Turrets and towers, winding staircases, ornate ceilings and ancient sculpted yew trees, combine to make Crathes Castle a truly magical setting for fairytale weddings.
Turrets and towers, winding staircases, ornate ceilings and ancient sculpted yew trees, combine to make Crathes Castle a truly magical setting for fairytale weddings, private parties, family gatherings and corporate events.An enchanting 16th-century tower house, Crathes is surrounded by 240 hectares of formal gardens, woodland walks and rolling Scottish countryside, all within easy reach of Aberdeen.
Imagine entertaining your guests in the majestic Great Hall, a room steeped in myth and legend, and dominated by its high vaulted ceiling and impressive stone fireplace, above which hangs the ancient Horn of Leys, a gift from King Robert the Bruce in 1323.
Whatever the occasion, Crathes offers a variety of breathtaking locations within the historic castle, gardens and wider estate. Simply put, no event is too big or too small.
A wonderfully romantic venue for civil, religious and humanist weddings, Crathes Castle is also ideal for champagne receptions and fine dining.
Crathes world famous walled garden, which comprises eight individual gardens, ranging from the formal to the modern, is an idyllic setting for weddings, photography and drinks receptions. During spring and summer, the Golden Garden is especially captivating, rich in colour and fragrance, while the historic yew hedges, manicured lawns and borders ensure that this is truly a garden for all seasons.
For larger wedding receptions and events, a marquee can be erected in the grounds with the castle as a dramatic backdrop.