Glen Tanar Ballroom

£2,000 - £8,399 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £6100
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Midweek Offer Available
Just £7500
A Glen Tanar wedding is truly special. The Ballroom is exclusively yours for the day, including the lawn surrounding the Ballroom with access to our beautiful loch.
Glen Tanar Ballroom Pricing & Costs

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Exclusive use of the Ballroom. We can cater for 160 people for dinner and up to 200 guests for the evening. Access to a private lawn and beautiful Loch. Round banqueting tables and ballroom chairs. Crockery, cutlery, glassware (table linen can be provided as a paid extra). Bridal & baby changing rooms. Bluthner Grand Piano. Sound system with AUX & Bluetooth connection. Microphones and stands and Rectum. Victorian easel for displaying your table plan. Antique dinner gong. Registrar table. Cake table. Highchairs & booster seats. 2x wooden pedestal stands for flowers. Umbrellas.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Glen Tanar Ballroom Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Glen Tanar Ballroom Full Description
Built by Glen Tanar's original founder in 1869, and originally the music room of Glen Tanar House, our unique Ballroom provides a spectacular space for every stage of your wedding. From its vaulted ceiling adorned with over 700 antlers, to its original oak floors, the Ballroom is airy, atmospheric and spacious. From dining to dancing, you and your guests will have exclusive use of this venue, experiencing Victorian grandeur the minute you cross the threshold. With space to seat up to 160 guests, the Ballroom boasts a roaring open fire, a beautiful grand piano and excellent acoustics, while the lawns outside are a pleasing space for drinks receptions and garden games during Spring and Summer weddings. Exclusive use of the Ballroom. - Access to a private garden and beautiful Loch. - Round banqueting tables and ballroom chairs. - Crockery, cutlery, glassware (table linen can be provided as a paid extra). - Bridal & baby changing rooms. - Bluthner Grand Piano. - Sound system with AUX & Bluetooth connection. - Microphones and stands and Rectum. - Victorian easel for displaying your table plan. - Antique dinner gong. - Registrar table. - Cake table. - Highchairs & booster seats. - 2x wooden pedestal stands for flowers. - Stainless steel table name holders. - Table numbers & menu holders. - Garden Furniture. - Umbrellas.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Aoibhinn Martin
Hello I'm Aoibhinn, Ballroom Coordinator here at Glen Tanar. I'm looking forward to welcoming you to Glen Tanar and showing you around our magnificent ballroom. I love helping couples with all aspects of planning their dream wedding from start to finish. I'll be able to recommend the area’s best suppliers from caterers and photographers to florists and cakes, as well as pipe bands, fireworks and everything in between! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Aoibhinn


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
David & Heather
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Absolutely Perfect
Wanted to send you a massive thank you for all your help on Saturday and over the last few months. Thank you for all your hard work in pulling our day together. It was everything we wanted. The wedding was absolutely perfect. The lakeside ceremony was idyllic and the Ballroom looked awesome!! All our friends and family had the best time.
Lauren & Phil
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Yesterday went like clockwork , a brilliant job by yourselves and the catering team. Thank you!
Elly & David
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
Best day of our lives thanks to Aoibhinn!
It was all go with only 6 months to plan, and we couldn’t have chosen a better venue to help support us in that. Aoibhinn’s experience absolutely shone through, and she pointed us in all the right directions to get our ‘wedmin’ together. All the Glen Tanar Tanar recommended suppliers were simply amazing in the process running up to the big day. We had the best day of our lives thanks to Aoibhinn, Glen Tanar & all our incredible suppliers. We cannot thank you enough!
Mrs Burton
Wedding: May
May 2023
A Magical Day!
Thank you again it was such a magical day! A fabulous day, thank you for sharing your special ground and cottages to celebrate this occasion. Your team were fantastic and welcoming! I am humbled by your kind words and look forward to future wedding photos of those celebrating in such magical surroundings with a fabulous team steering the day through smoothly! Xxx
Mr & Mrs Stuart
Happy couple married in May
May 2023
Euan & Rachael
Euan & I just wanted to email to say thanks very much for all your help and organising for our wedding on Saturday. Was a brilliant day and couldn’t have went more smoothly!
Mr & Mrs Brown
Happy couple married in May
May 2023
Fantastic Day!
Thank you so much for the kind wishes! We had a fantastic day and weekend. You were fantastic to work with, so much patience and always calm even when we repeated the same question twenty times! Also many thanks for all your help on Friday with the setup, I’m not sure we would have every finished without you. We loved the cottages, particularly the layout and furnishings of the Woodend and East Millfield cottages! Many Thanks!
Glen Tanar Ballroom Location & Contact Details


The Ballroom, Glen Tanar, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5EU, Scotland

Travel Notes

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Glen Tanar Ballroom Press & Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Glen Tanar Ballroom?

Oh my, that's a tough one. This sounds cliché but every wedding at Glen Tanar is the 'best' wedding. I love working with couples to plan the wedding of their dreams. So many aspects of our ballroom can be tailored to fit your style, look or feel. That's my favourite part about this job. Working with you to plan your 'best' wedding.

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

Mood boarding! Find your style, look and feel first then I can help recommend the best suppliers that can fulfil your vision. Also checklists … I love a list!

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

Personalized polaroid pictures to each guest. Some of them were very funny as well.

Where’s the best photo spot at Glen Tanar Ballroom?

Definitely our secluded trout loch which is surrounded by the towering ancient Caledonian Pine Forest.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Glen Tanar Ballroom?

Maybe one or two ...

What’s your favourite canapé?

I'm a sucker for smoked Salmon blinis. I know it's a bit 'vanilla', but it is a classic for a reason. Other than that I do love Venison Carpaccio... with Glen Tanar Venison of course!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Stovies are an absolute Scottish classic, and they always go down a treat in the Glen Tanar Ballroom. Also, Wark Farm Pies make delicious personal pies made with their secret hot water pastry recipe. Yum!

What is Glen Tanar Ballroom most unique feature?

It has to be the ballroom's vaulted ceiling with over 700 antlers. As a traditional Scottish sporting estate the ballroom's ceiling gives a nod to our estates rich heritage. The ballroom was once the music room for the original Glen Tanar House. It is actually the only remaining section of the house today. Over the years I can only imagine all the grand celebrations the ballroom has held.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

At the end of the day the reason we do this is to bring love and joy to all of our couples. All of the feedback and praise means the world to us. I'm especially proud that we are continuing the ballrooms legacy as a grand Scottish entertaining venue and I cannot wait to hold so many more celebrations here.