Achnagairn Castle

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£7500 - £35000 for Venue Hire
Up to 170
60 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£7,500
Maximum Price
£35,000
- 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
£50
Maximum Price
£200
- 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
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
170
Reception Capacity
260
No. of Bedrooms
60
Sleeps No. of People
130
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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering

Venue

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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
30
Reviews
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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!
Location & Contact Details

Address

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.

Nearest Town

Inverness

Nearest Train Station

Inverness

Nearest Airport

Inverness

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Industry Awards (1)

Vows Award - Best Wedding Venue
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

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

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

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 your venue's 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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