The BoatHouse at Dougarie

Dougarie Estate Office, Machrie, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire (Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire) Ka27 8eb Map · Telephone · Website
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About The BoatHouse at Dougarie

The Boathouse at Dougarie is a dreamy wedding venue situated on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Only two hours door to door from Glasgow, this stunning beach-side property is beautifully perched on the west coast of the island and provides couples with a tranquil and scenic setting for intimate weddings. This boathouse was originally used as a sporting lodge, within the Dougarie Estate, for the 11th Duke of Hamilton from 1850 onwards. Now owned and operated by local islanders, this venue has been renovated to the highest standards. The building flawlessly blends the site’s historical importance with modern-day amenities.

Facilities and Capacity

The Boathouse elegantly looks over the coastline and offers spectacular panoramic views that are mostly untouched by civilisation. Wedding ceremonies can take place anywhere within the Dougarie Estate grounds. Many couples choose to marry on the beach in front of the boathouse, or there is a stunning circular castellated area directly to the side of the boathouse. You can even get married by the magical Loch Lorsa on the estate - we can be flexible with couples requirements.

The boathouse's interior is complete with many original, rustic features with a contemporary finish, ideal for 21st-century celebrations. The boathouse can accommodate weddings of up to 80 guests. A marquee can be used for those wishing to host more family and friends. Summertime festivities can also make use of the rustic outdoor setting with the clean island air gently sweeping the beautiful landscape. Additional facilities at the venue include exclusive use of five houses that can sleep up to 35 altogether. These luxury victorian-style homes have been renovated by Ayrshire and Arran suppliers, to include en-suite bedrooms, a full kitchen, living area, dining room, and more. Other accommodation includes the historic castle towers, the quaint farm cottage, and more.

Services Offered

Upon booking your big day at The Boathouse at Dougarie, a wedding coordinator can help ensure that you get the most out of this one-of-a-kind site. The local members of staff can also assist in the running of your event, making sure that your celebration runs as smoothly as possible. There are also a variety of sporting packages available depending on the time of year. These collections include water sports, wild walks, sea fishing, archery, lobster potting, and golf days.

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The BoatHouse at Dougarie FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Sporting
    Coastal Weddings
    Unusual Weddings
    Castle
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Marquees and Tents
    Woodland and Festival
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Barn
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Buffet Meal Facilities
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    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:
    Beautician
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Allows fire ceremony
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

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  • Dougarie Estate Office, Machrie, Isle of Arran Ayrshire (Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire) Ka27 8eb
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