£300 - £3500 for Venue Hire
Up to 48
7 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£300
Maximum Price
£3,500
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
48
Reception Capacity
100
No. of Bedrooms
7
Sleeps No. of People
16
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Venue

Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Cultural Specialists

Other
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
For the day you’ll treasure, you need a classic and charming venue to ensure perfection from the moment you arrive, until your last guest leaves the dance floor. Durn House is a traditional 18th Century Scottish Georgian Mansion House. Steeped in sophistication, glamour, and history, Durn House has been restored to its former glory creating a unique and intimate Wedding Venue. ​ We are not great believers in rigid packages we believe weddings are personal and unique to each couple and should be designed around you. Durn House is an ideal wedding venue, accommodating up to 48 day guests and additional evening guests as required. For couples with a larger guest list, we can provide the use of a stunning Marquee, or Teepee. Specialising in Rustic Weddings, Durn House is also famous for bohemian beach weddings. Our dedicated Wedding Planning Team will be with you every step of the way helping with supplier recommendations, menus, and style choices as and when required to ensure your day runs smoothly from dawn to after dusk.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kim
Wherever you’re at with regards to planning your wedding, I am more than happy to be of help. With over 70 weddings under my belt, I believe I have the best experience and skill to tailor make your wedding to your exact requirements and specifications, perfectly.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
20
Reviews
(7)
(7)
22nd July 2018
Married in July 2018
June 2016
A Wonderful Wedding Day
We have just had the most amazing wedding day ever! From the minute we arrived we were warmly welcomed & waited on hand and foot, the staff were outstanding, they couldn't have done enough for us all (Bride, Groom & all our wedding guests). We had a dog & 9 children all under the age of 9, the staff were very accommodating and understanding of restless children, who hadn't been allowed to play and burn off some energy before the ceremony. The help given by the staff made all the difference to ensure that we got the attention to detail that we'd planned - from the little name tags on glasses, to blowing up the helium wedding balloons. Nothing was a problem. We felt that the staff at Durn House cared as much about our wedding as we did. The preparation for the day, the very high standard of the canapes and buffet-style 3-course meal were 2nd to none. I could go on and on describing as to how absolutely fantastic our big day was, this can only be accredited to the professionalism and dedication of all the staff at Durn house. With a special mention for Mary, the Head Housekeeper, who made sure everything went smoothly and we got the day we'd hoped for. The house itself has excellent facilities, in-keeping with the age and character of the house and grounds, the rooms, facilities, tableware and grounds were immaculate. All of our wedding guests that we spoke to, had an excellent day and gave the house and services nothing but praise. If we (the Bride & Groom), could have our day again, we wouldn't change a thing. We live near Portsoy and will definitely be spending a few nights here again. A HUGE thank you to all the staff at Durn House, that made our day fantastic and memorable for all the right reasons.
20th July 2018
Married in July 2018
June 2016
Summer Wedding
The staff at Durn House made our wedding day the most special and memorable day of our lives. Nothing was too much trouble, a tie for a guest, last minute ironing of bridesmaids dresses, even holding the ceremony outside 2 minutes before it was due to happen was all taken in their stride. The food was brilliant and the meal service was outstanding. We were so impressed by the service and the venue but particularly the staff, they shared in our joy their motivation to provide a top level of service was appreciated. The whole experience was stress free for us as the planning and service was provided right from the first contact to plan and book the event. All our requests and needs were met and exceeded. Honestly the3 best experience not only for ourselves but for all our quests. Nina, Mary, Karen, Christian all the bar staff and wait staff are incredibly professional but also made us feel like part of the family. They completely delivered on everything they said they would and more. I would love to stay again here even just for an evening meal and a romantic getaway. It is immaculately presented and simply a beautiful place to stay. Can't endorse them enough. If you want a magical day/night to remember you won't be disappointed.
2nd of May 2018
Wedding: May 2018
June 2016
'Made for a Fantastic Wedding!'
My sister married here 19/04/18 Absolutely stunning house, the rooms are beautiful ! Such a relaxing atmoshere, Made for a Fantastic wedding � 'Will & all the staff were First Class'! Highly recommended �x
14th February 2018
Married in February 2018
June 2016
My wedding
Thank you from the bottom of my heart durn house for hosting my wedding on the 10th February 2018. From start to finish each and every one of you did an amazing job! We arrived on Friday with all my family and as soon as we stepped into your fantastic home we where treated like royalty. On the day I didn’t have to worry about absolutely anything. I left all my decorations down stairs and when I came down to marry my best friend the place looked incredible!! I was blown away with the beauty of the place. It truly is a gem! Too all the waiting staff, house keepers, chef, wedding coordinators, everyone who was involved ..every one of you are amazing! Please give yourselves a pat on the back. We all felt so at home and relaxed. The day ran so smoothly from start to finish. I honestly cannot fault you. Absolutely every one of my guests commented on how amazing the day was and that was thanks to you. Please, if anyone is thinking of getting married here, do it! You won’t regret it. Thank you again
8th October 2017
Married in October 2017
June 2016
Fantastic Wedding Day!
We had our wedding at Durn House on 7th October and we had a wonderful day. The staff at Durn House really worked hard to make our day so special. Many, many thanks to Lyndsey but especially to Bev, Aenea, Graeme the chef, Mary the housekeeper and to everyone who made the entire weekend so fabulous. The house was spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming for ourselves and our guests. Every detail we had asked for was included; nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing and served by attentive but unobtrusive staff. The chef even went personally into Buckie to source a stand for our wedding cake and we were given a beautiful engraved cake knife to keep. Durn House is the perfect venue for a wedding and we have memories we will never forget; We are already planning to return next year for our first anniversary! The current Events team have delivered a great experience in a relaxed and extremely customer focused way. Our day, our weekend was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Thank you again to the whole team.
17th August 2017
Married in August 2017
June 2016
'I couldn't recommend this beautiful venue enough'
We held our wedding here as 24 hour exclusive use. The day could not have gone better. Despite a change in staff during planning, they got us just right and ran the day just how we wanted. The room layouts were great and they dressed the house just how we wanted. All the food was great. The staff could not have been more helpful making sure we had everything we and our guests needed and more. They worked incredibly hard and long hours making our day run smoothly . There were also lots of unexpected extras throughout the day. Overall I couldn't recommend this beautiful venue enough.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Durn Road, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 2XT, Scotland

Travel Notes

It's best to search for us on Google maps. There are signs to the House on the roads to the west of Portsoy, coming in from Banff, and if you're coming from Elgin way in the East, we are at the very end of the road when you turn right directly after the gas station as you enter Portsoy.

Nearest Town

Portsoy

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Huntly or Elgin

Nearest Airport

Aberdeen

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FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It's hard to pick out any of our weddings for being the 'best'. Weddings are each unique, precious and the best they can be - which is perfection in our eyes.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Look 2-3 months ahead and create a timeline - google & pintrest will be your best friend!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

I love sharing the excitement of the planning of the day with all involved; Brides, Grooms, Mums, Dads, Sisters, Grandads & more. This special time of joy is always filled with each family's own personal touches.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic; Wedding-Ready; Budget-Friendly; Boutique; Charming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to mention - but nothing beats a group photo outside the front of the House!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We couldn't possibly say

What’s your favourite canapé?

Haggis Bon-Bons

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our ability to be completely creative when working with you to create your dream wedding

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The sheer dedication and passion which is demonstrated time and time again by all the team here at Durn House