Argyll’s Lodging is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • receptions
  • photography

You can hire Argyll’s Lodging for your exclusive use.

A Renaissance façade and magnificent main entrance hint at what awaits within Argyll’s Lodging. Scotland’s most splendid and complete surviving 17th-century townhouse is in Stirling’s historic old town, and was grand enough for its owner to receive royal guests from the castle. Today, the fine and elegant architecture of the lodging provides an intimate setting for smaller wedding parties.

Laigh Hall

Capacity: 60 people (ceremony)

Your guests will feel the sense of occasion as they enter this charming hall via the impressive courtyard. Inside they will be greeted by a unique space that houses an original oak scale and platt staircase – one of the first of its kind in Scotland and beautifully restored. The courtyard is floodlit after dark.

High Dining Room

Capacity: 30 people (reception)

Host your small wedding banquet in what was once the setting for formal dinners given by the Earl and Countess of Argyll. Suitably grand, the walls of the High Dining Room have been painstakingly restored with hand-painted gold leaf. Up to 30 people may dine at the long table. An atmospheric backdrop to your celebration.

Walled Garden and Courtyard (open air)

Capacity: 120 people (reception)

Drinks and canapés can be served in the private gardens or the courtyard, which is flanked by elaborate entrance gates and Corinthian pillars. Either provides an ideal setting for the most special of occasions.


You can hire Argyll’s Lodging just for your wedding photographs, even if your ceremony will be held elsewhere.

Find out more about wedding photography or contact Argyll’s Lodging direct on 01786 450 000 for details.

Types of ceremony

Religious and humanist ceremonies. You can apply to the local council for a civil licence.


Postcode: FK8 1EG

In Stirling’s historic old town, just below Stirling Castle, off the M9.

More information

Download the Argyll’s Lodging Wedding brochure [PDF, 282KB]

Find out more about Argyll’s Lodging


Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8973

Submit a wedding enquiry online