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Tucked away within 1,500 acres of private parkland, it’s hard to believe Elsick House is only eight miles from Aberdeen.
Yet driving down the hedge-lined lane towards the house feels like stepping into your own world.
The whitewashed baronial house retains all the grandeur you’d expect of the ancestral home of one of Scotland’s prominent families, the Bannermans, without feeling intimidating.
The house dates back to the 14th century but recently underwent an extensive renovation to create a light and airy look which feels welcoming and homely, despite its grand proportions.
Couples who tie the knot at Elsick are welcomed into the house from 4pm the day before and are encouraged to see it as their home for the weekend.
With its 11 brights bedrooms – including a fabulous bridal suite – and tastefully decorated reception rooms, the exclusive-use venue is just a delight.
Come the big day there are plenty of options.
You could say your vows in the marquee, which is housed within the south-facing walled garden and seats 150 for dinner (with the option to invite up to 50 evening guests), or take advantage of Elsick’s stunning gardens with an outdoor ceremony.
Mature trees and shrubs border the lawn, providing a beautiful backdrop to your ‘I do’s’, or exchange vows in the secret garden while your guests look on from the fragrant rose arch.
An intimate affair…
If you’re planning a smaller celebration, weddings of up to 50 guests can be accommodated in the house.
Ceremonies are held in the elegant reception hall, before you enjoy your drinks reception either out in the gardens or inside.
The dining room and drawing room are then combined to seat all your guests for dinner on round tables.
Wedding breakfasts for 30 guests can be held in the dining room alone.
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No nasty surprises…
Elsick Houses advertises as a no-hidden-costs venue so there won’t be any heart-stopping moments when you see your final bill.
All tables, chairs, heating, the PA system, projector and screen and many more items come as standard within the quoted price, leaving you free to enjoy wedding planning without worrying about sourcing any added extras (or paying for them).
Did you know?
Couples wanting to celebrate their wedding midweek or during the winter months may receive a reduction of up to 50% off the three-day package price.