How many guests can the castle host?
Up to 120 guests for ceremony, reception and dinner, 180 guests for dancing. We offer accommodation for up to 107 guests across the estate.
Is the castle exclusive?
Yes, all weddings (despite their party size) are given exclusive use of the castle, grounds and accommodation. If you do not take the full accommodation available on-site, this will stay empty for the duration of your wedding. You are guaranteed exclusive use at Drumtochty Castle.
What is included in the venue hire?
Two nights accommodation in 11 castle rooms for up to 23 guests, another 76 guests can be accommodated on the estate at an additional cost. Exclusive use of the castle, St. Palladius Church and estate gardens. Afternoon tea for the bridal party on arrival. Full Scottish breakfast on both mornings. Hot beverages served throughout your stay to castle guests. Crystal glassware, gold cutlery, candelabras, linens, tables, chairs and staffing.
Will there be someone to help co-ordinate on the wedding day?
Here at Drumtochty Castle we are here throughout the whole planning process, from the first viewing, to your big day, supporting and advising every step of the way. Our team is also on hand for the duration of your stay to ensure everything goes exactly as planned.
Can we supply our own drinks?
Couples supply their own fizz, wine and beer for the reception and dinner. We will give you recommended quantities to suit your wedding party to ensure drinks keep flowing. For the bar you have two options: couples fully stock the bar with your favourites drinks & mixers to provide a free bar to your guests. Or,the venue stocks the bar and we charge your guests per drink, as a cash bar. The corkage fee for all weddings is £12 per person (over 18) for the duration of your stay to cover all handling, storage, service, ice and garnishes. This cost is chargeable whether you or the venue stocks the bar.
Drumtochty castle is a truly fantastic wedding venue. Nikki, Tamsin, Douglas and the whole team are lovely and were very helpful during the planning, lockdown plan changes and on the wedding weekend itself. The food and service for the wedding were both brilliant. There was plenty of room on site for all our guests to stay over without having to travel home at the end of the night. It’s a gorgeous castle and it very quickly felt like home. We absolutely loved our time there.
We fell in love with Drumtochty the moment we saw it and I am so glad we got married there. The venue is incredible, and absolutely stunning. Tamsin, Nikki and the rest of the team at Drumtochty where amazing. the way we have been taken care of from the moment we booked it to the moment we left was unreal. Thank you again for everything, it was the perfect day.
Couldn't have chosen a better venue for our wedding. Everything about Drumtochty Castle was perfection. We loved the beautiful grounds it was set in, the gorgeous rooms and the incredible food. The staff were absolutely amazing and it was fantastic having it to ourselves. Our only regret is that we didn't book an extra night there to enjoy it further.
Drumtochty is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding! We had our wedding on the 13th of August 2022 and would highly recommend Drumtochty to anyone. Nikki and Tamsin were amazing and so helpful. All the staff were amazing and lovely.
Truly the perfect venue for our wedding! We chose Drumtochty for our destination wedding because it was one of the few castle venues we found that slept ~100 people. And wow, it exceeded all of our expectations! The castle itself is spectacular, and each room is unique. The staff is friendly and professional and made sure the weekend ran smoothly. Nikki and Tamsin were also wonderful to work with and very accommodating of our special requests. It's hard to see this from the website, but the castle is really tucked away into a forest glen which makes for the most magical morning hikes (and photos) around the tree-filled grounds. There's also a Highland games field which we made full use of :)
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