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 Wedding season is upon us and Skene House is an extremely popular destination for bridal party and wedding guests’ overnight accommodation…in fact, we can accommodate up to 589 guests!

With three city centre locations and each only a 30 minute drive from many popular wedding venues on the outskirts of the city centre, Skene House can be a smart choice for the bridal party and wedding guest accommodation in Aberdeen.

Wouldn’t you love the space of an apartment for the price of a hotel? Perfect for making sure there’s enough space for photgraphers, make-up artists, hairdressers and of course for stepping into the bridal gown. Where else would you have a enough space to fit it all in and have the family all under one roof at such a special time?

For wedding guests travelling from far and wide it can be even more important to have all the family together in an apartment. It’s comforting for guests to know that they will have more space and flexibility than they would have in a hotel room. Sometimes when you’re a million miles from home you just want a little taste of home, having access to your own kitchen at any time of the day or night is ideal.

Our expert wedding guest accommodation coordinator is on hand to organise preferential rates for your guests. Exclusive use buildings housing 4 – 12 apartments with private gardens can be organised subject to availability. Breakfast rooms can be reserved for larger wedding parties and bespoke welcome gift bags can be organised (for a supplement) to add that extra special touch for your guests’ arrival. Skene House also organise transport by coach / private bus hire which avoids the need for multiple taxis and ensures everyone gets to the ceremony on time, and back home at the end of the night.

We spoke to Wedding Planner, Emma Douglas of Timeless White to find out why she recommends apartment hotel accommodation to her clients when they are looking for accommodation for their wedding guests.

“Apartments have proven to be so useful for international groups who have booked their Weddings in Scotland and I often find that their group wish to really see and experience the local area. Being in the city centre means no taxi costs for meals or evenings out and of course the space can be important when attending a Wedding – especially once everyone’s hats and shoes and kilts are to be hung up!” – Emma, Timeless White

Emma has experience of planning weddings at many venues in Aberdeenshire, many of which are within just 30 minutes drive from Skene House.

“A lot of venues do not offer accommodation or have a limited number of rooms. Places such as the stunning Crathes Castle owned by the National Trust, or the quirky venue of Coo Cathedral which is a converted barn in Aboyne. Also, popular elopement venue Dunnottar castle also cannot offer accommodation and city central accommodation is often a must for couples who are eloping!” – Emma, Timeless White

Apartment accommodation offers a much better solution to a traditional hotel room and combined with hotel services make Skene House the ideal solution for wedding guest accommodation. If you are planning a wedding and want to find out more about how Skene House can alleviate a lot of the work associated with finding and planning accommodation for your guests please do not hesitate to get touch. Skene House Apartment Hotels operate 189 apartments in three locations in Aberdeen city – Skene House Rosemount, Skene House Whitehall and Skene House Holburn. Each property has an assortment of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in a variety of configurations. Our central reservations team are highly experienced at matching guests to the best apartment for their needs so please do not hestiate to give them a call: +44 (0) 1224 659 392 or

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