Double Wedding Celebrations for The Waterside and SimpsInns


The SimpsInns team at the 2020 Confetti Awards, Glasgow (Photo: Stuart Churchill Photography)

Family owned Ayrshire wedding venues recognised at recent Confetti Awards

PRESS RELEASE: Confetti Awards 2020     
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION: Friday, January 31st, 2020

Twitter: @Confetti_awards @HotelWaterside @GailesHotel @simpsinns

The Waterside Hotel and the SimpsInns’ wedding teams continue to fly the flag for Ayrshire after the family owned business celebrated with two prestigious wedding awards at the 2020 Confetti Awards.   
The majestic Waterside Hotel along the water’s edge in West Kilbride has become a serial winner of wedding awards in recent years. That is thanks to all the wonderful wedding couples who have voted for the SimpsInns wedding venues over the years and is also down to the dedicated wedding and events teams at the SimpsInns owned Waterside Hotel and Gailes Hotel.

At the recent Confetti Awards in the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, The Waterside was named Regional Winner in the Best Wedding Venue category. At the glittering awards ceremony, The Waterside also won the Best Wedding Team overall, coming out on top against quality venues from across Scotland.

The double award celebrations were further enhanced after The Gailes Hotel (sister property of The Waterside) was also a finalist in both the Wedding Venue of the Year and Best Wedding Team categories.

“This is another great feather in the cap for everyone involved at our two wedding venues, The Waterside and The Gailes,” explained SimpsInns owner Karen Simpson. “What really pleases us time after time is these awards are voted for by all the wedding couples who decided to celebrate their big day with us.

“We are absolutely thrilled the teams at the Waterside and The Gailes were also recognised for all their hard work and effort. The wedding and events teams put their heart and soul into making sure every wedding at one of our SimpsInns venues is a most magical day.”

Claire Hajri, Wedding and Events Manager at The Waterside, added: “We are extremely grateful to have received these prestigious Confetti Awards. It’s a great team here at The Waterside and also at The Gailes. Over the years I have worked at both venues as part of the wedding and events teams and we are one big family.

“It’s nice to earn the recognition when up against such strong competition and we are thankful to everyone who voted for us. Every wedding with us is very special and we will always go the extra mile for our wedding couples and guests to ensure they enjoy one of the most important days of their lives.”             

The Waterside is one of Ayrshire’s standout wedding venues with panoramic views at every turn. The luxury hotel boasts a range of 23 luxury bedrooms and suites plus the magical Spa Suite for wedding couples with private balcony and views to the Isle of Arran.

The Kyle Suite and Ailsa Lounge is designed so it can host the most intimate of weddings and ceremonies through to large celebrations for up to 250 guests. Floor to ceiling folding glass doors that open out to the covered decking area and into the gardens, ensures guests have the best of views from every vantage point.

For those all-important photographs, the inlet beach with Arran in view serves as the perfect backdrop to capture memories to last a lifetime.   

The Gailes Hotel on Marine Drive, Gailes is another established Ayrshire wedding venue with 41 luxury bedrooms and stylish Penthouse Apartment with private spa and Jacuzzi. Owners Malcolm and Karen Simpson continue to reinvest in their properties and this year will see the new Spa, Wellness and Leisure complex open at The Gailes. This new offering will perfectly complement wedding parties and their guests when choosing a venue for their big day. 


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The SimpsInns team at the 2020 Confetti Awards in Glasgow where the Ayrshire company picked up two awards; The Waterside Hotel was the regional winner for Wedding Venue of the Year and also won the national award for Wedding Team of the Year. (Photo: Stuart Churchill Photography)

Notes to editors
SimpsInns is a family owned hospitality business based in Ayrshire with luxury leisure hotels, restaurants, bars, golf, leisure and spa.

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