Glentruim Castle: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
Originally built in the 19th century, Glentruim Castle has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, and is now one of the most beautiful castle wedding venues in Scotland.
It’s Highland location at the gates to the Cairngorms National Park is both scenic and secluded.
And with a purpose built Wedding Lodge for ceremonies and a stunning Orangery for receptions, this truly is a special place to get married.
There’s even onsite accommodation for up to 25 guests.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Glentruim Castle wedding would be like.
Glentruim Castle Location
Wedding venues in the Highlands are in big demand, due to the areas romantic landscapes and tranquil atmosphere.
With Glentruim Castle located just 20 miles south west of Aviemore.
Inverness is the closest city at 50 miles away, and can be driven from in approximately 70 minutes.
However both Glasgow and Edinburgh are only fractionally more than 2 hours away, providing you avoid rush hour traffic.
When you arrive you will find plenty of onsite parking right next to the castle.
In addition to this large vehicle access is possible, if you would like to put on coach transportation for your guests.
Glentruim Castle Setting
If you are looking for privacy then Glentruim Castle is perfect, as it is an exclusive use wedding venue.
This means you, your family, and your friends will have the entire 50 acre estate all to yourselves, for the duration of your stay.
In addition to the privacy and seclusion, you will have some of the very best scenery Scotland has to offer.
From enchanting woodland to relaxing lochs and panoramic mountain views, this is a stunning place to spend a weekend.
And add to that the historic castle, and you’ve got a fabulous setting for a wedding.
Glentruim Castle was built in the early 1840s, and spent most of its life as a family home.
Recently it was refurbished from top to toe, and now blends traditional highland living with modern luxury and comfort.
There are a range of public rooms for relaxing and entertaining, many of which have open fireplaces ideal for a winter wedding.
There’s even a beauty spa, sauna, gym, and home cinema to make use of.
You can get access from noon on your day of arrival, and don’t have to leave until 11am on your day of departure.
In addition to this their experienced wedding coordinator will guide you through the planning stages, helping with any arrangements you need.
Glentruim Castle Accommodation
Glentruim Castle has 8 luxury bedrooms, which can sleep up to 15 guests.
Six of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, and all of them are of a 5 star standard.
There’s a Master Suite which would make the perfect Bridal Suite.
It comes complete with a four poster bed and an ensuite bathroom with free standing bath and separate shower.
For further accommodation the Glentruim Estate has 3 separate cottages:
- The Coach House, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
- The Gate Lodge, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
- The Laundry Cottage, 1 bedroom, sleeps 2.
Each of them has a kitchen and sitting room, and they are all in newly refurbished condition.
Discreet daily housekeeping can be arranged for the duration of your stay too.
Glentruim Castle Ceremony
You will have the choice of both an indoor and an outdoor ceremony at Glentruim Castle.
The front lawn is an idyllic location for getting married outside, with the stunning Highland scenery providing the perfect backdrop.
And should the weather been unpleasant, or if you would rather get married inside, the purpose built Wedding Lodge located in the walled garden is an excellent alternative.
In addition to being bright and spacious with vaulted wooden beamed ceilings, this room can comfortably seat up to 70 guests.
There are also a number of local churches nearby, if you would like to get married offsite.
Glentruim Castle Reception
After your ceremony you can have your drinks reception either outside on the lawn, or in one of the public rooms inside the castle.
Followed by your dinner reception in the Orangery.
The Orangery at Glentruim Castle is a beautifully light and spacious room, and can seat up to 70 guests comfortably.
It has a lovely adjoining bar, and included in your package are tables, chairs, white linen, crockery, and glassware.
If you require more space you will also have the option to put up a marquee on the lawn.
This will of course cost extra, but will more than double your capacity.
Glentruim Castle Catering
The catering is outsourced at Glentruim Castle, and although there might be some flexibility, they would rather you chose from their recommended supplier list.
This is usually a sensible idea, as you want a caterer who is experienced at working at the property.
Gillys Kitchen is a local business who they highly recommend.
In addition to your wedding breakfast, catering can also be arranged for other meals during your stay.
When it comes to the drinks, a cash bar can be provided.
However you can bring your own, for a corkage fee of £9 per bottle.
Glentruim Castle Entertainment
After your dinner reception, the tables and chairs can be pushed to the sides to create a dance floor.
The Orangery has enough space to fit in a band and put on a ceilidh, and because of the seclusion of the Glentruim Estate you won’t have to worry about noise.
You can even put on a fireworks display for your guests, which is always a fantastic way to end and evening.
Glentruim Castle Wedding Photos
When it comes to your wedding photos, the Glentruim Estate is a wedding photographers dream.
In virtually every direction you look, stunning backdrops can be found which will make for the most beautiful images.
The great photography locations aren’t limited to the outdoors either, with the Orangery absolutely bathed in natural light.
Which means you’ve got an excellent indoor alternative, should the weather be unfavourable.
Glentruim Castle Wedding Prices
For accurate Glentruim Castle wedding prices, you should contact the venue directly.
Their wedding packages can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
However to give you an approximate Glentruim Castle wedding cost.
- Exclusive use of Glentruim Estate (sleeps 25), price £13,800 for 3 nights.
- Wedding Breakfast, prices from £48 per person.
- Corkage, price £9 per bottle.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost 25% less.
Glentruim Castle Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Glentruim Castle as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use castle, located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, with a fabulous Orangery for your reception, and luxury accommodation for 25 guests; then Glentruim Castle just might be the place for you.
Whilst you are here, you should take a look at some of the other wedding venues in Scotland, featured on White Rose.
You can also find Glentruim Estate’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.