Venue Hire

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

A magical turreted castle in the heart of Royal Deeside
Filled wine glasses at Crathes Castle
Photographer: Keith Appleby
Venue overview

Private Event

Crathes Castle is a charming and versatile venue for both day and evening events.

Inside the castle, the beautifully appointed Great Hall with delightful views over the walled garden is ideal for intimate gatherings and is complemented by the converted Horsemill, which can cater for larger parties.

If you’re looking for something more energetic, country pursuits, bushcraft or mini Highland Games can be arranged.

For large-scale events, the estate has ample places for alfresco dining, outdoor activities and marquees.


Drinks reception – 80
Dining – 40
Meeting – 50 (theatre-style)

Drinks reception – 120
Dining – 80
Dance/ceilidh – 120
Meeting – 100 (theatre-style)

Home Farm Meeting Room
Meeting – 45 (theatre-style)
Meeting – 20 (boardroom)

Walled Garden
Drinks reception – 80

Alfresco dining, outdoor activities and marquees – 500+

East Lodge, a self-catering cottage located at the entrance to Crathes Castle, has two bedrooms and can sleep up to four guests.