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Mount Stuart House – A Stunning Neo-Gothic 19th Century Mansion in Scotland

30th November 2017 |By | Be the first to comment

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.

Mount Stuart House taken from the Front Lawn - Mount Stuart A Stunning Neo Gothic 19th Century Mansion in Scotland Isle of Bute by vanishingmomentsphotography.com | Confetti.co.uk

Mount Stuart House taken from the Front Lawn. Image by vanishingmomentsphotography.com

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.

Horoscope Conservatory Used For Bridal Preparation Vintage Bride at Mount Stuart by thecurries

Horoscope Conservatory – used for bridal preparation. Image by thecurries.co

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.

Billiard Room – Used for Grooms Party preparations - Full Sized Snooker Tables Billiard Room at Mount Stuart by lisadevinephotography.co.uk | Confetti.co.uk

Billiard Room – used for the groom’s party preparations. Image by lisadevinephotography.co.uk

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.

The Grand Marble Chapel Ceremony Space at Mount Stuart

The Grand Marble Chapel ceremony space at Mount Stuart

Marble Chapel by sarahannwright

Marble Chapel. Image by sarahannwright.com

Burges Chapel Visual Arts Installation Mirrored Floor Popular For Wedding Photos by 1500photography

Burges Chapel Visual Arts Installation Mirrored Floor – Popular For Wedding Photos. Image by 1500photography.co.uk

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.

The Intimate Drawing Room Drinks Reception at Mount Stuart by lisadevinephotography

Drinks Reception at Mount Stuart’s Drawing Room. Image by lisadevinephotography.co.uk

Marble Hall – Taken during the drinks reception - Caledonia Band were playing and gave the groom an opportunity to become an honorary member of the band - by vanishingmomentsphotography

Marble Hall – Taken during the drinks reception. Caledonia Band were playing and gave the groom an opportunity to become an honorary member of the band. Image by vanishingmomentsphotography.com

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.

Gallery Level – Wedding Photos by sarahannwright

Gallery Level – perfect for wedding photos. Image by sarahannwright.com

Front Lawn at Mount Stuart – Wedding Photos by rossalexanderphotography

Front Lawn at Mount Stuart – perfect for wedding photos. Image by by rossalexanderphotography.com

Front Lawn at Mount Stuart House – Wedding Photos by rossalexanderphotography

Front Lawn at Mount Stuart House – perfect wedding photos. Image by rossalexanderphotography.com

Marble Stairs at Mount Stuart – Wedding Photos by lisadevinephotography

Marble Stairs at Mount Stuart. Image by lisadevinephotography.co.uk

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.

Hickory Food – Preparing wedding breakfast by hickoryfood

Hickory Food – Preparing wedding breakfast. Image by hickoryfood.co.uk

Mount Stuart Marble Hall – Wedding Breakfast taken during speeches by lisadevinephotography

Mount Stuart Marble Hall – Wedding Breakfast. Photo taken during speeches. Image by lisadevinephotography.co.uk

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.

The Marble Hall at Mount Stuart Scotland Lighting by black-light

The Marble Hall at Mount Stuart, Scotland. Lighting by black-light.com

Marble Hall at Mount Stuart – First Dance by craigsandersphotography

Marble Hall at Mount Stuart. Image by craigsandersphotography.co.uk

Front Lawn – Fireworks permitted at Mount Stuart by 1500photography

Front Lawn at Mount Stuart – Fireworks permitted at Mount Stuart. Image by 1500photography.co.uk

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.

Blue Room at Mount Stuart – Gallery Level Bedroom

Blue Room at Mount Stuart – Gallery Level Bedroom

Horoscope Room at Mount Stuart House – Gallery Level Bedroom

Horoscope Room at Mount Stuart House – Gallery Level Bedroom

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.

Kean's Cottage in Rothesay Argyll and the Isles - One of Mount Stuart's 6 self catering properties

Kean’s Cottage in Rothesay, Argyll – one of Mount Stuart’s 6 self-catering properties.

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

Mount Stuart House Front Lawn – Fireworks permitted at Mount Stuart by craigsandersphotography

Mount Stuart House Front Lawn – Fireworks permitted at Mount Stuart. Image by craigsandersphotography.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.)

Win Your Dream Wedding with Confetti 2017 | Confetti.co.uk

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