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Conference and Meeting venues in Ayrshire

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Meeting planners seeking a destination to escape to in Scotland for conferences, meetings and events would do well to consider the county of Ayrshire. A beautiful region steeped in heritage with links to renowned figures William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns, Ayrshire provides the ideal getaway location for weddings and corporate events with the picturesque Clyde Coast as a spectacular backdrop. Whether hosting an event in one of the many striking castles in the region, a grand country house hotel or in contemporary luxury, Ayrshire has a venue to suit every corporate event planner’s needs.


Offering the best of both coastal and countryside settings, Ayrshire is an ideal choice for adventurous outdoor teambuilding events and corporate activities on land or water, whilst delegates will certainly appreciate taking part in corporate golf events held at any of the local championship courses.

Prime conference locations include Ayr, Troon and Kilmarnock, and what with being within easy reach of Glasgow, Ayrshire undoubtedly provides delegates with the best of rural, coastal and town attractions. Ayrshire is easily accessible via the M74 and M77, via good rail links at Ayr, Prestwick and Kilmarnock connecting to nearby Glasgow, and via flights into Prestwick or Glasgow airports for international conference delegates. Proximity to Glasgow makes the Ayrshire district highly accessible for all business travellers and therefore an ideal conference destination.

Venues here are varied and diverse, catering for all capacities with ease and style. The region is undoubtedly renowned for its championship golf courses, such as Troon and Turnberry, but also boasts several other first class sporting venues. Football clubs with associated conference andbanqueting suites include Kilmarnock FC and Ayr United FC, whilst the Magnum Leisure Centre incorporates a large theatre meeting space. Alternatively, Ayr Racecourse in combination with the Western House Hotel offers an exceptionally versatile state-of-the-art conference centre set over 4 floors with 11 meeting suites, exhibition space and banqueting facilities, havingmaximum capacity for 1,000 delegates. Civic and cultural venues such as the Concert Hall and Walker Hall, the Palace Theatre and Grand Hall, and Ayr Town Hall and County Buildings offer large conference spaces able to accommodate between 500-900 delegates for corporate events whilst also catering for weddings. Being an area so rich in heritage there are a number of magnificent historic venues to choose from. For instance, Culzean Castle and Blairquhan Castle both offer striking backdrops for conferences, meetings, banqueting and events, whereas Dean Castle Country Park is a hidden gem set in 200 acres, and Glenapp Castle a stunning event venue for exclusive use, perfect for meeting retreats and teambuilding events. Ayrshire hotels range from imposing historic buildings to the height of contemporary luxury and offer equally outstanding conferencing facilities. Those seeking a modern setting will value The Park Hotel, affiliated with Kilmarnock FC’s stadium, banqueting and conference centre, providing capacity for 600 delegates throughout a selection of suites, whereas Hillhouse is an exquisite boutique county house hotel ideal for intimate meetings and corporate retreats for small delegate groups. The Station Hotel offers a dedicated conference and banqueting team with extensive experience in hosting successful events in a centre of town location with good access to Prestwick Airport, whilst the Barcelo Troon Marine Hotel epitomises the Scottish conference experience by providing a striking beach property with breathtaking views overlooking the 18th hole of Royal Troon equipped with 7 flexible meeting rooms plus a banqueting suite able to accommodate up to 200 delegates. Major hotel groups represented in Ayrshire are Barcelo Hotels, Crerar Hotels, Luxury Collection, Menzies Hotels, Mercure, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Swallow Hotels.

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Mercure Ayr Hotel

Ayr     Max. capacity: 200   Bedrooms: 118

Explore the Ayrshire coastline from your base at Mercure Ayr Hotel, which overlooks the seafront promenade and is a few steps away from the bustle of Ayr High Street. With a choice of 7 meeting rooms, there’s a meetingroom for you, whatever your requirements.


The Marine Hotel Troon

Troon     Max. capacity: 200   Bedrooms: 89

Within the hotel’s conference facilities, we have a choice of rooms which can be adapted to suit your needs and guest list. The Darley Suite and Gailes Suite are light, airy and offer superb views, making them ideal for your banquet or private dinner, while the Portland Suite is ideal for larger and more lively social events.


Hallmark Hotel Irvine

Irvine     Max. capacity: 280   Bedrooms: 128

Hallmark Hotel Irvine is located just 7 miles away from Glasgow Prestwick airport and 4 miles away from M77. With 128 comfortable ensuite bedrooms, 6 superb function rooms perfect for meetings, conferences and events, free Wi-Fi and plenty of car parking spaces - we have everything you need for a successful business meeting or relaxing trip.

The Park Hotel Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock KA1 1UR    Max. capacity: 600  Bedrooms: 50

Boswell’s Coach House

Auchinleck KA18 2NY    Max. capacity: 200  Bedrooms: 0

Fullarton Connexions

Irvine KA12 8PE    Max. capacity: 220  Bedrooms: 0

University of West Scotland

Ayr KA8 0SR    Max. capacity: 10  Bedrooms: 0

The Beechwood Guest House

Ayr KA8 8LE    Max. capacity: 10  Bedrooms: 0

Radio City

Kilmarnock KA25 7DF    Max. capacity: 15  Bedrooms: 0

Gaiety Theatre

Ayr KA7 1NU    Max. capacity: 102  Bedrooms: 0

Cranberry Moss Community Centre

Kilmarnock KA13 6SL    Max. capacity: 120  Bedrooms: 0

Beith Community Centre

Kilmarnock KA15 2BQ    Max. capacity: 200  Bedrooms: 0

The Balgarth Pines

Ayr KA7 4HR    Max. capacity: 15  Bedrooms: 0

Lochside Hotel

Ayr KA18 4PN    Max. capacity: 220  Bedrooms: 17

Carlton Hotel

Prestwick KA9 1TP    Max. capacity: 220  Bedrooms: 39

Grange View

Ayr KA7 2RA    Max. capacity: 7  Bedrooms: 0

University of the West of Scotland Ayr Campus

Ayr KA8 0SX    Max. capacity: 120  Bedrooms: 0

Harbour Arts Centre

Ayr KA12 8PZ    Max. capacity: 20  Bedrooms: 0

The Craufurdland Estate

Kilmarnock KA3 6BS    Max. capacity: 40  Bedrooms: 0

The Carrick Centre

Ayr KA19 7DE    Max. capacity: 40  Bedrooms: 0