Rachel and Tonie Photography
View of the boathouse with bridesmaids walking outside
Susie Olzen Photography
Rachel and Tonie Photography
View of the boathouse with bridesmaids walking outside
Susie Olzen Photography
Bride and groom looking at each other down by the water with boat beside them
Susie Olzen Photography
Bride and groom laugh as they walk out of their ceremony
Susie Olzen Photography
Ceremony outside the boathouse
Elliot Caunce Photography
Bride and groom stand together on country road at sunset
Rachel and Tonie Photography
Two brides embrace in a kiss on a sandy beach
Bride and groom walk back from the beach holding hands at sunset
Meggy Mac Photography
Bride and groom kiss on the grounds of Dougarie Estate
Bridal party wearing pink and groomsmen wearing navy with the married couple who are laughing and wearing sunglasses

Platinum venue

The Dougarie Boathouse

Dougarie Estate, Dougarie, Isle of Arran, Highlands + Islands, KA27 8EB

Highlands + Islands

2 - 200 guests

Nestled in a secluded beachside location on the Isle of Arran, indulge in the magnificence of The Dougarie Boathouse and all it has to offer. With outstanding panoramic views and beautifully kept grounds, this one-of-a-kind 19th century venue is a truly stunning location to host the wedding day of your dreams.

Located on the west side of the beautiful Isle of Arran, The Dougarie Boathouse is secluded on the stunning shoreline with the breathtaking vista of the Kilbrannan Sound beyond - perfect for the ultimate unique wedding. The Boathouse’s fairy-lit vaulted wooden beams, original stained glass windows and modern sliding doors allow you to take in the beautiful views, making it a truly magical spot to exchange your vows. With a focus on being flexible, you are able to fully customise and tailor your day to your preferences. As an exclusive use venue, you also have the luxury of complete privacy, meaning you and your guests can relax in the knowledge that you are the only priority.


A highland escape

The Boathouse has charm, elegance and spectacular views year round, with incredible sunsets adorning the skies due to its west-facing location on the island. The estate offers a number of options for your ceremonies location, allowing you to get married inside, outside, beachside or lochside before continuing your celebrations in the Boathouse. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a large marquee wedding, this fantastic venue will cater to you no matter your numbers. 


A picturesque location

Various areas across the estate and its surroundings are ideal for capturing the perfect photos, whether it’s around the boathouse, on the lawn, on the stepping stones or in one of the shorelines secluded spots. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, venture up the glen to the dramatic Loch Iorsa for an authentic and traditional Scottish landscape as your backdrop. No matter the setting you choose, The Dougarie Boathouse provides the most magical locations to freeze your special day in time, creating lasting memories for years to come.

When it comes to accommodation, you have the option to stay on Dougarie Estate itself, sleeping up to 35 people in five separate properties. Or, you also have many incredible, award-winning hotels across the island at you and your guests disposal to rejuvenate before and after the big day. 

Every aspect of your dream wedding day starts with great ideas, and The Dougarie Boathouse’s motivation is to help you create a magically memorable day that both you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime.

Venue features

Disabled Access

Exclusive Use

External Catering Allowed

Guest Accommodation


Marquees + Tents Allowed

Micro Weddings + Elopements

Outdoor Space

Pet Friendly