When only the most elegant setting will do for your big day, consider one of the following extra-special wedding venues in Ayrshire.
Weddings in Scotland will start again in earnest once Lockdown finally ends. Which will be incredible for all the couples who have been trying to plan their nuptials over the last 12+ months. For us, that means hundreds of brides all wanting to find their dream dress as soon as doors can be opened. And for the wedding venues in Ayrshire, that means the happy arrival of many newly engaged couples starting their planning journey.
Choosing your wedding venue in Ayrshire is normally the first decision made by couples planning their big day. And it's an important one as it impacts every other supplier you book for your wedding. But with so many elegant wedding venues in Ayrshire, it can be hard to choose which one is right for you.
So we decided to take some of the stress of wedding planning off your shoulders and have made a shortlist of luxurious, and stunning venues here in Ayrshire.
Lochside House Hotel, New Cumnock, Ayrshire
For those seeking a wedding weekend of glamour, this luxurious wedding venue in Ayrshire is the one for you. Their reception suite re-opens after renovations in Spring 2021, and they promise a room adorned with tiered crystal chandeliers, panoramic windows and elegant champagne gold finishing. Nestled between the Loch of Lowes and the hills of Glen Afton, the hotel’s location couldn’t be more perfect as a wedding photography backdrop. While the wraparound patio will allow your guests to enjoy the rural, idyllic scenery whilst relaxing in modern comfort.
The Barn at Daldruff Farm, Maybole, Ayrshire
A barn may not be the first place you'd think of when the word 'elegant' is mentioned. But The Barn at Daldruff Farm is a cut above your typical outhouse! Recently renovated to appeal to a more modern couple, this Ayrshire wedding venue is the type of location your Pinterest loving bride would dream of. Even after renovation, many of the barn's original features still remain, although now elevated by fairy lights hanging from the ceiling, whitewashed stone walls & long reception tables that can comfortably seat 100 guests. Optional features can be added, such as a vintage Welsh dresser, a full-length mirror, large wooden stage, and whisky barrels. Couples also have access to a peaceful courtyard and garden for cocktails in the sun.
Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire
We can't talk about wedding venues in Ayrshire without mentioning, Trump Turnberry. One of Ayrshire’s most iconic hotels and wedding venues. Originally built back in 1906, the hotel was named the Event Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards in 2018 & 2019, and with good reason. The opulent Donald J. Trump ballroom features six incredible chandeliers and unrivalled views across the Irish Sea. With capacity for over 500 guests and access to some of the finest hotel suites in the country, Trump Turnberry is the perfect place for a show-stopping big day.
Gailes Hotel, Irvine, Ayrshire
Ever dreamed of getting married on a rooftop garden? Then this incredible Ayrshire wedding venue may just be the place for you. This award-winning hotel boasts not only that but also the chance for couples to stay in a lavish penthouse, complete with private hot tub and sauna. Guests can enjoy sweeping views across the coast to the Isle of Arran, showcasing Irvine at its best. Other prominent features of this wedding venue include a grand fairytale staircase, private sprawling gardens, and traditional fireplaces perfect for evening drinks.
The Waterside Hotel, West Kilbride, Ayrshire
If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a difference, look no further than The Waterside Hotel in West Kilbride, Ayrshire. Resting on an idyllic sea-front location along the coast, this enchanting hotel enjoys panoramic views that stretch all the way across the water to the beautiful Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. Their Scandi-inspired architecture will make the perfect photography backdrop, when you're not shooting portraits on the sandy beach.
We hope we have inspired your wedding venue search in Ayrshire, and made your hunt a little bit easier. Did we mention your venue? Think we should add some more to this list? Leave your comment below, we'd love to hear from you.