Ardkinglas Estate

Cairndow

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5 Reviews

Information For Ardkinglas Estate

Ardkinglas Estate is situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountain and forest, Ardkinglas Estate covers about 4800 hectares. Ardkinglas house is an architectural gem and provides a very special setting for weddings, family parties and other events. There is selfcatering accommodation and the Woodland Garden is open all the year round with an outstanding collection of plants and trees, including the "Mightiest Conifer in Europe".

The House is still a much-loved family home.

The present house at Ardkinglas was completed in the autumn of 1907 and is generally considered to be the architect Sir Robert Lorimer’s masterpiece.

Ardkinglas Estate currently covers around 12,000 acres, mostly of hill ground, home to 1,000 ewes, 20 cattle, many deer and other wild animals, sealife and birds.

Ardkinglas Estate at a Glance

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Price Range
£1060 - £2150
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Bedrooms
N/A
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Type of Venue
Stately Home
Unique Venue
Exclusive Use
Same-Sex Weddings
Woodland Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 70
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Reception Capacity
Up to 200
Lochside Venue Woodlands Mountains Historical House Marquee Weddings Wee Weddings Pricing Category : AffordableMinimum Price : 1060Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 70Bridal Suite : Changing OnlyCountry House Manor HouseWedding Contact : Kelly View More
Location : CoastalNearest Town : CairndowNearest Airport : GlasgowNearest Train Station : ArrocharChurch Within Walking DistanceAlternativeUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateBYOB PermittedExternal Catering PermittedExclusive UseLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceWater ViewGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticGarden OutdoorSame-SexWoodland View Less

Ardkinglas Estate Reviews

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Alison Walker
Wedding Date
09 Apr 2011
April Wedding 2011
My husband and I were looking for a location to get married near to where I grew up and with the opportunity for plenty of outdoor photographs. We also wanted to be near to accommodation for our guests, most of who stayed either in Lochgoilhead or Inveraray for the weekend (we provided coach transport to and from the venue on the day). Ardkinglas ticked all the boxes, staff were incredibly helpful, there was plenty of flexibility to tailor the wedding to what we wanted and the building had a stately, yet relaxed family home feel to it. We opted for a Humanist ceremony inside the house and then a marquee on the lawn, provided by tents and events. We used Bumbles catering, and our bar was stocked with local Fyne Ales. Derek Prescott was not only our photographer but also a very close family friend, he captured the day perfectly. We were married in early April 2011 and we were very lucky with the weather, it felt like a summer day, which is unusual for Argyll in April! My husband and I first met through whitewater kayaking and we used this theme throughout our wedding day, we even managed to go for a canoe paddle on the fish pond next to Ardkinglas House, this made for some very special wedding photos! Overall it was a fabulous and exclusive venue, I would certainly recommend Ardkinglas House to other brides and grooms to be.
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Anne Marie Brazier
Wedding Date
19 Apr 2014
Lovely venue for a unique wedding....
we got married in April 2014 at Ardkinglas. We had a humanist ceremony inside the house and then canapes and drinks outside in the garden. It was lovely to have the grand house to use for the ceremony and then the stunning gardens to wander around in afterwards. I loved how flexible the venue was too. We brought our own drinks and nibbles, flowers etc and felt like we got exactly what we wanted. The venue is very special and the gardens and views from them were amazing. I would highly recommend the venue for a unique and special day.
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Zoe
Wedding Date
27 May 2017
Magical setting
Myself and my husband got married at this stunning location in May 2017. The Owners and staff are fantastic and answer any questions you and accomadate your needs for your special day. It allows for you to make your wedding exactly how you want it, as DIY as you like! Which was perfect for me as im a bit of a control freak and like to get hands on!
We got married in the house, followed by canopies and champagne, then we moved out into the grounds for photographs and into the marquee we hired for the rest of our day.
Myself and my bridesmaid and mother stayed in the butlers quator the night before which was excellent very roomy and perfect for getting ready in! An added bonus is that the toilet is big enough to use even in a big dress!!!
This truly is a stunning setting, picture perfect! It will hold a place in our hearts forever! X
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Kate Wallace
Wedding Date
05 May 2017
Such a wonderful spot

I had decided on Ardkinglas Estate as my wedding venue from only viewing it on the internet. (as I live in Australia I couldn’t view the property at the drop of a hat)
When my husband and myself went to visit the venue a day before the ceremony we were soooo impressed.
Mostly with the grandeur of the property, but also super impressed with Kelly who was extremely kind and accommodating.

The grounds of the property were spectacular and overlook the Loch and were wonderful for our ceremony pictures.
As we were only a small wedding, we took a advantage of the afternoon tea package supplied by the team at Ardkinglas Estate.
It was more than enough food, and added a wonderful touch to the day.

I wouldn’t hesitate to book this venue again - but hopefully I’ll never have to get married again haha
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Mairi Griffin
Wedding Date
12 May 2018
Mairi Griffin · married on 12/05/2018
Amazing day, amazing location!

We had an absolutely amazing day at Ardkinglas on our wedding! It was the first venue we viewed and we fell in love with it right away - the views of the loch are absolutley stunning, and the surrounding flora and fauna is out of this world. I am from the local area so we used local suppliers Tents and Events for a marquee on the site, and made use of the Estate's dining room for the champagne reception. My bridesmaid's and I stayed in the 'Butlers Quarters' the night before - beautiful little cottage underneath the main house with it's own access - highly recommend! We also had use of one of the rooms inside on the morning of the wedding for hair and make up. Both Kelly the estate manager, and David, the owner, were incredibly helpful and accommodating in the run up - we had a lot of quirky requests and they were only too happy to accommodate. I'm getting a bit emotional even writing this review - it was just perfect!

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

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Birds eye view of Ardkinglas Estate

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Ardkinglas Estate, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute, PA26 8BG

Ardkinglas Estate

  • Ardkinglas Estate
  • Cairndow
  • Argyll and Bute
  • PA26 8BG
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Kelly Robson

Ardkinglas is perfect if you are looking for an exclusive venue, but wish to arrange your wedding yourself. We are more than happy to provide you with suppliers and accommodation but there is no obligation to use them. Your welcome to bring your own caterers etc in. I would say getting married here at Ardkinglas is a blank canvas your wedding your choices. The House sits on Loch Fyne and has wonderful woodlands to the back. So many option for this venue. I am happy to help in any way I can.