Ayrshire is a picturesque and totally underrated – in my humbloe opinion – region of Scotland, with a variety of stunning locations for wedding photography. From historic castles to rugged coastlines, there are plenty of scenic spots to choose from when choosing your perfect wedding venue. Over the last couple of years I’ve had the opportunity to shoot at some insanely gorgeous venues in Ayrshire – and these are some of my favourite!

Hello, by the way, I’m Hannah and I’m a wedding photography based in Cumbria but I accidentally found myself making friends with a team of Scottish wedding suppliers after relocating here in 2022 and, well… now I get to photographs all over Scotland too! You can find out more about me here.

 

a black and white photograph of a photographer standing in the middle of a wedding breakfast. There is a speech being given.

Four of the best, unusual wedding venues in Ayrshire

Killochan Castle

An intimate Ayshire wedding venue

Killochan Castle was built in the early 17th century and is set in beautiful grounds, with extensive gardens and woodland. It’s location is extremely private, which makes it the ideal exclusive use wedding venue. The castle has been lovingly restored and boasts ten bedrooms sleeping eighteen quests, as well as a grand ballroom and a smaller private dining room, which means it has brilliant potential for both small, intimate weddings as well as larger weddings. The castle is a rabbit warren of spiral staircases, secret doorways, snugs and nooks and even on a grey wet day like the day of this shoot, there are never ending photo opportunities indoors.

Find out more about Killochan Castle here.

a bride and groom in the great hall of a castle. the walls are wood panelled and the sofas are rich red velvet.

Wellington House on The Square

Quirky, colourful and full of character, Wellington House on the Square is the perfect venue for couples who love curiosities! Close to the sea front in Ayr, there is no end of photo opportunities both inside the house itself, or just a few hunred meters down the raod at the beach, the chapel is the perfect space for your ceremony before heading downstairs to explore the perfectly restored spaces with your friends and family.

Find out more about Wellington House on the Square here.

The Azalea Glasshouse at Glenapp Castle

Set in the incredible grounds of Glenapp Castle, the Azalea Glasshouse offers a bright and charming space for smaller weddings and elopements; you can marry in the ceremony space by the fire before heading into the glasshouse itself for drinks and dinner. The glasshouse is filled with plants and the mood really changes as the light starts to fade outside.

See more from this pastel inspired spring shoot here.

The Craufurdland Estate

Situated in East Ayrshire near Kilmarnock, The Craufurdland Estate offers you a private setting for your wedding, with use of the castle for your ceremony and dinner at the Lairds Table.

Find out more here.

Your pefect Ayrshire Wedding Photographer

When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer in Ayrshire, it’s important to do your research and find someone whose images you connect with; there are so many different styles of wedding photographers including colourful, documentary photographers. Many wedding photographers in Ayrshire offer a variety of packages for all kinds of weddings from elopements and microweddings, right up to large full day celebrations.

You may also want to consider the photographer’s experience, portfolio, and reviews from past clients. I think its really important to chat to your potential photographers in person or via video call before booking to get a sense of their personality and ensure that you feel comfortable working with them on your big day; I don’t believe it’s enough to just love your photographers work alone.

If you’re planning your wedding in Ayrshire, or indeed anywhere else in Scotland, I’d love to chat more with you about your plans. Drop me a line!

1 Comment

  1. Lisa and Neil

    Your colours are so rich and luxurious in this set, really inspired us to think about how more ‘wintery’ weddings can look. Thank you!

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