The National Trust for Scotland’s fairytale castles and elegant country houses can be yours for the day. With nine locations in the North-east, the only difficulty will be deciding which one to choose!

Crathes Castle Image: Deeside Photographics

Crathes Castle
Image: Deeside Photographics

One of the Trust’s most picturesque venues is Crathes Castle near Banchory, in the heart of Royal Deeside. Exchange your vows outside in the Golden Garden or in the castle’s Great Hall with views over the walled garden. Afterwards, sip champagne as you enjoy a game of croquet or tour of the castle before being piped to dinner in the newly refurbished Horsemill.

The Horsemill at Crathes Castle

The Horsemill at Crathes Castle

Further north, Fyvie Castle near Turriff is a romantic vision of towers and turrets set in beautiful parkland with its own private loch. The castle’s interconnecting Drawing Room and Gallery provide a magical setting for ceremonies and receptions. From the castle, a short stroll leads to the Racquets Court: a glass-roofed pavilion with a sprung dance floor – perfect for evening receptions and ceilidhs.

Fyvie Castle Image: Mark Leman

Fyvie Castle
Image: Mark Leman

For more information on National Trust for Scotland venues please visit
www.nts.org.uk/weddings

Main Image: Crathes Castle

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