A couple of weeks ago, I visited a magical venue with beautiful surroundings of hills situated in Banchory, Aberdeenshire called “Crathes Castle”. This was a site visit of the 16th Century castle, finding out about the history as well as looking for a potential wedding venue. The castle was given to the Burnett family in the 14th Century by Robert The Bruce, who then lived there for over 350 years and had roots in the area dating back to 1323. There is a variety of wildlife along their six trails including red squirrels, woodpeckers and herons.
So why should you choose Crathes Castle to get married?
Inside, there are two options in choosing either the “Great Hall” which can offer 80 guests in reception and seat 42 for dinner. There is also the recently new event area called the “Horsemill” for 40 guests at reception and seat 80 for dinner. The castle has oak panels and painting ceilings which are perfect for giving a rustic feeling for your wedding. As well as this, when walking into the open air you can see walled gardens, ample car parking, a helicopter landing area and various accommodations options nearby.
There is the marquee area outside which includes groups of 500+ acres of land. As well as ample onside car parking, helicopter landing are and various accommodation options in the area.
It really is a perfect wedding venue!