douneside house blog

Hello from Douneside House. From seasonal updates from our Head of Gardens to our favourite events, we're delighted to share the latest news from this beautiful part of Royal Deeside. If you have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you.

The Rise of the Scottish Micro Wedding

The Rise of the Micro Wedding (or perhaps here in Scotland we should say – the Wee Wedding!) The Covid pandemic has brought about lots of changes, including influencing what’s in demand– initially it was the frantic grab for toilet roll, then came the long queues outside DIY stores as people contemplated how to usefully use their new-found […]

Autumn in the Douneside Gardens

It’s been a wonderful, busy and productive summer at Douneside gardens, our first year as a RHS Partner Garden. But the spring and summer heatwave seems a distant memory as we now settle into autumn. The perfume of Roses, Lilacs, Lavender and Mock-Orange has given over to cool blustery days, the sound of crows and […]

Exclusive Use Intimate Weddings at Douneside

There is something very special about an exclusive wedding venue in Scotland. Enjoy a truly magical day with your closest family and friends around you at Douneside House situated in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. Douneside House, the AA’s Hotel of the Year (Scotland) 2017/18 offers bespoke exclusive use wedding packages and can accommodate up to 58 adults, with […]

Summer in the Douneside Gardens

Few people (certainly in Scotland) will argue that this has not been an exceptional spring and, thus far, summer. Long spells of hot and sunny weather with little or no rain (we’ve had about six hours of rain in six weeks) has been a welcome break from the usual mixed weather but; it is a […]