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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Norwood Hall Hotel is a large hotel wedding venue in Aberdeen, Scotland. This fine Victorian mansion was built on the site of Pitfodels Castle, one of the former holdings of Clan Menzies. The castle was abandoned in the 17th century; work on Norwood Hall was completed in 1881. The hotel is conveniently located only a short drive from Aberdeen’s city centre. The hall is set amidst seven acres of secluded woodlands. The property features magnificent landscaped gardens and grounds, and the main building is approached by a lovely tree-lined avenue. The venue affords breathtaking views of the Scottish countryside and award-winning managers offer friendly service and hospitality that are second to none.

Facilities and Capacity

Visitors to Norwood Hall Hotel will immediately be struck by its sweeping staircase, corniced ceilings, rich wood panelling, and ornate fireplaces with roaring log fires. The hall is licensed for civil ceremonies, and it hosts ceremonies and receptions of up to 200 people. You can stage your ceremony on the lawn or in the stunning Pitfodels Suite, which features a dance floor and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gardens. Norwood Hall’s elegant library can accommodate up to 20 people and is a perfect setting for more intimate celebrations. The venue also has 73 bedrooms, including standard doubles, deluxe doubles, accessible doubles, and super deluxe options.

Services Offered

Norwood Hall Hotel is available for exclusive hire, and it hosts no more than one wedding per day. In-house catering is provided, and you are invited to select from a range of delicious buffet and seated meal options. The hotel has facilities for DJs and live musical entertainment; outdoor fireworks are also permitted. Julie and Aimee will be on hand to guide and assist you through every stage of the planning process. They will do their part to help bring your vision to life, and they are more than happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Asian Wedding
Stately Home
In the City
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Fire ceremony
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

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

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pet Friendly
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Shiv M. Married on 25/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Experience

Aimee in particular was brilliant and even came un on her day off when she only got back from Dubai at 10pm the night before as she wanted to be there on our day to make sure it was perfect. Julie was lovely too. Everything ran perfectly from start to finish, food was amazing, decor I had arranged looked perfect, we had a magical time!
Vicky Married on 01/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Vicky Westgate & Stuart McBain Wedding

Thank you & the whole team at the Norwood that made our weekend & wedding day absolutely perfect.
For the last 6 months every time we have been into the hotel it has been an absolute pleasure, you can tell it's an amazing place because whenever we have been in it's always the same team which is rare in the leisure industry
Both myself & Stuart have stayed in hotels a lot due to work & sometimes can be super critical but on the way home from the wedding we both said the hotel & staff were outstanding we would have changed nothing, I cannot thank you all enough for helping us create the most amazing memories.
Iwona Married on 18/01/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Iwona Gwizd and Frantisek Rymes Wedding

Me and my future wife visited hotel in September 2016, fall in love with this place, visited ever since on several times and In January 2017 got married here. Simple as that. food was just amazing no matter what you have chosen. And staff? after couple of minutes you feel you know them ages. All very friendly and helpful. If I ever invite some quests to Aberdeen again-Norwood is number one choice.
Coutts Married on 16/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Coutts & Fraser Wedding

I wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for everything you all did for my wedding. In fact, we cannot thank you enough. I have been bugging you all for months with emails but never once have you ignored me or not done something.
Coutts Married on 16/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating

We cannot thank you enough!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for everything you all did for my wedding. In fact we cannot thank you enough. I have been bugging you all for months with emails but never once have you ignored me or not done something for me.
I have to come and see you all with my thank you's.
Walker Married on 02/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating


We had a brilliant day and can't thank you and all the staff enough. It was awesome.
Elaina Married on 18/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day

I would just like to say thank you so much for making our wedding on 18th September the best day of our lives. You guys went above and beyond to make it the most special and perfect day! All of you were fantastic!
Angela Married on 05/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating

The time of our lives...

We had the time of our lives. Everyone was commenting on how lovely you all were. Nothing was to much for you! I even had a lovely member of the reception hold an umbrella for me. Absolutely top class service. Macdonald Norwood Hall and all the staff are amazing. You've made a girl's wedding day dream come true.
Karen Married on 16/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Super Day

Thanks again to you and the team at Macdonald Norwood Hall for a super wedding day.
Kirsty Married on 15/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing was an issue!

Everyone was so helpful and smiley, genuinely, nothing seemed to be an issue. Kirsty & Paul.
Claire Married on 01/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Day

We had a wonderful day thanks! Everything was perfect! Guests enjoyed themselves to! Everyone commented on the hotel and food! It was truly best day ever! Thanks again for your help.
5 out of 5 rating

A stunning venue

My husband and I had our reception here, September 2011. As soon as I saw this place, I knew it was the one. The wow factor as you come up the drive, with the stunning hotel at the top. My wedding photos are amazing! ( Deeside photographics). We got so much in our package, that saved us a fortune. Table cloths, chair covers, centre pieces, the bridal suite, and four additional hotel rooms, also reduced rates for guests, and some other things too. The food was amazing, four courses. And the hotel was very good at accommodating special dietary requirements, and kids too. The evening buffet was good too, haggis fritters were a big hit! The best thing was, we more or less had the run of the whole hotel, our wedding was the only one on that day, unlike some other venues in the area!
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