Wedding Venue in Inverurie by Aberdeen

Congratulations from the team at Thainstone House on your engagement and we welcome you to weddings at Thainstone online. 

The house…

Built in the 18th century Thainstone House has a rich history as a much loved family home, grand Aberdeenshire landmark and now a hotel and wedding venue.

Whether you have been planning your fairytale wedding for many a year, or decided on a whim that now is your time, we believe at Thainstone we have the perfect mansion style wedding venue suited to every couple looking for a traditional venue.

A wedding should be one of the best days of a couple’s life and we want to be a part of that memory. As a very special couple to us, we offer you:

  • Acres of woodland and grounds
  • 18th century Palladian mansion house
  • Grand ballroom
  • Drawing room with log fire for pre-reception drinks
  • Civil, religious and humanist ceremonies
  • Outdoor ceremonies on the lawn
  • Grounds for a marquee
  • Wedding co-ordinator


In addition to the grand house, Thainstone House is all about the grounds.  They are extensive and consist of woodland and parkland, allowing a huge amount of flexibility in what you use them for.  The grounds are suited to a service, pre-reception drinks, holding a marquee, outdoor activities, entertainment and fireworks.


Bridal suite accommodation is included on the evening of your wedding as part of any wedding package at Thainstone.  With 48 stylish guestrooms, we can also host many of your guests at a reduced rate.

Enjoy exclusive private hire of Thainstone House on your special day.  The house is only 15 miles from Aberdeen Airport, making it an agreeable traditional wedding venue in Scotland.  An exclusive use wedding at Thainstone House means that you have complete privacy and with doors closed to any other guests for the duration of your wedding. Additionally, ‘exclusive use' means that you can use any area within the house as part of the celebrations.

Any bridal party who would like to take over Thainstone exclusively will also recieve use of all bedrooms at a special accommodation rates.

To hire Thainstone exclusively, we charge a facility hire charge which covers the period from 11am on the wedding day until 11am the next day, and this means that there will only be your guests within the house during the time period stated. Exclusive weddings are subject to availability and seasonality.

Please contact wedding co-ordinator, Angela Dow, in the first instance on

We have taken care in tailoring a few packages to choose from at Thainstone, which means that every couple has the choice to match their budget and/or requirements to suit them.  The packages are as a guide and can be flexible, and will be re-priced accordingly, just ask our co-ordinator.

Thainstone Package

Menu tasting

Red carpet arrival

Chair covers and sashes

Menus, place cards, table plan

Silver cake stand and knife

Glass of sparkling wine per person on arrival

Ballroom hire for wedding breakfast and evening reception

Dedicated ‘Master of Ceremonies’ on your wedding day

Three course wedding breakfast and coffee

A half bottle of specially selected wine per guest

Glass of sparkling wine for your toast drink

Evening buffet for all day guests

Accommodation in the bridal suite on the evening of your wedding

Discounted accommodation rates for your wedding guests

Three months complimentary leisure club membership

2015 rates

PEAK £75 per person Sunday – Thursday | £85 per person Friday & Saturday

OFFPEAK £65 per person Sunday – Thursday | £75 per person Friday & Saturday


The Garioch Package

Additional aspects include:

A selection of three canapés on arrival

Glass of Prosecco per person on arrival

Glass of Prosecco for toast drink

Enhanced evening buffet for all day guests

Two further rooms for the evening of your wedding for the bridal party

One year anniversary meal in The Green Lady restaurant

Six months complimentary leisure club membership

2015 rates

PEAK £90 per person Sunday – Thursday | £100 per person Friday & Saturday

OFFPEAK £80 per person Sunday – Thursday | £90 per person Friday & Saturday


The Don Package

Additional aspects include:

A selection of 5 canapés on arrival

Four course wedding breakfast and coffee

Glass of Champagne per person on arrival

Half a bottle of premium wine per guest

Glass of Champagne for your toast drink

Premium evening buffet for all day guests

Four further complimentary rooms for the evening of your wedding for the bridal party

One year anniversary stay

One year complimentary leisure club membership

2015 rates

PEAK £115 per person Sunday – Thursday | £130 per person Friday & Saturday

OFFPEAK £105 per person Sunday – Thursday | £120 per person Friday & Saturday

Note: Peak dates are between April and September.

For more information on any of the above packages or to arrange a show round of the venue and grounds please contact Angela Dow on 01467 621 64301467 or 01467 621 643 or email:   

Thainstone House Hotel is full licensed to conduct civil, religious and humanist ceremonies. The hotel has several ceremony options for you:

The drawing room with roaring log fire, has high ceilings, chandeliers and imposing bay windows with views to the parkland.

Drawing Room (up to 35 guests) 

The Green Lady restaurant is a long room with Wedgewood green walls, grand paintings and huge windows drawing in the natural light from the parkland, it is well suited to a long aisle for that dramatic entrance.

The Green Lady restaurant (up to 120 guests)

The Ballroom is a grand room and suited to those with a large number of friends and family sharing the big day.

Ballroom (from 120 to 180 guests)

Outdoor service can be conducted on the lawns in the summer months, whether permitting of course.  Please ask for details on an outdoor service.



Thainstone House has relationships with many wedding suppliers.  The suppliers range from car hire to wedding cake experts. 

Room decorations are one of the most common requirements we are asked to assist with and we can recommend suppliers to help with table décor, chair covers and bespoke room décor. 

We often host wedding fairs and open days throughout the year where we welcome these suppliers along, a great chance for you to discuss options with them.  For details on preferred suppliers then contact Angela Dow on 01467 621643 or email:  


Wedding room capacities and guest numbers for wedding at Thainstone House:

The Drawing Room

Suitable for intimate wedding breakfast


The Lairds Room

Suitable for intimate wedding breakfast


The Green Lady Restaurant

Perfect for ceremonies


The Ballroom

Grand ceremony affairs and banquets

180 180

From time to time there are dates that become avaialble within a six month period, please find our available late availability weekend days in 2015:

Friday 8th, 15th or Saturday 9th

Friday 12th and 19th, Saturday 13th

Friday 3rd

Friday 21st and 28th

We endevour to keep this page up to date with weekend dates that come available. For any midweek dates you are interested in please contact Angela Dow on 01467 621643 or email:


"We held our wedding at Thainstone House on 1st March 2015 and it was all we could have hoped for and more. Throughout the planning process, Angela was great to work with and extremely helpful, answering all of my (many) queries at the earliest opportunity. The night before the wedding we had a large family meal at the hotel (which we had only arranged that morning) and although the hotel were extremely busy with another wedding, they arranged a private room for our party to dine in which was fantastic. Everyone was commenting on how delicious the food was! The wedding day itself really couldn't have been any better. The staff were so attentive all day and nothing was too much trouble. They did an amazing job dressing the Green Lady for the ceremony and the ballroom for the reception. It truly is a stunning venue for a wedding. The wedding meal was exceptional and all of our guests were impressed. As we live locally we will definitely be returning!"

Laura M, 
Tripadvisor, February 2015

Wedding of my Dreams...

"I don’t know where to start really! 10 months ago, we decided that Thainstone House Hotel was our perfect wedding location, based just out the outskirts of Aberdeen, but far enough away to feel like you are a million miles away. From planning to the day itself I cannot describe how wonderful it was. Angela and her team could not have been more attentive, helpful and accommodating. The bedrooms are immaculate, I stayed in a family room the night before my wedding with my 2 bridesmaids and the bridal suite the night of the wedding. Lots of guests commented on the very high standard of the accommodation. The food is outstanding, we ate in the Stockmans bar on the Friday night – it was beautiful! We had a fantastic waitress who looked after us the whole weekend. The wedding meal itself was a very high standard and lots of people again commented on the food and canapés! The haggis bon bons especially! The ballroom is a big, bright spacious room that was perfect for our wedding meal and evening reception, we had our ceremony in the Green Lady room – again it was just what we imagined. The real fires in the reception rooms and the bar areas are cozy and very welcoming! Although it was a beautiful sunny day, it was nice to come inside to see the fires were on! The spa is great, with good size pool and outdoor hot tub, we didn’t have any treatments but we would have if we had time. 

I have nothing but praise for this hotel and staff and I can’t wait to go back!"

Contact Us

Thainstone House
Scotland, UK
AB51 5NT