The ceremony

Religious, humanist, civil ceremonies and partnerships can all be conducted at Aswanley.  For an outdoor wedding, ceremonies can take place in different areas in the Aswanley garden or on the terrace outside the Victorian barn.

Inside, the fireplace room can host ceremonies of all denominations and can fit over 100 people. If you have a larger number of guests, the ballroom is ideal. Alternatively, for those who would like a church service, St Andrews Glass, is just down the road.

There are many places at Aswanley to hold an outdoor wedding ceremony. A popular place is next to the magnificent old ash tree at the front of the house or under the ancient 16th Century stone arch.   The ceremony can be followed by a champagne reception in the garden.

For the wedding ceremony music, there is a wealth of talented Aberdeenshire musicians to choose from; from string quartets to brass bands.  A piper traditionally plays in the guests and plays out the newly-weds at Scottish weddings – this sounds incredible at an outdoor wedding here, when the sound fills the valley; you may even want a full pipe band. We can easily arrange both.

For those who would like to get married in a church, there is a Roman Catholic Church in Huntly or the local church in Glass, St Andrew’s. St Andrew’s has stopped operating as a Church of Scotland parish church so you can use a celebrant of your choice and arrange the service as you wish. However there is a fee involved in opening up the church.