We have been preparing our venue for the return of events and have carried out a full risk assessment. We are delighted to announce that we are now able to host private, socially-distanced venue show rounds in a safe environment and in line with current Covid-secure government guidelines. Click on our Exclusive Offers above for details on our elopement, micro wedding and ceremony-only packages that are now available.
Situated in tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside and hidden from view by over two hundred acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, Cluny Castle truly is the most majestic, secluded and enchanting venue.
Dating back to 14th century, this magnificent crenellated mansion with beautiful grounds remains a much-loved family home and offers you and your guests a wonderfully secluded and romantic setting to celebrate your ‘special day’ exclusively. Your guests will be wowed by the rich heritage, beautiful exuberant architecture and stunning setting for which Cluny Castle is well renowned.
A world apart, yet so easy to get to, Cluny Castle is perfectly located; only 35 minutes from the Aberdeen city centre, 25 minutes from Aberdeen airport and within easy access to all major Scottish road and rail networks.
From the first breath-taking glimpse of this magnificent castle, Cluny will certainly add the wow factor and capture the imagination of your guests.
Nestled in acres of wooded parkland and completely hidden from view, as you enter Cluny Castle through the beautiful main gates, the tree lined driveway opens out onto beautiful sweeping lawns where the impressive panoramic view of the main facade emerges and this hidden gem and stunning castle is slowly revealed.
The unique Chapel complete with stunningly beautiful stained glass windows, dark oak pews and seating for up to 100 guests creates the most wonderfully romantic atmosphere and truly magical setting in which to exchange your vows.
After the ceremony, a dramatic and impressive setting awaits your guests. The beautiful sweeping lawns and grounds provide a truly superb location for the drinks reception, with the magnificent architecture of the Castle itself providing a stunning backdrop. Guests are served celebratory champagne and canapés in front of the castle whilst enjoying the sounds of a piper playing the bagpipes on the ramparts.
Meanwhile, as guests admire the magnificent surroundings and enjoy the celebrations, the bridal party can take time out to enjoy some wonderfully secluded spots within the beautiful grounds and stunning interiors of the castle for photographs. These provide the most amazing locations and backdrops for you to capture magical moments perfectly and create lasting memories for years to come.
Small intimate wedding, or large marquee wedding? They can help you whatever your guest numbers. For the smaller more intimate weddings up to 24, the beautiful Dining Room & Drawing Room make a stunning and memorable setting to celebrate your special day.
The incomparable Tenants’ Hall, seating up to 94 guests, is a superb and truly unique setting for dinner and dancing! Perfectly situated directly below our Chapel, its beautiful stained glass mullioned windows and parquet flooring make it the perfect location for guests to enjoy the evening’s festivities.
Or for larger weddings, they have several sites within the stunning grounds for a marquee, all of which enjoy the magnificent backdrop of the Castle. Planning and designing your marquee wedding is exciting and fun. Whether you want an informal country style marquee with simple styling or an opulent vintage style wedding, You choose any size, layout, theme or style, clear windows or panoramic roof to take advantage of the stunning background and beautiful evening skies, the only limitation is your imagination. Marquees really are a wonderful blank canvas for you to create an unforgettable wedding completely unique to you.
Not only will you enjoy complete exclusivity of the castle and grounds, you can also extend your stay and indulge in luxury overnight accommodation for up to 26 guests. Relax, unwind, celebrate and create unforgettable memories with those you love the most.
The West Wing, with its own private entrance, beautiful interiors and stunning secluded setting, the West Wing apartment, located on Cluny Castle’s western face is the perfect idyllic country retreat for you to enjoy. With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests and set over 2 floors, the West Wing is a large self-contained apartment within the castle providing luxurious and extremely spacious accommodation.
In addition to the West Wing Apartment, there are 8 beautiful and luxurious double bedrooms located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the castle for you and your guests to enjoy. The recently refurbished accommodation has been individually designed and decorated in a tastefully traditional style to reflect Cluny Castle’s unique history, heritage and distinct Scottish identity, while incorporating a modern feel that is luxurious yet retains a warm, welcoming and relaxed charm. Perfect for those who want an experience akin to that of a Scottish Laird while also enjoying every day home comforts and luxury.
With comfort and luxury in mind, you will find exquisitely comfortable beds, sumptuous linens, indulgent fluffy bathrobes and certified organic luxury toiletries to enjoy in all of their rooms. Not forgetting the incredible views over the grounds, you and your loved ones will adore staying at Cluny, so much so, you may never want to leave!
Ainslie & Craig
The castle and whole experience of Cluny was amazing. We wanted a classy and real 21st century fairytale experience and Cosmo, Fiona and their team delivered. I can’t believe the quality of the customer service, beauty of the castle and the facilites you get to enjoy. You also get an event planner who coordinates all of your other suppliers – I couldn’t believe it. Fiona was stunning, just stunning. Always replied and I felt like I knew her before the big day. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The epitome of above and beyond. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for everything.
I can’t even begin to describe not only how stunning of a venue Cluny Castle is, but the owner, Cosmo Gordon and his unbelieveably talented team – Fiona and Emma were unbelievably warm, patient and accommodating to us. My fiancé and I knew from the moment we saw Cluny Castle that we just had to get married there. From the moment we sent in our enquiry, Fiona responded with such warmth and detail that we knew this was the place for us. We also had the pleasure of meeting Cosmo who was so delightful and kind, it honestly amazed us! Emma is the wedding planner that we dealt with towards the end of our wedding preps and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only is the venue STUNNING (our guests from Canada and UK were jaw-dropped at how beautiful this castle is), but the accomodation is out of this world. We had the pleasure of having the castle to ourselves for 2 nights and those are 2 nights we won’t ever forget. Please do not hesitate to book this venue for your wedding! Thank you so very much for everything and for making this experience one we will never forget.
Cluny Castle will forever be in our hearts! We got married in this stunning castle in July and it exceeded all of our expectations! We always wanted a venue where we could have both the ceremony and reception on site and a marquee with a view… and what a view it was! Standing on the decking of the marquee with the castle reflecting on the water was magical! We also wanted a venue which could host our wedding party for the entire weekend. Cluny has amazing accommodation, walking into the rooms is just like walking into a 5* hotel room. We could have stayed forever! The chapel is enchanting and takes your breath away every time you walk through the doors! It is so inviting and when full of family and friends just feels like the warmest place on earth! The castle owner, Cosmo was extremely helpful! Our guests loved him! A special mention must be made to Jill, she helped us so much. She was so friendly and bent over backwards to help us at every turn. I’ve saved the best until last – the wonderful wedding planner Fiona! Fiona was outstanding throughout our whole experience! We’ve been married a month and I feel like I don’t want to let her go just yet! She made our whole wedding experience enjoyable. It was difficult to plan from overseas but Fiona was always only a phone call away and after our conversations we felt so relaxed and reassured. On the day of the wedding Fiona was incredible. She made sure our day ran smoothly from start to finish and made sure we had the day of our dreams and beyond! The biggest thank you to all of you! A dream team!
Mr & Mrs Andrews
We cannot thank Cluny Castle enough for providing the most spectacular venue for our wedding. This is one of few places that offers accommodation, exclusive use, an onsite chapel and genuine flexibility; all in a truly unique setting! If that wasn’t enough, the team are amazing – everyone was friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Fiona, in particular, is an absolute superstar and worked incredibly hard to help us in so many ways. On the day itself, they really helped the day flow by navigating guests and keeping everyone right. They were always on hand; without feeling intrusive or controlling. This really added something extra to the day, which I know isn’t always the feedback for exclusive use venues. But the Cluny team were faultless! We used the West Wing apartment for both the night before and night of the wedding: this provided a great space for a relaxed pre-wedding meal and also breakfast on the morning after the wedding. We also used the castle rooms on the night of the wedding, each of which are decorated differently (something that only added to the already unique surroundings). Our guests loved Cluny and enjoyed being able to see different parts of the castle and grounds throughout the day, rather than being confined to one or two spaces. The Tenant’s Hall also provided a fantastic atmosphere for dinner; and the addition of a marquee in the courtyard worked really well for the evening reception afterwards. We have so many wonderful memories of our time at Cluny and would highly recommend it as an exclusive use venue with many unusual elements and endless possibilities!
Rachel & Charlie
I just wanted to thank Fiona, Cosmo & the whole Cluny team for everything. Words can’t express what an amazing time we had, it was out of this world. Truly a fairytale wedding. Everyone commented on how Cluny is a stunning venue and a hidden gem. From the moment we arrived it was as though we were royalty. The whole weekend passed in a whirlwind and I wish I could do it all over again! It was absolutely flawless from start to finish and I never wanted it to end.