My first hand experience of this hotel had been favourable, I attended a wedding there a few years ago so was delighted to know that I would be staying there again to attend my son's wedding. 20 rooms in total we booked as we were travelling to Aberdeen from all areas.
We were booked in for the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. Content that this was all booked in February 2012 you can imagine how dismayed we were to be informed by our very upset future daughter in law that she was no longer allowed to wear her wedding dress in the hotel. 6 Weeks before her wedding, she was beside herself - the Manager at the Maryculter was always aware that she was leaving from the Hotel to head to her wedding venue, we all were, in fact we had even booked a private room for our evening meal the night before the wedding - it was well known that the wedding party was leaving from and returning to the Hotel.
The reason given for this was that there was a another wedding being held in the hotel and that the policy was that there could only be one bride in the hotel at a time. All very well but why then did they book another wedding knowing that they already had a bride in the hotel, my future daughter in law and indeed a whole bridal party. All monies were refunded but what price can you put on having peace of mind - my future daughter in law is now nervous about things, she is scared that other arrangements made could be disregarded just as easily, all of this at a time she should be looking forward to her big day! Worse still, she wrote to the manager and he had not the decency to reply. Poor service all round I believe.
On a more positive note the Raemoir House Hotel, a hotel of the same standing and close to the wedding venue, was able to accommodate all the guest and my son moved the whole wedding party and we are looking forward to staying there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maryculter House Hotel is an independently owned 4 star Country House Hotel nestled on the banks of the famous River Dee, just a few miles outside Aberdeen. The Hotel has 2 restaurants, The Priory is our Fine Dining Restaurant and our Poachers Brasserie for more informal dining. It also has 4 function rooms of varying sizes suitable for conferences, private dining, corporate entertaining and dinner dances, etc. The Hotel is set in 5 acres of gardens with free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maryculter Hotel Aberdeen