Cut, Carat, Colour, Clarity… Cluny

Written by Emma Hla
Cluny Castle is a venue like no other’

Well, you can’t argue with that! H + R got married at this magnificent Scottish castle wedding venue in summer 2021. They said their vows in the chapel, had photos with the castle as the backdrop, dined in the Tenants Hall and partied alfresco. ‘We planned on having a small, low key wedding. All that changed the minute we saw Cluny Castle’! If glorious fairytale castles are your jam, you’ll love this one, it’s a beaut…

Notes from the Bride

Heather says…

Cluny Castle is a venue like no other. Swooping up the long, woodland drive, Cluny Castle appears through the trees, as if you are in a fairytale. The castle from the outside is breathtaking, and that’s before you even step foot inside.

Inside the castle is full of history, beauty and charm, yet still feels homely. The chapel is quaint and absolutely stunning, the only place you can imagine exchanging vows once you have seen it. Going down to the Tenants Hall there are stained glass windows, a beautiful fireplace and fairy lights adorning the ceiling creating a wonderful ambiance when hosting your wedding meal.

The team at Cluny Castle are so wonderful. Fiona, Louise and Cosmo did absolutely everything they could in the lead up to the big day! From Dave showing us round the castle the very first time we saw it, to Louise, Cosmo and Gill on the big day – they really were fantastic! Gill is like a fairy godmother, finishing off the perfect touches! She looked after my dad who was unwell on the day of the wedding. Louise was like my 4th bridesmaid, there at every turn and making sure everything ran smoothly!

Cluny Castle made our big day. From the stunning castle, to the beautiful intimate ceremony in the chapel, the candle lit dinner, dancing in the Tenants Hall, and the pictures on the balcony, everything was sheer perfection.

I bought my dress by designer Studio Levana from Love Bridal in London and we sourced Rick’s kilt attire from Georgian Dress Hire in Aberdeen.

Lorna from Sakura Florist is absolutely amazing. The pieces she puts together and the arrangements on the day were unbelievable. I have had so many compliments about them! From our beautiful bridal party bouquets, to the fresh green and white buttonholes and the amazing arrangements dotted around the venue.

Harry Fraser Catering provides “out of this world food!”. So fresh, professional and presented with beautiful finesse. All of our guests commented on how delicious the food was. Our wedding cake was small, simple and sourced from the Celebration Cake Shop in Aberdeen, it was perfect for us.

Lauren Polson is just wonderful. She is very laid back and takes beautiful pictures. We had a pre-wedding shoot to get used to being in front of the camera which was actually really helpful. We hardly knew she was there on the day, but that just demonstrates how talented and professional she is. We love our wedding photographs and will treasure them for years to come.

Best part of the day

Of course the best part of the day was marrying my best friend in the chapel of dreams. The groom’s family couldn’t attend because of the pandemic, however we live streamed the wedding to family and friends all over Scotland, in Berlin and Australia. We loved that we had a marquee set up just outside the Tenants Hall – this meant we could have the evening buffet indoors and the bar and dance floor outdoors.

From one couple to another…

We planned on having a small, low key wedding. All that changed the minute we saw Cluny Castle. It is the absolute perfect venue of dreams. We loved every minute and wouldn’t hesitate to tell every bride or groom it’s the best!


Venue Cluny Castle

Photographer Lauren Polson Photography

Florist Sakura Florist

Caterer Harry Fraser Catering

Cake Celebration Cake Shop

Marquee Event Tents

Sound + Lighting Live Evolution

Guest Transport Central Coaches

Wedding Car Valentine Chauffeur

Wedding Dress Love Bridal London

Groom’s Kilt Georgian Dress Hire

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