Raemoir House Weddings
By the time girls reach marrying age most are able to describe, in painstaking detail, exactly what their wedding will look like. Some paint a picture of champagne receptions and crystal flutes, while others describe free-flowing beer fountains and chilled pint glasses. But there is one aspect of the special day for which many brides have a shared vision – the venue.
Thanks to childhoods filled with Disney movies and royal weddings, many dream of an old country manor snuggled amidst acres of private woodland and unspoilt countryside. A place with a chandeliered ballroom, delectable fare and a sweeping staircase that seems almost purpose built for a bride making her grand entrance. A place like Raemoir.
Situated just outside Banchory and only twenty minutes from Aberdeen, Raemoir is a beautifully refurbished Georgian house that provides the perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding. Tucked away at the end of an extensive tree-lined drive, the first impression is one of grandeur, but step over the threshold and it feels just like home, which is exactly how owners Neil and Julie Rae encourage you to think when planning your day.
With an emphasis on exclusive use for weddings and other special events, the award-winning venue literally becomes your personal country retreat for the weekend. From the wood-panelled sitting room with oversized armchairs and roaring open fire to the ballroom with its flock velvet wall coverings and sweeping views of the grounds outside, your event can be tailored to suit you and your guests.
Weddings are the culmination of a lifetime of dreams and wishes rolled into one momentous event. Planning one can seem a daunting task at first, but take the time to visit to Raemoir and you may find that realising your vision is just a tree-lined drive away.
For the ultimate in memorable days, Raemoir can be exclusively yours.
Raemoir has several private room options. The Garden Room is a charming room overlooking the front grounds. It is perfect for an intimate, private dinner, holding up to 16 people at one table. The majority of our ceremonies take place in the Oval Ballroom complete with its Grand Chandelier, flocked-velvet wall coverings, oak floor, commanding views of the grounds, and open fireplace. For house parties the Oval Ballroom transforms in the evening to its original use – the Ballroom.
The Georgian Room is the largest of our rooms in-house and ideally seats 60-70 people for dining, depending on the configuration. Depending on the requirements of the day and the number of guests, rooms can be hired individually or together.
The Marquee is usually in place from March to November and is subject to availability and supplier’s tariff. In its standard format it will seat up to 250 but it can be divided down to suit smaller numbers or extended to allow enough room for 360 diners and a dance floor so the options are extensive.
Raemoir is available on an Exclusive Use basis for one or two days which allow you the sole occupancy and complete privacy of the hotel and grounds for your own use. Our packages are tailored individually and can start from as little as £5,000 depending on your requirements.
- Total No. of bedrooms—18
- Same Sex Marriage—Yes
- Outdoor Wedding Facilities—Yes
- Exclusive Use Weddings—Yes
- Wedding Breakfast—70
- Evening Reception—100
- Marquee Weddings—Yes
Wedding season availability
All year round
Raemoir House, voted Regional Country House Hotel of the Year for the last 4 years by the Scottish Hotel Awards, offers one of the most traditional and comfortable experiences in the area.
With a choice of 18 ensuite bedrooms all individually decorated in a traditional and elegant style with a mix of fabulous views over the gardens to Royal Deeside beyond, generous space and classic four poster beds we have a range of rooms to suit all tastes and budgets. There are 14 rooms in the Main House, with an additional 4 in the 300 year old “Ha’ Hoose”.
Whilst traditional and rural, the hotel embraces the demands of the modern traveller and provides flat screen digital TVs in all rooms and complimentary wi-fi access.
Directions by Road
The hotel is 2 miles north of Banchory at the junction of the A980 and the B977
Directions by Rail
Approximately 25 minutes drive from Aberdeen Station. If you are travelling by train you might want us to pick you up at Stonehaven Station and take you to Raemoir which is the scenic route avoiding the city centre.
Directions by Air
Approximately 25 minutes drive from Aberdeen, Dyce Airport.
"We had a fantastic time at our wedding at Raemoir. We had the hotel from the Friday and it was lovely to have family and close friends celebrate the night before the wedding! The grounds were beautiful and the staff could not have been more attentive. The food was amazing and everyone had a wonderful day. Highly recommend!"
“If Carlsberg did weddings…..”
Sally & Matt
“Thank you so much for a fantastic job on our Wedding Day and looking after all of us so well. Special thanks to the Chefs for superb meal and the cake!”
Niala & Neil
“Ken and I would like to say how delighted we were with Sarah and Steven’s wedding on Sunday. It was such a special day and all the hard work certainly paid off."
“My wife and I would like to express our sincere thanks to Raemoir for the way our daughters wedding was handled by your staff. Ever since our first enquiry we received nothing but good old fashioned manners and helpful guidance throughout. The assistance and co-operation of all your staff prior to and on the day was very much appreciated. Thanks must also go to those behind the scenes, in particular the kitchen staff who served up such a perfect meal for which we have received nothing but compliments about.
We would also like to express our appreciation about the accommodation which was enjoyed by all our guests who stayed over. The Sunday morning breakfast was unique and another success, what a great idea! We’ve never heard of this before but no doubt other hotels will copy before long. It sent everyone home with a smile on their face.
If we had another daughter we would have no hesitation in booking Raemoir again. "
”Just a note to say a big thank you to all the staff for the wonderful job you made of Andrew and Julie’s wedding on Saturday. Raemoir was the perfect venue, the staff so attentive but unobtrusive, the food delicious and the accommodation comfortable and welcoming. We could not have asked for anything better and a wonderful day was enjoyed by us all, thanks to your excellent organisation and attention to detail”
Raemoir House Personal Showrounds
Viewing by appointment
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