Venues

Country Flavours of Alford are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to host your exclusive event at a number of venues in the Aberdeenshire area. But we are also very happy to provide catering at the venue of your choice whether it be a village hall, stately home, or cowshed! We love the opportunity to transform somewhere a little different.

Aswanley

A secluded fortified house, magical gardens and blank canvas Victorian barn in Aberdeenshire, on the edge of the Grampian Highlands.

It's a wonderful place for weddings and holidays in Scotland.

Ballogie Estate.

Ballogie Estate in Royal Deeside provides the perfect setting for your special day, whether in the beautiful Ballogie House or their custom designed marquee in the garden.

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848.

In the autumn of 1842, two and a half years after her marriage to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria paid her first visit to Scotland. They were so struck with the Highlands that they resolved to return. A further visit to Perthshire and then Ardverikie encouraged them to seize the opportunity to purchase Balmoral.

Barn @ Barra Castle

Situated in the private grounds of the 16th century tower house, Barra Castle, the unspoilt countryside provides a breathtaking backdrop to every special occasion.

The vibe of the venue is informal and stylish, a blend of contemporary and traditional features including underfloor heating, exposed stone walls, timber beams and a wood burning stove. The full height glazed wall on the west facing side of The Barn bathes the space with natural light, creating an open vista to enjoy unrivalled views of Bennachie, Aberdeenshire and Strathdon.

Tastefully renovated lodges within the grounds of Barra Castle offer luxury accommodation for guests who decide they just don’t want to go home.

Cluny Castle

Situated in tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside and hidden from view by over two hundred acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, Cluny Castle truly is the most majestic, secluded and enchanting venue. Dating back to the 14th century, this magnificent crenellated mansion with beautiful grounds remains a much loved family home and offers a truly unique experience. Your guests will be wowed by the rich heritage, exuberant architecture and stunning setting for which Cluny Castle is well renowned.

Coo Cathedral

Coo Cathedral, a relatively new wedding ceremony and reception venue in Aberdeenshire, situated on the grounds of Aboyne Castle.  This is a truly unique venue that can be made to be anything you want of it.  As its name indicates Coo Cathedral is a former cows barn, which still has many of its original features including the beautiful large wooden beams.

Drum Castle

Drum Castle is a castle near Drumoak in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. For centuries it was the seat of the chief of Clan Irvine. The place-name Drum is derived from Gaelic druim, 'ridge'. The site is located approximately 6 ¹⁄₂ miles northeast of Banchory and 3 miles west of Peterculter

Haddo House

Haddo House is a Scottish stately home located near Tarves in Aberdeenshire, approximately 20 miles north of Aberdeen. It has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1979. The Gordons, who later became the Earls of Aberdeen and Marquesses of Aberdeen, have lived on the site for over 500 years.

House of Schivas

House of Schivas is an L-plan tower house, dating from the 16th century, about three miles east of Methlick, in the valley of the River Ythan, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Victoria & Albert Hall, Ballater

The Victoria & Albert Halls (Ballater) Trust has four halls: The Beaton Craigie Room, the Albert Hall, the Mike Sheridan Room and the Victoria Hall.

Victoria Hall, Aboyne

Aboyne & Glen Tanar Memorial Hall, known as the Victory Hall, is set in the heart of the village of Aboyne in Royal Deeside.   It is a substantial granite building of character, both inside & out, built about one hundred years ago and now C Listed.