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On since 2023

Last update: January 2024

Galloway Activity Centre is an outdoors, Loch side wedding venue located near Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Your Unique Day

If you are looking for something different, then look no further. Each Loch Ken Wedding is unique, and our small team will work with you to create a personalised wedding weekend that your guests will be talking about for years to come. We only host a handful of weddings each year, each one is special, and we don’t believe in set packages – this is your day, the way you want it.

Stunning Grounds & Accommodation

We have 30 acres of grounds overlooking Loch Ken, with some of the most stunning views you will find in Scotland. For your wedding weekend, this is closed off to the public for your exclusive use. Our 89-bed spaces are nestled around the grounds and include luxury off-grid cabins, quirky glamping options and en-suite lodge rooms. The Otter Eco-Bothy is the perfect luxury honeymoon suite and is a highlight for many couples. With its log-fired hot tub overlooking the water, there’s no better way to finish your big day than by soaking under the vivid stars of the Galloway Dark Sky Park.

Fab Indoor Spaces

As part of your wedding package, we help you decorate our 120-seat glass-fronted dining room to your individual tastes. Imagine enjoying a celebratory feast with your loved ones while looking out over the stunning vista of Loch Ken. Adjacent to the dining room is our much-loved Boat Shed. It makes the perfect dance floor for the evening and a beautiful space during the day for your guests to enjoy canapés after your ceremony.

Memorable Activities

For a truly memorable weekend, you can take advantage of the Galloway Activity Centre’s 30 years of experience delivering award-winning activities. As personalised as the rest of your wedding, we can arrange anything from Highland Games to a Bride vs Groom Dragon Boat race to an exciting selection of nighttime activities. We’ve yet to have someone say their vows on the 30-foot giant swing, so you could be the first!

Contact Us

Whatever ideas you have for your perfect day, then get in touch and see what we can do for you.

  • Family-run activity centre on the banks of Loch Ken
  • Glass-fronted dining room overlooking Loch Ken (seats 120 people)
  • 89 bed spaces, including hot tubs & glamping
  • Beautiful outdoor ceremony locations
  • Arrive at your ceremony by boat
  • Huge selection of outdoor activities

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Galloway Activity Centre

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Cathy Sent on 27/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Venue

Wow! My partner and I were so thrilled we chose this as our wedding venue.

The staff couldn't be more helpful or do more, the highland games were fantastic and a real ice breaker for the wedding. My guests can't stop raving about how wonderful it all was.

If we could have our wedding day again, I would chose to have it here...again. It was everything we had hoped it would be.
Marie Sent on 13/03/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful, laid back and fun wedding

If you want an outside wedding, this is a venue you really can't beat. There are hills, a Loch, activities, excellent accommodation for wedding party and guests alike, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and the food was excellent. Our guests all had a ball and are still talking about how much they enjoyed the weekend. We're very grateful to GAC to Richard, Harriet and the rest of the team for letting us have our wedding there and making it such a great weekend for everyone (even the mother in law!).
Amanda Sent on 27/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at Galloway Activity Centre

Can't thank you guys enough for making Ashton and Bobby's wedding so magical! When the weather was against them you pulled out all the stops and made "plan B" work beautifully, if not better than original plan!! All staff worked their socks off to ensure all went well. Meal was amazing, eco bothies fab place to stay,hot tub so relaxing too!!. Anyone that wants a laid back, easy going wedding you can make your own mark on...BOOK HERE!!!!!
Genna Sent on 27/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Richard, Harriet, Sam and all the lovely staff at GAC for helping make our wedding so amazing and special. We had the perfect weekend and our perfect wedding. The venue helped us realize exactly what we wanted the weekend to be from start to finish, and that was with us organising it from London! It was relaxed, amazing fun, the venue looked beautiful, accommodation was brilliant, stunning scenery and we even had sunburned guests the weather was so good :) I couldn't recommend GAC enough if you are looking for a wedding that will stand out for all of the right reasons. You can bring all your own ideas and the excellent team works around the clock helping your vision come to life. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they have been to and as the bride I completely concur! Best day ever.
Beth Sent on 27/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding!

I cannot rate Galloway Activity Centre highly enough the locations, the people and the service was amazing. Planning our wedding there was super easy, the team are organised, had loads of valuable advise for us and were flexible to our needs.

On the day we had planned to get married at the Loch side but it was raining a tad so we had to do a last minute change of plan to move the ceremony in doors, What they achieved in such a short period of time was amazing, the place look beautiful and when I walked down the aisle it took my breath away.

Our friends and family loved the accommodation and having everyone around for the whole weekend gave the whole thing a festival vibe, made it even more laid back and enjoyable. We all swam in the Loch and I would thoroughly recommend the waterslide for entertainment on the Saturday morning - it was a hit!

It was amazing,
Heather Sent on 27/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

No words can describe how amazing..

We got married at Galloway Activity Centre on the 13th of April. From when we first visited to look around we fell in love with the centre and knew it would be just perfect. We booked out all the accomdation and everything thing was amazing. The hot tubs were a hit with everyone. The staff could not have been more helpful throughout the setting up and the actual wedding day. Loads of guests made comments how kind they were. We didn't want an average wedding- arriving on a boat, a cerenomy outside, an amazing meal in the clubhouse followed by archery, climbing wall and laser quest finished by fireworks ensured it was a wedding to remember. We both feel we will be indebted to all the staff at GAC for making our wedding day perfect.
Fiona Sent on 27/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day

We had our wedding day there on the 4th June and hired the centre for the whole weekend. Best wedding ever. Staff were hard working and very helpful. I was transported by boat to the ceremony (which had been pimped up beautifully) and we were married on the hill with gorgeous views of the loch. We had watersports on the wedding morning which were well organised and great prices. All in all an amazing weekend and wedding. Would highly recommended it.
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Loch Ken, Shirmers Bridge, Parton DG7 3NQ Castle Douglas (Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire)
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