Mar Lodge National Nature Reserve

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Set amid magnificent Scottish countryside, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Mar Lodge Estate is surrounded by ancient forests, rolling glens, wild rivers and rugged peaks.

Originally built as a Victorian hunting lodge for the Duke and Duchess of Fife in 1895, Mar Lodge is an idyllic setting for Highland weddings and an exclusive venue for corporate events, family gatherings and private parties.

With luxury self-catering and bunkhouse accommodation within the Lodge and wider estate, your family, friends, guests or delegates are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. 

Mar Lodge Estate offers a wide range of outdoor activities and pursuits, including ranger-led walks, early bird safaris, clay pigeon shooting and archery, as well as traditional field sports, such as stag stalking, grouse shooting and salmon fishing. In addition, the Glenshee and Lecht ski centres are within easy reach, at 13 and 26 miles respectively.



Team-building, outdoor activities, festivals and marquee events – 1,000+ guests



Part of our Connoisseurs’ Collection, the Lodge contains 5 luxurious Adam Revival-style apartments offering self catering accommodation for up to 31 guests. Additionally, Claybokie and Creag Bhalg, two magnificent cottages commanding uninterrupted views across the River Dee and Glen Ey, can accommodate 18 guests.

With our bunkhouse accommodation sleeping a further 12, Mar Lodge Estate can accommodate a total of 61 guests. Catering and daily servicing of rooms is available.


For further information please contact us. We’ll be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail, arrange a visit and help plan your event.

Conference Rooms

Stags Ballroom

Drinks reception – 200 guests
Wedding ceremony – 110 guests
Dining – 160 guests
Dance/ceilidh – 200 guests
Meeting – 170 guests (theatre-style)

  • Length 19.5m x Width 10m x Height 15m
  • Min Capacity: 1
  • Max Capacity: 170
  • Set up styles: Theatre,Banquet,Dinner Dance,Reception


Drinks reception – 160 guests
Wedding ceremony – 110 guests
Dining – 70 guests
Meeting – 100 guests (theatre-style)

  • Length 15m x Width 6m x Height 5m
  • Min Capacity: 1
  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Set up styles: Theatre,Banquet,Dinner Dance,Reception

Dining Room

Traditional Hunting Lodge dining room suitable for Board meetings or Executive dining.

  • Length 10.5 x Width 7.4 x Height 5m
  • Min Capacity: 1
  • Max Capacity: 30
  • Set up styles: Boardroom,Banquet

Drawing room

Formal drawing room, theatre or reception set up styles

  • Length 13.5 x Width 7.4 x Height 5m
  • Min Capacity: 1
  • Max Capacity: 70
  • Set up styles: Theatre,Reception
  • Facilities
    • Over-head Projector
    • Microphone
    • Screens
    • Flip charts
    • Teas/Coffee
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
  • Visit Scotland Welcome Scheme
  • Accreditations and Awards

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