Haddo House

Methlick, Ellon, Scotland

Haddo House was designed by William Adam in 1732 and built with entertaining in mind. Throughout its history it has welcomed royalty and other dignitaries and is widely recognised as one of Scotland’s grandest Palladian-style country mansions.

Located less than 20 miles outside Aberdeen, Haddo House is the perfect setting for weddings, private parties or corporate events.

From the House, a short stroll through the grounds leads to the Canadian Hall, which was built in 1890 and inspired by Lord and Lady Aberdeen’s first trip to Canada. The Hall is an ideal setting for parties, dinners, receptions and business gatherings.

The extensive grounds provide a stunning backdrop for photographs, and are a splendid setting for marquees and outdoor activities. The estate provides a wide variety of intimate, yet impressive settings for various events – from ceilidhs to concerts, and from marriage ceremonies to Murder Mystery weekends.


Had House is a versatile venue. Ask us for ideas and use our team of local and trusted suppliers to make your vision a reality.

  • Fresh ideas: Advice on current styling, food service and drinks trends.
  • Custom touches: Want elaborate floral displays? Or staff dressed in costume? Our view is holistic so the result is fantastic.
  • Trusted suppliers: Flowers, tech equipment etc.. tap into the contacts we trust to deliver.
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Everyone wants the food choices to feel bountiful and exciting. The real skill is in ensuring there’s minimal wastage after the event. Hickory continues to advise and work collaboratively with venues on sustainability best practices, and we’re pushing ourselves each year to do more. During 2023, we are undertaking research, with event owners, buyers and customers which will take a closer look at the world of dietary preferences in a bid to better inform future food choices.

Why choose Hickory for your event at Haddo House?

Almost a decade long partnershipExcellent knowledge of Assembly Rooms layouts and optionsCreatively driven food, drink and stylingComplete understanding of any restrictions and optionsOur knowledge of the venue means accurate pricingWe ensure quality management systems with ISO 9001Highly experienced and collaborative teamTrack live events via our digital planning toolEvidenced commitment to sustainability

Get in touch and let’s discuss your next event