Mount Stuart

Rothesay, Isle of Bute

A spectacular and dramatic venue on the Isle of Bute, world-renowned Mount Stuart is considered the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Scotland’s west coast.

A Victorian neo-Gothic country house set in 300 acres of gardens and woodland, its world-famous architecture, phenomenal collection of arts and antiques and exceptionally decadent interiors make it the perfect location for a truly unforgettable island wedding, corporate or private event.

From the ruby-red glass and pure white marble of the Marble Chapel, to the sumptuous glamour of the Drawing Room…from the secluded Rock Garden with cascading waterfall to the expansive front lawn with views of the rugged Scottish shoreline, the house offers an extraordinary array of options for wedding ceremonies and is a unique and inspiring proposition for corporate events, conferences and training days.

This breath-taking venue is equally versatile for receptions, dinners and dancing, and there is luxurious accommodation on site for up to 37, including the decadent Honeymoon Suite with a Night Sky ceiling.

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Mount Stuart 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 Mar Lodge?

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