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Glen Tanar Ballroom

Glen Tanar Estate, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5EU

Glen Tanar Ballroom

Glen Tanar Estate, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5EU

A wedding at Glen Tanar is uniquely special. Think stately elegance and modern luxury, with a generous helping of authentic Highland heritage and breathtaking scenery on the side. Small or extravagant, a civil or religious ceremony, you'll have all the romance of the Scottish Highlands in a single setting.

Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest wedding venues, the magnificent Victorian Ballroom at Glen Tanar has hosted celebrations for over a century. Built by Glen Tanar's original founder in 1869, and originally the music room of Glen Tanar House, our unique Ballroom provides a spectacular space for every stage of your wedding.

From its vaulted ceiling adorned with over 700 antlers, to its original oak floors, the Ballroom is airy, atmospheric and spacious. With space to seat up to 160 guests, the Ballroom boasts a roaring open fire, a beautiful grand piano and excellent acoustics, while the lawns outside are a pleasing space for drinks receptions and garden games during Spring and Summer weddings.

Luxury accommodation can be provided in up to 9 luxury self catering holiday cottages on the estate, sleeping from 2 to 11 persons, meaning wedding guests can absorb themselves in your special day and stay close by.

From your first visit here, our experienced wedding professionals will work with you to ensure your Glen Tanar wedding is everything you could have hoped for, and even more.

Glen Tanar Ballroom also has a Self Catering:

Glen Tanar Cottages (Self Catering Section)

Information on Glen Tanar Ballroom , Glen Tanar Estate , Aboyne

Capacity: Guest Capacity: 0 to 160
Civil Licence Capacity: 0 to 160
Indoor Dining Capacity: 0 to 160
Evening Entertainment: Large oak dance floor, Large seated area next to dancefloor for evening reception and bar, Outdoor fireworks are permitted, Stage area for DJ facilities, Stage area for live bands
General Facilities: Biodegradable Confetti Permitted outside, Chapel is a 10 minute walk across the meadow on the estate, Childcare can be recommended, Children most welcome, Dogs most welcome, Expansive lawns, a private trout loch, historic walled garden, Free wifi, Our wedding planners can recommend horse and carriage providers, Our wedding planners can recommend local florists, Our wedding planners can recommend local hairdressers, Our wedding planners have a list of local, recommended beauticians, Smoking Permitted outside in a smoking area, Smoking Permitted outside, There is ample parking on site for wedding guests, We have a baby changing room and a private sitting room available for guests. We also have a separate bridal changing room, We have a ramp to the eating area and disabled toilets, Wheelchair Access is provided with ramps and a disabled toilet
Accommodation: Accommodation available close to the Ballroom in luxury self catering cottages
Dining Options: Alcohol License organised by caterers, No corkage
Staff Assistance: Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster is available
Local directions: By car - From Ballater East along the A93 to Dinnet; turn right to Dinnet bridge then left after crossing the river onto the B976; after three miles turn right at the Bridge and Tower of Ess into Glen Tanar; after two miles bear right at Glen Tanar House and proceed up the hill with the Equestrian Centre on your left. Follow this road round the next corner and past the 'end of public road' sign. You will enter a yard area where the Estate Office (Brooks House) is located on the left hand side. There is parking for a few cars outside the office. From Aboyne South over the River Dee at Aboyne Bridge turn right onto the B976 to Bridge and Tower of Ess; then as above. By air - The nearest airport is Aberdeen Airport. You have the option of either hiring a car at the airport or getting a taxi. A taxi journey to Glen Tanar will cost approximately £65 upwards. Airport taxis can be more expensive. If you wish contacts for local taxi firms please give us a call for a recommendation. A drive from the airport to Glen Tanar takes about one hour’s drive, following the A93 to Aboyne. By train- You can get a train to Stonehaven or Aberdeen and either get a taxi or hire a car. Once again give us a call for recommendations.

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Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Paisley & ewen BCustomer visited Apr 2016

Where do we start? We are so grateful for the way you ran Paisley and Darren’s wedding. It was faultless. A perfect day to enjoy and remember. You were friendly, efficient, discreet and most of all we had total confidence in you to take care of everything and everybody. It felt like we were dealing with a friend rather than a business. We appreciate all your hard work. Thank you.


Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Rebecca & duncan CCustomer visited Apr 2016

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of you for everything. From the moment we first viewed the venue until the last moment of our wedding day we could not of hoped for a better service. Nothing was too much for you and the day ran so smoothly. We appreciate everything you did and all the recommendations you gave us. We will cherish this day for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much!!!


Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Magdalene & jonas MCustomer visited Jun 2016

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work on and before our wedding day! We had a fantastic time and you were both so helpful, lovely and amazingly organised and made our day so special for us. Everything ran so smoothly and we could just let go and enjoy because you took such great care of us! Thank you!!!


Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Michael & jackie WCustomer visited Aug 2016

Just to say a huge thank-you to you both for helping to make our silver wedding such a success. You were both a pleasure to deal with and we felt you really cared about ensuring we had a good time which was much appreciated. The ballroom is simply a stunning location to have a party and we were pleased to be able to share it with our family and friends. Thanks for all your hard work in helping make the night such a success.


Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Kirsty & finn SCustomer visited Aug 2016

Thank you from Neil and myself for your help planning and organising Kirsty and Finn’s wedding on 27th August 2016. The day ran like clockwork and it was everything that Kirsty and Finn had imagined. We have had so many comments from guests saying what a wonderful wedding it was. The back drop to the Ballroom is so stunning and the Ballroom itself is beautiful. Thank you again, we couldn’t have managed without you.


Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Fiona & david GCustomer visited Nov 2016

Many thanks again for a terrific day. Cannot believe it’s been over a week past already! We couldn’t have planned and have it run so smoothly without you both, so thank you for everything you have done.


Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Omarra & nicoll TCustomer visited Dec 2016

Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect! The day couldn’t have been more perfectly and we cant thank you enough for all your hard work to make that happen. We absolutely loved planning our wedding with you. We love Glen Tanar. Thanks again!


Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Rebecca & liam MCustomer visited Dec 2016

Words cannot fully express how grateful we are to you all for making our day simply perfect. We greatly appreciate your support in the lead up to our wedding, especially on the day itself. Nothing was ever too much bother and we felt so at home there. Glen Tanar is a truly magical venue, a place we will forever hold close to our hearts.


Review of Glen Tanar Ballroom

Posted on by Kirsty & christopher BCustomer visited Apr 2017

A huge thank you for all your hard work in making Kirsty & Christopher’s Wedding such a success. We all felt so well cared for. Such a special place – keep up the Good work

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