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Weddings at Rothesay Castle

Ceremonies & Photography

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Unique among Scottish Castles for both its early date and unusual circular plan, Rothesay Castle had a long and close association with the Stuart Kings of Scotland.

Today, the dramatic moat and impressive gatehouse are just some of the features that make it such a special setting for wedding ceremonies and photography.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography.

Great Hall
Located on the first floor, this hall boasts original features as it was the principle chamber in the castle.

A small, intimate and romantic space.

A stunning, open air space.


Great Hall:           100 people (80 standing and 20 seated) or 60 people (all seated)
Chapel:40 people (all seated) or 60 people (all standing)
Courtyard:100 people (60 standing and 40 seated) or 60 people (all seated)

Types of Ceremony:

Religious and Humanist Wedding Ceremonies. Civil ceremonies by agreement with Registrar.
Please note Catholic ceremonies cannot be performed at the Castle.


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Rothesay Castle specifically for your photographs, even if you are holding your ceremony elsewhere. Please note that at sites where we offer ceremonies, we do not accept photography bookings more than two months in advance of the wedding date. For information on the fee and how to book your photography please contact Rothesay Castle directly on 01700 502 691 or visit our wedding photography page.


In Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Ferry from Wemyss Bay on the A78
Postcode: PA20 0DA

Wedding Brochure

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Download the wedding brochure for Rothesay Castle

Contact Us

Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8831

Submit your enquiry online

Use our online enquiry form to submit an overview of your wedding requirements. Our weddings team will then contact you to discuss suitable options for your big day.