From luxurious and elegant, to rustic & chic, Kilmarnock offers a wonderful selection of beautiful wedding venues.
Located in the heart of Ayrshire, Kilmarnock offers much to those seeking not just wedding venues, but history too. The town is steeped in stories and gifts its visitors a real sense of place upon their arrival.
This feeling of the past is reflected in the wedding venues of Kilmarnock, and the surrounding areas, with castles, lodges, and inn's all often used as celebration spaces. Wonderfully blending the ancient, with the contemporary to create a unique place to tie the knot.
In this post, we're going to share the best wedding venues in and near Kilmarnock, in the hope of inspiring your search for the dream location to tie the knot.
5 Best Wedding Venues in & Near Kilmarnock
Kickstart your wedding planning with this shortlist of stunning Kilmarnock wedding venues.
The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock
The Park Hotel offers a picturesque location for any style of wedding with its elegant, yet distinctively contemporary style.
Set in the heart of rural Ayrshire, this Kilmarnock wedding venue is blessed with a gorgeous location. Alongside an events team with the knowledge, quality, and flexibility to guarantee your wedding day will be remembered forever!
On-site there is a choice of two wedding suites available for civil ceremonies, two evening reception spaces, and 50 spacious king-sized guest rooms. Whether you're planning an intimate celebration, or a reception for up to 400 guests. There is the perfect space available for you at The Park Hotel, or the football stadium.
Recently refurbished and set within a championship golf course, Rowallan Castle is the perfect Kilmarnock venue to host a luxurious wedding. An exclusive use space with top-class accommodation, and unique photo opportunities in Ayrshire’s stunning countryside.
Rowallan Castle offers a multitude of stunning, and very grand rooms to celebrate your nuptials. With a capacity of up to 120 seated guests, this venue is ideal for small to medium-sized weddings. However, there is also the option to use their chic marquee on the castle grounds, and expand the capacity up to 300 seated. Whichever you choose, you'll have the best photo opportunities available to you on their extensive grounds, with views over Ailsa Craig and Arran, as well as the fairy-tale backdrop of their12th Century castle.
On-site, there are two luxury suites for the marrying couple, each with their own unique character. These suites are complemented by a large handful of stylishly appointed rooms available for your loved ones.
The Douglas Hotel
The Douglas Hotel offers a central location, newly renovated wedding suites and a variety of spaces to celebrate your vows. Whether it's a small celebration, or something grander, this Kilmarnock venue can tailor your day to create the wedding of your dreams.
The bridal suite at The Douglas Hotel is known as the Madeleine suite, and is ideal for brides excitedly preparing for their big day. With its spacious surroundings, comfy sofas for bridesmaids, and a beautiful dressing table that's perfect for being pampered in front of. There are also lots of rooms available for your guests, at a discounted rate.
Royal Dundonald Castle offers a genuinely, one-of-a-kind, exclusive environment perched on a hill overlooking Dundonald village. Commanding panoramic views of the Southern Highlands, the mountains of central Ayrshire, and the stunning views of the Firth of Clyde from Arran to the Isle of Jura.
Your wedding day will be held within the stunning interior of the castle. With its rustic decor, and barrel-vaulted ceiling, this space makes a great backdrop for unique and individualized ceremony styles. In a venue that welcomes the creative imagination of its couples, by allowing respectful decoration of its castle.
Harelaw Farm Weddings
Just outside Kilmarnock sits Harelaw Farm Weddings, an exclusive use wedding venue in a unique rural setting, only 15 minutes from central Glasgow.
Back in 2010, Harelaw Farm's 18th century structures underwent huge renovation which created a contemporary residence, while preserving many of the historic elements. The old stable and milking byres were merged, creating spacious rooms with lovely beams and high ceilings, including a vast, two-story master bedroom ideal as a bridal suite and games area.
Along with the exclusive use of the expansive grass area for a marquee, there are two flexible barns available for celebrations. The Wedding Byre is well positioned to hold the wedding ceremony, with space for additional guests to stand in the back, alongside seating for about 150 people. A rustic atmosphere is created by the old milking byre's exposed stone walls and original wooden beams. The Byre can be utilized for both the ceremony and reception, when a more intimate style of wedding is desired.
When the weather is fine, the manicured lawns at Harelaw Farm offer the perfect location for an outdoor ceremony surrounded by the stunning Ayrshire countryside.