The Reception

The Victorian barn is a fantastic venue for a wedding reception. The atmospheric fireplace room is at the centre of the barn – it has a stylish oak bar, baronial fireplace and reflects the local area through the use of tweed and paintings of the surrounding landscape. The furniture can be arranged to suit the size and style of your wedding; so if you want an intimate gathering, sofas and armchairs can surround the fireplace. For a large summer wedding reception, we can open the doors to the river terrace, so you can drink champagne in the sun overlooking the Deveron valley. Adjoining the fireplace room is the dining room and the ballroom – the ultimate space for a ceilidh.

A blank canvas

Aswanley can be personalised with the tiniest of touches. You can style the barn as much or as little as you want. The neutral colour scheme and natural materials provide the perfect backdrop for a range of styles. 

The drink

We have developed a varied and extensive Aswanley wine list. A wedding sample case gives you the opportunity to try a selection of the wines, all in the name of research! If you have your heart set on a particular wine that is not on our list, then you are welcome to make your own arrangements, subject to a £5 per bottle corkage fee. Please discuss this with us.

We have a standard bar list and will try to meet any requests out with this. Peroni is offered as the draught beer. It is up to you how you would like to fund the bar for your wedding reception, a tab can be kept up to an arranged amount, the full evening can be covered by the hosts or the guests can pay for their drinks.

The food

We work with a select group of trusted Aberdeenshire and Moray caterers. They can provide menus suitable for a range of budgets, from champagne wedding receptions to hog roasts. We have a well equipped catering kitchen in the barn which is included in the cost of the wedding venue hire. This includes cutlery, crockery and glassware for up to 150 people.

Country Flavours of Alford
Entier Wilde Thyme
Harry Fraser Catering Services
A & J Catering: Tel: 01466 781051
Val Morrison: Tel: 01467 643542