Welcome to Dunnottar Castle

A breathtaking and stunningly unique setting for the most memorable of days, Dunnottar Castle is an idyllic and enchanting venue to host your wedding ceremony.  The most wildly romantic setting, the  stunning clifftop views and iconic ruined castle creates 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 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.

William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence. Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of Scotland’, from destruction. Crown, sceptre and sword now take pride of place in Edinburgh Castle.

We love:

The rugged outdoor setting of this magnificent Ceremony venue - though beware of the 200+ steps to get there!

The charm of the Smithy and the Old Chapel for Weddings!

Key Facts:

Nearest City: Aberdeen – 15 miles

Nearest Airport: Aberdeen– 30 mins

Food and beverages:

Light catering, usually provided and arranged by yourself through reputable party food supplier can be arranged. Dining is not possible at this venue.

Ceremony: Max 80

Sit down dinner : Not possible.

Accommodation:  No.

History and family ties:

Family ties - Keith

History - It is rumoured that William Wallace was responsible for the burning down of the original catholic chapel at the Castle. Mary Queen of Scots regularly visited and stayed at Dunnottar castle. Dunnottar castle was the hiding place of the Scottish Crown jewels during an invasion of Scotland in 1650.