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Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

A magical turreted castle in the heart of Royal Deeside
Wedding couple with pony and trap outside Crathes Castle
Photographer: Janie Barclay
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 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 – 42

Drinks reception – 140
Wedding ceremony – 100
Dining – 80
Dance/ceilidh – 140

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.