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Seeking Perfect Accommodation for Wedding Guests? Discover Skene House

Finding affordable, quality accommodation for your wedding guests is one of the many decisions (alongside rings, cars, dresses, hairstyles and favours) that engaged couples need to ponder. But think on this: if your guests are happy, relaxed, comfortable and at ease with their surroundings it’s sure to impact positively on your big day.

At Skene House we know we offer a fantastic check list for any wedding party. Bring everyone together in our one, two and three bedroom apartments which are ideal for families or friends sharing. It’s also economical. Guests get the benefit of their own kitchen and living room, with the privacy of their own bedroom. We also have laundries onsite for any last minute wardrobe maintenance.

At our Whitehall and Holburn properties we’ll welcome wedding guests with a courtesy drink from the Honour Bar and they can raise a glass to the happy couple. In our apartments, pals can hang out together and then head to their own room to get ready – even hair straighteners are available on request. For families, kids can be watching television in the living room, as mum gets ‘wedding ready’ in the bedroom, and granddad prepares a snack in the kitchen. Keep some bubbles chilling in the fridge to celebrate, store milk and nibbles for the children to feed them as required. High chairs and travel cots are available free on request, there’s a toy box in every Guest Lounge, and a Wendyhouse and outdoor toys can be enjoyed at our Whitehall property. Our apartments simply deliver.

Skene House’s three locations are notably central, within walking distance of the bus and railway station, and a short taxi ride from the airport – ideal for visitors to the Granite City. In terms of last minute appointments, there’s a plethora of beauticians and quality barbers nearby that we’d happily recommend for manicures, blow-drys and pampering. It’s easy to pop out for any emergencies – forgotten toiletries, shoes, flowers, jewellery – you name it, we’ll help you find it.

A wedding is an excellent reason to see more of a city you may not know much about. Stay with us on the eve of the wedding and you’re in the heart of Aberdeen – fine dining and quality bars are on the doorstep – then attend the celebrations the following day, fresh from a night at Skene House.

Another aspect wedding guests appreciate at Skene House is the ability to cook for themselves. Weddings can be quite a hungry affair until the wedding breakfast is served. It can be challenging to find reasonably priced food at hotels, and it’s difficult to prepare any meals in a hotel room, but at Skene House shops are minutes away. You can whip up a quick bite or cook proper hearty meals in your own kitchen, or there’s a range of cafes providing takeaways and light lunches a short walk from every apartment. You can confidently sit through a wedding ceremony concentrating on the romance, rather than dinner!

Finally, we’re a family company and we care about family occasions. Let us help your guests organise transport to and from the venue, and assist with any other arrangements on this special day. For the bride and groom, knowing that your guests are in good hands is one important detail we can take off your mind, allowing you to focus on making memories.

To discover more about Skene House click here. Call +44 1224 659 392 or email for further information.



22 thoughts on “Seeking Perfect Accommodation for Wedding Guests? Discover Skene House

  1. Talya says:

    Skene House sounds like a gorgeous place to celebrate a wedding and that you’ve got all the finishing touches!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      We like looking after our guests, especially those with a very special day to attend.

  2. Now i wish our wedding was up in Scotland 😉 Seems like a lovely venue.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Lots of stunning wedding venues in Scotland but often they can’t always hold ALL the guests so we love to support brides and grooms in these circumstances.

  3. This place sounds lovely. I would have loved to have seen some photos. The most important thing from a wedding venue is care, communication and commitment.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Fair point. In many ways traditional hotels don’t always offer what wedding guests want. That’s where we feel we can make a distance – with your own living room, kitchen and private bedrooms it’s a great mix of hotel and self-catering.

  4. Ntalia says:

    hmm never actually thought about this, but nice place!! I may need to it one day haha x

  5. It sounds like the perfect place to stay for a wedding. We are off to my brother in laws wedding next year and I wish there was somewhere like this we could stay near his venue x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      That’s it. My cousins stayed here when I got married and it simply delivered.

  6. Skene house sounds like the perfect pre-wedding accommodation and so nice that you can cook your own food if you want too.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      I’m always starving at weddings, and hotels are usually so busy catering for the wedding itself you can’t get a morsel to eat, so this is right up my street.

  7. Love the emphasis on family from this company, great they offer last minute preparations too

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Established in 1979 it’s very much an Aberdeen family company.

  8. Anosa says:

    Not heard of skene house before but it sure does sound lovely, its always nice to have all the family and some wedding guests in one place than scattered around.

  9. Kara says:

    Skene house sounds like the perfect wedding venue and I love the fact the guests can cater themselves to save money

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Great for guests to have an element of flexibility in what they do.

  10. Clair says:

    This looks amazing! Shame I am live in central Scotland or I would of popped in for a visit!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      We’re not far away, and now you know where we are 🙂

  11. Skene house sounds just perfect for wedding guests – we’re in Hampshire but we’d certainly recommend it to friends in Aberdeen! I also love your photo above, that was just what it looked like under my own wedding dress, except mine were white and gold 🙂

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Very cool shoes! Love it!

  12. It sounds like a great place to have a wedding. I love that they are a family company it gives the impression that they will take more care with all the required arrangements.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      We tend to look after the guests, as it’s often a very special day for them too, and they’ve travelled far and wide to attend.

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