Planning an Aberdeen or shire wedding? 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. Here are forty reasons to book your wedding guests into Skene House.
1 We have space for families. Bring everyone together in our one, two and three bedroom apartments which are ideal for families or friends sharing.
2 Exclusively Yours – To make a block booking your family could have exclusive use of various Skene House properties. At our Rosemount Hotel alone, we’re talking up to 40 adults across 8 suites, and up to 15 children’s cots and 8 kids on rollaway beds – that’s nearly 70 souls in one house.
Alternatively, you could take the over the historic church, part of Skene House Rosemount, where 74 adults could be comfortably accommodated across 37 suites. Add in some cots, and some tots (aged under 12) on rollaway beds, and we’re certain we have space for you!
3 Looking for somewhere separate to everyone else, yet in the vicinity? At Skene House Rosemount we offer a “wee cottage”. A separate two bedroom property with a large sitting room and dining kitchen, ideal for a large family that desires a truly independent vibe in the heart of the city. It’s hosted the likes of Sandi Toksvig and Greg Hemphill during stays in the Granite City.
4 Make savings by bringing everyone together, sharing smart apartments. It’s economical.
5 Guests get the benefit of their own kitchen – they can chill the champagne, store any nibbles, and feed any youngsters before the big event commences. Wedding guests often appreciate 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 the 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!
6 Guests get the benefit of their own living room. Kids can be watching television in the living room, as mum gets ‘wedding ready’ in the bedroom.
7 Guests enjoy the privacy of their own bedroom. Share an apartment, but get ready for the wedding in the calm of your own room.
8 Straighteners are available on request for those smooth operators.
9 We have laundries onsite for any last minute wardrobe maintenance.
10 At our Holburn property we’ll welcome wedding guests with a courtesy drink from the Honour Bar and they can raise a glass to the happy couple.
11 Family Friendly – High chairs and travel cots are available free on request.
12 Skene House’s three locations are notably central in Aberdeen, ideal for venues across the city.
13 Our accommodation is also within walking distance or a short cab ride from the bus and railway station and the ferry terminal. The airport is a 20 minute drive away.
14 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.
15 It’s easy to pop out for any emergencies – forgotten toiletries, shoes, flowers, jewellery – you name it, we’ll help you find it.
16 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.
17 Partner Restaurants – We have a quality list of partner restaurants to recommend to our guests. And the bill can be sent back to your Skene House account, ideal if you wish to organise a meal and treat a group of special people in your life.
18 Partner Gyms – Life doesn’t stop when you’re attending a wedding, so guests can maintain their healthy lifestyle at our three partner gyms. Or give their skin a fresh glow in the spa, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
19 Guest Lounges – Gather in our guest lounges, a smart place to reconvene. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee while you wait.
20 Safety First – Weddings often end in the early hours. Whilst it’s great to party, it’s reassuring to know that Skene House properties are located in well lit areas on popular streets of Aberdeen.
21 24 Hour Reception – A permanently manned reception adds another layer of safety for our guests, but it also means we’re here to help whenever you need us.
22 Free city centre parking – Weddings involve stuff, often lots of stuff! Therefore you don’t want parking to be a hassle when you arrive at your accommodation. We offer free parking for all our guests, so transport those flowers, that cakes and all the bunting!
23 Wifi – Want to share those wedding pictures? Our wifi is notably strong throughout the properties, allowing guests to work, rest and play.
24 Business Centres – Got boarding passes to print out, or perhaps more important business to conduct? Weddings are about celebrating, but if any professional matters do arise, you’re in the right place as Skene House Rosemount is home to a cutting edge business centre.
25 Breakfast – Breakfast is optional at Skene House. So if you want to lie in, then feel free. But if you want to eat early and grab the day, then book breakfast with us.
26 Talking of lie ins – check out is 11.00am. No rush if you’ve had a lively night!
27 Check in is from 2.00pm. We’re ready to welcome you.
28 The Bat Cave – Our meeting room space is so quirky and interesting we’ve named it the Bat Cave. It’s a blank canvas for you to make your own, ideal for holding gatherings the eve before the wedding, or perhaps even the wedding itself.
29 Baggage storage – Want to leave your bags before check in or after check out? No problem. It’s the least we can do to make your guests’ lives easier.
30 Kilt hire – Wanting to look the part? We can point you in the direction of the best places to buy a sporran or a hire a kilt. It is a Scottish wedding after all.
31 Wedding shops – Forgotten the tiara? Misplaced the veil? Don’t panic, there are quality wedding specialists in Aberdeen that we can guide to you.
32 Taxi! – Need a cab? We’ll book local suppliers to take you to the chapel.
33 Details – We leave milk in the fridge and washing up liquid by the sink. Little details like this allow you can relax.
34 Style – Booking accommodation for other people can be stressful. We’ve worked with international designers, such as Paul Hull, Monica Apponyi and David Hicks to create the look of our guests lounges, suites and apartments. Book stylish accommodation with confidence at Skene House.
35 Personal Style – In fact our suites and apartments have their own different characters. If your parents appreciate a homely vibe, whilst your brother likes a modern, contemporary setting, just let us know and we’ll book the right apartment for their tastes.
36 Unique – Every wedding is unique, and so are our guests. Talk to us about your specific requirements. We love talking to our guests on the phone about those finishing touches.
37 40 Years of Experience – We’ve been accommodating guests for four decades. We know what we’re doing, and we can’t wait to welcome you.
38 We’re a family company and we care about family occasions.
39 Sightseeing – Want to see more of Aberdeen and shire whilst you’re here? Good idea, click here to discover more.
40 Put Your Mind at Rest – 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.
At Skene House it’s your big day. Your own place. Your own kitchen. Your own bathroom. Your own bedrooms. Your own front door. Your own apartment. Your own wedding. Skene House offers the Suite Life in Scotland. For more information browse skene-house.co.uk, get in touch at +44 1224 659 392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.