The Dougarie Boathouse

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Moderate (££)
Up to 80
18 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Boathouse at Dougarie is an exclusive use destination wedding venue on the Isle of Arran. Celebrate your wedding day surrounded by spectacular landscapes and your own beach.
The Dougarie Boathouse Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence


Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
Marquee Permitted
Water View
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
The Dougarie Boathouse Full Description
The Dougarie Boathouse retains its stunning original features from when it was built in the middle of the 1800s with its curved roofs, exposed beams and incredible views across the Kilbrannan Sound to the Mull of Kintyre. This is truly a magical place and one of the most iconic venues in Scotland. Whichever way you look you will be blown away by the stunning scenery and your proximity to nature. This uniquie and iconic building was built originally for the Dukes of Hamilton to entertain their guests. This understated, affordable luxury, is and relaxed atmosphere and the perfect setting for a wedding. The location is remote and secluded enough to feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of real life but easily accessible for your guests given its proximity to Glasgow and all its associated transport links. There are 2 main areas to hold your reception within the building which give you the flexibility to create the wedding of your choice and we have a number of floorplans being developed to assist you with helping to plan your day come rain or shine. There are numerous outdoor locations which can be used for the marriage ceremony(weather permitting) and a large lawn area where a marquee can be located should you require more capacity. In the winter months we are able to make the Boathouse into a warm, cosy and romantic place with plenty of candles and twinkly lights. Although the Boathouse comfortably fits 70 (80 at a push) for a sit-down wedding breakfast it can fit 100 for a more informal style wedding or if you want more evening guests. Alternatively you could have many more with an additional marquee giving you the flexibility to plan your wedding your way.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
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The Dougarie Boathouse Location & Contact Details


Machrie, North Ayrshire, Scotland