I can talk with absolute conviction about this venue because I got married here in 2016! So, where do I start? Well, it was probably the moment my Fiancé and I drove up the long, perfectly manicured driveway, past the deer park and saw the house standing majestically in the distance when I thought…. call up the dogs, the hunt is over. It’s too delicious for words. But words I shall use… and headings I feel are necessary for this one.. lets be organised! Location: Fettercairn and the Estate of ex-prime minister, William Gladstone. The house has been restored to its former glory and so has the land, they have full time gardeners working on the estate. There is a walled garden, deer park, nearby distillery and beautiful rolling countryside in all directions. There are no close main roads - just perfection, privacy and a feeling of privilege to be the only guests occupying such a glorious manse and pristine parkland. Décor: Everything was newly decorated in 2014 and because of the low footfall through the venue, it still looks perfectly intact. The décor is contemporary classic and not stuffy or formal. Every room is completely unique. You will have trouble deciding which bedroom to choose as the bridal suite because there are so many contenders for most luxurious bedroom. The incredibly cool garden bothy is also included in the hire, as is a golf buggy to get there and around the estate. (Much fun to be had in this by the way.) Use of Spaces: There is a double staircase leading down to the grand main hallway which is perfect for the ceremony. Or there is a church, just metres from the house! Upstairs, the formal dining room holds about 100 people for dinner. Or fit a marquee on the front lawn if you need to seat more guests than this. The house downstairs is perfect for the evening reception – you can close off rooms if you want to contain people to a more intimate space. Staffing: Fasque staff are on hand to assist with anything really - even though they say it is a ‘blank canvas’ for you to manage yourselves. Catering: Sinclair’s are the catering company assigned as main contractors, but they literally can do anything. They are so accommodating and helpful. Our food was outstanding and I couldn’t fault anything they did. Outstanding bits: The gardens, the deer park, the Gladstone library, the bedrooms… all lovely, lovely, lovely. This is where to go when you truly want to ‘treat’ your wedding guests as well as yourselves.