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Five-star castle hospitality on the Ayrshire coast

Culzean Castle

Venue type Castle & Garden
Location Glasgow & West
Capacity 1 - 100
Event types Weddings, Corporate, Private, Other
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Rising majestically from its cliff-top location looking out towards the Isle of Arran, Culzean is an iconic Scottish castle set in a large country park.

Redesigned as a fashionable country retreat for the 10th Earl of Cassillis by the famous Scottish architect Robert Adam in the 18th century, the castle’s elegant rooms and exquisite Georgian interiors offer an exclusive setting for weddings, incentives and corporate entertaining.

In addition, Culzean has self-catering cottages and luxury serviced accommodation – the Eisenhower. This apartment was gifted to President Eisenhower in 1945 in recognition of his role in the Second World War.

Venue suitable for weddings, corporate events and private parties

Up to 200 guests for drinks receptions
Up to 100 guests for wedding ceremonies
Up to 60 guests for dinner, ceilidhs and dances
Up to 72 delegates for meetings and seminars

Home Farm Restaurant
Up to 120 guests for drinks receptions, ceilidhs and dances
Up to 100 guests for dinner

Courtyard Auditorium
Up to 90 delegates for conferences and seminars

Up to 1,000 guests for team-building activities and marquee events

Culzean Castle offers serviced and self-catering accommodation for up to 32 guests.

The Eisenhower, located on the top floor of the castle, is decorated in the style of a country house hotel with six double bedrooms, a drawing room and a dining room – all accessed using the original 1920s elevator.

Within the estate there are also five beautifully appointed self-catering cottages, comprising Ardlochan Lodge, Brewhouse Flat, Royal Artillery Cottage, North Segganwell and South Segganwell. Each cottage can sleep up to four guests and can be hired for a week or a short break.

In addition there is a wide selection of accommodation in Ayr just 15 minutes away.

Weddings at Culzean Castle

Castle weddings

What could be more romantic than an idyllic Scottish castle with a colourful walled garden, breathtaking sea views and a grand oval staircase?

Begin the day with a Groom’s reception in the Armoury, surrounded by an impressive display of flintlock pistols and swords. Exchange your vows in the exquisite Round Drawing Room with its wonderful views, or on the Oval Staircase with its soaring columns and grand oil paintings. For intimate celebrations, ceremonies can also be held in the ornate Camellia House or historic Eisenhower.

Following your wedding breakfast in the Dining Room, guests can gather in the castle’s Georgian Kitchen for the evening dance. In Scotland, all good parties end up in the kitchen!

For larger wedding receptions, you can combine the castle with the estate’s Home Farm Restaurant. Alternatively, a marquee can be erected on the lawn with the castle’s cannons providing a focal point.

All-inclusive wedding package
To help take some of the stress out of planning your big day, we've created an all inclusive wedding package including a Scottish piper, 3 course meal and accommodation for up to 12 guests.

For a limited time we're also offering a £1,000 discount!

For more information please download our Wedding Package brochure.


Culzean is a versatile venue for a wide range of events, from meetings and team building activities to lavish gala dinners and product launches.

Entertain your clients and impress your guests with a Champagne private guided tour led by our expert guides, followed by a sumptuous meal in the Dining Room. Our creative chefs use the very best local and seasonal produce to create your menu – including ingredients from the castle’s walled garden!

The castle’s extensive grounds also provide a stunning backdrop for teambuidling and large marquee events.

Why not combine a morning meeting with afternoon team building activity? Contact our event team for our competitive day delegate rate.

Ideal for incentive itineraries, your group can participate in a mini Highland Games on the lawns or experience a whisky tasting in the castle. For golf enthusiasts, combine a visit to Culzean Castle with a round of golf at Royal Troon, Trump Turnberry and Prestwick championship golf courses – all are within easy reach.

Travelling to Culzean Castle

Situated off the A719 on the Ayrshire coast, Culzean Castle is 12 miles south of Ayr, 16 miles from Glasgow Prestwick Airport and approximately 50 miles from Glasgow city centre/Glasgow International Airport via the M77/A77. Maybole is the nearest railway station, 4 miles away.

Contact us

For further information please contact Debbie Dalrymple or Helen Pringle who will be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail, arrange a visit and help plan your event.

  • Telephone: +44 (0)1655 884455
  • Address: South Ayrshire, Maybole, KA19 8LE