Western House Hotel

Craigie Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA8 0HA
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Western House Hotel Weddings


The Western House Hotel has just been awarded Wedding Venue of the year at The Scottish Confetti Awards


Winner of Scottish Wedding Venue of the Year in 2007, 2008 & 2009 and Scottish Hotel of the Year in 2009, Western House Hotel situated within the grounds of Ayr Racecourse is one of Scotland's most sought after Wedding Venues.

The beautiful landscaped gardens complete with water features are the ideal setting for Wedding Ceremonies or for guests to enjoy Drinks & Canapes while watching the Bride & Groom having their photographs taken.

A sumptuous Wedding Meal prepared by our award winning kitchen team is served in the stunning Cathedral Ballroom which can accommodate up to 200 guests for the Wedding Meal, with a maximum of 250 guests for the Evening Reception.

The Evening is completed with an overnight stay for the Bride & Groom in our Ascot Suite followed by a Champagne Breakfast in Bed the following morning.

A perfect end to your perfect day


  • Total No. of bedrooms—49
  • No. of function rooms—1
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Additional facilities—Princess Royal Events Centre which can accommodate small wedding celebrations, large evening receptions or specialised catering weddings up to 700 guests
    Menu cost is now guaranteed until the end of 2017

Reception capacity

  • Table Dining—200
  • Buffet Style—170

Wedding season availability

January - December


Western House Hotel offers 49 spacious four gold star bedrooms all of which feature king size beds, plasma tv, dvd/cd player, mini bar, bathrobes & slippers. Room types range from Courtyard Bedrooms to Classic & Superior Rooms located within the main house. Preferential rates are offered to guests attending a wedding at Western House.

Directions by Road

Taking the M77 south from Glasgow onto the A77 to Ayr

Directions by rail

Regular Train service from Glasgow Central Railway Station to Ayr.




Our Winter Wedding Package is available for up to 60 guests plus an evening buffet for up to 80 guests. The package comprises of:

  • Canapés and Bucks Fizz on arrival
  • Three Course Wedding Meal
  • Glass of House Wine with the Wedding Meal
  • Glass of House Sparkling Wine for the Toast
  • Evening Buffet for up to 80 Guests
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Services of Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Wedding Liaison to look after Bridal Party on the day
  • Cake Stand and Knife
  • Table decorations including Candelabras
  • Complimentary Overnight Accommodation for Bride and Groom including full Scottish Breakfast

Package can be upgraded at an additional cost. Charge will apply for choice menu. Please ask for details.



“We had our wedding here on the 15th January, and we could not have asked for a better day! The staff were so attentive and could not do more for us! The food was delicious and everything just went perfectly.....I couldn't recommend the western house enough! A special thank you to Jean and Laura who's help was so appreciated, these ladies are fantastic at their jobs! Thank you for making our day so wonderful!”
Kerrie Harvey


“We were lucky enough to have our wedding here just a few weeks ago and it was the most wonderful day! A big part of that was because of the amazing hard working staff at the western house hotel! Everyone was so dedicated to ensuring that our day was perfect, and it really was! The staff were so helpful and friendly. They were all willing to go above and beyond for us all! They made the day stress free and go so smoothly, nothing was too much trouble! I can't recommend our experience of the hotel highly enough! It is a perfect wedding venue with staff that really appreciate just how special a day it is to you and you're family! Our guests were very impressed with the hotels high standard especially with the food on the day and then the breakfast the next morning!!! A huge thanks to you all and we look forward to returning."
Mr & Mrs” Laura Martin


“My husband and I got married on 14th October and we had the most amazing day ever. We can't praise Western House Hotel enough for all their support and assistance in the preparation and on the day itself. Everything ran like clockwork including the 'Italian style' meal with dancing and conga-ing through the reception! The day was perfect. We will treasure the memories from this day”
Fiona Conetta, October 2015


“Western House Hotel and Ayr racecourse were of a platinum standard on our wedding day - which was 2nd Jan 2015 at the New Year Races! From start to finish, the staff and the venues were simply amazing. We got married in the Garden Suite at Western House Hotel followed by a day at the races in the Red Rum Suite (private box for us and our close family and friends - 40 of us). We cannot stress enough that our day was made so special by the excellent service by staff at the hotel and the racecourse. Jean from the hotel and Lindsey from the racecourse worked as a team and were exceptional every step of the way. Their coordination of staff for our day was fantastic with Laura being there from early morning (married at 10.30am!) and was truly spectacular in her seamless attendance to our guests, myself and the whole bridal party. Scott and the staff at the Red Rum Suite were so professional and accommodating, we couldn't fault anything! The bridal suite is out of this world! We stayed at the hotel the night before, the night of our wedding AND the night after! We hadn't planned to stay the night after but the rooms and service are spectacular - I honestly have not stayed in a hotel where I have been made to feel so special. We felt like royalty from our first meeting with Jean and Lindsey, all the way through to the end of the wedding! A huge thank you to both Western House Hotel and Ayr Racecourse. A heartfelt thank you to Jean, Lindsey, Laura and Scott. ps If you are thinking about getting married here, don't give it anymore thought....just book it! Mr and Mrs Tony Gilhooly ...We highly recommend doing the 'Day at the Races' as a different kind of wedding. We even got our first dance in front of hundreds of guests during the brilliant live entertainment that is put on after the New Year Races plus a very special photo from the race course of us with one of the jockeys. Thank you Lindsey for organising this.”
Sarah Fettes


"Just wanted to thank you and all your staff for making our Wedding day the best day of our lives. the staff where amazing and really took care of us. Everyone is still raving about how great the Hotel is and that it was one of the best weddings they had been too."


"Just a note to thank everyone for their care, attention to detail & consideration at our daughters wedding. We know it is your job but you made us feel so special and individual that is an extremely special talent."


"Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the staff who made my wedding so very special. We all had a fantastic time so many of our guests have commented on the excellent service and wonderful meal"


"I would like to congratulate you and your staff for providing quite superb service for the wedding of my daughter. We all had a wonderful day, nothing was too much bother, thank you."


"Would like to say a big "Thank You" for taking care of us and all of the arrangements for the day. We had the most wonderful time"

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