Castle Fraser
A grand Baronial castle dating from the 16th century, Castle Fraser is a home of almost sculptural splendour.

Fyvie Castle
One of the finest baronial castles in Scotland and often described as a palace.

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Aberdeenshire is famous for the Grampian mountains and would make a very romantic setting for your civil partnership ceremony.

The popular Cairngorms form part of the Grampians and in the winter months offer superb skiing facilities - perhaps the perfect start to your honeymoon after a winter wedding. Or for those spring and summer weddings, the Grampian coast offers long stretches of sand for romantic walks, contemplating your new lives together. For those who like a bit of movie glamour, there is the beautiful fishing village of Pennan where the film Local Hero was filmed. At Stonehaven there is the impressive Dunnottar Castle - the setting for Zeffirelli's Hamlet starring Mel Gibson.

If you like your meat, the Grampian area is famous for its beef from the Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle. Make sure you ask your wedding venue if this can be on the menu!

And don't forget to finish off your meal with a drop of local whisky from Aberdeenshire's famous distilleries. If your friends and family haven't had too much the night before, you can send them off on a 'Whisky Trail' or for the more sobre ones a visit to Balmoral castle, near Braemar. Or if you fancy a bit of a highland fling combined with glamour and royalty, try timing your wedding with the Highland Games held every August which are usually attended by the Royal Family and stars of stage and screen.

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