Describe the best wedding that happened at Kilmartin Castle?
I can't choose! All of our weddings are magical. As we are only big enough to hold small elopements, there's something so very romantic about a small group coming together in such an ancient place to mark the beginnning of such an exciting new chapter.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
As well as having the perfect venue, it is so important to work with the right photographer. We suggest to our guests that these are the two most important dates to get booked, followed by your chef.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We have hosted a lot of weddings that include artists and it is always so beautiful to see their timelines for the day, which are often so beautifully sketched and always include the castle.
Describe Kilmartin Castle in 5 adjectives
Castle Luxury Romantic Scottish Wild
Where’s the best photo spot at Kilmartin Castle?
The end of the jetty to the wild swimming pond is a stunning location for a photograph, with the ancient Kilmartin Glen as a backdrop.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Kilmartin Castle?
We had the pleasure of hosting Ridley Scott's wonderful family one New Year
What’s your favourite canapé?
Chef Ali makes a wonderful locally caught smoked mackrel pate with organic beetroot from the castle kitchen garden.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Pulled pork sandwiches slow cooked in the Kamado Joe in the outdoor kitchen.
What is Kilmartin Castle most unique feature?
The love and care poured into the renovation is something that people mention to us regularly. We love this little castle. She's a part of the family and we are so happy to have the opportunity to share her with others.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Can we say "All of it"? We did a lot of the work ourselves and everything in the castle was carefully thought about every step of the way. We dug up floors to put underfloor heating in, ran pipework through a grandfather clock to preserve the integrity of the building, rebuilt the chimney with the original stone found whilst digging to put drains in. But, I think we are most proud that this once abandoned 16th century castle is now such a warm welcoming place, full of joy and happiness. Breathing new life into an old place has been such a rewarding experience.