Culzean Castle

Maybole, Scotland

Looking for a dramatic location?

Look no further than the magnificent Culzean Castle. Situated on a clifftop and looking out towards the Isle of Arran, this couldn’t be a more perfect place.

The Armoury flaunts a spectacular space decorated in the Castle’s world famous collection of Flintoff pistols and swords. Nearby is the versatile Georgian Kitchen. This space is perfect for ceilidhs, dances and drinks receptions. You know what they say, you will always find us in the kitchen at parties!

The Castle boasts another unique feature, The Eisenhower Hotel. The former President of the United States was approached with an offer of residency for the specially created guest apartment on the top floor of the castle. He stayed here on several occasions with friends and family.

The accommodation consists of six double bedrooms, a drawing room and a dining room, all of which can be accessed through a beautiful original 1920s elevator. Rooms can be hired individually or on an exclusive basis.

In the grounds, marquees can be erected for hosting a larger event, with a stunning backdrop of the Castle. For a smaller, more intimate event, look no further than the picturesque Orangery in the Culzean Gardens. Once used to supply exotic food and flowers, ceremonies are now held here in amongst the citrus trees and the vibrant flowers.



Culzean Castle is a versatile venue. Ask us for ideas and use our team of local and trusted suppliers to make your vision a reality.

  • Fresh ideas: Advice on current styling, food service and drinks trends.
  • Custom touches: Want branded water bottles for delegates? Or staff dressed in a futuristic way? Our view is holistic so the result is fantastic.
  • Trusted suppliers: Flowers, tech equipment etc.. tap into the contacts we trust to deliver.


Everyone wants the food choices to feel bountiful and exciting. The real skill is in ensuring there’s minimal wastage after the event. Hickory continues to advise and work collaboratively with venues on sustainability best practices, and we’re pushing ourselves each year to do more. During 2023, we are undertaking research, with event owners, buyers and customers which will take a closer look at the world of dietary preferences in a bid to better inform future food choices.

Why choose Hickory for your event at Culzean Castle?

Almost a decade long partnershipExcellent knowledge of Assembly Rooms layouts and optionsCreatively driven food, drink and stylingComplete understanding of any restrictions and optionsOur knowledge of the venue means accurate pricingWe ensure quality management systems with ISO 9001Highly experienced and collaborative teamTrack live events via our digital planning toolEvidenced commitment to sustainability

Get in touch and let’s discuss your next event