Describe the best wedding that happened at Mar Lodge Estate?
Autumn weddings are stunning at Mar Lodge and we had a really special wedding here last October. The bride and her family holidayed at Mar Lodge every year since she was a child, and they were so excited to share this special place with family and friends.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
We’ve got so many beautiful locations on the estate for wedding photography, so I’d suggest going out and having a recce to find your favourite spots. ‘First look’ photos are proving popular and a great way of getting all your photos out of the way before your ceremony so you can spend as much time with your friends and family as possible.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I love brides that are really into crafting – they create and add lots of wonderful personal touches on the day. We’ve got a cupboard full of bit and bobs from previous weddings which couples are welcome to use and recycle.
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Where’s the best photo spot at Mar Lodge Estate?
There are so many to choose from, but I really love where the Lui and Dee waters meet. A symbolic place for our wedding couples.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Mar Lodge Estate?
We like to treat all our couples and guests as celebrities for the weekend. Mar Lodge was of course built for royalty by the first Duke of Fife and his wife Princess Louise, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter.
What’s your favourite canapé?
It must be haggis from our local, award winner butcher. Haggis bon bon’s with a whisky dipping sauce is the perfect ‘wee taster’ for those who haven’t tried this traditional Scottish dish before... and always goes down a treat!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
A juicy venison burger! Just don’t tell all the local deer roaming on the estate.
What is Mar Lodge Estate most unique feature?
The Stag Ballroom, a truly unique timber building displays some 2,500 stag antlers dating from the Victorian era. This spacious and flexible event space allows you to create the wedding of your dreams!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Working in hospitality it goes without saying that we do what we do to see happy, smiling customers. And after every wedding I've had the pleasure of hosting here at Mar Lodge I've had guests tell me that it was the best wedding they've ever been at!