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Glen Tanar Ballroom

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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 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.

What is a typical wedding like at Glen Tanar Ballroom?

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.

What Extra facilities does Glen Tanar Ballroom have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

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.

Top facilities

Disabled Access

Live Band Facilities


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Glen Tanar Ballroom

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...

Glen Tanar Ballroom

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...

Glen Tanar Ballroom

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 a...

Glen Tanar Ballroom

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...

Glen Tanar Ballroom

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 pla...

Glen Tanar Ballroom

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 g...

Glen Tanar Ballroom

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!

Glen Tanar Ballroom

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.

Glen Tanar Ballroom

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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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Facilities & information


Smoking permitted

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Babysitting, Listening Services, Child Care


Changing Room for Guests

Chapel on premises

Confetti Permitted

Disabled Access



Horse and Carriage

Parking Available

Wheelchair Access

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Corkage Option

Evening Entertainment

Dance floor

DJ Facilities

Entertainment licence

Live Band Facilities

Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Staff Assistance

Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster


Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests

Wedding Party



Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 160

Wedding Capacity Civil License: 160

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 160

Arrival information and directions

Address: Glen Tanar Estate, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AboyneAB34 5EU, United Kingdom

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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