Whether you’re planning your wedding, a corporate event or a family gathering, finding the right venue makes all the difference. Elsick House is tucked away just a few miles south of the city near Cammachmore. Elsick may have been open for only a few months, but it is already establishing an outstanding reputation as one of the North-east’s star venues.

It may be the combination of seventeen acres of tranquil gardens, lakeside walks, or the stunning grounds that make Elsick House the perfect setting for a special event. It might be the white walled grandeur of Elsick’s baronial exterior, or the grand country house interiors that make you feel a world away from the mundanities and minor hassles of everyday living, but Elsick will definitely make you and your event truly special.

For weddings and parties, Elsick House can be hired on an exclusive self-catering or fully-staffed basis for a three day weekend, allowing the celebration to be shared in a relaxed fashion with friends and family. It’s like having your own version of Downton Abbey.

Although the house has a long and distinguished history, it is almost unknown. It has been in the same family since 1367, most recently being used as a secluded private retreat for the Duke of Fife and his family. Many of the trees in the grounds bear planting plaques, bearing witness to Elsick’s popularity with royal guests over the decades, all appreciative of the aura of refined calm that the house and grounds afford.


Parts of the building date back to the 13th century, but the main part of the house is a glorious example of the Scottish Baronial style, with its stepped gables, solid architecture and cosy interiors. Over the centuries, Elsick House has evolved from an aristocratic place of power to one of calm refinement and country living. It is now available to hire for weddings, corporate and private events.

Elsick House only ever plays host to one event at a time, guaranteeing exclusive use and the full attention of the expert events team, all dedicated to ensuring your event is one that will be remembered for all the right reasons.

The house itself has ten bedrooms and nine bathrooms, each designed in a characterful country house mix of antique furniture and modern necessities. There are three large public rooms, with the intimate dining room perfect for smaller weddings or select corporate away days. Catering can be supplied by the award-winning Hudsons, working to your specifications.  The drawing room can also be configured to seat 35, or 50 standing, making it idea for cocktail receptions or presentations. The double doors between the drawing room and the dining room make a flexible option for larger events.

As you’d expect with such a great venue, the events staff at Elsick House are very focused on customer service, making everyone who comes to Elsick feel special and part of the family.  They are happy
to help you arrange a game of croquet, archery or water zorbing, or a Segway tour as part of your event. There’s even a revolving summer house on the lawn that’s perfect for a drinks reception. As the sun goes down, the walled garden and grounds to the front of the house take on a magical quality thanks to specially designed lighting.

Elsick House – the perfect country house venue, just minutes from the city.

Elsick House, Cammachmore, Stonehaven,
Aberdeenshire AB39 3NT   Tel: 01569 731310

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