Welcome to Crathes Castle

What could be more romantic than an idyllic Scottish castle with winding staircases, turrets and towers set in manicured grounds with an enchanting walled garden?

Exchange your vows in the Golden Garden with the castle as a backdrop, or in the castle’s Great Hall with views over the walled garden. Afterwards, sip champagne as you enjoy a game of croquet or tour of the castle before being piped to dinner in the newly refurbished Horsemill.

Surrounded by rolling countryside, Crathes Castle offers a rural retreat just 15 miles from Aberdeen city centre. The former home of the Burnett family, Crathes is steeped in history with strong ties to Robert the Bruce. The knowledgeable staff are always on hand to give guests a flavour of the history, myths and legends of the castle.

We love:

The amazing golden gardens with a view of the castle as a setting for your Ceremony and Photographs.
The newly renovated Horsemills area for dinner and dancing!

Key Facts:

Nearest City: Aberdeen – 20 miles

Nearest Airport: Aberdeen– 40 mins

Food and beverages:

Our preferred caterer, managed by former Executive Chef at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort will be able to accommodate all of your catering needs. Hog roasts, Five course wine paired dinners and everything in-between are possible. Known for their flare for presentation and delicious food,  you can be sure of an unforgettable Wedding meal.

Ceremony: Max 70

Sit down dinner : Castle – Max 70

Accommodation:  Yes - East Lodge, 2 Bedrooms, 4 persons.

History and family ties:

Family ties - Burnett

History - Robert the Bruce once owned the estate and gifted it to Burnett of Leys family in 1323.