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Wedding Venues in Aberdeenshire: Our Favourite Spots

As one of the largest regions in Scotland, Aberdeenshire has its fair share of amazing wedding venues. We've compiled the best of the bunch that you'll definitely want to explore...

Bride and groom outside a castle wedding venue

Boasting over 165 miles of dramatic coastline and home to more than 260 castles, (two of which we've included in this round-up), Aberdeenshire is an excellent area to consider if you're searching for your dream wedding venue.

From the quaint harbour town of Stonehaven in the south to the tumbling waters of the River Dee, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to backdrops for your special day. 

If you're a foodie couple then you're in for a treat - your wedding menus promise to be truly mouthwatering as Aberdeenshire serves up some of the finest ingredients that Scotland has to offer. We're talking award-winning whiskey and locally-caught seafood. 

What's more, the nearby city of Aberdeen claims the title of the sunniest city in Scotland with nearly 1,500 hours of sunshine every year. So, if that's not enough to convince you to check out our list of the most spectacular wedding venues in Aberdeenshire to get married at, we don't know what will!

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1. Logie Country House

Country house wedding venue

You won't be stuck for entertainment options if you get hitched at Logie Country House.

The entire house and estate can be yours exclusively for two or three days, during which you can enjoy two huge entertainment rooms, an indoor infinity pool, cinema, hot tubs, a private island and more!

Wedding dining area with fairy lights

Boasting 17 luxury bedrooms with four poster beds, the house can sleep 50 people for a whole weekend of celebrations.

If you're planning an intimate wedding, the opulent dining and drawing rooms are fabulous, or larger weddings of up to 160 day guests can take place in the ballroom and bar overlooking the River Urie.

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2. Cluny Castle

Bride and groom outside a castle wedding venue

Castle wedding venues are majestic, dramatic and never fail to impress. If you're looking for one in Aberdeenshire, Cluny Castle is definitely a location to have on your radar.

Dating back to the 14th century, the stunning castle has magnificent architecture and is surrounded by over 200 acres of landscaped grounds, making for a tranquil and enchanting setting. You can set up an outside marquee for your reception and you'll have the castle as a romantic backdrop.

Wedding chapel

But it's not just the outside that's worth talking about, Cluny Castle has its very own chapel with beautiful stained glass and dark oak pews that can seat up to 100 guests for your fairy tale wedding.

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3. Drumtochty Castle

Grand wedding venue living room

Drumtochty Castle is another wedding venue that'll be a magical setting for your special day.

The spectacular 19th century Scottish castle is bursting with beautiful backdrops, from the wild woodland glen it's situated in to the regal ballroom with ornate décor. We think a photograph snapped over the bridge like this couple is a great idea!

Bride and groom on a bridge over a river

If you're planning a religious ceremony, St Palladius Church is located just a short carriage ride away where you can say your vows before heading back to the castle for an evening of festivities.

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4. Raemoir House

Bride and groom having confetti thrown over them by wedding guests

Located just 25 minutes from Aberdeen lies Raemoir House, a gorgeous Georgian property set on 14 acres of secluded parkland.

As you and your guests make your way down the tree-lined driveway you'll be seriously impressed with this countryside retreat before you've even stepped foot inside.

Wedding ceremony area

Choose to marry in the wood-panelled Sitting Room or the whimsical Woodland Cathedral before enjoying a meal in the lavish Garden Room.

What's more, from April to December a marquee can be set up to accommodate up to 360 guests if you want an even larger celebration.

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5. Banchory Lodge

Wedding ceremony area decorated with flowers

Aberdeenshire has some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes and Banchory Lodge - nestled in the Royal Deeside and with the tranquil River Dee running through the grounds - makes full use of this breathtaking beauty.

Our favourite room is their function room - airy, light-flooded and with views across the River Dee, it'll bring the outdoors in which is perfect for unpredictable weather.

Stylish wedding living area

As for the food, with an award-winning kitchen whipping up delicious bespoke menus for the big day, you can guarantee you and your guests won't go hungry.

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6. Norwood Hall Hotel

Wedding hotel surrounded by trees

Norwood Hall Hotel is a wedding venue steeped in history and character, having been built on the site of Pitfodels Castle after it was abandoned in the 17th century.

The hotel can host weddings of up to 200 people and is grand and majestic, featuring sweeping staircases, ornate fireplaces and rich wood panelling.

Marquee wedding ceremony area

There's plenty of room for your guests to stay overnight as this venue has 73 deluxe bedrooms for accommodation.

But the best bit? You can finish the celebrations off with a spectacular firework display - it'll make for some amazing pictures!

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7. Ardoe House Hotel and Spa

Outside view of a castle wedding venue hotel

With gorgeous views of the Scottish countryside including the River Dee, you would never know Ardoe House is located only three miles from Aberdeen's bustling city centre.

The spectacular mansion nods to Scottish architecture in the most majestic way thanks to its distinctive baronial style, making it a brilliant choice if you're planning a Scottish wedding. We adore the turrets and spires!

Monochrome wedding bedroom

You and your guests won't have to travel far to rest your heads after a night of celebrations, this venue has 119 deluxe bedrooms plus a beautiful bridal suite.

In addition, all overnight guests are given complimentary use of the spa which is bound to impress.

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8. Maryculter House Hotel

Bride and groom outside a Scottish loch

How about getting hitched while listening to the tranquil trickle of running water at a waterfront wedding ceremony?

Well, Maryculter House Hotel offers just that and more! Not only can you tie the knot in their wedding courtyard on the banks of the River Dee, you can head inside too where elegant and impressive function rooms await.

Glamourous wedding dining area

This venue offers a host of fabulous deals, including use of their bridal suite before the big day, menu tasting and children under five eat free.

But our favourite feature has to be the one year anniversary stay - how romantic will it be to visit the venue after a whole year of married life!?

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9. Aswanley

Bride and groom outside a rustic hut

Rustic wedding venues are all the rage and Aswanley - a location consisting of a 17th century house and a spacious Victorian barn - offers a romantic, intimate setting for you and your loved ones.

The barn truly is spectacular, with several interconnecting rooms and a fireplace at the centre. We reckon a cosy winter wedding would be ideal for this space.

Bride and bride walk up the aisle

You won't have to worry or stress over any details or timings on the big day - the venue's three dedicated wedding coordinators will be on hand to help every step of the way.

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