Aswanley is a secluded fortified house and Victorian barn on the edge of the Highlands in Aberdeenshire. The 16th Century house and gardens provide a magical backdrop for your wedding and the blank canvas barn the space and versatility to create a truly individual wedding day.
Aswanley, still a much loved family home, is a unique venue suitable for both sumptuous wedding receptions, intimate family gatherings and elopements.
The barn has a series of interconnecting rooms with the fireplace room at the centre. Your ceremony can be held indoors or outdoors to suit the style of your day: in the garden, outside the barn or in the ballroom. For smaller weddings, the fireplace room can be used for the ceremony, reception or both. If that’s not small enough, escape into the hills to their elopement hut for the most intimate of celebrations.
The barn has all the space you need to throw the biggest party of your lives; you’ll love the reasonable bar prices, the extensive dancefloor and best of all you can be as noisy as you want! It can be styled as much or as little as you want, personalised with the tiniest of touches or completely re-styled.
Hire includes everything you need, from chairs and tables to a well-equipped catering kitchen, including cutlery, crockery and glassware.
Their shepherd’s hut is perfect for couples who would like to say ‘I do’ with the minimum of fuss. The hut has a wood-burning stove, rustic pine interior and the wild backdrop of the Grampian highlands. There’s enough room for eight people, and it’s only accessible by 4-wheel drive. So they’ll give you a lift!
Their outstanding in-house wedding coordinators can offer advice throughout your wedding planning and will be there on the day to coordinate your wedding and ensure everything runs smoothly.
Their team is experienced and first-rate with all the skills to help you realise your dream wedding.
No, you have exclusive use of the venue on the day of your wedding.
Yes, you can supply your own wine and champagne subject to £5 corkage per bottle. However, no beers or spirits can be brought in but we are really happy to order in specific beers or spirts for you. Our standard bar list includes a wide range of gins, whiskies, spirits and Peroni as the draught beer.
Yes, there are multiple accessible entrances to the barn. The doors from the fireplace room onto the river terrace have a small ramp. We also have an accessible toilet.
No - there's no chance of disturbing the neighbours, there aren't any!
You are welcome to come to Aswanley on the day before your wedding between 10am to 5pm to personalise the venue if there is no event happening that day. If there is an event, we will put your decorations in place on the morning of your wedding. We can also arrange a day for you to do a mock set up or rehearsal in the week leading up to your wedding.