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Celebrate in style on the island of Arran, Scotland in miniature

Brodick Castle

Venue type Castle & Garden
Location Glasgow & West
Capacity 1 - 50
Event types Weddings, Corporate, Private, Other
Green Tourism Award - Bronze Wedding Brochure

Set against the towering peak of Goatfell on the edge of Arran's Highlands and surrounded by almost 3,000 hectares of gardens, country park and dramatic scenery, Brodick Castle is an idyllic island destination for intimate weddings, family gatherings, private parties and corporate events.

The ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton and home to the Duke and Duchess of Montrose until 1957, the castle has a history that spans over 800 years. The very picture of a Victorian Highland estate, Brodick Castle combines elegant interiors, magnificent formal gardens and manicured terraced lawns, with wild flower meadows, woodland trails and tumbling waterfalls.

Whether you are visiting Arran for a day, a weekend or a week, there is a rich variety of accommodation, restaurants, activities and attractions across the island, all within easy reach of Brodick Castle.

Venue suitable for weddings, corporate events and private parties

Up to 40 guests for ceremonies and drinks receptions
Up to 60 guests for dinner in the Servants' Hall Restaurant

Walled Garden
Up to 150 guests for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions

Tennis Lawn
Up to 150 guests for marquee events

Weddings at Brodick Castle

Within the castle, civil, religious and humanist ceremonies are held in the magnificent Drawing Room, famed for its intricate plasterwork ceiling depicting the heraldic story of the Hamilton family, from the marriage of Mary Stewart, daughter of James II, to Lord James Hamilton, up until the marriage of Princess Marie of Baden and the Marquis of Douglas and Clydesdale. With wonderful views across Brodick Bay to the Ayrshire coast, the south-facing Drawing Room is ideal for intimate celebrations.

With three national collections of rhododendron offering colour and fragrance throughout the year, Brodick's romantic gardens are a picturesque setting for wedding photography, alfresco receptions and ceremonies. For larger gatherings a marquee can be erected on the south-facing lawn, with the castle forming a spectacular backdrop.


An intimate venue, the castle is ideal for private receptions and special events. Whether you are treating your guests to an exclusive tutored whisky tasting by Arran Distillery or an atmospheric behind-the-scenes ghost tour, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

The rich and colourful gardens are perfect for summer events and alfresco celebrations. For maximum versatility, a marquee can be erected on the south-facing lawn.

Travelling to Brodick Castle

Brodick Castle is situated on the outskirts of Brodick, the main town on the island of Arran. Regular ferries operate to/from Ardrossan (North Ayrshire) to Brodick with a journey time of 55 minutes, connecting with trains to/from Glasgow Central Station. Regular ferries also run to/from Claonaig (Kintyre Peninsula) to Lochranza (North Arran) with a journey time of 30 minutes. Glasgow, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport are all within one hour of Ardrossan ferry terminal.

Contact us

For further information please contact the Brodick Castle team, who will be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail, arrange a visit and help plan your event.