Mount Stuart House is a stunning neo-Gothic 19th century mansion in Scotland that opened as the leading public attraction on the Isle of Bute in 1995. Over the past 22 years, they have hosted weddings to clients from around the world on both exclusive and non exclusive terms.
The house itself offers the ideal location for your entire day including; ceremony locations both internal and external for up to 200 guests, preparation spaces, and the breathtaking Marble Hall for the wedding breakfast & evening reception. To complete the package, they can also accommodate up to 37 guests in 22 authentically styled luxurious bedrooms.
Start your day at Mount Stuart House in the Horoscope Room conservatory, which offers floods of natural light perfect for your bridal preparations whilst you relax with your bridesmaids overlooking the water under the profile of the Marble Chapel.
Situated at the highest point of the House, the groomsmen can relax with two full sized snooker tables in the Billiard Room, whilst enjoying a whisky or two. If you are keeping to the tradition of separating before your ceremony, each of you will have your own staircase to access the four floors of Mount Stuart.
Mount Stuart Wedding Ceremonies
Once your guests arrive they can be seated in one of several locations available for your wedding ceremony; Mount Stuart offers the flexibility to create your dream setting.
Marble Chapel: 160 seated guests
Say your vows surrounded by Italian Carrara marble whilst standing on a replica of the Sistine Chapel floor.
Marble Hall: 200 seated guests
The heart of the house, the Marble Hall provides the perfect setting for larger guest numbers and civil ceremonies.
Drawing Room: 40 seated guests
Surrounded by some of the finest paintings in the collection, the Drawing Room provides a more intimate wedding setting.
Front Lawn: 200 seated guests
A perfect outdoor setting for large numbers, the Front Lawn sits adjacent to the main house, allowing ease of access.
Wee Garden & Rock Garden: up to 100 guests
The 300 acres of grounds offers a selection of ceremony areas, including the much loved Wee Garden & Rock Garden.
Mount Stuart Food and Drink
Food and drink are a big part of your special day and the surroundings are very important. Your guests need to be comfortable, relaxed and entertained. From the comfort of the Drawing Room to the fireside warmth of the Ante Hall, your guests can unwind, and catch up over a glass of fizz and canapés. Why not treat your guests to a chance to explore the house with one of Mount Stuart’s enthusiastic tour guides, whilst you both slip away for photographs.
When it comes to your wedding breakfast, the Marble Hall presents a flexible dining location that can seat up to 160 guests for a formal dinner or up to 200 for a more casual style of dining. Surrounded by Sicilian marble pillars which support the dazzling zodiac stain glass windows, your guests will enjoy eating under the star studded canopy of the 80ft high ceiling. Or for smaller numbers the Dining Room or the Purple Sitting Room allows your guests to be seated as one large group around one of the family dining tables. Capable of seating up to 30 guests, this offers a more intimate dining experience.
For intimate weddings Mount Stuart’s chef will work with you to create a bespoke menu. Their ethos is simple: good food, beautifully cooked. From an exquisite 5 course meal to a rustic Victorian banquet, Mount Stuart’s chef will deliver everything you could possibly wish for, in line with your budget and taste. For larger celebrations, Hickory Food, will delight in getting to know you and can create menus that are as unique and individual as you are. Using the freshest local and seasonal produce available from the region they will create mouth watering dishes. Mount Stuart also welcomes external caterers of your choice.
Mount Stuart Accommodation
Your celebrations don’t need to end on your wedding day. Mount Stuart can accommodate up to 37 guests in 22 separate rooms over three areas of the House.
The Gallery: 6 bedrooms for 14 guests
The Gallery level offers some of the most extravagant accommodation on the Isle of Bute. These spacious rooms provide stunning views over the Rock Garden and Front Lawn. Included in the Gallery level is the Bridal Suite. Originally the 3rd Marquess’s Sitting Room, The Horoscope Room has been transformed into a bedroom fit for royalty.
The Nursery Wing: 4 bedrooms for 8 guests
The Nursery wing offers luxurious rooms that are ideal for your guests to relax and prepare for the day. With interlocking doors, these rooms can be used individually or as a family suite.
The 4th Floor: 10 bedrooms for 15 guests
Situated at the top of the house is the 4th floor accommodation. With a variety of room types the 4th floor is a perfect place for your guests to rest their head.
Self Catering Cottages
Mount Stuart has a selection of 6 luxury self catering cottages that can accommodate a further 44 guests which are situated around the Isle of Bute. For more information on these cottages, visit sykescottages.co.uk
Furthermore, Mount Stuart House have donated the prize of venue hire of the beautiful Marble Hall and Marble Chapel as part of Confetti.co.uk’s 2017 Win Your Dream Wedding competition! (Closing date: Thursday 30th November 2017.)