£2200 - £8900 for Venue Hire
Up to 50
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Exclusive use Victorian manor house with impressive period features set in 6 acres of tranquil grounds.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
When you book Balinakill Country House for your wedding or civil ceremony you have exclusive use of the entire house in which to relax and enjoy your preparations in a leisurely manner. Balinakill is the perfect location for small intimate weddings, civil/partnership ceremonies and for larger celebrations with catering for up to 150 guests (marquee required for table seating over 50 guests). Balinakill has recently been approved and licensed by Argyll & Bute Council to hold civil ceremonies. The ceremony can take place within the house or garden, or alternatively in Clachan Church, the oldest church in Argyll still used for public worship. A marquee extends our function room for larger weddings and Clachan village offers a broad range of high quality local accommodation for additional guests. We offer a Wedding Management Service and will be happy to discuss all your requirements, menus and special requests. We offer a choice of local caterers who all work from a separate catering kitchen at the back of the house. Whatever your ideas are, please feel free to contact us and we will do our utmost to help you create exactly what you have in mind for your special day. We can arrange a variety of additional services such as bands, bag-pipers, florists, hairdressers, beauticians, photographers and children’s entertainment. Alternatively, you are welcome to make your own arrangements.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Ann
Balinakill is a wonderfully grand but homely victorian country house which is ideal for gatherings large and small. As we are not primarily a wedding venue we try to remain as flexible as possible so please feel free to come with your own ideas and we will do our best to accomodate them! You are welcome to visit Balinakill for a look round any time we do not have a booking.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Couple 1
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Already looking for an excuse to come back!
The wedding celebration we had at Balinakill was everything we hoped it would be! I think despite all the pictures we underestimated how much space we would have! The two sitting rooms, two dining areas, big backyard sitting area made it great and very COVID safe. The place was beautiful and the staff super helpful/lovely to deal with. My new wife is already looking for an excuse to come back!
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
Fantastic 5 Star Venue!
We used Balinakill for our wedding and we can not recommend this place enough. Ann and her staff go above and beyond to make the day as perfect as possible. Ann answering my endless emails, Uta and Leo were fantastic, helping set up and clear away. George helped at the bar and clearing away, he also done an outstanding job entertaining our two boys. The house itself is just beautiful and clean, and the garden is perfect for the kids to play their games. An absolutely beautiful setting for the most perfect day.
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
Perfect for our small wedding!
We had a wedding of 24 people and Balinakill could not have been more perfect! We had a whole week to enjoy the property with our family and friends, we loved the bar, hot tub, cozy fireplaces and much more. Ann was amazing with communication and even helped me find a last minute bouquet for my wedding day when my original flowers fell through. Thank you so much for an incredible stay and we can't wait to come back!
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
The perfect wedding venue!
Choosing to have our wedding at Balinakill was honestly the best decision we could have made! From the moment we booked to the gorgeous weekend itself, Ann was an absolute godsend in all the help and advice she gave us. We live in Norway, so were naturally quite worried in orchestrating a wedding from afar, especially without a wedding planner! But Ann went above and beyond, to provide us with advice, a list of recommended suppliers, guidance on things that she felt we may have overseen and was even present on the day itself to help us set up. Likewise, the staff were incredibly warm, friendly and helpful throughout the stay - it really made everyone's weekend that much more memorable to have such friendly folks helping out. The property itself is remarkable - the pictures really don't do it justice. The garden is endless and incredibly well kept (the outdoor hot tub is absolutely delightful in the evening with the firepit lit!), whilst the house really delivers quintessential Scottish experience. You can see the TLC and pride that is put into maintaining the building, its rooms and gorgeous antique furniture inside. Each room has such character of its own and makes for such a delightful time with friends or family. Our only regret is not staying longer! Thank you Ann and team for giving us such an unforgettable weekend of memories :)
Happy couple married in June
November 2022
Our Wedding Dreams finally Realised!
After postponing our destination wedding celebration for two years it was amazing to finally have our dreams realized. Ann mentioned to us that Balinakill wraps you in it's metaphorical arms and gives you a warm hug. I can't quite explain how, but this is exactly what our week at the house felt like. The energy in the house itself is pure comfort. Additionally the people we interacted with made the trip so special. Uta was like a fairy godmother helping everything come together. Archie and Arran made our ceilidh what I'm sure will be one of my all time favorite memories. Arthur and his mini highland games were so much fun and a must do. I could go on and on with catering and cakes but I've lost the thread. Not only is the house warm and welcoming but so was Ann. From our first conversation shortly after booking in 2020 to finally meeting two years later I feel like I've gained a friend as well as made lovely memories.
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
A Wedding Masterpiece!
What can I say about this wonderful venue. It was the most amazing place to get married and I can't thank Ann and the staff enough for everything they did. Having been cancelled and re arranged 4 times due to covid we eventually managed to have out intimate wedding weekend with 22 guests on 10th September. Ann was absolutely amazing at rescheduling everything at the drop of a hat and I can't thank her enough. The house was immaculate and everything we needed was there. Uta the housekeeper was on hand to help us set up but then it was all ours for the weekend. The ceremony was help upstairs in the white room and our meal was in the dining room on the ground floor. We then partied the night away with our ceilidh band in the conservatory. The 12 bedrooms were perfect for our guests and the guest kitchen filled with everything we needed. Our caterer was able to use the catering kitchen and again it was filled to the brim with everything they needed. We even managed a dip in the hot tub on the Sunday before we left. We had the most wonderful intimate weekend and I couldn't recommend Balinakill highly enough.
Location & Contact Details


Balinakill Country House, Clachan nr. Tarbert, Argyll and Bute, PA29 6XL, Scotland

Travel Notes


Nearest Town

Tarbert, Argyll

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Scottish Field Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

TRIPADVISOR 5 star rating

Accreditations (1)

World Host accredited

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Its YOUR wedding, Do it exactly as YOU want to!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

japanese origami hangings round the house and fresh flowers and candles floating in the fountain.......

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Grand , intimate, welcoming, characterful, homely

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

grand oak staircase

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

wouldn't say!

What’s your favourite canapé?

local smoked salmon, crab and prawns

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

cosy wee bar with wood burning stove (stock your own) and pipes for real ales.....

What part of your business are you most proud of?

people fall in love with the house as soon as they arrive

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special Offer5% discount off basic venue rental price