Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle - Crathes Castle

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Banchory
Crathes
Aberdeenshire
AB31 5QJ

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01314580200

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Crathes Castle description

Castle / Funerals and Wakes / Party Venue / Wedding Venue / Marquee Venue / Historic Venue

Medium (1-150)

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.

Weddings at Crathes Castle are 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. The Newly renovated Horsemill is an excellent choice for those intimate weddings. A small stroll from the Caste, it offers a contemporary
rustic charm to any event.

For corporate entertaining, Crathes Castle and the newly refurbished Courtyard Conference Suite offer a variety of options for meetings and teambuilding events.

With excellent business facilities, including WiFi and the latest audio-visual technology, the Conference Suite is ideal for meetings, seminars and training events. Between meetings, the beautiful walled garden and woodland walks offer delegates the opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy a breath of fresh air.

Should you need a quiet reflective time? Crathes is the respective, professional location to hold a comforting funeral tea.

Crathes also offers a range of teambuilding activities, from bushcraft on the estate and whisky tasting in the Great Hall, to the North of Scotland’s only Go Ape high-wire treetop adventure course. Travelling to Crathes CastleSituated on the A93, Crathes Castle is 15 miles west of Aberdeen, 3 miles east of Banchory and 17 miles southwest of Aberdeen International Airport. Aberdeen is the nearest railway station. There are a number of bus services from Aberdeen which stop within walking distance of the castle.

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Venue facilities

150 spaces

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7 round tables, 20 rectangle tables

300 chairs, 10 benches

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