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Mount Stuart House and Gardens are located on the beautiful island of Bute. Bute is only 33 miles from Glasgow. It is the most accessible of the westerly isles from the Scottish Central Belt. It’s a peaceful island haven, just a stone’s throw away from the mainland.
The spirit of nineteenth-century invention is embodied in Mount Stuart – a feat of Victorian engineering, this neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. Ironic, when you consider the medieval inspiration of the Gothic Revival. Set in 300 acres of grounds which include designed gardens, woodland and coast, Mount Stuart is a once in a lifetime experience unlike no other.
Mount Stuart is a spectacular architectural masterpiece that, through ingenious design and innovation, lends itself to being the perfect Scottish wedding venue. From the moment that the house appears through the trees, on your journey down Carriage Drive, you are astonished by the structure itself. The attention to detail on this unique building is to the highest standard. However your initial viewing of the exterior of the building cannot prepare you for what lies beyond the main entrance situated under the porte-cochère.
When you walk up the entrance staircase you are welcomed home by a roaring fire, your eyes are quickly diverted to a forest of Carrera marble pillars that surround the Marble Hall. This is just a window into what is waiting for you and your guests for latter in the day. In the Ante Hall you have the space to welcome your guests with a drink and allow them the time to catch up with distant friends and relatives before they are called to the Marble Chapel for your ceremony.
Stepping into the Marble Chapel will thrust you into a breathtaking, edificial part of the building. Built floor to ceiling with the finest Sicilian marble, the Marble Chapel will complement any blushing bride choosing to walk down the aisle at Mount Stuart. With architectural inspiration taken from La Seo Cathedral & The Sistine Chapel, The Marble Chapel offers a dramatic but elegant ambience for you to say your vows whether it be a religious or humanist ceremony.
Following your ceremony, greet your guests for the first time as a married couple in the relaxed atmosphere of the Drawing Room or in the sunshine on the Front Lawn. Treat your guests to a tour of the house, collections or gardens with one of Mount Stuart’s experienced staff whilst you utilise the unrivalled backdrop of the house and grounds for your photographs.
The Marble Hall is the heart of the house and therefore the perfect space for you and your guests to celebrate the rest of your special day. Soaring to a height of 80 feet and constructed from rare Italian and Sicilian marble and alabaster the Marble hall combines astrological decoration with the luxurious palaces of Greece. Your guests will be literally seated beneath the stars as the vaulted ceiling is replete with the stars in their courses and ethereal figures each representative of their constellation.
Following your wedding breakfast, The Marble Hall transforms into a majestic evening reception venue for you and your guests to relax and let your hair down. Start your evening with a traditional Ceilidh or live band to keep your guests dancing until the wee hours of the morning. For a memorable end to your evening, why not treat your guests to a fireworks display on the Front Lawn. However you choose to celebrate your day, Mount Stuart can provide the space for you to create your dream night.