SMALL weddings and elopements for true individuals!
Here at Kilmartin Castle, we’re big believers in love! Not the saccharine, 180-guests and a gift list kind – the love that makes you grin from ear to ear, understanding the joy of a moment that’s totally unique to just two people. And we’re not alone. Tiny weddings and elopements have become increasingly popular with couples who appreciate the unique romance of an intimate Wee Do.
And having celebrated our own wedding here at the castle we call home, we’re thrilled to now be able to offer other couples the chance to create their own unique moment at Kilmartin Castle.
There is something so very special about an intimate, small-scale ceremony.
The castle is the ideal size for tiny weddings and elopements, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for a relaxed ceremony that puts the emphasis where it matters – on you and your closest family and friends.
You will have exclusive use of our five guest bedrooms, offering accommodation for up to ten adults (plus your four-legged friends, should you wish them to be part of the celebrations). We can also introduce you to our local florist, chef, photographer, and humanist who will work together to make your day bespoke. We have a 3 night minimum stay for wedding bookings at the castle.
Kilmartin Glen was named the 4th best place to visit in the world in 2023 by The New York Times. A true hidden gem, Kilmartin Castle is situated in the picturesque village of Kilmartin on the stunning Argyll coast, less than two hours from Glasgow. The historic region is home to more than 350 ancient monuments, from cairns to standing stones, while the castle itself dates back more than 470 years.
Despite its age – and the fact it lay abandoned for more than 200 years – Kilmartin Castle has been lovingly and sympathetically restored to offer true modern luxury beneath its vaulted stone ceilings. From luxurious copper roll-top baths and rain showers to luxury linens, Roberts radios and original artworks, every unique room offers comfort beyond compare – and whether you choose to fill them with guests or spread out to maintain the mystery before your wedding is entirely up to you.
Anything else we need to think about?
Scotland is the only place in the UK where you can legally get married anywhere, but you will need to ensure the ceremony is conducted by a registered celebrant. You can book a local registrar through Argyll & Bute Council, or a Humanist celebrant for a non-religious ceremony. For the latter, you’ll need to join the Humanist Society of Scotland.
Accommodation pricing does not include an event surcharge for events and weddings. This is a minimum of £1000 up to 10 people, plus an additional £100 per person thereafter, up to a maximum of 20 guests. This surcharge provides you with access to our trusted contacts, any guidance you need from us during the planning process, and also enables us to keep the price reasonable for those wishing to book a holiday with family and friends.
We have a maximum capacity of 20 people, including the bride and groom, for dinner in the glasshouse which is located in the castle grounds. We have a maximum capacity for 10 to enjoy dinner in the castle dining room.
Please note; Only those staying in the castle have access to the castle itself as this is booked as accomodation and not a venue. The glasshouse will be your venue for dining when groups are larger than 10 for weddings and events.
We have a strict NO FIREWORKS policy at Kilmartin Castle as we are part of a small village community and surrounded by farmers.
We impose large fines for rule breakers in this regard. Nothing larger than a sparkler please!