Finalists in the Scottish Hotel Awards
We’re delighted to have made it to the national final of the Scottish Hotel Awards in four categories – best wedding hotel, best romantic hotel, best country sports hotel and best informal dining hotel. At a recent ceremony, we were named the north east’s best hotel in each category, and now go on to the national final in Edinburgh on April 22. Many of our staff were also recognised for their amazing commitment to providing our guests with an unforgettable stay. Laura Begg was presented with a people of excellence award as concierge of the year while …
Planning a wedding fit for a king – and queen
The countdown is officially on! The wedding of the year is just months away and anyone who is about to get married – and let’s face it even those of us who are not – is eating up every bit of gossip about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding plans. The marriage of monarchy and Hollywood promises to be a both a regal and ritzy affair: no expense will be spared for the wedding celebrations of the nation’s favourite sweethearts. But, take away the multi-million-pound budget, and Harry and Meghan face exactly the same planning dilemmas as …
Wedding guest list etiquette – and how to avoid those awkward moments
You’ve got the dress, booked the venue, agreed the menu and briefed your photographer. That’s the bulk of the work on planning your wedding done, right? Wrong! The trickiest part of planning any wedding – finalising the all-important guest list – is yet to come. As someone who has helped countless numbers of newlywed couples celebrate the happiest day of their lives, Maryculter House Hotel wedding and events manager Beverley Mackinlay knows a thing or two about how to get it right…and has lots of top tips on how to avoid getting it very, very wrong. Here, …