Venue Hire

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate

Celebrate in style at one of Scotland’s grandest baronial castles
A bride and groom stand by the battlements on top of a castle, looking out over the green parkland. The bride’s dress is white and fanned out on the ground behind her.
Photographer: Nicholas Frost
Venue overview


A Scottish castle wedding

Dating from 1575, Castle Fraser is famous for its wonderful turrets, balustrades and gables, creating a truly perfect setting for your fairytale wedding.

Regarded as one of Scotland’s grandest baronial tower houses, Castle Fraser offers peace and tranquillity amid over 120 hectares of beautiful gardens and open woodland. Situated south of the River Don, this spectacular wedding venue is also within easy reach of Aberdeen city centre (40 minutes) and Aberdeen airport (20 minutes).

Versatile wedding ceremony options

Depending on the size of your wedding party and the formality of the occasion, Castle Fraser offers a choice of unique locations for your ceremony:

Great Hall (60 guests): Originally dating from the 15th century and accessed by a beautiful stone spiral staircase, the Great Hall is the principal room for wedding ceremonies within the castle. Located on the first floor, with a high barrel-vaulted ceiling and smooth, cream, plastered walls, the Great Hall is bright and spacious, enjoying natural light from three large south-facing windows.

Library (50 guests): Dominated by a portrait of Charles Mackenzie Fraser by Raeburn, this Regency-style room is ideal for intimate ceremonies. Located on the fourth floor of the castle, the Library retains many original features and elegant furnishings, including rich wooden bookcases, an 18th-century longcase clock by Thomas Stone, and decorative wallpaper dating from c1839.

Round Tower (14 guests): For a truly unique and intimate experience, ceremonies can take place at the top of the Round Tower. Accessed via a spiral staircase, the Round Tower offers stunning views over the surrounding estate and fantastic photograph opportunities.

Marquee: If you are planning a larger wedding, marquees can be erected on our Events Field, using the castle’s turreted exterior as a spectacular backdrop. This is the perfect space for any size of evening reception.


The unique, self-catered apartment in the East Wing (sleeps 4) is the perfect retreat at the end of your special day. The unique, domed ground floor features a bright living room and a contemporary kitchen. Climb the spiral staircase to find two well-presented bedrooms, one king-size and one twin, both offering lovely views of the castle grounds.

Find out more about staying at Castle Fraser


Fraser Wedding Package: 60 guests

  • Wedding ceremony in the Library or Great Hall, followed by a drinks reception in the Laigh Hall
  • Includes access to the castle, grounds and tower for photographs

Elopement Package: 6 guests

  • Wedding ceremony in either the Great Hall, Library, Tower or Walled Garden
  • Includes access to the castle, grounds and tower for photographs

Charles Wedding Package: 14 guests

  • Exclusive use of the tower for an intimate ceremony, followed by a drinks reception in the Laigh Hall or gardens
  • Includes access to the castle, grounds and tower for photographs

Marquee: 1,000+ guests

  • Use of the Castle Fraser grounds to erect a marquee for your wedding celebration
  • Includes access to the grounds only for photographs
  • This package can be made bespoke with the wedding ceremony held in the castle.


Drinks reception – 60
Wedding ceremony – 60
Dining – 50

Marquee wedding – 1,000+

For further information or to arrange a time to view the castle, please email