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Weddings at ScotlandԳ most loved castle

Craigievar Castle

Venue type Castle
Location North of Scotland
Capacity 1 - 30
Event types Weddings
Green Tourism Award - Bronze

After two years of major conservation work, Craigievar Castle re-opened to the public in spring 2010 and has limited facilities for exclusive private hire.

Within easy reach of Aberdeen, this iconic 17th-century castle, often referred to as the most loved castle in Scotland, is ideal for intimate gatherings and celebrations.

Surrounded by extensive parkland and open woodland, Craigievar is ideal for civil, religious and humanist weddings. Private tours of the castle and gardens are also available by prior arrangement.

For wedding receptions and events, a marquee must be erected on the castle lawn as there are no facilities for a meal or drinks reception within the castle.

Venue suitable for weddings in the castle

Up to 30 guests for ceremonies

Up to 100 guests for marquee weddings and events

Within the grounds, North Mains and South Mains Cottages and Steading Cottage offer excellent self-catering accommodation for up to 8 guests.

Travelling to Craigievar Castle

Situated off the A980, 6 miles south of Alford and 15 miles north of Banchory, Craigievar Castle is only 26 miles west of Aberdeen and Aberdeen International Airport. Insch and Inverurie are the nearest railway stations, 19 miles away with limited taxi services.

Contact us

For further information please contact the Craigievar team, who will be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail, arrange a visit and help plan your event.