Rowallan Castle Estate

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£5500 - £8015 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
11 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Last Minute Dates Available
Last date for 2022!
This traditional castle is a magnificent piece of Scottish architecture and can also offer a marquee wedding in their picturesque grounds to hold up to 300 guests!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£5,500
Maximum Price
£8,015
Our Exclusive Use Hire includes hire of the Castle for your wedding with all bedrooms & breakfast, wedding coordinator present on the day & access to the Estate grounds for your photos. Please enquire for additional pricing list, in accordance to upcoming years and dates.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£82
Maximum Price
£110
We breakdown each element of the catering to allow each couple to tailor their wedding exactly to their preference.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
180
No. of Bedrooms
11
Sleeps No. of People
21
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
1:00AM
Yes

Venue

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Rowallan’s ‘New’ Castle – a masterpiece of late Victorian Arts & Crafts design by Scottish Architect, Robert Lorimer – is available for exclusive use for your special day. The first floor public rooms of the Castle – Dining Room, Library and Ballroom – offer a fabulous backdrop for weddings and banquets for up to 100 (seated) guests. All rooms have excellent natural light. The Croquet Lawn on the south of the Castle is a picture-perfect marquee site – offering capacity for up to a 300-seat marquee. Our Wedding Co-ordinator will work with you to ensure your special occasion is a day for you and your guests to remember. We have a variety of suites, each with its own individual character, refurbished to the highest standard, they include The Bridal Suite and The Wedding Suite. The photo opportunities are unlimited with views of Ailsa Craig and Arran – and where else would you find a second Castle in the same Estate? – our 13th Century Castle provides a fairytale backdrop for photographs you will cherish forever.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Katy Campbell
Thank you so much for enquiring into Rowallan Castle for your wedding! We pride ourselves on the bespoke nature of every wedding. Whilst we have some fantastic packages, we are also delighted to accommodate requests that will make for a truly memorable wedding experience. Your own style will show in every detail making it truly unique, with all the support you will need from our dedicated team. Fast becoming the premier destination for wedding weekends with a relaxed and personable experience.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(9)
Tash and Dan
Married in December 2021
February 2022
Winter wedding
We had the most wonderful wedding at Rowallan in December 2021. Katy was excellent at remembering small details I’d mentioned and on the day everything ran smoothly. Rowallan is a gorgeous place to get married!
Catriona
Married in September 2021
February 2022
The most beautiful setting for a perfect wedding
Rowallan castle is a unique, beautiful venue; such a special place for a wedding. We planned our wedding in only two months because of covid yet the staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We hired the venue for the weekend, including a second castle on the grounds that sleeps 8/10. Our family and friends were amazed with the standard of accommodation. The wedding manager Katy was very professional and approachable. She was such a help when planning, with nothing being a bother. Over the weekend she worked so hard, going above and beyond to make sure every detail was taken care of, leaving me not worrying about a thing. On the day the staff were all excellent, the day went so smoothly. The food and drink of a high calibre, and all the guests loved the evening cocktail reception. We truly had the most amazing weekend of our lives. I can’t recommend the venue enough.
Caryn
Married in September 2021
June 2022
A dream!
Our wedding at Rowallan was nothing short of a dream! This was our third date at Rowallan Castle and with ever changing restrictions, we moved our wedding from the New Castle to a smaller ceremony in the Old Castle courtyard followed by the reception in The Glasshouse. Throughout it all, Katy could not have done anything more for us on the day and the run up to it- she took care of everything which allowed us to enjoy our time with family and friends. All our guests commented on the high standard of the food and the cocktail hour was a highlight for everyone. Breakfast the next day with our bridal party was superb. The venue itself is nothing short of beautiful, it really is very special. We could recommend Rowallan Castle more- the perfect wedding venue!
Emma Harris
Wedding: September 2021
February 2022
A perfect wedding guest experience
Attended a wedding here last September & it was faultless - a perfect venue. Amazing food & cocktails with the Rowallan Team making everyone feel so welcome in beautiful surroundings. The drinks reception was outside in the sun & the views were stunning. Nothing was too much trouble & the service was professional but personal at the same time. Highlight was their delicious cheesecake & passionfruit martinis! Hope to be back again one day soon.
Hannah and Stu
Married in August 2021
February 2022
Faultless
My husband and I had a clear idea of what we wanted from a wedding venue. We saw a few venues in our search but Rowallan Castle was the one. From the beautiful setting, incredible food and flexibility of Katy and her team we had the most incredible wedding weekend. The bedrooms were so beautiful and we shall treasure the memories we created with all our friends and family (our family and friends often comment too 🥰) Katy and her crew were so attentive and supportive throughout the weekend- no query was ignored and any personal touches we wanted to discuss were always supported. We couldn’t recommend the venue more and if we could do it all again we would with no changes 🥰
Geoff and Nikki Turner
Married in July 2021
February 2022
A dream come true
Our wedding in July 2021 at the Glasshouse at Rowallan was truly the most beautiful day, from start to finish. The attention to detail was exceptional, the venue was first class and the food exceeded expectations. Katy and her staff were on hand at every stage of the process and couldn't have been more professional. Having access to the old castle for some photographs was the Icing on the (wedding) cake! The Glasshouse provided the perfect setting for our small but very romantic day and we and our families and friends still say it was one of the best weddings they've attended. We highly recommend it to anyone. 5 stars from us!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 2LP, Scotland

Travel Notes

As you enter through the Estate's stone archway, continue past our 12th Century Castle, Golf Club, Restaurant & you will find our beautiful Castle at the top of the drive.

Nearest Town

Kilmarnock

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M77

Nearest Train Station

Kilmaurs

Nearest Airport

Prestwick

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We have so many unique and amazing weddings at Rowallan Castle. What makes it so special is that there is no wedding that is the same.

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

Make a note of questions you’d like to ask - either on your phone or in a wedding planner so you don’t forget. Often the excitement of viewing your dream venue can take over!

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

Personalised polaroid photos of each guest as their name cards at their table places - some really funny photos!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unforgettable, Luxurious, Magical, Romantic & Unique

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our beautiful 12th Century Castle provides the most stunning, unique backdrop.

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

Yes we have had a few - our lips are sealed!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Panko Crumbed Haggis Bon-Bon with Arran Mustard Mayo

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mini Fish & Chip Cones

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We can tailor every element of the wedding day to suit out couples.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our Bespoke approach to every wedding as we are a small Team we really take the time to get to know the couple & this helps massively in delivering their wedding day.

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