Achnagairn Castle

£7,500 - £35,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 170
66 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Named Best Wedding Venue in the UK by Harper's Bazaar, Achnagairn Castle is a stunning venue in the Highlands of Scotland. A glorious vaulted ballroom and 24 designer bedrooms make it truly unique.
Achnagairn Castle Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
- Exclusive use of the castle and the grounds. - Includes luxury bedrooms, sleeps up to 55. - Stunning historical grounds, with beautiful gardens. - Magnificent vaulted ballroom. - A further 7 properties available on the grounds of the estate.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
- We have 4 recommended catering suppliers. - A range to cater to all tastes, pricing varies depending on set menus.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Corkage charge applicable
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Achnagairn Castle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
04:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Achnagairn Castle Full Description
Achnagairn Castle has just been named the Best Wedding Venue in the UK by the prestigious Harper’s Bazaar Magazine! At Achnagairn, our mantra is “Escape the ordinary” – we believe that every wedding is unique, and each should be extraordinary. Situated 7 miles from Inverness, Achnagairn Castle is a magical venue. The jewel in its crown is the magnificent vaulted ballroom – a fairytale location for you to tie the knot, and hold a wedding banquet for up to 170 people. The space is truly breathtaking, and you are completely free to make it your own! Achnagairn Castle runs as an exclusive use venue, meaning that for the duration of your stay, the Castle is yours and yours alone – from the ballroom, to the gracious reception rooms and 24 individually designed bedrooms. Wedding parties hire the Castle for a minimum stay of 2 nights, so that it isn’t all over in a flash, but rather you can have all your friends and family around you for the most special days of your life. The castle can sleep up to 55 in its 24 bedrooms, but Achnagairn Estate also has a further seven large luxury Mini Manors, only 200m from the castle, meaning that you can have up to 130 people to stay with you on the estate!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tanya
First of all, a huge congratulations on your engagement! If you are looking for a fairytale venue for your big day, do get in touch and I would be delighted to send you some more information!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ashley & Andrew
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Our Dream Wedding Venue ♥️🏰🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
From the moment we looked at Achnagairn online to visiting in person for the first time we fell in love with the venue. 15 mins outside Inverness in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The grounds are overwhelmingly beautiful and well kept. The castle itself can sleep all of your bridal party plus more with stunning individually decorated rooms. Even more guests can stay onsight in the modern mini manors. We loved having another 50-60 friends staying in houses behind the castle. From booking our venue to our special weekend I can’t thank all of the Achnagairn staff enough. Nicola you were a true life saviour for us and helped us through never ending questions. Thank you for everything you did in the build up and on the day. I couldn’t recommend Achnagairn anymore as a wedding venue. The ball room is so unique and grand we loved decorating it. It’s so rare to find a castle where you can actually host everyone inside rather than outside in marquees/ tents. We loved it! Achnagairn will forever hold a special place in our hearts ♥️ thank you for everything. Ashley & Andrew x 1.07.23
Wedding: October
April 2022
Out of this world!
We stayed for 2 nights for a family wedding. Our room was the “Nursery” & it was simply wonderful. The setting for this venue is quite stunning and the whole place has a very comfortable vibe. The staff I met were very helpful, the man who served breakfast was especially helpful - so thank you! - our rooms were clean to a excellent service with ample towels etc. If this was open to the public in a hotel capacity we would definitely return!
Achnagairn Castle Location & Contact Details


Achnagairn Castle, Kirkhill, Highland, IV5 7PD, Scotland

Travel Notes

Very easy to get to by air, road or rail. Achnagairn is only half an hour away from Inverness airport, which is served by daily regional and international flights.

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Achnagairn Castle Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Vows Award - Best Wedding Venue

Accreditations (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Achnagairn Castle?

At Achnagairn, our motto is 'Escape the Ordinary', and our whole approach is around tailoring your wedding to you, exactly as you want it! All our weddings are spread over 2+ days, to give you time to properly drink it all in and enjoy the experience, surrounded by your friends and family.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Stay organised! We can't recommend lists and sheets quite enough!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Every one of our bedrooms at Achnagairn has its own name and theme - one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding with us is choosing who should go where! Have an aunt who loves things that are more traditional? Victoriana is for her! Bridesmaids who will love an amazing whirlpool bath? Carpe Diem is for them!

Describe Achnagairn Castle in 5 adjectives

Unique, romantic, grand, quirky, and completely breathtaking (oops, maybe that's more than 5..!)

Where’s the best photo spot at Achnagairn Castle?

A tough one! Either the ballroom itself for grand surrounds, or the beautiful landscaped gardens...

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Achnagairn Castle?

We couldn't possibly comment....

What’s your favourite canapé?

Well, since we are based in Scotland, we couldn't help choosing something featuring Venison or Salmon1

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our guests have always found a hearty but moorish Mac n cheese is the way to go!

What is Achnagairn Castle most unique feature?

The Ballroom! The only one of its kind in the Highlands of Scotland, the ballroom was built in 1912 for the then owner's daughter's 21st birthday. Today, it is a magical place to tie the knot, or hold your wedding banquet!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We love seeing the amazing comments left in our guest book after a wedding. They put a huge smile on our faces seeing everyone from the couple themselves, through to parents, friends and family saying that they just could not have imagined a better venue!

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