The SWD editorial team headed to beautiful Ballogie House in Aberdeenshire for a relaxing weekend away. Scottish Wedding Venues editor Patricia-Ann Young reveals all…
Saying a well-kept country mansion is beautiful is a bit like saying the sky is blue “ a lot of the time, it’s a given. But believe me when I say that Ballogie House is extraordinarily beautiful, inside and out, top to bottom. As we drive up the winding country road that leads to the house, we’re charmed by its ivy-clad exterior and the tranquil beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Recently refurbished, Ballogie’s interiors are plush and contemporary yet true to its country home roots, and the house is a masterpiece of genre-mixing home décor.
Up to 14 people can stay here, and the individually styled bedrooms each have a newly fitted en-suite bathroom. There’s also a lounge with an open fireplace, an orangery with garden views, a wellequipped kitchen and a media room.
We spend the day relaxing in the house then take a dip in the hot tub at night, all agreeing that not only would this be a lovely place to chill pre-wedding, but an ideal setting for a relaxed hen weekend.
Ballogie’s gorgeous on-site marquee is right beside the house and the perfect space to hold your big day. We were surprised by how good it looked even when it wasn’t set up for a wedding thanks to its elegant chiavari chairs and white drapes.
Able to hold up to 150 guests for a wedding breakfast and 180 for a reception, everyone will be enchanted by the amazing views of the house and surrounding scenery.
IN THE HOUSE
The house itself can host your wedding too. You can have an intimate ceremony in the airy orangery in front of 40 of your family and friends, and if you plan to bring in childcare, the media room is a perfect place to set up a hangout space for younger party-goers.
If you’re looking for a smaller, more intimate reception, the dining room can accommodate 18 guests for dinner.
TIME FOR TEA
You can have afternoon tea set up for your arrival at Ballogie House “ the SWD team can vouch for its tastiness!