The north-east of Scotland is one of the most sought-after destinations for luxury weddings.
Lucky couples looking for a venue in this area can tie the knot at any of these stunning places, all cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.
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If you’re going for grandeur and style, look no further than Fyvie Castle.
This lavish, luxurious place boasts an incredible history that will stay with you forever.
Built in the 13th century, it has the largest indoor capacity of any Trust venue in Aberdeenshire, seating up to 110 guests for a wedding meal.
The wow factor comes from a sweeping stone wheel staircase and world-famous art collection, whilst the icing on the cake is the castle’s glass-roofed racquets court and sprung dance floor – a must-have for anyone looking to ceilidh the night away!
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Tranquil and full of treasure, Castle Fraser has a history stretching back as far as the 15th century.
Inside, you and up to 70 guests can soak up the atmosphere of old Scotland, surrounded by family portraits and historic artefacts.
Or, for a somewhat different wedding experience, you can venture to the top of the castle’s Round Tower and exchange your vows overlooking the courtyard and gardens.
There’s room on the turret for just 10 people, and the views of the surrounding Aberdeenshire countryside will leave you breathless.
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Nestled in the heart of Royal Deeside, Crathes Castle is a 16th-century, turreted tower house that stands resplendent in the midst of manicured gardens. The wider estate is a haven for roe deer and red squirrels.
Why not make your vows in the Great Hall, then enjoy summer drinks in the walled garden or beside the croquet lawn?
The castle even has its own dedicated space, The Horsemill, ideal for weddings. With room for up to 80 guests for dinner or 140 for a reception, it’s the perfect place for anyone who wants plenty of rustic style with all the ease of a contemporary venue.
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Designed in 1732 by one of Scotland’s greatest architects, Haddo House has all the elegance of a classic Georgian stately home with luxurious Victorian interiors.
In the grounds around the house you can turn the magnificent avenue of lime trees into your very own natural aisle.
Haddo also has its own chapel, which dates back to 1881 and is reserved for religious ceremonies.
In the main house, there’s room for up to 80 dinner guests, but the Canadian Hall is big enough for double that – it also has a sprung dance floor, for all your foot-stomping needs.
There are incredible places of all shapes and sizes in the National Trust for Scotland’s care.
By choosing a Trust property for your wedding venue, you can support their conservation work.