Ayrshire in South West Scotland is a popular destination for couples looking to plan a wedding and has lots of amazing venues. It’s a fantastic part of the country if you’re looking for a location that’s easy to reach but set in the countryside. Accessible via train, motorways, and the local Prestwick Airport, with beautiful views across the sea. It’s easy to understand why couples choose Ayrshire wedding venues. Ayrshire is a beautiful part of the country and ideal if you have guests coming from near and far for your celebrations. I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph weddings at several Ayrshire wedding venues over the years so thought I’d share some of my favourite venues.
Rowallan Castle is a luxury Ayrshire wedding venue. The castle can host up to 100 guests at your wedding, with accommodation for 21 of your wedding party at the hotel. Alternatively, you can opt for 300 guests in a marquee. The bridal suite is fabulous and offers a great space for getting ready before your I do’s. There’s ample parking for guests and a renowned golf course for anyone keen to hit a few holes.
The team at Rowallan Castle are very hospitable and accommodating, so you and your wedding guests will be well taken care of.
Rowallan Castle has plenty of photo opportunities as well – including the old castle, as well as outside with views of Arran and Aisla Craig. Click here to see a blog post of Rowallan Castle Wedding photos.
Portencross Castle is located near West Kilbride. It’s an ancient monument dating from 1360. In 2010, it underwent careful restoration work funded by the local community. The Castle has links to Kings Robert I and Robert II. I photographed a wedding ceremony at Portencross Castle, with the reception taking place at local hotel Seamill House Hotel.
Enterkine Country House
Enterkine Country House is a stunning luxury wedding venue in Ayrshire. The Oak Framed Glass Barn boasts beautiful panoramas of the Ayshire Countryside and can host between 50 and 300 wedding guests. It’s spacious and luxurious, with a terrace and balcony. There are also a variety of lodges and cottages on site for additional accommodation for your wedding party. Meanwhile, brides and grooms can get ready in the Enterkine View Suite.
Click here to see wedding photos from Enterkine Country House.
If you’re looking for a rustic Ayrshire Wedding venue – then Harelaw Farm is the place for you! An 18th Century Farm building that was refurbished in 2010, it’s a great wedding venue in Ayrshire. Harelaw Farm is a brilliant wedding venue in Ayrshire for larger weddings. Harelaw Farm can comfortably accomodate 150 guests to watch your ceremony in the Wedding Byre. It’s made up of several different spaces which are all interlinked. It also has a beautiful farmhouse where you can get ready before your ceremony. You can see a wedding at Harelaw Farm on my blog. The team at Harelaw Farm are lovely and inviting and will make you and your guests welcome.
Glenapp Castle is a stunning luxurious wedding venue in Ayrshire. This is an amazing Scottish elopement venue, or up to 200 guests if you prefer. Glenapp Castle has stunning grounds which deserve to be explored on your wedding day and onsite accommodation for your wedding party. Glenapp Castle has incredible views of Aisla Craig. I photographed a beautiful elopement in the grounds of Glenapp Castle which you can see on my blog.
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