Wedding Venue in Elgin, Morayshire

At Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club in Morayshire, we have years of experience hosting weddings and like anything, practice makes perfect. Set in acres of woodland, our landscaped gardens provide a great backdrop for capturing those special moments.  

Our team is trained to a high standard and experienced in all aspects of service, so you have our reassurance that they will go the extra mile to ensure that you and all your guests have a wonderful day. We dedicate a high level of attention to the little touches which will bring your dream wedding to life, and we look forward to having the pleasure of hosting your special day at our wedding venue in Aberdeenshire.

We will work closely with you in the run up to your wedding and create personalised features for you to create a day that feels special and unique to you. From table decorations to seating plans, whether your wedding ideas follow traditions, or a more unusual twist, our packages allow flexibility that are key to creating a wedding that reflects your personality. 

  • Woodland gardens for idyllic photographs
  • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator
  • Only one wedding per day
  • Licensed to hold ceremonies
  • Tailored menus
  • Bespoke wedding packages

At Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club, we have your wedding needs at the very heart of what we have to offer. Our chef and banqueting team have created a range of menu options and an all-inclusive package option to ensure there is something that will make your day unique to you.

When you make your wedding reception arrangements with us, your day will include the following items as standard

  • Red carpet arrival
  • Celebration glass of bubbly for the two of you
  • Wedding host on hand to ensure you have the perfect day
  • Event room dressed with crisp white table linen and napkins
  • Cake base and knife
  • A room for the bride to get ready
  • Overnight stay with breakfast on the night of your wedding

The perfect wedding is the result of careful organisation and detailed planning. To ensure your day runs smoothly, the team at Eight Acres will guide you through the planning process and will be with you on the day until your last guest leaves.

We have a variety of suites available. The Sherwood and Westray Suites have their own private entrance, bar and cloakroom.

Suite

Ceremony Capacity

Ceremony room hire

Dinner capacity

Evening capacity

Dance floor

Reception Room Hire*

Sherwood

 

180

175

 

180

250

Yes

£500

Westray

 

140

175

80

100

Yes

£400

Glen Moray

 

75

175

n/a

n/a

No

£250

Morriston

 

30

175

25

40

No

£250

                                                * Room cost only applies if guest numbers fall below 75

Guest room rates

There are a variety of bedroom types to choose from, and which we are delighted to offer your wedding guests at a preferential rate. We can hold up to 10 double or twin rooms for £52.50 per person including breakfast (based on two people sharing).

Wedding co-ordinator

You will work with a member of the events team at Eight Acres during your planning stages. The co-ordinator will be on hand to assist you with any advice you may require and the wedding host will look after you on the day itself.

We pride ourselves on our delicious food and use of local Scottish produce. Whether you are looking for a grand banquet or more informal finger food, we use the finest ingredients and provide options to suit a variety of tastes. Our wedding menus are flexible and interchangeable in order to meet your individual needs with a range of drinks packages to accompany them. Our head chef and his kitchen brigade will be delighted to work with you to bring you and your guests the very best seasonal food and flavours.

Please view our 2019 Wedding Brochure for our menus for 2019.

 

Aberlour

  • Spiced parsnip and apple soup
  • Ballatine of chicken, Charles MacLeod black pudding, Parmaham, Glen Moray cream
  • Iced raspberry parfait, cranachan, raspberry compote

£22.95 per person

 

Glenlivet

  • Slow roasted vine tomato and basil soup
  • Terrine of smoked duck and pistachio, apple salad Herb crusted loin of lamb, parsnip purée, fondant potato, root vegetable jus
  • Halibut pavé, crushed potatoes, cockle and bean broth, pea shoots
  • Raspberry and ganache tart
  • Green apple parfait, cinnamon ice cream

£28.75 per person

 

Cragganmore

  • Smoked salmon pressed terrine, pea purée, micro herbs
  • Seared breast of Barbury duck, Pithivier of leg, creamed savoy cabbage and bacon, carrot and honey puree, fondant potato
  • Rich chocolate tart, white chocolate ice cream

£25.95 per person

 

Dalwhinnie

  • Warm tart of plum tomato, baby mozzarella, balsamic glaze, rocket
  • Textures of beef, seared fillet, slow braised shin, oxtail tortellini, Williams Potato, cauliflower and stilton purée, red wine jus
  • Trio of puddings - vanilla panacotta, glazed lemon tart, peppered strawberry jelly

 

£36.75 per person

 

Macallan

  • Grilled asparagus, shallow fried poached egg, Parmesan, rocket, grape fruit syrup

Smoked salmon fillet roulade, crab mousse, lemon and lime mayo, micro herbs

  • Beef Wellington, fricassée of wild mushrooms, fondant potato, horseradish velouté

Grilled fillet of cod, herb crumb, oyster beignet, shellfish stew, lobster foam

  • Warm chocolate fondant, chocolate milkshake, puff candy

Selection of Scottish cheese - spiced fruit chutney, celery, grapes, Nairn oatcakes

£38.75 per person

 

Children’s Menu

  • Pasta carbonara Chicken fingers, chips and beans
  • Fish goujons, chips and beans
  • Burger, chips and salad

£9.95 per child (under the age of 12 years)

Canapé selection

Choice of 7 from chef's canapé assortment

Two canapés per person - £4 per person

Three canapés per person - £6 per person

 

Special Afternoon Tea Canapé Selection

Includes mini scones, mini cakes, finger sandwiches - £8 per person

 

Drinks packages & wines

Bronze

Arrival Drink - a glass of specially selected wine or orange juice

With Dinner - a glass of specially selected wine or orange juice

Toast Drink - a glass of specially selected wine or orange juice

£13 per person

 

Silver

Arrival Drink - a glass of Prosecco or orange juice

With Dinner - a glass of specially selected white or red wine or orange juice

Toast Drink - a glass of Prosecco or orange juice

£15 per person

 

Gold

Arrival Drink - a glass of Prosecco, orange juice or bottle of beer

With Dinner - a glass of specially selected white or red wine or orange juice

Toast Drink - a glass of chilled Champagne, orange juice or whisky

£19 per person

 

By the Bottle

Selected red or white wine - £20

Selected rosé wine - £22

Sparkling wine - from £25

Champagne - from £35

Orange juice - £8.50 per jug (approx six glasses)

Mineral water (1 litre) - £5

The following menus are chosen by our Head Chef. We invite you to create your own menu and we will cost this accordingly. Please note: we cater for the full number of guests attending the evening reception.

Please view our 2019 Wedding Brochure for our buffet selection for 2019.

 

Spynie Buffet

Reception sandwiches, sausage rolls

£7.95 per person

Ballindalloch Buffet

Homemade stovies, oatcakes

£8.95 per person

Brodie Buffet

Reception sandwiches

Vegetable bhaji

Cajun chicken pieces

£9.95 per person

Cowdor Buffet

Open sandwiches

Vegetable spring rolls

Tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad

Mushroom quiche

Deep fried kind prawns

£11.95 per person

Tea and Coffee

£1.85 per person

We would be delighted to host your ceremony in addition to your reception, so that you can keep everything under one roof and concentrate on those special vows! If your ceremony is a small intimate affair or a large gathering of family and friends, our variety of suites are sure to suit your needs. 

We have a variety of suites available, all are licenced to hold religious and humanist weddings. The Sherwood and Westray Suites also have their own private entrance, bar and cloakroom.

Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club have built up a good relationship with associate suppliers for all aspects of your day. These suppliers range from wedding cakes to wedding cars, hair and beauty experts to Highland pipers and all offer preferential rates to couple’s holding their wedding at Eight Acres. 

 

From time to time there are dates that become available within a six month period, please find our current late availability:

  • 17th November
  • 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th January
  • Limited dates available in summer 2019

We are also happy to host Friday, Sunday and mid-week weddings, please contact us on 01343 543077 or email events.eightacres@crerarhotels.com for more information.

Special Offer - £2018 for 2018

£2500 for 2019

Let us take care of everything with the extra special all-inclusive option for weddings:

  • Three course set menu including coffee
  • Ceremony room hire
  • Reception room dressed including chair covers and table centre piece
  • Top table floral display and runner
  • Glass of Prosecco on arrival and for the toast, and a glass of specially selected wine with meal
  • Evening reception including stovies and oatcakes plus coffee (2018), or sandwiches and sausage rolls (2019)

Our 2018/2019 packages and additional add-on options are based on 50 guests attending the wedding meal and evening reception. Guests above 50 people are charged at £60 per person and £10 per person for evening guests.

Available across seven days, some seasonal date restrictions may be in place. Wedding terms and conditions apply.

 

Contact Us

Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club
Morriston Road
Elgin
Morayshire, Scotland
UK
IV30 6UL