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Crathes Castle

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A magical, turreted, National Trust for Scotland castle in the heart of Royal Deeside, near Aberdeen
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
300
Reception Capacity
300
Bridal Suite
Changing Only

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Full Description
This enchanting 16th-century castle, with its beautiful walled garden, expansive grounds and a dedicated event space (the Horsemill), is a versatile venue for weddings, meetings, team-building events and corporate entertaining. Inside you’ll find a labyrinth of cultural history, from family portraits to fine antique furniture. The walled garden is a wonderful jungle of history, split into eight sections that encompass every green delight imaginable – sculpted topiary, soft herbaceous colours and modern exotic blooms. The massive yew hedges are thought to have been planted as early as 1702. What could be more romantic than an idyllic Scottish castle with winding staircases, turrets and towers set in manicured grounds with an enchanting walled garden? Exchange your vows in the Golden Garden with the castle as a backdrop, or in the castle’s Great Hall with delightful views over the walled garden. Afterwards, sip champagne as you enjoy a game of croquet or tour of the castle before being piped to dinner in the Great Hall or Horsemill. For larger weddings, a marquee can be erected in the grounds. Surrounded by rolling countryside, Crathes Castle offers a rural retreat just 15 miles from Aberdeen city centre. The castle is steeped in history, with strong ties to Robert the Bruce, and our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to give guests a flavour of the estate’s history, myths and legends.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1900
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Location & Contact Details

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Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ, Scotland

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