Glen Tanar Ballroom

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£2000 - £7400 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,000
Maximum Price
£7,400
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. Stainless steel table name holders. Table numbers & menu holders. Garden Furniture. 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
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
160
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
16
Sleeps No. of People
31
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
1:00PM
Yes

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Other
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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1985
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(4)
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Mr & Mrs Armstrong
Happy couple Married on April
April 2022
We felt like the King & Queen!
Laura and I would like to thank you and all the staff at Glen Tanar Estate we had the most magical wedding in the Chapel and Ballroom. We were a little anxious of only having thirteen guests in the Ballroom but with your experience and expertise you set up the Ballroom absolutely perfectly. We were so thrilled when we saw the Ballroom set up. All our guests loved it! From the first time we visited Glen Tanar we fell in love with it. It is truly a magical place. And that love has grown. We could not have had such a relaxed and amazing free flowing day if it had not been for you and all your colleagues we truly felt like the King and Queen not just for our wedding day but from the first moment we set foot on Glen Tanar. All our guests were amazed at the standard of the cottages they were very high spec and very comfortable. I have enclosed some pictures of our special day and you can see how relaxed and care free we all were on our wedding day. With our very grateful thanks from a very happy Bride and Groom!
K
Katy & Ross
Happy couple Married on September
April 2022
The most perfect day!
We can’t believe how quick the time has flown already! We had the most perfect day and thanks to you - it all went so smoothly, I had no stress! It was just wonderful! I am so happy the sun came and stayed.
M
Mr & Mrs Duncan
Happy couple Married on August
September 2021
Thank You!
We wanted to say a massive thank you for all that you did for us in the lead up to and including our wedding day. You made everything so easy to understand and our day was just perfect! All of our guests commented on how beautiful a venue Glen Tanar is and how well presented everything was. Not to mention how smoothly the day went and how delicious the food was! Many thanks again for everything! We hope you managed to have a couple days off to relax!
M
Mr & Mrs Nelson
Happy couple Married on July
April 2022
A HUGE thank you!
Huge thanks for everything you did on the day - you really were great and we've had so many comments about the venue and the setting and it was just wonderful. Also massive thanks for everything you did to support the planning of the wedding - that was not an easy time for any of us but I soon felt very at ease in your capable hands!
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Just search for 'Glen Tanar Ballroom' on Google Maps and follow directions!

Nearest Town

Aboyne

Nearest Train Station

Aberdeen

Nearest Airport

Aberdeen

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FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue?

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

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

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 your venue's 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.