Private Dining

Kincardine Castle offers Private Dining and Dinner Party options for groups, with or without accommodation at the castle.

Dine with your guests in the candlelit setting of Dining Room, while the superb oil paintings and antique furniture glow warmly in the scent of log fires. Fine wine and delicious dishes coupled with our world-class hospitality, what could be better for your next social or corporate event?

We think our chefs provide the finest food in Aberdeenshire. We are very lucky to have Rupert (ex Chef-de-Partie at two separate Michelin-starred London restaurants) and Louisa (ex Head Pastry Chef of London’s finest Italian Restaurant) as our kitchen team. They produce sensationally good cuisine.

Only 40 minutes from Aberdeen city centre and airport, the Castle’s location overlooks the hills and forests of Royal Deeside, setting it a world apart. This is not like a nice hotel but more like being in a grand country house with friends.

After dinner, guests move to the Drawing Room for coffee, petit fours and a glass of port or liqueur. If you’re lucky enough to be part of a house party and staying the night in one of our comfortable 16 bedrooms, you’ll be treated to a slap up full cooked breakfast the following morning.

Dining Capacity

Drinks Parties

We can also cater for up to 100 people for a Drinks Party where the guests will have access to our Dining Room, Great Hall and Drawing Room. Garden Parties and Barbecues are also an option in during the summer months; our extensive lawns and formal walled garden giving endless opportunities for outdoor entertainment.

Menus and Wines

We agree a menu with you beforehand, usually by arranging for you to communicate direct with our chef or caterer to keep lines of communication as direct as possible. Generally the menu, once agreed, is a fixed one but naturally we make provision for dietary requirements.  Once we know the menu we try to select fine wines to complement the food. Of course, if you have special requests for particular wines, we shall do what we can to obtain them.


We always operate on an exclusive-use basis so this will be your private castle for the duration of your visit.


A dinner, including average consumption of very good wines before, during and after dinner to midnight, to our usual high standard will cost around £100/head, plus our facility fee.

 Facility fees for dining

Find Out More

Would you like to learn more about Private Dining & Dinner Party options at Kincardine Castle? Please get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your requirements.


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Some kind words from our previous guests…

“Thank you so much for coming to the rescue and making Lulu and Doug’s wedding such a success. You have taken fantastic care of us and made the whole thing really memorable”.  April 2016 (Their original venue was washed away by a flood).

Charlotte & Jacob Traff