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On since 2023

Last update: June 2024

Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, 6 miles from Braemar in Royal Deeside, Mar Lodge is a traditional Highland hunting retreat filled with rich wood panelling, antiques, and lots of stag heads! Surrounded by ancient forests, rolling glens, wild rivers, and rugged peaks, Mar Lodge Estate is an idyllic setting for your wedding. Initially built for the Duke and Duchess of Fife (Queen Victoria’s granddaughter) in 1895, Mar Lodge is now an exclusive-use venue for up to 160, with self-catering accommodation for up to 45 guests.

Mar Lodge Estate offers lots of flexible spaces for your wedding. Our team will be there to guide and support you, to help you create a bespoke day filled with personal touches and special moments

Choose between the Drawing Room inside Mar Lodge, or an outside location on the estate, for your wedding ceremony. Enjoy a drinks reception in the principal rooms of the house, before sitting down to dinner.

For smaller celebrations with up to 80 guests, the Craggan Room is the perfect space inside the Lodge. Alternatively, the Stag Ballroom offers a flexible and versatile space for weddings and can seat up to 160 guests for your wedding breakfast. With excellent acoustics and a sprung dance floor, you can end the day with a party to remember!

The Lodge contains five apartments offering self-catering accommodation for up to 33 guests. With our bunkhouse accommodation sleeping 12, Mar Lodge Estate can accommodate a total of 45 guests.

By hiring Mar Lodge for your wedding, you’re actively supporting the National Trust for Scotland’s vital conservation work. Your support allows us to continue to conserve and protect beautiful places like Mar Lodge Estate for future generations to enjoy. Thank you!

Located in Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen & Deeside, Mar Lodge Estate is a stunning landmark wedding venue, perfect for hosting unforgettable experiences.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country

Ceremony options:

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

Dining options:

Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Braemar AB35 5YJ Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen & Deeside)
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