£1500 - £15000 for a package
Up to 48
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Go to www.durnhouse.co.uk/weddings to view all of our fabulous wedding gallery and download our wedding guide
Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
We offer intimate packages for 10 guests up to marquee weddings for 100 day guests. Please take a look at our Wedding Guide for details. We can also provide a bespoke quote and tailor any package around specific requirements.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Guest accommodation included
Canapés included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
For the day you’ll treasure, you need a classic and charming venue to ensure perfection from the moment you arrive, until your last guest leaves the dance floor. Durn House is a traditional 18th Century Scottish Georgian Mansion House. Steeped in sophistication, glamour, and history, Durn House has been restored to its former glory creating a unique and intimate Wedding Venue. ​ We are not great believers in rigid packages we believe weddings are personal and unique to each couple and should be designed around you. Durn House is an ideal wedding venue, accommodating up to 48 day guests and additional evening guests as required. For couples with a larger guest list, we can provide the use of a stunning Marquee, or Teepee. Specialising in Rustic Weddings, Durn House is also famous for bohemian beach weddings. Our dedicated Wedding Planning Team will be with you every step of the way helping with supplier recommendations, menus, and style choices as and when required to ensure your day runs smoothly from dawn to after dusk.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sandra Scrudis
Durn House is a stunning 18th century mansion house with an elegant relaxed and intimate feel that you can have all to yourselves for your very special day. Celebrate with your family and friends and I can ensure we build your day around you rather than you fitting into a "package" that is not quite right. We are renowned for our food and service and would welcome you to have a chat, coffee and chefs special handmade chocolates about your ideas and requirements. I look forward to hearing from


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
22nd July 2018
Happy couple married in July
July 2018
A Wonderful Wedding Day
We have just had the most amazing wedding day ever! From the minute we arrived we were warmly welcomed & waited on hand and foot, the staff were outstanding, they couldn't have done enough for us all (Bride, Groom & all our wedding guests). We had a dog & 9 children all under the age of 9, the staff were very accommodating and understanding of restless children, who hadn't been allowed to play and burn off some energy before the ceremony. The help given by the staff made all the difference to ensure that we got the attention to detail that we'd planned - from the little name tags on glasses, to blowing up the helium wedding balloons. Nothing was a problem. We felt that the staff at Durn House cared as much about our wedding as we did. The preparation for the day, the very high standard of the canapes and buffet-style 3-course meal were 2nd to none. I could go on and on describing as to how absolutely fantastic our big day was, this can only be accredited to the professionalism and dedication of all the staff at Durn house. With a special mention for Mary, the Head Housekeeper, who made sure everything went smoothly and we got the day we'd hoped for. The house itself has excellent facilities, in-keeping with the age and character of the house and grounds, the rooms, facilities, tableware and grounds were immaculate. All of our wedding guests that we spoke to, had an excellent day and gave the house and services nothing but praise. If we (the Bride & Groom), could have our day again, we wouldn't change a thing. We live near Portsoy and will definitely be spending a few nights here again. A HUGE thank you to all the staff at Durn House, that made our day fantastic and memorable for all the right reasons.
20th July 2018
Happy couple married in July
July 2018
Summer Wedding
The staff at Durn House made our wedding day the most special and memorable day of our lives. Nothing was too much trouble, a tie for a guest, last minute ironing of bridesmaids dresses, even holding the ceremony outside 2 minutes before it was due to happen was all taken in their stride. The food was brilliant and the meal service was outstanding. We were so impressed by the service and the venue but particularly the staff, they shared in our joy their motivation to provide a top level of service was appreciated. The whole experience was stress free for us as the planning and service was provided right from the first contact to plan and book the event. All our requests and needs were met and exceeded. Honestly the3 best experience not only for ourselves but for all our quests. Nina, Mary, Karen, Christian all the bar staff and wait staff are incredibly professional but also made us feel like part of the family. They completely delivered on everything they said they would and more. I would love to stay again here even just for an evening meal and a romantic getaway. It is immaculately presented and simply a beautiful place to stay. Can't endorse them enough. If you want a magical day/night to remember you won't be disappointed.
2nd of May 2018
Wedding: May
May 2018
'Made for a Fantastic Wedding!'
My sister married here 19/04/18 Absolutely stunning house, the rooms are beautiful ! Such a relaxing atmoshere, Made for a Fantastic wedding � 'Will & all the staff were First Class'! Highly recommended �x
14th February 2018
Happy couple married in February
February 2018
My wedding
Thank you from the bottom of my heart durn house for hosting my wedding on the 10th February 2018. From start to finish each and every one of you did an amazing job! We arrived on Friday with all my family and as soon as we stepped into your fantastic home we where treated like royalty. On the day I didn’t have to worry about absolutely anything. I left all my decorations down stairs and when I came down to marry my best friend the place looked incredible!! I was blown away with the beauty of the place. It truly is a gem! Too all the waiting staff, house keepers, chef, wedding coordinators, everyone who was involved ..every one of you are amazing! Please give yourselves a pat on the back. We all felt so at home and relaxed. The day ran so smoothly from start to finish. I honestly cannot fault you. Absolutely every one of my guests commented on how amazing the day was and that was thanks to you. Please, if anyone is thinking of getting married here, do it! You won’t regret it. Thank you again
8th October 2017
Happy couple married in October
October 2017
Fantastic Wedding Day!
We had our wedding at Durn House on 7th October and we had a wonderful day. The staff at Durn House really worked hard to make our day so special. Many, many thanks to Lyndsey but especially to Bev, Aenea, Graeme the chef, Mary the housekeeper and to everyone who made the entire weekend so fabulous. The house was spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming for ourselves and our guests. Every detail we had asked for was included; nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing and served by attentive but unobtrusive staff. The chef even went personally into Buckie to source a stand for our wedding cake and we were given a beautiful engraved cake knife to keep. Durn House is the perfect venue for a wedding and we have memories we will never forget; We are already planning to return next year for our first anniversary! The current Events team have delivered a great experience in a relaxed and extremely customer focused way. Our day, our weekend was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Thank you again to the whole team.
17th August 2017
Happy couple married in August
August 2017
'I couldn't recommend this beautiful venue enough'
We held our wedding here as 24 hour exclusive use. The day could not have gone better. Despite a change in staff during planning, they got us just right and ran the day just how we wanted. The room layouts were great and they dressed the house just how we wanted. All the food was great. The staff could not have been more helpful making sure we had everything we and our guests needed and more. They worked incredibly hard and long hours making our day run smoothly . There were also lots of unexpected extras throughout the day. Overall I couldn't recommend this beautiful venue enough.
Location & Contact Details


Durn Road, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 2XT, Scotland

Travel Notes

It's best to search for us on Google maps. There are signs to the House on the roads to the west of Portsoy, coming in from Banff, and if you're coming from Elgin way in the East, we are at the very end of the road when you turn right directly after the gas station as you enter Portsoy.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Huntly or Elgin

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It's hard to pick out any of our weddings for being the 'best'. Each wedding is unique, precious and the best they can be - which is perfection in our eyes.

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

Look 2-3 months ahead and create a timeline - google & pintrest will be your best friend!

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

I love sharing the excitement of the planning of the day with all involved; Brides, Grooms, Mums, Dads, Sisters, Grandads & more. This special time of joy is always filled with each family's own personal touches.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic; Wedding-Ready; Budget-Friendly; Boutique; Charming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to mention - but nothing beats a group photo outside the front of the House! or a stroll along our small stone bridge with the burn running underneath.

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

We couldn't possibly say...but yes

What’s your favourite canapé?

Haggis Bon-Bons

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese Tower

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Stunning decoration and spacious guest rooms, plus ur ability to be completely creative and flexible.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

All of it