Douneside House, the award-winning country house hotel on Deeside, offers the perfect setting for small, intimate weddings.

Since opening in 2016, Douneside House has been named AA Hotel of the Year (Scotland). The restaurant is the sole Aberdeenshire venue to hold three AA rosettes. Weddings at Douneside are held over two days, and the wedding party enjoy the whole venue and gardens to themselves.

Douneside is perfect for couples looking for a small, memorable bespoke wedding. Front of House Manager Melanie Dalton explained, ‘All our weddings are very different, but each is special! Up to 58 guests can stay in our on-site luxury accommodation, so weddings at Douneside always have a lovely relaxed feel. We’ve had bridal yoga sessions in the Health Club and family games of rounders, croquet and putting on the wedding day. Couples choose their own celebrant and we work with them to look after everything else.

‘Our beautiful gardens with summer houses, streams and rock pools means that Douneside offers some stunning spots for wedding photography and we have several options for the ceremony itself, including an outdoor ceremony on our infinity lawn.

Couples can choose from a set menu or work with our gifted Head Chef, David Butters. No-one has to worry about getting home and the wedding guests usually get together for breakfast the next morning before heading off .

‘We limit the number of weddings we host each year, so each wedding can be given lots of our attention during all stages of planning and on the big day. Our goal is to make each wedding a truly special occasion!’

Douneside is owned by a charity, The MacRobert Trust, so all profits are donated to good causes.

Special offer for Trend Readers: Book an exclusive use winter wedding package at Douneside for January-March 2019 and you’ll receive 35% off the exclusive use rates.

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