Glen Tanar Ballroom

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£2000 - £7400 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
15 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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
15
Sleeps No. of People
30
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
1:00PM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Asian Catering

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

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, Assistant Events Manager 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 florists and photographers to caterers 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
true
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
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Mr & Mrs Duncan
Married in August 2021
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!

Open Day

9th August 2021
I would love to show you our Ballroom, I believe it is the best way to get a feel for the place. If you like what you hear, please let me know your availability!
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
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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.