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There are many wonderful wedding venues in Grampian, ideal locations for your humanist wedding ceremony. Here are a few ideas to start with:
Aswanley [ View On Map ]
At Aswanley, we have created an unusual Scottish wedding venue suitable for both sumptuous wedding receptions and intimate family gatherings. The wedding venue consists of the grounds of Aswanley, a sixteenth century fortified house and the impressive restored Victorian barn, known as a ‘steading’ in the local Aberdeenshire dialect.
Balbegno Castle [ View On Map ]
Balbegno Castle is located in the most perfect spot for a romantic wedding in the countryside. The castle provides a stunning backdrop for the wedding photographs and a surprisingly intimate environment for this special day.
Banchory Lodge Hotel [ View On Map ]
Banchory Lodge is the perfect romantic wedding venue in Royal Deeside. We can cater for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships in our beautiful function suite overlooking the River Dee. A door leads from the suite out onto our beautifully manicured lawns right by the river and provides the ideal setting for drinks and photographs.
Castle Fraser [ View On Map ]
Set in open woodland just 16 miles from Aberdeen, the National Trust for Scotland’s Castle Fraser provides an idyllic setting for your wedding. Venture to the top of the Round Tower or across to the beautiful Walled Garden for spectacular photo opportunities. The Great Hall, with its large, open fireplace and high barrel-vaulted ceiling, is bright and spacious, providing a magnificent setting for ceremonies of up to 100 guests, receptions for 70 and evening dances for 90.
Coo Cathedral [ View On Map ]
Coo Cathedral, a relatively new wedding ceremony and reception venue in Aberdeenshire, situated on the grounds of Aboyne Castle. This is a truly unique venue that can be made to be anything you want of it. As its name indicates Coo Cathedral is a former cows barn, which still has many of its original features including the beautiful large wooden beams.
Cortes House [ View On Map ]
Cortes House is a splendid exclusive-use mansion, built in 1810, offering the best of luxury accommodation in Aberdeenshire. Forty minutes from the city centre of Aberdeen, luxury and tranquillity is only a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Crathes Castle [ View On Map ]
Located near the village of Banchory just 15 miles from Aberdeen, Crathes is an enchanting castle, steeped in history with a world famous walled garden. Exchange your vows in the castle’s Great Hall, with its high arched ceiling and panoramic views or in the beautiful Golden Garden with the castle as a spectacular backdrop. Intimate receptions with up to 45 guests can be held within the castle or larger wedding receptions for up to 120 can be held in the rescently refurbished Horsemill.
Drum Castle [ View On Map ]
Set amidst an ancient oak forest on the edge of Royal Deeside, the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle provides a wonderfully intimate venue for your special day. The beautiful 16th-century chapel, nestling in the castle grounds, can seat up to 45 guests for a religious ceremony. Alternatively, the magnificent Library, with its large vaulted ceiling and rich wooden bookcases, provides a romantic setting for civil and religious ceremonies for up to 70 guests. Receptions for up to 50 can also be held in the elegant Dining Room.
Drumtochty Castle [ View On Map ]
It is difficult to imagine a more magical setting for your wedding than a stunning 19th Century Scottish castle, hidden away in a wild woodland glen. Classical and elegant, the magnificent neo-gothic Drumtochty Castle has stood on the southern edge of Drumtochty Forest since 1812. We invite you to enjoy the castle exclusively, in an atmosphere of privacy and luxury for your entire wedding weekend.
Fasque Castle [ View On Map ]
Fasque Castle leads the way as one of the top country house wedding venues, not just in Aberdeenshire, but in Scotland. You’ll find luxurious surroundings, all traditionally tasteful, blended with a fresh, modern twist. And, as you hire Fasque Castle for your own exclusive use, you can relax and feel completely at ease with your family and friends; from the night before to your first night together as a married couple.
Fyvie Castle [ View On Map ]
The National Trust for Scotland’s Fyvie Castle is a romantic vision of towers and turrets set in beautiful parkland with its own private loch. Adorned with a fabulous art collection, the castle’s interconnecting Drawing Room and Gallery provide a spectacular setting for ceremonies and dinners for up to 120 guests. From the castle a short stroll leads to the Racquets Court, a glass-roofed pavilion – perfect for evening receptions, ceilidhs and dances. The Preston Tower Apartment also has accommodation for up to 17 guests.
Haddo House [ View On Map ]
The National Trust for Scotland’s Haddo House, 19 miles north of Aberdeen, is a grand Georgian mansion set in a beautiful country park. Elegant and romantic, the rooms within the house offer great flexibility for your dream wedding. Choose from the Chapel or Library for your ceremony before enjoying a drinks reception in the graceful Drawing Room or glorious Terrace Garden. The Library also offers a luxurious space for receptions with up to 80 guests whilst the Canadian Hall can accommodate larger receptions for up to 160.
Kirkton Retreats [ View On Map ]
Kirkton House is a specialist retreat centre which aims to provide space for people to revitalise their mind, bodies and soul. Surrounded by eight acres of woodlands, ponds, stream and garden it brings residents into a closer relationship with the natural environment and is perfect for those who care about all forms of life on this planet and want to deepen that connection.
Kirkton House is a beautiful former manse, set in mature gardens and woodland of 8 acres, in the peaceful countryside hamlet of Cairnie by Huntly. Situated just off the A96 in between Aberdeen and Inverness, it offers the perfect place to retreat, with views over Bin Forest.
Leith Hall [ View On Map ]
Located just 7 miles from Huntly and surrounded by rolling Aberdeenshire countryside, Leith Hall is a 17th-century Scottish tower house provides a wonderfully intimate venue for your wedding day. The opulent Music Room, filled with family portraits and a grand piano, provides a romantic location for weddings ceremonies for up to 40 guests and receptions for up to 32. The walled garden, an oasis of colour and fragrance also provides a beautiful location for outdoor weddings and stunning photography.
Logie House [ View On Map ]
Completely unique to the North East of Scotland, Logie Country House is much more than simply an Aberdeenshire wedding venue. It is a magnificent setting that offers you and your guests exclusive use of the entire private castle for three days and three nights.
Mar Lodge [ View On Map ]
Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, 5 miles from Braemar, the National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge offers the perfect retreat for an idyllic Highland wedding. Originally built for the Duke of Fife in 1895, the Lodge was designed in the Victorian country house style with warm pine-panelled walls. Ceremonies can be held in the elegant public rooms before dining and dancing in the unique Stag Ballroom. The estate also has accommodation for up to 61 guests.
Maryculter House Hotel [ View On Map ]
Our unique venue is steeped in history with magnificent views over the river Dee and surrounding countryside and is perfectly suited to cater for all your wedding requirements. Maryculter House is a romantic setting and licensed for civil, religious, civil partnerships and humanist ceremonies.
Meldrum House Hotel [ View On Map ]
Meldrum House Hotel A wedding in a baronial mansion or elegant heated marquee set within a beautiful Scottish country estate, our wedding expertise, fine cuisine and our attention to detail ensures your wedding day will be one you’ll never forget.
Norwood Hall Hotel [ View On Map ]
Norwood Hall Hotel is a magnificent Victorian Mansion which radiates charm and simply oozes character. As you walk through the door, you are greeted by a romantic atmosphere that fills the air, created by a backdrop of carved ceilings, ornate fireplaces with roaring log fires and rich wood panelling. Hosting just one wedding a day, our luxurious accommodation will prove a spectacular base for your wedding party.
Raemoir House Hotel [ View On Map ]
Raemoir House Hotel is a Georgian mansion set in 11 acres of entirely secluded parkland in the heart of Royal Deeside, Raemoir is thoroughly impressive and is one of the Scotland’s finest wedding locations.
Thainstone House Hotel [ View On Map ]
Built in the 18th century Thainstone House has a rich history as a much loved family home, grand Aberdeenshire landmark and now a hotel and exclusive wedding venue. With luxury accommodation, Thainstone House is the ideal escape for an intimate and private wedding. Features including the size of the rooms and windows throughout the house ensure that your special day is one of grandeur and brightness.
The Chester Hotel [ View On Map ]
Looking for the perfect luxury wedding venue in Aberdeen? The Chester Hotel is the ideal location for your dream wedding day, and the newest wedding hotel in Aberdeen. Your big day will be in expert hands as we are committed to providing all the inspiration, care and attention you will need.
The Glen Tanar Ballroom [ View On Map ]
Set amidst the most stunning Deeside scenery, the Ballroom at Glen Tanar has been established over decades as one of Scotland’s premier event locations.
Imagine hosting your event in one of the most magnificent entertainment rooms in Scotland, your guests dancing beneath the intricately beamed ceiling which is adorned with over 600 antlers. For over one hundred years this elegant Victorian Ballroom has been the venue the most romantic weddings.
The Marcliffe [ View On Map ]
The Marcliffe at Pitfodels is a luxurious, relaxed and ultra-elegant five-star Scottish country hotel set in its own picturesque grounds on the outskirts of the historic city of Aberdeen in North-east Scotland. The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa is only 20 minutes by road from Aberdeen Airport, and 10 minutes by road from Aberdeen Rail Station and the city’s coach hub.
Grampian Wedding Venues not listed here are welcome to contact us with details of their venue and location.