By the time girls reach marrying age most are able to describe, in painstaking detail, exactly what their wedding will look like. Some paint a picture of champagne receptions and crystal flutes, while others describe free-flowing beer fountains and chilled pint glasses. But there is one aspect of the special day for which many brides have a shared vision – the venue.
Thanks to childhoods filled with Disney movies and royal weddings, many dream of an old country manor snuggled amidst acres of private woodland and unspoilt countryside. A place with a chandeliered ballroom, delectable fare and a sweeping staircase that seems almost purpose built for a bride making her grand entrance. A place like Raemoir House.
Situated just outside Banchory and only twenty minutes from Aberdeen, Raemoir is a beautifully refurbished Georgian house that provides the perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding. Tucked away at the end of an extensive tree-lined drive, the first impression is one of grandeur, but step over the threshold and it feels just like home, which is exactly how owners Neil and Julie Rae encourage you to think when planning your day.
With an emphasis on exclusive use for weddings and other special events, the award-winning venue literally becomes your personal country retreat for the weekend. From the wood-panelled sitting room with oversized armchairs and roaring open fire to the ballroom with its flock velvet wall coverings and sweeping views of the grounds outside, your event can be tailored to suit you and your guests.
Weddings are the culmination of a lifetime of dreams and wishes rolled into one momentous event. Planning one can seem a daunting task at first, but take the time to visit to Raemoir House and you may find that realising your vision is just a tree-lined drive away.