At the heart of the firth of the Clyde lies the beautiful island of Bute, which has long welcomed visitors to its shores.
The island’s ceremony rooms are to be found in Eaglesham House, which is situated in Mount Pleasant Road overlooking Rothesay Bay.
The building is set on a hillside and stands alone by well-maintained grounds. These are also available for outside ceremonies and are planted with mature trees – a pleasant background for photographs.
Eaglesham House has two ceremony rooms. The larger can accommodate the main party and a maximum of 68 guests, while the smaller holds the main party with ten guests.
Room Capacity: large 68 Small 10 (while social distancing is in place this number will be reduced accordingly, please contact the registrar for advice)
Music System: available in large room only
Flowers: artificial displays in both rooms
Parking: car park within the grounds
Disabled access: yes
Silver Wedding Dowry Fund
Dating back to the 19th century the Silver Wedding Dowry Fund celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Third Marquess of Bute and is available to brides marrying in December.
In 1897 the Marquess of Bute established a Wedding Dowry Fund to mark the occasion of his Silver Wedding Anniversary. The interest realised from the fund was to be used as a ‘Dowry’ for any girl resident in Rothesay being married in December of any year. The fund was to be administered by the Provost and Magistrates of the Burgh of Rothesay and prospective applications had to be lodged before the December meeting of the Town Council. Argyll and Bute Council is now responsible for the administration of the Fund and applications are considered, in the first instance, by Bute and Cowal Area Committee following the timetable and original conditions.
To apply for the fund, which splits £1000 per year between the 2 chosen brides, please download the application form on the main council website. Completed applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will also need to provide the name of a local Councillor who can be contacted to countersign the application.
If you are unable to complete this application form electronically please contact the Committee Manager, Stuart McLean, on 01436 658717.