Aberdeenshire offers a variety of stunning wedding venues that cater to different styles and preferences. As one of the largest regions in Scotland, Aberdeenshire has its fair share of amazing wedding venues. I've compiled the best of the bunch that you'll definitely want to explore.
From the first breathtaking glimpse of this magnificent castle, Cluny will certainly add the wow factor and capture the imagination of your guests. Nestled in acres of wooded parkland and completely hidden from view, as you Cluny Castle through the beautiful main gates, the tree lined driveway opens out onto beautiful sweeping lawns where the impressive panoramic view of the main facade emerges and this hidden gem and stunning castle is slowly revealed. Dating back to 14th century, this magnificent crenellated mansion with beautiful grounds remains a much loved family home and offers you and your guests a wonderfully secluded and romantic setting to celebrate your ‘special day’ exclusively.
Perfect for the ultimate fairytale wedding beyond compare, Cluny has its very own unique Chapel attached to the Castle complete with its own private courtyard entrance for your guests’ arrival.
The unique Chapel complete with stunningly beautiful stained glass windows, dark oak pews and seating for up to 100 guests creates the most wonderfully romantic atmosphere and truly magical setting in which to exchange your vows.
Meanwhile, as guests admire the magnificent surroundings and enjoy the celebrations, the bridal party can take time out to enjoy some wonderfully secluded spots within the beautiful grounds and stunning interiors of the castle for photographs. These provide the most amazing locations and backdrops for you to capture magical moments perfectly and create lasting memories for years to come.
After the ceremony, a dramatic and impressive setting awaits your guests. The beautiful sweeping lawns and grounds provide a truly superb location for the drinks reception, with the magnificent architecture of the Castle itself providing a stunning backdrop. Guests are served celebratory champagne and canapés in front of the castle whilst enjoying the sounds of a piper playing the bagpipes on the ramparts.
Cluny Castle is very much an exclusive use venue offering you complete privacy with an intimate feel. We pride ourselves on remaining as flexible as we can for you and tailoring your day to exactly how you would like it to be. Offering you a superior and imaginative service with exceptional attention to detail, our dedicated wedding planner will help guide you through every aspect of your wedding to ensure that your special day is absolutely perfect in every way. We look forward to helping you create the most magical day that will delight, surprise and capture the imagination of your guests and go above and beyond your expectations.
Let Cluny Castle turn the ‘wedding of your dreams’ into a reality.
An imposing 800-year-old fortress, with Raeburn portraits on the walls and wildfowl in the loch, this magnificent fortress in the heart of Aberdeenshire is a sterling example of Scottish Baronial architecture. Inside, the rooms are filled with antiquities, armour and lavish oil paintings. Out in the grounds the grandeur continues, with a picturesque lake and an unusual glass-roofed racquets court.
Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of Fyvie’s 800-year-old history. But stories aside, we do know William the Lion was at Fyvie around 1214 and later Robert the Bruce and Charles I were among its royal guests.
Everywhere you look in Fyvie Castle you’re met with fascinating collections of arms and armour, elaborate furniture, delicate porcelains and impressive tapestries. But Fyvie’s charms also spread into the otherworldly; for Fyvie is ‘blessed’ with two curses and a resident ghost.
One curse pertains to a sealed medieval dungeon – if an intruder entered, they would be killed and their wife would be blinded. The ‘Curse of the Weeping Stones’ is supposed to explain the death of every eldest son in the castle’s families over the past 600 years – perhaps the reason why the castle has changed hands so often? Until the three stones are discovered and removed, the curse is said to hold. The whereabouts of only one is known: it’s on display in the Charter Room.
Fyvie Castle is the ultimate fairytale venue for civil, religious and humanist wedding ceremonies. Adorned with masterpieces by Raeburn, Gainsborough and Batoni, the castle’s elegant gallery and interconnecting drawing room provide a glorious setting for drinks receptions, ceremonies and wedding breakfasts.
From the castle, a short stroll through the grounds leads to the racquets court, a glass-roofed pavilion with a sprung dance floor, perfect for ceilidhs and evening receptions. For larger weddings, you can hire a marquee to be erected on the south lawn, with the castle providing a spectacular backdrop, particularly when floodlit in the evening.
It almost goes without saying that the opportunities for stunning wedding photography are endless!
MARYCULTER HOUSE HOTEL
Maryculter House is a magnificent wedding venue and one of the North East’s best-loved country house hotels. A stunning building, which dates back to the 13th century, is filled with original period detail and a breath-taking location on the banks of the River Dee offers the perfect setting for your magical wedding day. Your wedding day is history in the making From the Knights Templar to the Jacobites, from the great Gordon family to old tales of the Titanic, Maryculter House has the threads of history woven through it. It is a setting like no other. A setting that will provide more than a backdrop to your big day, it will become part of your love story together; part of your family history.
This perfect day will stay with you forever and to help you create history, our professional wedding team has a long-standing reputation for organising perfect wedding days. They will be with you every step of the way to ensure that your special day is full ofenduring memories. Take your vows in the sheltered courtyard overlooking the River Dee – a truly romantic setting – or join your guests for your wedding breakfast following a ceremony elsewhere. And, of course, you can enjoy
your wedding night – with our compliments – in the stunning four-poster bridal suite.
The venue can cater for up to 160 guests for your wedding breakfast, and provide you with the perfect backdrop for a wedding album. Helping you to create memories to cherish for years and years. You and your photographer and videographer will have full access to the hotel gardens, the picturesque riverbank and the charming ruins of the 12th century St Mary’s Chapel.
Savour the beauty and splendour of the hotel and its grounds, and let them take care of every detail for you. This perfect day will stay with you and your loved ones forever.
ARDOE HOUSE HOTEL
A glittering, fairytale celebration is Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, a 19th-century baronial mansion just outside Aberdeen. The turreted house was actually modelled on Balmoral, and events coordinator Eilidh Findlay tells us that its 30 acres of grounds provide an “excellent backdrop” for photographs and mingling. “Ardoe is a wonderful blend of regal and modern,” she says. “Our mansion house has an elegant, regal atmosphere, but as you move through to the function rooms and bedrooms the decor becomes more modern.”
To channel a contemporary feel to complement the traditional setting, she suggests looking at recent royal weddings for inspiration. Ardoe House Hotel and Spa combines modernity and tradition for a unique wedding experience.
Whether you choose to celebrate within the impressive walls or out on the glorious lawns, the setting is sure to be perfect. The hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in a number of elegant function suites, each individually decorated with their own charm and character.
Located just 3 miles from Aberdeen City Centre, Ardoe House Hotel and Spa is a stunning 19th century baronial mansion set in 30 acres of spectacular grounds. The original house was built incorporating many design features inspired by Balmoral Castle, with distinctive pointed turrets.
Inside, they still have original wood carvings, mosaic flooring and stained glass with the Ogston Family Coat of Arms, to remind us of the original occupants.
LOGIE COUNTRY HOUSE
Logie Country House sits on estate lands dating back to 1492 and it provides extremely luxurious, relaxing, unpretentious, warm, comfortable and very well thought-out accommodation.
The multi award winning Scottish Castle is available as an Exclusive Use Aberdeenshire, Scottish Country House Wedding Venue for two days and nights mid-week or three days and nights over a long weekend.
Why not make your wedding day last for three? Surrounded by all those you love! We have an indoor swimming pool, a cinema room, two outside hot tubs and a courtyard. We also have a large wedding ballroom for up to 180 wedding guests. There is even a private island.
Unlike many Wedding Venues in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire, Logie Country House offers the entire wedding venue for you and your guests. Entertain your closest friends and family the night before your wedding in the dining room. Or just relax before the big day in one of the hot tubs.
Catering is available for pre-wedding breakfasts, post-wedding brunches, BBQ’s in the courtyard, hog roasts or hot & cold platters. Alternatively, if you are looking for a self catering wedding venue, you can arrange all your own food and drink (apart from the wedding day itself) as we have two full kitchens and large gas BBQs in the courtyard.