Ayrshire’s Best-Kept Secret?

Situated in the historic market town of Cumnock, The Dumfries Arms Hotel has delighted locals and visitors for over 300 years. Once a coaching inn, it is now a contemporary boutique hotel with a recently refurbished ballroom and 26 elegant en-suite bedrooms, including the luxurious Lennox Suite, designed with honeymooners in mind.
When it comes to weddings, the rural location of this characterful hotel makes it the ideal choice. Perfect for both intimate ceremonies and grand celebrations, the hotel prides itself on its bespoke, personal service and attention to detail.
Whether it’s 20 guests in the private dining room or 250 guests in the ballroom, you are guaranteed a wedding to remember in beautiful surroundings, with delicious food and professional but discreet service.
Tailored to the specific needs and desires of each couple, the team at The Dumfries Arms Hotel brings experience and creativity to every stage, from the very first meeting, to the fond farewell. As Louise Simpson, Wedding and Events Manager, says: “It’s not a sale, it’s a journey.”
When it comes to those precious wedding photographs, there is no better feature than the hotel’s grand, timeless staircase. Again, this can be decorated to suit the couple’s individual taste.
“It’s a pleasure to host a wedding here,” adds Louise, “be it small and intimate or a large, grand affair. We don’t dictate, so it’s lovely to tailor-make a wedding package for each couple.”
Louise and her team realise that every couple and every wedding is different. The ballroom can also be divided to host ceremonies and celebrations of different sizes.
“The beauty is,” Louise continues, “that from the day I meet each couple and introduce them to the venue, it will be me that attends every meeting, and everything on the day, right up until their first dance.”
Wedding guests can be equally assured of a personal service, as well as comfortable but stylish bedrooms at a discounted rate. These include easy access rooms, family rooms and adjoining rooms, if required.
But the best news of all, is that there are still some dates available in 2024, including certain ‘peak’ dates during the summer. The Dumfries Arms Hotel appears to be Ayrshire’s best-kept secret when it comes to weddings. So, what are you waiting for?
Dumfries Arms Hotel, 54 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, KA18 1BY
Tel: 01292 429230