27 of the best wedding venues in Aberdeenshire 2019
Whether you’re looking for a chic city hotel, historic castle or a stately home you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Here are 27 of the best wedding venues in Aberdeenshire 2019.
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ARDOE HOUSE HOTEL AND SPA
Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, is a 19th century baronial mansion set in thirty acres of spectacular grounds.
Located in the Aberdeenshire countryside, yet just three miles out of the city centre, the venue boasts a fabulous backdrop for your day, while offering benefits of convenient travel routes to the train, bus station and airport for you and your guests.
Having just completed a full refurbishment of the popular Ogston & Elliot wedding suites, as well as the refurbishment of the Spa & Health Club, the hotel offers you traditional Scottish hospitality with a hint of 21st century attitude.
Selected dates are available from £75.00 per guest, with wedding exclusivity guaranteed on all dates.
With 28 gorgeous refurbished rooms, Banchory Lodge, in Royal Deeside, sits in the most picturesque location on the banks of the River Dee, only 13 miles from Aberdeen.
They also boast a beautiful six-bedroomed house called Cobbleheugh in the grounds where couples love to make a weekend of their celebrations and dine privately there with family and friends.
Hold your ceremony overlooking the river before heading to the function suite with its panoramic views, perfect for up to 100 day guests. Enjoy food that your guests will remember long after the day has ended.
Entertain guests with bubbles served from the new Fox Box bar on the lawn whilst you sneak off around the 12-acre estate for photos.
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Dating back to the 14th century, Cluny Castle is steeped in history and truly is the most majestic, secluded and enchanting wedding venue. Situarted in tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside, the castle boasts its very own beautiful chapel, romantic-sounding East and West Wing, (that were added in the mid-1600s) and over 200 acres of beautiful parkland.
Yet far from being a museum-piece, the castle is still to this day a very much loved family home, offering you the chance to celebrate your special day in opulent surrounding.
The castle is also so secluded that you could have an end-of-night fireworks display with no need to worry about upsetting the neighbours!
If you’re searching for an exclusive-use venue with oak panelling, suits of armour and glistening chandeliers Cluny Castle ticks all the boxes.
LOGIE COUNTRY HOUSE
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Logie Country House is a spectacular exclusive use wedding venue that sits in its own private 130-acre estate only 16 miles away from Aberdeen.
Withstanding centuries of romantic Scottish history, the house now has 15 bedrooms, an indoor pool and a purpose-built ballroom that is perfect for dancing the night away with up to 180 members of your friends and family.
Logie’s ancient woodland is filled with wild flowers which change with the seasons while three Pictish standing stones located near the ballroom will add a bit of drama to your wedding photos. The inner courtyard is filled with aromatic plants while the outer courtyard is the perfect setting for your outdoor ceremony or entertainment.
This is a fantastic venue for couples looking to hire their wedding venue exclusively over a period of a few days or a weekend. You can host an intimate dinner with your family the day before your wedding, and then have a huge BBQ the day after for the wind down!
PALM COURT HOTEL
Situated in Aberdeen’s West End this hotel is a stylish choice for couples favouring a city wedding.
You’ll have a choice of four stylish rooms – the Hudson, Sanderson, Clayton and Blake – to celebrate your big day in style.
With flexible room sizes the hotel can cater for weddings of any size, from small and intimate to altogether larger affairs.
The Hudson and purpose-built ceremony room provide the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies for 95 guests and up to 140 evening guests. With a range of packages to suit all budgets the Palm Court Hotel is definitely worth a visit if you dream of a chic city wedding.
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With its 16th century house and beautifully renovated Victorian Barn, Aswanley is a unique Aberdeenshire wedding venue with flexibility to create your dream day.
Hire the venue on an exclusive-use basis and choose where to have your ceremony, from the barn overlooking the River Deveron valley to nuptials al fresco in the gardens.
Visit Aswanley’s website
Ballogie House is an idyllic exclusive-use wedding venue located in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire.
This beautiful house is set in a peaceful location amongst magnificent gardens and open parkland with uninterrupted views across the estate. The orangery will cater for up to 60 guests or the pretty glass sided marquee is perfect for up to 150 of your loved ones.
Visit Ballogie House’s website
CASTLE FRASER GARDEN AND ESTATE
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If you’re looking for a grand baronial castle for the day this could just be the venue for you. Set in 120 hectares of beautiful gardens and woodland near Inverurie the castle dates from 1575 and there’s an unmistakable French chateaux influence.
A luxury mansion wedding venue in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Cortes House can take up to 55 for a meal in the dining rooms and sleeps up to 30.
Going to need more space? The grounds are the ideal size for a marquee, meaning you can dance the night away with 120 of your nearest and dearest.
Visit Cortes House’s website
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This Royal Deeside 16th-century castle is a gem of a find with its beautiful walled garden, grounds and a new dedicated event space – The Horsemill.
The former home of the Burnett family, history-buffs will love Crathes and its connections with Robert the Bruce.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL ABERDEENTREETOPS
Whether you’re planning a wedding for just 20 or a huge celebration for up to 600 at DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops you’ll have a choice of elegant suites for your ceremony and reception. The hotel is renowned for its spectacular wedding banquet facilities, while the team will be on hand to help you plan every step of your dream day.
Hidden away in a wild woodland glen this neo-Gothic castle has stood on the edge of Drumtochty Forest, Auchenblae since 1812.
Five miles south of Aberdeen, this gorgeous country residence can be hired exclusively for your big day.
Cosy and intimate, Elsick has room for up to 20 people to stay over, so you can make a weekend of it. The sprawling gardens are picturesque and romantic, with a marquee in the summer for larger celebrations or opt for an intimate wedding of 50 guests over the winter months.
Visit Elsick House’s website
Located within a 400-acre estate by Fettercairn, Fasque Castle was built to entertain and impress.
Once the home of Prime Minister William Gladstone, the castle is a properly grand setting for your nuptials.
Visit Fasque Castle’s website
GLEN TANAR BALLROOM
There are plenty of on-site amenities on the 25,000-acre Glen Tanar Estate as well as the beautiful ballroom.
Quintessentially Scottish, you’ll love the 700 stag antler showstopper on the ballroom ceiling, harking back to days as a hunting lodge. The antique floor and vaulted ceilings are expertly shaped for maximising acoustics; it’s definitely been made with parties in mind!
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Designed by William Adam in 1732 and home to the Gordon family for over 250 years, this stunning stately home sits amongst Scotland’s grandest Palladian-style mansions.
If Georgian architecture coupled with Victorian interiors sounds like your dream wedding venue, this is the place for you.
Visit Haddo House’s website
HOUSE OF SCHIVAS
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House of Schivas, located just outside of Methlick near Ythanbank, Ellon is a unique venue, offering couples various options for your dream wedding day.
There’s also the picturesque boating lake and walled garden which lend themselves as the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs or perhaps for your engagement shoot. There’s also accommodation options available at Newton House and South Lodge.
JURYS INN ABERDEEN AIRPORT
The wedding team at Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport are dedicated to helping you customise your big day, from suggesting suppliers to co-ordinating the day.
Avoid hidden costs by opting for an all-inclusive wedding package which include food and drink, room hire, entertainment and wedding night accommodation. Plus, the great location will make it easier for guests to get to.
The building blends all the characteristics of a Scottish tower house and a French chateau effortlessly and you’ll have the choice of elegant public rooms in which to tie the knot.
Visit Leith Hall’s website
Couples looking for an uber-stylish venue, this could be the place for you.
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When it comes to a venue with a true taste of the Highlands Mar Lodge is ideal.
Set amidst 29,000 hectares in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the venue is surrounded by ancient forests and rolling glens.
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This relaxed and elegant five-star hotel is set in its own grounds on the outskirts of the city.
The hotel can accommodate all sizes of wedding, from just the two of you to 400!
This hotel on the banks of the River Dee is brimming with history and character.
In the 12th and 13th century it was built as a home for the Knights Templar and more recently was owned by one of the few male survivors of the Titanic.
NORWOOD HALL HOTEL
Ideally situated just a stone’s throw from the Bridge of Dee, Norwood Hall Hotel sits in seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland.
The stunning Victorian mansion is the picture of elegance with dark wood panelling and sumptuous interiors.
PITTODRIE HOUSE HOTEL
Nestled against the dramatic backdrop of Bennachie’s impressive peak, this venue is the perfect setting for a country house wedding.
If you want to feel like Laird and Lady of your own manor for the day, Pittodrie is ideal.
SANDMAN SIGNATURE ABERDEEN HOTEL
Set in the heart of Aberdeen the brand new Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel is a beautifully modern venue housed in a historic building, dating back to the early 1900s.
The newly refurbished hotel can cater for up to 320 guests for dinner and then once you and your guests have danced the night away there are 218 bedrooms available to you.
Set in Aberdeen’s Queen’s Road the five-star Chester Hotel offers the last word in luxury – ideal for couples with an eye for the finer things in life.
The wedding suite holds up to 320 guests and the designated wedding team can help create the wedding of your dreams.