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Culzean Castle & Country Park

Opulent clifftop castle on the dramatic Ayrshire coastline
Culzean Castle kitchen
Photographer: Craig & Eva Sanders
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Private Event

Culzean Castle & Country Park offers the ultimate in versatility, catering for events of all shapes and sizes. From residential retreats, birthday celebrations and parties, to social events and private dining … whatever the occasion we have the perfect location!

Entertain your family and friends in one of the many unique settings. From the beautiful Orangery or Camellia House with its floor-to-ceiling windows, to the dramatic Robert Adam Oval Staircase, the elegant Round Room or the Viewing Platform overlooking the Ayrshire coastline ... the choice is yours!

For private dining, depending on guest numbers, choose between the luxurious State Dining Room or the rustic Stone Barn. 

For larger celebrations, a marquee can be erected in Fountain Court, with the castle making an impressive backdrop.

Each event is individually tailored to ensure your celebration is like no other.

Private tours

Led by our expert guides, the secrets, stories and legends surrounding Culzean Castle can be discovered through a 45–60 minute tour of the castle. Enjoy a glass of fizz as you join one of three tours currently available:

Face to face with the past: Explore Culzean Castle with one of our costumed interpreters – a guaranteed memorable experience.

Ghostly myths and legends of the Kennedy family: Find out what spooked some of the castle’s former residents, as you hear stories of ghostly apparitions and strange goings on from the past to the present day. 

Robert Adam and the Scottish Enlightenment: The 18th century was known as Scotland’s Golden Age and a time when key figures encouraged radical thinking in all areas including architecture. This tour focuses on famous Scottish architect Robert Adam, his inspirations and ingenious designs.

Capacities

Castle
Drinks reception – 100 
Dining – 60
Meeting – 60 (theatre-style)

Auditorium
Conference – 90 (tiered theatre)

Stone Barn
Reception – 60
Dining – 60
Meeting – 60 (theatre-style)

Orangery
Drinks reception – 75

Grounds
Outdoor activities and marquee events – 1,000+

Accommodation
The Eisenhower Apartment, gifted to the US President in 1945 in recognition of his role in the Second World War, is located on the top floor of the castle. The Eisenhower comprises six tastefully appointed double bedrooms accommodating a maximum of 12 guests and includes a private drawing room overlooking the Ayrshire coastline – all accessed using the original 1920s elevator.

Guests will have the opportunity to dine in the recently refurbished Fo’c’sle Restaurant inside the castle. The name Fo’c’sle is taken from the abbreviated form of forecastle, the term used to describe the upper deck forward of the foremast nearest the bow of the ship. The name reflects the nautical connections of the castle’s history.

Within the estate there are also five beautifully appointed self-catering cottages: Ardlochan LodgeBrewhouse FlatRoyal Artillery CottageNorth Segganwell and South Segganwell. Each cottage can sleep up to four guests and can be hired for a week or a short break.

For further information, please email culzeanevents@nts.org.uk