Highland wedding venue Achnagairn Castle is serving up exciting new catering options

The Inverness venue has five outstanding new caterers plating up a range of tasty offerings to keep your guests happy, with everything from fine dining to mac and cheese stations

The ballroom at Achnagairn set up for a wedding reception meal
Photo: Emma Lawson Photography

Unsurprisingly, ‘wow’ is the word most uttered when people first view the vaulted ballroom at Achnagairn Castle, a five-star exclusive-use venue set on a 30-acre estate near Inverness. The Highland castle has recently refreshed its catering partnerships, so the wow-factor now applies to its wedding food and drink too. “Our panel of five caterers are all outstanding. They know Achnagairn inside out, are used to the way we do things, and pride themselves on excellent food and outstanding service,” says Nicola Hughes, wedding planner at the venue.

Whether you are after a more traditional spread, or something quirkier, The Lunchbox Boys’ wedding breakfasts, canapés, sit-down meals and buffets will have guests wanting seconds, while Good Highland Food offers thoroughly modern wedding catering with a dash of old-fashioned Highland hospitality.

The ballroom at Achnagairn Castle set up for a wedding meal
Photo: Chen Sands

If a taste of the high life is what you desire, bookmark Wilde Thyme. Director Andrew Hamer was previously executive chef at Gleneagles, so he knows a thing or two about gourmet catering: think Michelin-standard finger buffets, barbecues and five-course fine dining. Red Poppy offers a vast number of sample wedding menus for clients to choose from and a personal service from the get-go. Filling slot number five, Country Flavours cooks up the best of Scotland’s larder in the Aberdeenshire countryside. Its evening eats include ‘posh chips’ and a mac and cheese station. Our tummies are rumbling just thinking about it!