The Glamour of Graduation with Skene House

You’ve worked for years, burnt the midnight oil and the relief and joy of actually graduating is just around the corner. The graduation ceremony is a time when, for better or for worse, families come together to celebrate. Bringing relatives into one room can be a joyous or, shall we tactfully say, ‘colourful’ experience and having hosted many graduation parties over the years we at Skene House know exactly what is required. And we’ll gladly recommend places to eat and celebrate so you have happy memories of this key moment in your life.


Skene House Apartment Hotels provide an ideal base for family celebrations as you experience togetherness as well as much needed privacy. Our one, two and three bedrooms apartments each have their own kitchen and living room so families can spend time together before retiring to their own rooms to get ready for the celebration. Downstairs Skene House provides all the benefits of a hotel – breakfast, stylish lobbies where guests can congregate and enjoy complimentary teas and coffees, and a 24 hour manned reception where we can book you a cab or point you in the direction of the nearest shops, beauticians or florists for those last minute purchases and treatments. Stay at the Holburn branch and raise a glass at our Honour Bar, the first drink is complimentary so you can start celebrating as soon as you arrive.

In terms of location our two short stay properties, Holburn and Rosemount, are wonderfully central so well suited for visitors popping to Aberdeen by rail or bus, and the airport is around fifteen to twenty minutes away by taxi. If travelling by car then Skene House provides ample city centre parking for all our guests so that’s one less thing to stress about. Both properties are a short cab ride from Elphinstone Hall, the MacRobert Building and the Beach Ballroom (for University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen College graduates), and His Majesty’s Theatre is a few minutes walk, even in heels, from our Rosemount branch (for RGU graduates). And if you have some tiny tots celebrating your educational achievements we can provide high chairs and travel cots as required, just request them upon booking.

CELEBRATE AT – Booking a family meal that works for mixed palates and dietary requirements can be a challenge so here are a few recommendations to help you out.

To celebrate in style try Granite Park in Golden Square, especially handy for His Majesty’s theatre and Skene House Rosemount. It has a Gluten Free and Dairy Free menu alongside its quality A La Carte, and with a private room accommodating up to forty diners there’s an option for a big party. Almost everyone likes Italian so head to Rustico for a taste of Sicily. A wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and space for small and large parties alike Rustico ticks all the boxes. Moonfish on the cobbled medieval streets of Aberdeen’s Merchant Quarter serves up delicious dishes but it also boasts an extensive Gin Menu: including The Botanist from Islay, Edinburgh Gin, Zuidam Genever from Holland and Monkey 47 from Germany. And if you want to offer your family a taste of Scotland head to our partner restaurant Howie’s to savour haggis, cullen skink, North Sea haddock, cranachan and sticky toffee pudding. Howie’s also has a family room and is currently taking bookings for graduation parties. Lastly, if a meal isn’t enough then end the evening on Union Street’s champagne bar Eclectic Fizz. You worked so hard! It’s time to celebrate!

Congratulations on your achievement. Graduating is such an exciting time and you’ve got your whole future ahead of you. If we can share this journey with you please do get in touch. We got a special Graduation Package available so take a peak here. Call +44 1224 659 392 or email for further information.



18 thoughts on “The Glamour of Graduation with Skene House

  1. Jon says:

    This looks like a great place to go post graduation. I think we just went to a local Weatherspoons after my ceremony lol!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      A graduation is a celebration so we know there’s a lot to offer for Aberdeen graduates.

  2. Cathy Glynn says:

    This looks ideal for families who are celebrating their son or daughter’s graduation and in such a good location x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Everyone can teeter home in high heels, or after a few celebratory bubbles! Yes, location is key.

  3. Talya says:

    What a fantastic and memorable place to have a graduation celebration!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Comfortable accommodation for all the family.

  4. Kara says:

    Looks like the perfect location for a post graduation party

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Great fun hanging out together in the apartment then hitting the town to celebrate.

  5. Great idea to celebrate graduation and have your family stay together to make the most of the occasion

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Families travel far and wide to celebrate graduations so it pays to get it right.

  6. Anosa says:

    I remember my graduation like it was yesterday not almost 6 years now. The university booked the Abbey Cathedral and it was just epic but we couldn’t get good accommodations for my parents to stay but still memorable. Wish Skene House was never as it would be perfect location

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Booking early helps but I’m glad you have good memories overall.

  7. What a fab place to go for the graduation! I don’t remember my graduation at all!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      It must have been wild!

  8. I remember my graduation party. I wish I had this location to celebrate.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      We feel we provide a great base for any family.

  9. It sounds like the perfect place for a graduation celebration x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      We try!

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