. Sent on 15/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, enchanting wedding venue!

We got married in April and we could not have asked for a more amazing, enchanting and beautiful location for our wedding. The setting of this venue is absolutely stunning, perfect for getting married outdoors with views over the loch. The barn is lovely and perfect for a DIY wedding which is what we did. There's many lovely bits and pieces that the venue has / has been left by other couple which you can use to make you're wedding exactly as you want. Hannah and Cheryl were fantastic and always close by if you needed anything at all. They were super flexible and so so so helpful with helping us with logistics, planning the day and answering our (my) tireless amount of questions! We got taken up into the hills in the land rover for some amazing photos (definitely some of my fave from the day) which was just epic! Having the venue for the entire weekend was incredible and we always felt like we were being looked after from the moment we arrived Friday to when we left Monday. The facilities in the lodge and annexe are AMAZING, our guests (and us) loved everything the place had to offer - I mean having a morning steam and hot tub on the day of your wedding isn't something any people can do! It was perfect for our large group, the kitchen and walk in fridge were perfect for the weekend and the spaces for getting ready are just phenomenal. Honestly if you don't fall in love with this venue when you visit I would be VERY surprised and we actually booked it without actually seeing it in person until not long before the wedding! The location is stunning, the team is incredible and the lodge is luxurious. Honestly made for our perfect wedding weekend for both us and our guests, it couldn't have been more special
Holly O. Sent on 31/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we wished for!

We had our dream wedding at Carrick castle estate and it was everything we could have wanted and more. From the very beginning Hannah and Darius made everything so easy and accessible, with constant clear communication and understanding of how we wanted our special day to be. When the day finally came around it was just perfect. The venue itself is set in the most stunning location and we were lucky enough to have the sunshine come out for the day. We said our vows overlooking the loch with our family and friends watching on. The party continued into the barn for the evening and it was a mixture of simple elegance yet fun and relaxed. We were able to completely bespoke our day to exactly how we wanted it. My family often say how much they’d love to go back and stay for a special occasion. I would 100% recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful, rustic location for their wedding. We wish we could do it all over again!
Struan M. Sent on 05/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Venue Ever

When it came to the decision of where to get married, me and my now husband had a very clear idea of what we want on the day and, after visiting Carrick Castle Estate, we had no doubt it was a perfect place for us (it was the first and only place we have viewed in fact).
The team was so helpful all along the way: from planning, that can be a bit stressful, to the stay itself when you are so nervous before the big day, but everything is made for all of you to relax. Everything was so perfect on the day and prior it so that I sometimes joke that I wish we could get married again.

Everyone at the venue were absolute stars and we made so many memories staying there with our closest friends and family. The head of the band who we had on the day said that they've never been there before, but they really want to come again.

We ourselves want to come again, too, so are our friends who have enjoyed the surroundings, hot tubs and overall hospitality,

A massive thank you to Hannah and Darius for being so accommodating and welcoming.
Jessica C. Sent on 22/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding venue

The most perfect setting to get married in! We got married at Carrick in August and from the first viewing through to checking out as a married couple the team cannot be faulted. Hannah and Cheryl were so helpful with just the right amount of input into what is ultimately a do-it-yourself venue (which is a big selling point when you have particular ideas about how you want your wedding to be). Their recommended suppliers made the planning process really enjoyable as we could trust that everyone knew the venue and the area well. The accommodation is just next level and made us all feel like we were on a luxury holiday at the same time as a celebration. Their commitment to environmental choices is impressive and was another big selling point for us. We were thrilled they could accommodate our idea of planting trees on the estate as favours for our guests. Thank you to all of the team - you made our wedding so special for us and all of our guests.
Mr and Ms Court-Parmiter x
Lydia Sent on 16/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of the year

We instantly fell in love with Carrick castle as soon as we found it, the pictures were stunning and the location perfect. When we viewed it for the first time we knew we didn’t want to get married anywhere else. The staff, venue and location make it 10/10 and all our guests were blown away with the natural beauty of the place! The day was flawless thanks to Cheryl keeping everyone in check and making sure the suppliers were just as happy as the staff! They work closely with many of the suppliers we used so helped that they had a good relationship already!
We have loved being married and all our guests asked us to do it again they loved it that much!
The Buchanan’s!
Laura T. Sent on 13/06/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and team

We had a fantastic time planning our wedding and hosting at Carrick castle. The team are incredibly friendly and we loved that we could do whatever we wanted to the event space (Within reason!). The team were very responsive particularly as the big day approached and were keen to help make the day run smoothly. The space itself is just absolutely gorgeous and all of our friends and family were in awe at the incredible scenery. We could not recommend this venue highly enough!
Georgina F. Sent on 15/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day

We got married on the 30/4/22 at Carrick castle estate! We absolutely loved our time there and guests still talk about the incredible views and the accommodation! Hannah and the team were so accommodating and made everything easy in the run up to and on our big day! We had a very rainy day but despite this the day was fantastic, we loved going up to the waterfall in the jeep! We would do it again in a heartbeat! Carrick Castle has a special place in our hearts!
Ruth W. Sent on 06/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Iconic Scotland & Top Class

Wow!!!!! We had the most magical weekend here at Carrick Castle Lodge. We had the pleasure of dealing with the loveliest, most helpful hosts, Hannah & Darius. They were so welcoming, organised, down to earth with great communication. From the very beginning and knew after only visiting one venue that this was the one for us.

The grounds, location and facilities were everything we wanted and more. Nearly 1 year married we would love to revisit. The memories and day was one to remember and will stick in our hearts forever.

Thank you so much!

Ruth & Andy
Shona M. Sent on 19/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our best day ever

My husband and I got married at Carrick Castle Estate in July 2021 after we got engaged in July 2019. We chose Carrick Castle Estate the same month we got engaged, and for the two years that followed, the run up to our wedding and the work Hannah and Darius put in was impeccable. From our initial visit, to coming back up with my besties to surprise them by asking them to be bridesmaids here, and recommending excellent suppliers whilst also giving us freedom to choose our own - it was everything we could have wished for and more. The communication was excellent, and even though we had so many questions, we were never made to feel like we were taking up too much of their time. All the special touches that you could think of, Hannah was one step ahead. Because we were doing all the decor ourself we were also made to feel welcome to come back up a few times before our day to give us the time and space we needed to plan and pull everything together.
The actual day itself could not have been more perfect. I absolutely love looking at our photos (from recommender supplier Darren Mitchell) because the setting is just unbelievable. The houses are also all stunning, and the barn is so light and airy.
We had the houses for the whole weekend and our guests felt like they were on a luxury weekend away - because they were! We had a great day at our bbq the next day, catching up with all our loved ones about the day before.
Hannah and Darius have thought of everything. If I could go back I’d literally make no changes. Thank you to the team for giving us our best day.
Chelsea Sent on 29/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A Last Minute Intimate Wedding

After booking our wedding with 8 weeks to go with Carrick Castle Hannah done everything to make sure our day was perfect! We chose to have a small wedding with 14 people and have the wedding in the lodge however having seen the barn and marquee space i would recommend this venue for all sizes of weddings! We had the most relaxed day ever it was just perfect! The views are out of this world just look at the pictures my photographer took which have been shared on the page. We were lucky enough to have our wedding on the Lodge balcony with the beautiful views in the background. We couldnt have asked for anything more! Thank you for everything xxx
Susannah Sent on 29/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The First Marquee Wedding at Carrick Castle Estate

"My husband and I got married at Carrick Castle Estate in April and it was a truly magical weekend. We had a marquee out on the front lawn to make the most of the view and boy, did it not disappoint! All of our guests were blown away by the location and the lodge itself is one of the most luxurious places I've ever stayed. Hannah and Darius were so accommodating and so helpful, we couldn't have asked for better hosts. It was so wonderful being able to stay on site with all of our families in both the lodge and the surrounding houses, it made the whole weekend that much more special. We can't wait to all come back for the next big family party!"
Charline Sent on 29/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Charline Joiner and Lee Jones Rustic Barn Wedding

Where to start here I’m not sure ! Maybe with five stars *****

I cannot recommend Carrick Castle Estate enough. The lodge is out of this world beautiful. When you stay there it’s like a dream. We stayed 4 nights over our wedding with our bridal party and used the houses around for our families. Hannah and Darius are so warm and welcoming that it really puts you at ease. Not only is the Lodge beautiful but it comes with the best hosts! There was nothing better than sitting out the back balcony that over looks the mountains on the morning of my wedding, having a few glasses of fizz watching the birds of prey. The beauty of scottish wilderness and wildlife right there while you are in the comfort of the Luxury lodge.

The whole process of wedding planning was very easy and hannah was helpful in every way she could be. There were so many options for us on the day! We had such a great time and the weather was great so we got our outdoor wedding! Darius even took us both up the hill in the tank to get some cool photos. Legend!

We already can’t wait to go back up to the lodge.

Thank you to the Carrick Castle Team for not only the best day but the best 4 days of my life!

The new Mrs Jones xxx
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