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Last update: November 2023

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 14 luxurious guest bedrooms.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Sporting
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Church
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ 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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Cluny Castle

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37 reviews
100% recommend it
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Tsvetoslava M. Sent on 21/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely and truly amazing

Can't recommend Cluny Castle enough. From the welcoming staff, to the gorgeous grounds, our wedding day couldn't have been any more perfect.
Caitlyn
Caitlyn C. Sent on 26/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Cluny Castle - a perfect venue

Cluny Castle was the perfect venue for our big day and we could not be happier we chose it. The staff were absolutely wonderful to work with, especially Natalie who made coordinating a wedding from overseas an absolute breeze. Our guests were amazed with how beautiful the castle and grounds were, especially the stunning chapel. Each room was filled with charm and exquisite little details. It was a day we will never forget!
Jack
Jack Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Fairytale Wedding at Cluny Castle

Our September wedding at Cluny Castle was a dream brought to life, blending historic charm with enchanting elegance.

The estate's stunning features, from the intimate chapel and grand library to the luxurious four-poster bedrooms, set a backdrop of timeless romance. The West Wing’s self-catering kitchen and lounge areas, along with the fun-filled games room featuring a table tennis table, added a perfect balance of grandeur and homeliness.

The night before our wedding added a special touch to our experience. In the warmth of the castle's kitchen, our bridesmaids and groomsmen helped us prepare a delightful dinner of frozen pizzas and finger food from a local supermarket. This intimate gathering was filled with laughter and joy, serving as a pre-wedding celebration where all our guests could relax and bond. The evening wrapped up before midnight, keeping with the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony.

The day of our wedding at Cluny Castle was nothing short of magical. As the morning sun complementing the castle in a soft glow, anticipation and excitement filled the air. The castle grounds, brimming with natural beauty, served as a serene haven for our guests, who were captivated by the picturesque views and historic elegance of the estate.

The ceremony in the chapel was a heartfelt affair, illuminated by the stained glass windows and echoing with our vows. Post-ceremony, the castle grounds transformed into a lively celebration space, where guests mingled, laughed, and enjoyed the stunning scenery.

As evening fell and the castle lit up in its full glory, we transitioned to a beautifully set up marquee by Elegant Pitches, allowing our guests to appreciate the grand beauty of the castle in a new light, adding an extra layer of magic to our celebration.

Fundamental to the day's success was the team at Cluny Castle. Natalie, our remarkable coordinator, orchestrated every moment with perfection, ensuring a seamless flow from the chapel ceremony to the reception in the marquee. Her unwavering attention to our vision was evident in every aspect of the day.

We must also acknowledge Jill, who provided invaluable assistance to the groomsmen and guests, her warmth adding to the day's charm. Michael, our butler with his welcoming presence, ensured everyone felt at ease, adding sophistication and a personal touch to the proceedings. Cosmo’s involvement and the overall welcoming atmosphere he fostered made our day not just an event, but a cherished memory.

For anyone dreaming of a castle wedding, Cluny Castle stands out as the epitome of romance and elegance. The castle offers stunning accommodations and event spaces, and a team dedicated to making each wedding unique and unforgettable.

With heartfelt gratitude,
Jack and Lilly
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Mandy M. Sent on 19/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Cluny Castle

We got married at Cluny Castle in July 2023 and had the most perfect day & weekend staying at the castle. Natalie & the all the staff went above and beyond to make the full weekend run smoothly and we couldn’t recommend them anymore. The castle is so well looked after, maintained & didn’t feel overused like many other wedding venues. Our guests loved the accommodation & felt spoiled by the butler provided for the weekend!
The Cluny Church was the selling point for us, it made the day perfect & photos so special!!
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Elle A. Sent on 07/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A fairytale setting

The most beautiful venue with the best staff. From the first viewing we had at Cluny, Cosmo and the team were extremely professional and helpful. The whole wedding weekend the castle was spotless and no ask was too much from the house keeping team and Natalie. Cluny speaks volumes for itself being so breathtaking but knowing to have the Cluny team behind your wedding just takes the stress of having a wedding off you for the whole weekend. It was the best weekend of our lives and we are so grateful for all the team and their efforts.
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Laura C. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical wedding venue!

We couldn’t be happier with our choice to get married at Cluny, it was an absolute dream! Cosmo, Natalie, Liz, Michael and the team truly made our wedding the most incredible weekend, we really appreciate everything you did to make our day run smoothly and to make us and our guests feel at home. From the stunning chapel, to the regal rooms and breathtaking grounds, we really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend, thank you so much!!
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Ross N. Sent on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

Our experience with Cluny Castle from start to finish was absolutely outstanding.

From the minute you enter into the castle grounds, the view is absolutely breathtaking.

We spent the weekend of our wedding residing at the castle (Friday - Sunday). We highly recommend doing this to others! It was a great way to allow both sides of our families to mix and get to know each other prior to the wedding day itself.

All the bedrooms within Cluny Castle are fantastic and we’re more than adequate for everyone getting ready the morning of the wedding.

The castle bedrooms have a timeless decor and make for beautiful getting ready photographs.

Our wedding was held within the Chapel. Although we chose to have a humanist wedding, the chapel was the ideal ceremony, decorated as you’d expect a traditional chapel to be. The stain glass windows were beautiful and the hall provided the prefect acoustics for our string quartet. The entire ceremony felt enchanting.

Natalie from Cluny was absolutely brilliant. She helped us along the way and made sure our wedding day ran smoothly. She took so much stress away from us both on the day and leading up to it.

Cluny provided a butler over the weekend who also did and excellent job. He helped all the guest navigate their way around the castle and to their bedroom. In addition he helped everyone with their bags, prepared a lovely breakfast and was always in hand to offer any assistance.

Highly recommend Cluny Castle to others looking for a fairy tale wedding.
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Euan F. Sent on 06/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue!

We had our wedding at Cluny Castle in May and we couldn’t be more pleased that we chose the castle as our venue.

The castle is absolutely stunning and it provided the perfect setting for us to celebrate our wedding weekend with our friends and family.

Natalie was amazing, both in the planning stages and on the day itself. Everything went perfectly and that’s down to how brilliantly Natalie co-ordinated everything. It meant we could relax and enjoy the day which we are very grateful for. Nothing was too much trouble and she gave us so much helpful advice in the run up to the wedding which made the planning process so much easier.

As part of the wedding hire of Cluny you get your own butler for the weekend. Steven was so helpful and couldn’t do enough for us, carrying bags, tidying up, making sure everyone had what they needed and keeping us entertained.

The whole team at Cluny are wonderful - Cosmo and Bronya were so accommodating and Jill, the house manager, is so lovely and did so much for us on the day!

Everything about Cluny is quite simply magical. The grounds are stunning, the castle itself is Disney-esque and the chapel is breathtakingly beautiful. If you are considering Cluny as your wedding venue we would HIGHLY recommend booking. We wish we could do our big day all over again.
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Jordanlee S. Sent on 21/03/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Wedding venue

Brilliant place to get married, beautiful location, just a bit pricey for us considering we had only 5 people and the minister and photographer there.
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Samantha S. Sent on 21/03/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

wedding day mr & Mrs sutherland

amazing place so peaceful and private
it really is like something from a fairytale
very accommodating and happy to help
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Nafisah H. Sent on 21/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An Absolute Dream!

There are no words to describe how stunning Cluny Castle is when it comes to wedding venues. From start to finish Fiona was with us every step of the way, and there was no question or task too big. When it came to our wedding day itself, it couldn't have gone more smoothly and that was largely due to the incredible staff. The venue itself is absolutely spectacular and everything is well and truly taken care of.

Natalie was so helpful and amazing throughout the weekend, as was Fiona, Jill and all the amazing staff at Cluny. As far as exclusive use venues go, it really doesn't get better than this. If you are considering Cluny Castle as your wedding venue, I cannot recommend it enough and wish we could do it all over again! Thank you to everyone at Cluny for a truly magical weekend we will never ever forget,
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Naomi H. Sent on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding!

Just an email to say the biggest thank you there ever was for all your hard work and efforts in our special day, we really could not have pulled off such an amazing and successful wedding without you and your help. Your team also are absolutely amazing and your assistant and the butler Ryan was a star and both so helpful throughout the whole day.

Fiona was amazing from the start and gave such wonderful support and guidance but Natalie you really did step in and did the most amazing job! I have tears in my eyes writing this but you really are such a bright light and your patience and composure really helped bring ease and comfort to the entire day! Your a credit to Cluny Castle ♥️

It was a pleasure to meet every single person we met and have our special day in such a beautiful place. Il never ever forget it. Thank you, so so much!
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Hannah H. Sent on 06/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect Scottish wedding venue with the most helpful staff

I would recommend Cluny Castle to anyone planning a wedding, or any event, in a heartbeat. The venue space is stunning and very functional. The Castle grounds are meticulously maintained and overall remarkably beautiful. The bedrooms, kitchen, etc for those staying in the Castle are so cozy, wonderfully decorated, and well equipped with anything you could need.

In addition, the Cluny staff (event coordinators, housekeeping, etc) are extremely helpful, communicative, professional, and insightful. They will make sure your event goes off perfectly.
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Alanna B. Sent on 24/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Jane Sent on 11/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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