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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Medieval history, Jacobean romance and Victorian opulence
Drum Castle in the spring

Coronavirus: Following the closure of our properties, all private and corporate hospitality events, including weddings, have unfortunately had to be cancelled until further notice. Our teams will be in touch with existing customers to discuss their options. If you’re having difficulty contacting us, please email

We’re also still busy responding to new enquiries for later in the year and beyond and would love to hear from you! Please contact us.

Dating from the 13th century, the castle was owned by the Irvine family for over 650 years. A Scottish stronghold and hunting lodge, Drum is now a spectacular venue for weddings, private parties and corporate entertaining.

One of the recent innovations at Drum has been the creation of an exhibition space, designed to showcase contemporary art within a traditional setting.

The castle’s gardens and extensive grounds provide a stunning backdrop for photography, marquees and outdoor activities.


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Up to 500

Venue type

Castles & Houses Gardens Outdoors Quirky & Unusual

Planning your event


Drinks reception – 100 guests
Wedding ceremony – 70 guests
Dining – 50 guests
Meeting – 70 guests (theatre-style)


Wedding ceremony (religious) – 45 guests

Garden of Historic Roses

Drinks reception – 500 guests
Wedding ceremony – 70 guests


Team-building, outdoor activities and marquee events – 500+ guests


Courtyard Cottage is a charming one-bedroom apartment in the historic courtyard of Drum Castle.

For further information please contact us. We’ll be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail, arrange a visit and help plan your event.

Getting here

Drum Castle is 3 miles west of Peterculter, 10 miles west of Aberdeen and 8 miles east of Banchory.
Address Drum Castle Drumoak by Banchory Aberdeenshire AB31 5EY OS Ref: NJ796005

Get directions

Provided by Google Maps

Drum Castle is situated ½ mile off the A93 (the Aberdeen to Banchory road).

Travelling west from Aberdeen, pass through Peterculter. After 3 miles, turn right towards Drum Castle. 

Heading east from Banchory, travel 8 miles and then turn left towards Drum Castle.

Buses run every 30 minutes during the day along the A93. The bus stops are ½ mile from the castle (approximately a 20-minute walk).