Venue Hire

Mar Lodge Estate

A call from the wild
A long and grand two-storey lodge building, with a red-tiled roof, stands with an enormous lawn in front. Behind rises the steep slopes of a heather-covered mountain.

Set amid magnificent Scottish countryside, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Mar Lodge Estate is surrounded by ancient forests, rolling glens, wild rivers and rugged peaks.

Originally built as a Victorian hunting lodge for the Duke and Duchess of Fife in 1895, Mar Lodge is an idyllic setting for Highland weddings and an exclusive venue for corporate events, family gatherings and private parties.

With luxury self-catering and bunkhouse accommodation within the Lodge and wider estate, your family, friends, guests or delegates are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

Mar Lodge Estate offers a wide range of outdoor activities and pursuits, including ranger-led walks, early bird safaris and archery, as well as traditional field sports, such as stag stalking, grouse shooting and salmon fishing.

In addition, the Glenshee and Lecht ski centres are within easy reach, at 13 and 26 miles respectively.


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Up to 200

Venue type

Castles & Houses Outdoors Quirky & Unusual

Planning your event


Drinks reception – 160 guests
Wedding ceremony – 110 guests
Dining – 70 guests
Meeting – 100 guests (theatre-style)

Stag Ballroom

Drinks reception – 200 guests
Wedding ceremony – 110 guests
Dining – 160 guests
Dance/ceilidh – 200 guests
Meeting – 170 guests (theatre-style)


Team-building, outdoor activities, festivals and marquee events – 1,000+ guests


Part of our Connoisseurs’ Collection, the Lodge contains 5 luxurious Adam Revival-style apartments offering self-catering accommodation for up to 33 guests.

With our bunkhouse accommodation sleeping 12, Mar Lodge Estate can accommodate a total of 45 guests.

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

Mar Lodge Estate is 3 miles west of Braemar. Aberdeen is 1 hour, 40 minutes away.
Address Mar Lodge Estate Braemar Aberdeenshire AB35 5YJ

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