The Reception

Receptions at Mount Stuart

For sheer captivating elegance on a grand scale, Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute is unrivalled as a Scottish island setting - for truly awe-inspiring occasions never to be forgotten.

Receptions at Mount Stuart

For an elegant and lavish wedding celebration on a grandly romantic scale, Mount Stuart is quite unrivalled. The sense of utter wonderment experienced by up to 200 guests as they enter the candle-lit Marble Hall is palpable, while long wedding weekends call for the warm and steeped-in-history ambience of the Dining Room and Purple Sitting Room for sharing gorgeous food and wine among friends before and after the big day. Our Catering team uses the very best of Scotland’s natural larder along with our superb wine list to make an exclusive stay at Mount Stuart a true feast for the senses.

Marble Hall

The Marble Hall combines the spirit of Arthurian legend with the luxurious palaces of Greece, Rome and Byzantium, and the great cathedrals of medieval Europe. Enjoy a gourmet wedding breakfast prepared by our dedicated team of chefs and then watch as this beautifully atmospheric room is transformed into a dance floor, creating a magical backdrop for live music as the celebrations continue into the night.

Dining Room

Situated just by the Marble Hall, the impressive Dining Room has long been used for stylish entertaining - its sparkling detail making it ideal for a more intimate wedding reception or pre-wedding dinner. This sophisticated room provides the perfect backdrop and superb acoustic for harpists and string quartets, and in true ‘Downton’ soirée style, the silver is always gleaming and the outstanding food impeccably served by our immaculately-dressed team.

Purple Sitting Room

Both charming and enticing, the Purple Sitting Room, with its sumptuous fabrics, welcoming open fireplace and luxurious sofas to sink into, is perfect for a relaxed and informal pre-wedding get-together, seating up to 30 guests for buffet-style dining. It’s also where everyone wants to meet and relax together over drinks and canapés or afternoon tea when you’re hiring the whole of Mount Stuart for a wedding house party. 

Next steps

If you would like to talk to us about holding your luxury island wedding at Mount Stuart, please contact us to arrange a visit to view the house and grounds and of course the beautiful Isle of Bute.

Call our Events Team now on 01700 50 3877 or email