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On since 2022

Last update: June 2024

Glen Tanar Ballroom is a beautiful wedding venue in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. Unique and exclusive, this venue provides a memorable setting amongst some of Scotland's most breathtaking scenery.

Facilities and Capacity

Glen Tanar is a sprawling property that was originally built in 1869. Surrounded by Caledonian pine forests and riverfront views, it features luxury cottages, an on-site chapel, and a stunning Victorian ballroom. Glen Tanar is home to various excellent event sites, allowing you to host every phase of your celebration at one venue. You can host a traditional wedding ceremony in the Chapel of St. Lesmo, situated just a short walk across the meadow from the main property. Or, exchange vows in the glass-roofed boathouse on the banks of Trout Loch. After your ceremony, you and your guests can move into the spectacular ballroom for an evening of dinner and dancing. The ballroom has vaulted ceilings adorned with over 700 antlers, original oak floors, a roaring open fire, and a beautiful grand piano. Manicured lawns surround the space for a cocktail hour or lawn games. This space can accommodate up to 160 guests.

Services Offered

You and your guests will enjoy having exclusive access to this venue and experiencing Victorian grandeur in a private setting. Their team offers a wedding package that includes the use of the ballroom, getting-ready suites, a fully-equipped catering kitchen, round banquet tables and chairs, tableware, glassware, garden furniture, and garden games. They work with some of Scotland's best caterers, who would be happy to create a custom menu for your special day. You and your guests can also rent one of the eight luxury cottages if you'd like to extend your time on the property and enjoy all the area has to offer.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

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

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Glen Tanar Ballroom

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Frederick A. Sent on 08/06/2023
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Beautiful Spring Wedding

We hosted our wedding with Glen Tanar in May 2023. We could not have been happier with our experience at the ballroom. Aoibhinn and the whole Glen Tanar team were absolutely amazing in helping us put together our wedding and preparing for the day. We were so happy to share this beautiful part of Scotland with our guests, and Glen Tanar will always be special to us.
Lynne Sent on 14/03/2018
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The day was everything we had hoped for.

We had the most amazing day. Jane and Shona were fantastic and made everything so easy. The day was just like a dream and everything ran like clockwork. It was just perfect.
Stewart Sent on 14/03/2018
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An unforgettable day

The whole day ran so well and we both felt so relaxed throughout which was due to Jane and Shona. We couldn't have asked for better hosts for our wedding and you made it an unforgettable day.
Bob Sent on 05/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect place to have our wedding

What can we say, thank you, thank you, thank you.

My husband and I would like to take the time to thank you both very much for all you did for us in the run up to and day of our wedding. I can't believe it was three weeks ago already! It truly was the most amazing day of our lives. We really couldn't have wished for anything more, even the weather was on our side. Glen Tanar Ballroom and grounds was the perfect place to have our wedding. Once our photos are online I will send you the details so that you can have a look at the great memories you both helped create.

We honestly can't thank you enough.
Jim Sent on 09/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day to enjoy and remember

Where do we start? We are so grateful for the way you ran Paisley and Darren’s wedding. It was faultless. A perfect day to enjoy and remember. You were friendly, efficient, discreet and most of all we had total confidence in you to take care of everything and everybody. It felt like we were dealing with a friend rather than a business. We appreciate all your hard work. Thank you.
Duncan Sent on 09/08/2017
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We could not have hoped for a better service

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of you for everything. From the moment we first viewed the venue until the last moment of our wedding day we could not of hoped for a better service. Nothing was too much for you and the day ran so smoothly. We appreciate everything you did and all the recommendations you gave us. We will cherish this day for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much!
Magdalene Sent on 09/08/2017
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Everything ran so smoothly

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work on and before our wedding day! We had a fantastic time and you were both so helpful, lovely and amazingly organised and made our day so special for us.
Everything ran so smoothly and we could just let go and enjoy because you took such great care of us! Thank you!!!
Michael Sent on 09/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A stunning location to have a party!

Just to say a huge thank-you to you both for helping to make our silver wedding such a success. You were both a pleasure to deal with and we felt you really cared about ensuring we had a good time which was much appreciated. The ballroom is simply a stunning location to have a party and we were pleased to be able to share it with our family and friends. Thanks for all your hard work in helping make the night such a success.
Neil Sent on 09/08/2017
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The backdrop is so stunning

Thank you from Neil and myself for your help planning and organising Kirsty and Finn’s wedding on 27th August 2016. The day ran like clockwork and it was everything that Kirsty and Finn had imagined. We have had so many comments from guests saying what a wonderful wedding it was. The back drop to the Ballroom is so stunning and the Ballroom itself is beautiful. Thank you again we couldn’t have managed without you.
David Sent on 09/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A terrific day

Many thanks again for a terrific day. Cannot believe it’s been over a week past already! We couldn’t have planned and have it run so smoothly without you both, so thank you for everything you have done.
Nicoll Sent on 09/08/2017
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Wedding perfection

Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect! The day couldn’t have been more perfectly and we cant thank you enough for all your hard work to make that happen. We absolutely loved planning our wedding with you. We love Glen Tanar. Thanks again!
Liam Sent on 09/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A truly magical venue

Words cannot fully express how grateful we are to you all for making our day simply perfect. We greatly appreciate your support in the lead up to our wedding, especially on the day itself. Nothing was ever too much bother and we felt so at home there. Glen Tanar is a truly magical venue, a place we will forever hold close to our hearts
Paulette Sent on 09/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Such a special place

Just a wee note to say a huge thank you for all your hard work in making Kirsty & Christopher’s wedding such a success. We all felts so well cared for. Such a special place – keep up the good work!
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Glen Tanar Ballroom, Aboyne AB34 5EU Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen & Deeside)
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