Your Wedding & Civil Ceremony at The Dowans Hotel

“Your day, your dream. Let us make yours a reality”

For a perfectly intimate wedding venue, look no further than the Dowans Hotel. Set in the heart of the malt whisky capital and ideally positioned looking down over the Spey Valley, our spacious grounds and hotel will offer you a location that is unrivalled in the area.

With 16 en-suite bedrooms and the ability to cater for 45-50 guests for your meal, we have a dedicated and passionate family team that are ready to make your day everything you wished it would be and more. With the understanding that each individual couple has their own wishes, we will strive to meet as many of them as we can to ensure that your day is one that you and your guests will remember forever.

To start the process and to help you get an idea of some of the initial processes by which we run our events, we have detailed some information in the following document which we hope will be of help to you and your partner.

For your information, we hold a license for both civil partnerships and marriages which can be carried out either within our grounds or in any part of the building.


The Main Event

As part of our wish to make sure that every couples’ needs are exclusively met to the best of our abilities, we offer our wedding package[1] with the inclusion of all 16 of our en-suite bedrooms. The space becomes entirely your own ensuring that you are free to roam around and inside the building and make this 18th century mansion your house for the day! Together with the 16 rooms, you will also have access to our function dining room, MBar and our dance floor which can be made available for your evening entertainment; additionally, our staff would become yours for the day.



Our standard canapé selection is ideal following the ceremony as a means of holding off your guests’ hunger pangs whilst you and your close family are getting photos taken! These can be either hot or cold and start at a price of £6.50 per person, depending on what you opt for. We can offer a ready-made selection or cater to your tastes, your choice.


Wedding Meal

This is where your creative side comes in (and if you don’t have one then we’ll help!); a favourite dish, a favourite cuisine, light, filling, traditional, quirky, it’s really your choice which is why we won’t say a price until we have spoken with you to see what food choices would really help to complete your perfect day! So, go ahead, suggest a menu and we will work with you to ensure that the price stays reasonable and affordable to your budget.


Evening Buffet

The wedding meal will keep most people going for the rest of the evening, however, there are always those who have a wee hunger pang at some point so we have options for you to cater to those few who need a little extra.



[1] If you would only like to have your Wedding meal with us, please feel free to contact us for details that are more specific to your request.