Drumtochty castle is a magnificent neo-gothic castle nestled in 250 acres of wild woodland glen, encapsulating a fairy tale church and breath-taking landscapes. As you drive through the main gates, follow the romantic tree lined driveway as it opens out onto beautiful sweeping grounds, featuring a two-acre pond with picturesque wooden bridge, all surrounded by stunning Scottish woodland.
Drumtochty Castle is in Aberdeenshire, 30 minutes south of Aberdeen, with Edinburgh and Glasgow just a two hour drive away. Aberdeenshire is well connected by rail and road networks, providing fast links to the rest of the UK. Aberdeen International Airport puts Drumtochty within easy reach of all European centres.
From the first glimpse of this majestic Scottish castle and it’s fairy tale church, Drumtochty Castle will capture the imagination of you and your guests.
Drumtochty Castle provides accommodation for up to 99 guests, with a wide variety of rooms across the estate, from the castle, wings, lodges and stable apartments. All weddings (despite their party size) are given exclusive use of the castle, grounds and accommodation. If you do not take the full accommodation available on-site then this will remain empty for the duration of your wedding, you are guaranteed exclusive use at Drumtochty Castle.
Their ‘Estate to Plate’ philosophy ensures they use the very best of local, Scottish produce and ingredients. Their resident Head Chef and catering team will create a sumptuous and seasonal wedding banquet experience for you and your guests to celebrate your wedding day. At Drumtochty Castle they are lucky to have a large estate where they farm their own venison and shoot various wild game in season which they showcase on their wedding menu. Their produce is then prepared on site, by their chefs, in their custom built kitchen facility.
At the heart of Drumtochty Castle is a team of passionate individuals who understand that each wedding is unique and strive to ensure your day is tailored made to meet your exact ideas and dreams.
They are there throughout the whole planning process running up to your big day, supporting and advising every step of the way. The team is on hand for the duration of your stay to ensure everything goes smoothly and exactly as planned. They pride themselves on remaining as flexible as possible, tailoring your wedding to ensure it is exactly how you envisioned.
Up to 120 guests for ceremony, reception and dinner, 180 guests for dancing. We offer accommodation for up to 99 guests across the estate.
Yes, all weddings (despite their party size) are given exclusive use of the castle, grounds and accommodation. If you do not take the full accommodation available on-site, this will stay empty for the duration of your wedding. You are guaranteed exclusive use at Drumtochty Castle.
- Two nights accommodation in 11 castle rooms for up to 23 guests, another 76 guests can be accommodated on the estate at an additional cost.
- Exclusive use of the castle, St. Palladius Church and estate gardens.
- Afternoon tea for the wedding party on arrival.
- Full Scottish breakfast on both mornings.
- Hot beverages served throughout your stay to castle guests.
- Crystal glassware, gold cutlery, candelabras, linens, tables, chairs and staffing.
Couples supply their own fizz, wine and beer for the reception and dinner. We will give you recommended quantities to suit your wedding party to ensure drinks keep flowing. For the bar you have two options: couples fully stock the bar with your favourites drinks and mixers to provide a free bar to your guests. Or, the venue stocks the bar and we charge your guests per drink, as a cash bar.
The corkage fee for all weddings is £12 per person (over 18) for the duration of your stay to cover all handling, storage, service, ice and garnishes. This cost is chargeable whether you or the venue stocks the bar.
Here at Drumtochty Castle we are here throughout the whole planning process, from the first viewing, to your big day, supporting and advising every step of the way. Our team is also on hand for the duration of your stay to ensure everything goes exactly as planned.