Cluny Castle is a majestic, timeless wedding venue, set within the stunning scenery of Aberdeenshire. From the moment you arrive through the private gates, and approach via the tree-lined drive you will soon understand why Cluny Castle is considered to be one of the most impressive wedding venues in Scotland.
This hidden gem is an exclusive-use venue allowing couples to celebrate their wedding how they have always dreamed. This exclusivity, coupled with Cluny's flexibility, allows couples plenty of time to relax, unwind and celebrate with those they love most.
While steeped in history, this 15th century mansion is far from being a museum piece. In fact, it is a much-loved family home to Cosmo Linzee Gordon who inherited the property in 2010. With the help of his wife Bronya, Cosmo is determined to preserve the castle and breathe life into the historic building that has been in his family for generations.
“Cluny Castle is an incredible property and my beloved family home,” he says. “Renowned for its romance, seclusion and enchanting setting, I am very excited for others to be able to experience this wonderful castle first-hand.”
During the summer you are invited to make the most of the beautiful surroundings, manicured lawns and pretty woodlands, and in the winter enjoy the cosy romance of the rich interiors, stunning views and open log fires. Scotland is home to a vibrant cultural scene and has spectacular landscapes aplenty, so there’s lots to explore either side of your big day too.
Cluny Castle is the perfect fairy tale wedding venue, complete with turrets, expansive grounds and a wealth of history. Say your vows and seal the deal in their stunning private chapel, located at the heart of the castle. It is a truly magical setting in which to be married in front of your closest friends and family, whether it be a religious, humanist, civil or inter faith ceremony.
Enjoy drinks and canapes, mingle with guests and capture those special candid snapshots of the day with Cluny Castle as your backdrop. And don't forget to seek out the most charming and scenic spots for those must-have couples' photographs - Cluny has picture-perfect locations in abundance! From rambling woodlands to luxurious interiors – whatever your style, or time of year, there is sure to be a stunning backdrop to suit!
Dine, dance and continue the day’s festivities in The Tenant’s Hall. This brilliantly spacious room with fairy-light canopy can accommodate up to 94 guests seated for a wedding breakfast, or more in an informal set up, and the all-important party reception.
For larger weddings, or if you would like an al fresco reception, a marquee can be positioned on the lawns. From structure size and layout, to the decor – marquees can provide a wonderful blank canvas for a bespoke wedding reception. With the castle as your backdrop and surrounded by breath-taking countryside, the grounds of this stunning wedding venue are the perfect setting for an outdoor marquee celebration.
For more modest guest numbers the Dining Room and Drawing Room within Cluny Castle provide an intimate but regal setting. Perfect for smaller wedding parties up to 24 guests.
Couples are invited to choose from a carefully selected list of recommended wedding suppliers. This gives you the flexibility to stay true to your wedding style and tastes while being safe in the knowledge that they are a trusted and experienced partner of Cluny Castle. Caterers specialising in locally sourced, seasonal produce are always a popular choice.
Following Cluny’s recent renovation to the West Wing and top floor of the Castle, this impressive venue can now accommodate up to 26 guests. Every room has been carefully modernised, then individually styled and redecorated to maintain the traditional feel of the building, complete with luxurious touches and stylish finishes. The perfect addition for couples who wish to have their nearest and dearest on site for the duration of the festivities.
“We have approached the refurbishment with bold and creative ideas. However, I am very conscious of respecting the castle’s unique history and building on its remarkable heritage. We wanted to create designs and spaces that reflect Cluny Castle’s distinct Scottish identity that is luxurious yet retains a warm, welcoming and relaxed charm. I look very much forward to extending a warm welcome to our guests here at Cluny,” says Cosmo.
Cosmo and Events Manager, Fiona Jones, have managed to create the perfect balance here by limiting the number of weddings hosted per year. This ensures exclusivity for their booked couples and means your big day is given their undivided attention. They work hard to make sure that is each couple is exceptionally well looked after and that they feel special. They are most definitely made to feel like a couple and not just a number.
Cluny Castle’s friendly and flexible approach ensures that each couple’s unique requests and requirements can be catered for. Couples are assigned a dedicated wedding coordinator who can guide you through your planning and offer expert advice. “Seeing people smile and creating a magical and memorable experience for all is what is most important to us,’ says Fiona.
Whether you are searching for an intimate wedding venue or an elaborate summer soiree, Cluny Castle allows you to create your own unique story, which will be treasured for years to come.