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Cluny Castle

Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen & Deeside View map
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Starting at £6,000
2 to 500 Guests

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Starting at £6,000
2 to 500 Guests

Situated in Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen & Deeside, Cluny Castle is a historic wedding venue perfect for soon-to-be newlyweds who desire an unforgettable celebration in Scotland. Dating back to the 14th century, this beautiful castle has set the scene for countless fairytale weddings. Its charming grounds and opulent interior are bound to delight your friends and relatives. With a talented team dedicated to realising your perfect day, this getaway has everything you need for a special occasion like no other.

Facilities and Capacity

Upon arrival, your nearest and dearest will likely be enchanted by Cluny Castle's rich and romantic aesthetic. Its welcoming atmosphere and vintage appeal have been drawing in happy couples and history enthusiasts alike for many years. Whether you plan on hosting an intimate event for 20 people or a larger celebration, this venue has the means to accommodate your requirements. Ceremonies can take place in the ornate chapel, an ambient space replete with stained glass windows and dark oak pews. If you would like to host your reception outdoors, a large marquee can be erected.

Services Offered

At Cluny Castle, the staff aims to bring every detail of your ideal wedding to life. You can work with one of their experienced wedding planners, a professional who can guide you through the planning process in a fun and worry-free manner. The venue has a number of exclusive catering partners, all of whom are passionate about completing milestone celebrations with exquisite dining experiences. When the festivities draw to a close, you can spend the night in one of the luxurious guest bedrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Alanna B. Married on 19/06/2021
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    It was so worth the wait! Beyond perfect.

    On 19.06.21 we finally celebrated our Wedding day at the breathtaking Cluny Castle. Due to Covid-19, we re-arranged our wedding day three times and oh it was so worth the wait. We can't thank Cosmo enough for being the perfect host and inviting us in to his home to share and celebrate the best day of our lives. His amazing team including Fiona and Louise helped us plan our day and carried us through these uncertain times with such kindness and reassurance as we rearranged our wedding to fit with Covid restrictions. We spent the weekend in the castle with our close family and friends, it was sheer luxury - we were so well cared for by the Cluny team including Jill and our butler Ricardo. We had the most perfect Wedding Day and we have so many memories we will cherish forever.

    Cluny Castle's reply:

    Thank you so much Alanna for your lovely kind words! You have both had such a journey to get this point and I wanted to personally thank you for being so amazing to work with despite all of the challenges you have faced over the last 18 months. I really have loved working with you and it was a joy and a privilege to be able to help arrange your beautiful wedding. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together as husband and wife! xx
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    Jane Married on 19/10/2019
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    We have made so many happy memories

    We had the most wonderful wedding at beautiful Cluny Castle, everything was simply perfect and it exceeded all expectations.

    We were blessed with the lovely autumn weather and can’t wait to see all the photos now.

    Thank you for letting our family use your magnificent home and for making us so welcome yet giving us “ free run”, the tips on cooking with the aga were vital!

    Your housekeeper and Gavin the butler were beyond helpful particularly with my elderly father.

    Your beautiful home and castle are now part of my family’s history and we made so many happy memories there, thank you!
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    Nir Married on 09/09/2019
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    The PERFECT experience

    There is not enough words in my dictionary to describe the PERFECT experience we had at Cluny Castle. We are from Israel, and we decided to get married in Scotland, which is close to our hearts. We brought all of our family & close friends to stay at Cluny Castle for a whole week (26 people, 7 days), where the wedding took place.
    Make the long story short: ALL of the guests said this was the ultimate experience of their life, the castle rooms are AMAZING, and the service we got from Fiona, Jill, John and the other staff was 10 out of 10. And most important: The wedding exceeded expectations in every possible way. In my opinion, and after I checked many venues, Cluny Castle is the top venue in Aberdeenshire and maybe in entire Scotland.
    So THANK YOU Cluny Castle. We will visit again for sure in our anniversary.
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    Fiona Married on 02/08/2019
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    The whole weekend was such an experience.

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for helping us to have such an amazing day on Friday - everything was just perfect!! Everyone was commenting on what a beautiful venue it was and what a great backdrop for photos!

    Fiona & Emma - thank you so much for your organisation and support in the run-up and on the day. The timings of the day ran seamlessly and there was no stress.

    Cosmo - thanks so much for trusting us with your lovely home. The whole weekend was such an experience.

    Huge thanks again!

    Fiona and Richard
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    Jim Married on 02/08/2019
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    The setting was stunning.

    Our daughter's wedding was held at Cluny Castle in August 2019. The setting was stunning. The Chapel was magnificent and the Tenant's Hall with marquee extension was an excellent concept. Luckily we had a beautiful day and were able to congregate in front of the castle for champagne and canapes after the service but had the weather not been so kind, there were adequate indoor facilities in which to gather. The wedding planner and butler were excellent and everything we required was sourced. The rooms were outstanding and we will always have great memories of Cluny Castle. Thankyou.
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    Sandy Married on 20/07/2019
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    Couldnt think of a better venue

    Our daughter Debbie got married on Saturday 20 July 2019. W arrived at the castle on the Friday afternoon staying with family and friends until Sunday lunchtime. It was a fairy tale we didn't want to end. The accommodation is 5 star or more, services of Duncan our personal butler, fully stocked kitchen, huge air hockey table, table tennis, and the bedrooms are massive and lavish. Couldn't think of a better venue. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.
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    Debbie Married on 20/07/2019
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    It was out of this world

    I just wanted to thank Fiona, Cosmo & the whole Cluny team for everything.

    Words can't express what an amazing time we had, it was out of this world. Truly a fairy tale wedding. Everyone commented on how Cluny is a stunning venue and a hidden gem.

    From the moment we arrived it was as though we were royalty. The whole weekend passed in a whirlwind and I wish I could do it all over again! It was absolutely flawless from start to finish & I never wanted it to end.

    Thank you again,
    Debbie x
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    Ainslie Married on 12/07/2019
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    Cluny will forever be in our hearts

    Cluny Castle will forever be in our hearts!!
    We got married in this stunning castle in July and it exceeded all of our expectations!
    We always wanted a venue where we could have both the ceremony and reception on site and a marquee with a view.....and what a view it was! Standing on the decking of the marquee with the castle reflecting on the water was magical! We also wanted a venue which could host our wedding party for the entire weekend. Cluny has amazing accommodation, walking into the rooms is just like walking into a 5* hotel room. We could have stayed forever!
    The chapel is enchanting and takes your breath away every time you walk through the doors! It is so inviting and when full of family and friends just feels like the warmest place on earth!
    The castle owner, Cosmo was extremely helpful! Our guests loved him!
    A special mention must be made to Jill, she helped us so much.She was so friendly and bent over backwards to help us at every turn.
    I’ve saved the best until last - the wonderful wedding planner Fiona!!! Fiona was outstanding throughout our whole experience! We’ve been married a month and I feel like I don’t want to let her go just yet!! She made our whole wedding experience enjoyable. It was difficult to plan from overseas but Fiona was always only a phone call away and after our conversations we felt so relaxed and reassured. On the day of the wedding Fiona was incredible. She made sure our day ran smoothly from start to finish and made sure we had the day of our dreams and beyond!
    The biggest thank you to all of you!! A dream team!
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    Lorene Married on 08/06/2019
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    Magical

    What can we say about Cluny? First of all it’s a beautiful venue, a fairytale like castle which all of our guests and family adored and rave about now. Our wedding was last weekend and we still can’t believe it went all so well, because it was frankly perfect, one of my sister even said it was “Magical” and I think it’s mainly due to the wonderful team of people that helped us on the day.
    Starting with Fiona, who was adorable and helped so much with the planning and on the day itself and really made the day go so smoothly. She did not rush us when we were getting late for the ceremony, because I couldn’t remember how to tie a bow tie (my husband’s) and even told me to take a few minutes when the stress was getting to me which I think helped massively because at that point I was a wreck!
    The owner Cosmo was just as lovely, he and his fiancé helped with everything from helping us set up the day before, greeting our guests to getting the entertainment where they were meant to go, he was wonderful. He shared his family home with us and we never felt anything but at home thanks to his warm welcome. He even stayed with us until all of the guests that were leaving via taxi had departed, which was much later than planned. We were surrounded with love and kindness which was honestly the best feeling ever.
    And everything from the photographer and the florist, to the caterer and the entertainment was perfect. Thank you all for making our day so special.
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    Lucy Married on 26/05/2019
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    Everyone could not stop talking about Cluny

    Thank you so much for helping us plan our perfect day at the spectacular Cluny Castle. Everyone couldn't stop talking about what an amazing venue it was. We had the most amazing wedding day at the most magical venue and we cannot recommend Cluny highly enough. Thank you again for helping us plan our dream wedding.
    Mr & Mrs MacDonald xxx
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    Afia Married on 09/05/2019
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    Fairytale Wedding

    I can't even begin to describe not only how stunning of a venue Cluny Castle is, but the owner, Cosmo Gordon and his unbelieveably talented team (Fiona Jones) and Emma Matthews were unbelievably warm, patient and accomodating to us. My fiance and i knew from the moment we saw Cluny Castle that we just had to get married there. From the moment we sent in our enquiry, Fiona responded with such warmth and detail that we knew this was the place for us. We also had the pleasure of meeting Cosmo who was so delightful and kind, it honestly amazed us! Emma Matthews is the wedding planner that we dealt with towards the end of our wedding preps and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only is the venue STUNNING (our guests from Canada and UK were jaw-dropped at how beautiful this castle is), but the accomodation is out of this world. We had the pleasure of having the castle to ourselves for 2 nights and those are 2 nights we won't ever forget. Please do not hesitate to book this venue for your wedding! Thank you so very much for everything and for making this experience one we will never forget. All our love, the McClenaghan's xxx
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    Venetia Married on 08/02/2019
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    Cluny is a wonderful and special place

    Cluny is a wonderful and special place. Such a beautiful castle and outstanding views. Heaving with history and gorgeous Scottish heritage. Lovely people also!!! We had the perfect weekend!!! Xx
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    Rachel Married on 28/12/2018
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    A truly unique setting

    We cannot thank Cluny Castle enough for providing the most spectacular venue for our wedding. This is one of few places that offers accommodation, exclusive use, an onsite chapel and genuine flexibility; all in a truly unique setting!
    If that wasn’t enough, the team are amazing - everyone was friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Fiona, in particular, is an absolute superstar and worked incredibly hard to help us in so many ways. On the day itself, they really helped the day flow by navigating guests and keeping everyone right. They were always on hand; without feeling intrusive or controlling. This really added something extra to the day, which I know isn’t always the feedback for exclusive use venues. But the Cluny team were faultless!
    We used the West Wing apartment for both the night before and night of the wedding: this provided a great space for a relaxed pre-wedding meal and also breakfast on the morning after the wedding. We also used the castle rooms on the night of the wedding, each of which are decorated differently (something that only added to the already unique surroundings).
    Our guests loved Cluny and enjoyed being able to see different parts of the castle and grounds throughout the day, rather than being confined to one or two spaces. The Tenant's Hall also provided a fantastic atmosphere for dinner; and the addition of a marquee in the courtyard worked really well for the evening reception afterwards.
    We have so many wonderful memories of our time at Cluny and would highly recommend it as an exclusive use venue with many unusual elements and endless possibilities!
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    Danielle Married on 20/10/2018
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    The castle and whole experience was amazing.

    The castle and whole experience of Cluny was amazing. We wanted a classy and real 21st century fairytale experience and Cosmo, Fiona and their team delivered. I can't believe the quality of the customer service, beauty of the castle and the facilites you get to enjoy. You also get an event planner who coordinates all of your other suppliers - I couldn't believe it. Fiona was stunning, just stunning. Always replied and I felt like I knew her before the big day. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The epitome of above and beyond. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for everything.
    Danielle xx
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    Katie Married on 02/06/2018
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    We really can not thank you enough!

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you again to you Fiona, and Cosmo for all your help and support. We really could not have asked for a better day and it wouldn't have been possible without you. Really can't thank you enough!

    Please pass our thanks to Cosmo too - the guests all commented on how beautiful the castle is and it is of course his home which he kindly shared with us for the weekend.

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Engaged and looking to get married in 2021? Struggling to find a venue with availabity? Whether you have had to put your plans on hold or you have recently got engaged, we have a small number of select dates still avaiable for you to choose from throughout Summer, Autumn and Winter 2021. We would be delighted to help you so please do get in touch to discuss your options further. Your dream wedding can still be a reality at Cluny in 2021!

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Elopements, Micro Weddings + Ceremony Only Packages

Thinking about all of the couples that still want to safely celebrate their love, with their closest family and friends in these current times and beyond, Cluny Castle have created some additional packages and wedding options for smaller, intimate weddings.

All the procedures they now have in place are in accordance with the government guidelines to ensure their venue is a safe space – they are keen to support each and every couple, adapting their offers to your needs in any possible way.

Elopement Package for 2

Package includes:

2 nights accommodation in their West Wing apartment master suite

Exclusive use of the chapel or grounds outside for your wedding ceremony and private room for dinner

Bottle of champagne, strawberries and flowers on arrival

Wedding coordination and on the day management

Use of the castle for photos both internal and external

Piper to pipe at your ceremony

Wedding bouquet and buttonhole

Floral arrangement for the chapel

4 course meal on wedding day and half bottle of wine each

£2,750 for 2 guests.

Price valid until March 2022.

Ceremony + Drinks Reception Only

Package includes:

Exclusive use of the chapel or grounds outside for your wedding ceremony

Wedding coordination and on the day management

Private use of the beautiful castle, gardens and grounds for photos and drinks reception

£3,250.

Price valid until March 2021.

Additional cost of £500 for the couple to stay overnight in the West Wing Master Suite.

(Food & beverage are an additional cost.)

Ceremony, Drinks Reception + Dinner

Celebrate in style with up to 26 of your nearest and dearest.

Package includes:

Exclusive use of the chapel or grounds outside for your wedding ceremony

Wedding coordination, planning and on the day management

Private use of the beautiful castle for photos and drinks reception

Private use of the Tenants Hall for dinner

£4,250.

Price valid until March 2021.

Additional cost of £500 for the couple to stay overnight in the West Wing Master Suite.

(Food & beverages are an additional cost.)

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