Venue Hire

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

A magical turreted castle in the heart of Royal Deeside
A bride and groom walk down a stony path, away from Crathes Castle. The bride lifts her dress slightly from the ground as she walks.
By Rhea Photography
Venue overview


An idyllic Scottish castle wedding venue

What could be more romantic than spending your wedding day surrounded by winding staircases, turrets and towers, all set in manicured grounds with an enchanting walled garden?

Exchange your vows in the Rose Garden or Golden Garden with the castle as a backdrop, or in the castle’s Great Hall itself, with delightful views over the walled garden. The opportunities for amazing wedding photography are almost endless here! 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.


Drinks reception – 80
Wedding ceremony – 50
Dining – 40

Drinks reception – 120
Wedding ceremony – 100
Dining – 80
Dance/ceilidh – 120

Walled Garden
Drinks reception – 80
Wedding ceremony – 80

Marquee wedding – 500+

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


Download a copy of the Crathes Castle weddings brochure.