Cluny Castle, a beautiful family home in the heart of the Aberdeenshire, could be your exclusive-use fairytale castle wedding venue.
Dating back to the 14th century, Cluny Castle is steeped in history. The Aberdeenshire venue, by Sauchen village, 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.
It even comes with a little touch of stardom as it was once used as a film set for The Queen, starring Helen Mirren.
Far from being a museum-piece, Cluny Castle is still a family home, owned and run by 25-year-old Cosmo Linzee Gordon, who was handed the keys of the castle when he turned 18.
Determined to preserve the castle that has been in his family for generations, Cosmo is now welcoming the public into his home, and allowing brides and grooms to live out their own fairytale within its historic walls.
“Cluny Castle is an incredible property and my beloved family home,” he says. “Renowned for its romance, seclusion and enchanting setting, I am very excited for others to be able to experience this wonderful castle first hand.”
As well as being a family home, the castle is very much part of the local community and an important Scottish building. Couples and their guests will love to experience its unique place in Scotland’s history and heritage.
PICTURE PERFECT VENUE
If you’re searching for an exclusive-use venue with oak panelling, suits of armour and glistening chandeliers Cluny Castle ticks all the boxes.
“It is a true hidden gem and it offers a private chapel like no other,” says marketing and events manager Fiona Jones.
“Cluny Castle truly is the most majestic, secluded and enchanting venue. Perfect for the ultimate fairytale wedding beyond compare.
“With its very own beautiful chapel and stunning grounds, this magnificent crenellated mansion offers you and your guests a wonderfully romantic and magical setting to celebrate your special day exclusively.”
ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
Hidden from view, Cluny’s secluded setting makes it an ideal setting for a perfectly private wedding celebration.
The exclusive-use venue retains an intimate feel and Cosmo, Fiona and the team go out of their way to tailor each wedding to that couple’s wishes.
“Offering a superior and imaginative service with exceptional attention to detail, our dedicated wedding planner will help guide each couple through every aspect of their wedding to ensure that their special day is absolutely perfect in every way,” Fiona says.
SAY I DO IN STYLE
The private chapel at the heart of the castle is a magnificent backdrop for your I Dos.
Complete with stunning stained glass windows, dark oak pews and seating for up to 100 guests, it creates a wonderfully romantic atmosphere and truly magical setting for your vows. What’s more, you can hold a religious or humanist ceremony.
As well as being a simply beautiful setting for your wedding, the castle is also undergoing an exciting refurbishment programme. Once complete, it will be able to offer overnight accommodation for up to 26 guests.
The West Wing apartment is being fully upgraded, while the top floor of the castle is being refurbished with the introduction of seven brand new luxury en-suite bedrooms and bathrooms.
“I look forward to extending a warm welcome to our guests here at Cluny,” says Cosmo, “and with over 200 acres of beautiful manicured grounds and parkland, there is the potential to do so much more with the castle. We really want to showcase the unrivalled range of facilities, activities and possibilities that are on offer here.”
“We’re approaching the refurbishment with bold and creative ideas. However, we are very conscious of respecting the castle’s unique history and building on its remarkable heritage.
“We want to create designs and spaces that reflect Cluny Castle’s distinct Scottish identity that is luxurious yet retains a warm, welcoming and relaxed charm.”
YOUR CASTLE WEDDING
So whether you’re planning an intimate wedding, a relaxed affair in the tenants’ hall or a sumptuous marquee celebration on the lawn, Cluny Castle can help you realise your dream day.
“Our flexibility means that we always aim to cater to everyone’s individual requirements as we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our brides have a magical experience at Cluny,” says Fiona.
“Seeing people smile and making the customers happy is what is most important to us.”