Scottish Clifftop ruined castle Wedding all-inclusive package

If you are hoping to plan your Wedding at a truly incredible castle location in Scotland, with an overwhelmingly magical backdrop and a beautiful setting for your accommodation and Wedding breakfast, then look no further!

Whether you are planning a destination elopement wedding for 2, an intimate Scottish Wedding for your closest friends and family or a larger Wedding for up to 60 persons – We have the perfect combination that will blow both you and your guests away.

Together with the iconic Dunnottar Castle and the luxury Wedding venue that is Ardoe House Hotel, we have devised an all-inclusive destination Wedding package that will be a perfect fit whether you are eloping to Scotland or booking an intimate and luxury destination Wedding.

This wonderful Scottish castle Wedding package includes;

  • Your Ceremony at the iconic location of Dunnottar castle
  • Your Wedding reception and accommodation at a beautiful, luxury hotel in Aberdeenshire
  • Assistance from our destination wedding specialists to help you with the paperwork process and to source 5 incredible suppliers on your behalf. They will even put together a wedding file and timeline for you – so that you can be assured everything is under control.

You perfect destination wedding in Scotland could be right here, read on to find out more.

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Your Wedding ceremony at Dunnottar Castle

Arrive to the clifftop ruined castle, with the sound of the ocean in the backround and a Bagpiper* playing for your arrival. Make your way to the castle, with the Bagpiper leading the way, covering over 200 steps weaving up to the medieval castle atop an enchantingly beautiful cliff. Once you reach the castle, you can take shelter in the beautifully refurbished Drawing room for your Ceremony or choose an outdoor location that you wish. With space for up to 60 people at the castle itself, you can be sure that everyone will be bemused by the beauty and magic of this amazing place.

Be amazed by the castles magical setting and surroundings and the incredible, ancient Scottish history that took place here. You and your guests will gasp in awe at the sight of such an incredible place in the world – A stunning setting for even the most eager of Outlander fans looking for an amazing Scottish castle as their Wedding venue.

After your Ceremony, enjoy a glass of fizz** on the lawn and let your guests take their incredible surroundings in as your Photographer takes you to the many beautiful, natural locations around the castle for photographs that you will treasure forever.

*Piper is not included in the package, though we highly recommend having one.**Bridal couple must provide own drinks and glassware.

Your Reception and Accommodation at Ardoe House Hotel

Arrive to the beautiful and luxurious four star Ardoe House Hotel the day before your Wedding and enjoy the comforts of your standard bedroom and access to the on site spa the day before your Wedding, before enjoying having your accommodation upgraded to a luxury Bridal suite for your Wedding night.

 Parris Photography

Parris Photography

On returning to Ardoe House from your Ceremony, yourselves and your guests will be greeted with an arrival drink to enjoy before being called for dinner. First up, the speeches by your close friends and family (washed down with a glass of fizz of course), followed by a delicious 3 course Wedding breakfast with wines to enjoy throughout dinner. Tea and Coffee will follow and later in the evening a buffet of bacon rolls or traditional Scottish stovies will ensure nobody goes hungry as the nights fun begins!

Your guests will benefit from flexible bedroom bookings and 10% discount on rack rates at the time of booking your wedding – So everyone can enjoy the change to stay at this beautiful luxury hotel in the gorgeous Scottish countryside, just 15 minutes from the city of Aberdeen.

Scottish Wedding package pricing examples:

Elopement for 2 people - £2325


Wedding for 10 people - £2925


Wedding for 20 people - £3425


Wedding for 30 people - £4175


Wedding for 40 people - £4925


Wedding for 50 people - £5675


Wedding for 60 people - £6425

What are you waiting for? Get in touch today to find out if your preferred date is available!

Terms: Offer Valid Dec 2017 through to Dec 2019 Thursday – Sunday Weddings only. Off-peak Fridays and Saturdays at special request only. All offers are subject to availability.

 To obtain this special package you must book your Wedding through Timeless White Scotland.

 Notes on Reception venue terms:

Weddings of 12 persons or less will be privately accommodated for the Wedding meal in the Whisky Bar or Fraser Suite at Ardoe House Hotel.

 Weddings of 13 persons or more will be privately accommodated for the Wedding meal in the Fraser suite at Ardoe House Hotel.

Up to a maximum of 25 bedrooms can be reserved for your Wedding guests at the discounted rate, subject to availability.

Scottish Castle Wedding Venues

Dunnottar Castle

 Image by Jordan Voth.

Image by Jordan Voth.

An idyllic and enchanting Scottish Castle Wedding Venue to host your wedding ceremony with the most wildly romantic and breathtaking setting, the  stunning clifftop views and iconic ruined Scottish castle create a magical location for your precious occasion.

As you wander around the extensive buildings - from the keep through the barracks, lodgings, stables and storehouses to the less-ruinous chapel and drawing room - you will discover the importance of Dunnottar, an impregnable Castle in Scotland that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past.

From the curved archway of the Smithy to the charming chapel; wedding ceremonies can be conducted in any location within the Castle grounds.  The spectacular views across the North Sea and the historical ruins create an exceptional setting for wedding photography, thus capturing those cherished memories.

Achnagairn Castle 

Located on the stunning Achnagairn Estate in Inverness, this beautiful castle wedding venue was awarded the Highlands “Best Wedding Venue” by the Scottish Wedding Awards, and has been named Best Wedding Venue in the UK by the prestigious Harper’s Bazaar Magazine! 

 Image by Craig & Eva Sanders

Image by Craig & Eva Sanders

If you are looking for the complete dream fairy-tale wedding then there is no better place for castle weddings in Scotland. 

There’s really no better place to host a grand castle wedding- complete with an ornate ballroom that can host up to 260 people for drinks, or 200 for dinner, and 24 designer bedrooms so that guests can stay, as well as the option of an additional 40 bedrooms only 200m from the castle in the estates luxury lodges. Although the castle has retained many of its' period features, each room in the castle has been expertly modernised, including the reception rooms – so you can host your post-ceremony celebrations in complete style. 

Fasque Castle

 Image by Craig & Eva Sanders

Image by Craig & Eva Sanders

Fasque Castle Estate leads the way as one of the top country house wedding venues, not just in Aberdeenshire, but in all of Scotland. With its acclaimed five star VisitScotland status you can be assured that your Wedding will go beyond your expectations for a stunning Scottish castle wedding

You’ll find luxurious surroundings, all traditionally tasteful, blended with a fresh, modern twist. And, as you hire Fasque Castle for your own exclusive use, you can relax and feel completely at ease with your family and friends; from the night before to your first night together as a married couple.

The estate boasts gorgeous surroundings, a quaint chapel in which you can be married as well as a wonderful herd of deer for you to enjoy the view of from the comfort of your bedroom. 

Drum castle

Drum Castle is one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions just 10 miles from Aberdeen offering great Scottish castle wedding packages. Take in an enormous sweep of Scottish history as experienced by the Irvine family who lived in Drum Castle for over 650 years, from the 14th century onwards.

 Image supplied by the National Trust for Scotland

Image supplied by the National Trust for Scotland

Within this tremendous Scottish castle, the beautifully restored Library is an elegant setting for civil, religious and humanist weddings. In addition, nestling in the grounds and surrounded by remnants of the ancient oak forest, Drum's 16th-century chapel is available for religious ceremonies.

During spring and summer, the Garden of Historic Roses is a feast for the senses: a kaleidoscope of colour and sweet with the scent of flowers from around the world. A romantic setting for outdoor weddings and photography, the walled garden also offers picturesque surroundings for drinks receptions, family gatherings or simply a relaxing stroll before being seated to dinner in the castle's richly appointed Dining Room.

Brodie Castle

 Image supplied by the National Trust for Scotland

Image supplied by the National Trust for Scotland

Renowned for its elegant interiors, intricate ceilings and world-famous art collection, Brodie Castle is a wonderful setting for intimate castle weddings in the highlands.

Within the castle, civil, religious and humanist ceremonies can be held in the bright and spacious Drawing Room, offering wonderful views over the extensive parkland, or in the Brodie family library, which displays over 6,000 volumes. For larger wedding receptions, the Library can be linked by a covered walkway to a marquee in the grounds.

After dinner, guests can relax, mingle and enjoy the castle's rich surroundings before taking a short stroll through the grounds to the converted stable block for the evening reception, ceilidh and dancing. The stable block and grounds are also available for religious and humanist ceremonies.

Dating from the 16th century, Brodie Castle is an iconic Scottish tower house set amidst 71 hectares of peaceful parkland, located between Forres and Nairn, and within easy access of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

Fyvie Castle

 Image by Calum Riddell Photography

Image by Calum Riddell Photography

A picture perfect castle for civil, religious and humanist wedding ceremonies. Adorned with masterpieces by Raeburn, Gainsborough and Batoni, the castle's exquisite Gallery and interconnecting Drawing Room provide a glorious setting for drinks receptions, ceremonies and dinners.

From this amazing pink Scottish castle, just a short stroll through the grounds leads to the Racquets Court, a glass-roofed pavilion with a sprung dance floor, perfect for ceilidhs and evening receptions.

Dating from the thirteenth century, Fyvie Castle is a breathtaking vision of towers and turrets set in beautifully designed parkland, within easy reach of Aberdeen. Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of Fyvie Castle’s 800-year history. Tradition claims that the castle’s five successive families – Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Forbes-Leith – each added a tower to this magnificent Scottish Baronial fortress.

Kinnettles Castle

 Image supplied by Kinnettles Castle

Image supplied by Kinnettles Castle

With 11 fabulous and spacious bedrooms, all fitted with fantastic amenities your closest wedding guests are sure to have a fabulous experience at Kinnettles castle. This beautiful exclusive use castle wedding venue in Angus can cater for up to 30 of your guests inside the house if you wish to host an intimate celebration, or alternatively can offer a marquee for your wedding which is permanently on site and available for your use. 

Have your Scottish wedding ceremony performed within the dining room of the castle with up to 30 guests to share in the moment or be married outdoors on the lawn overlooking the rolling countryside or within the marquee with up to 140 guests.

On your entry to Kinnettles Castle, you are bound to be completely charmed by the grand and welcoming entryway of the castle which immediately feels like a luxurious home. This really is one of the best castles to get married in Scotland with it being conveniently located just 20 miles from the city of Dundee and is very well placed if your party should be interested in Golfing in the relatively nearby town of St Andrews.