Drum Castle, Garden & Estate
Set amidst an ancient oak forest on the edge of Royal Deeside, Drum is simply unique among Scottish castles. The medieval tower, fine Jacobean mansion house and opulent Victorian interiors combine to striking effect. Once a Scottish stronghold and hunting lodge, Drum Castle is now a spectacular venue for intimate weddings or gatherings. Drum's 16th century chapel can hold a religious ceremony for up to 50 persons. Visitors can then spill out onto the historic south lawn for a champagne reception, or take a private tour of the castle. During spring and summer, the Garden of Historic Roses is a kaleidoscope of colour and a fabulous setting for alfresco parties. Within the castle, the elegant library, with its large vaulted ceilings and open fire place, provides a stunning setting for drinks receptions, or for civil or humanist wedding ceremonies. A sumptuous meal for up to 50 can be held in the graceful dining room looking out onto the beautiful grounds. Larger events, fundraisers or private functions are accommodated out in the castle's expansive grounds.