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Private Celebrations

Birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, baby showers, hen parties, stag parties, house parties, weekend parties, funeral teas, wakes, memorial dinners, family gatherings, graduation celebrations and other family and special occasions are certain to be memorable at Durn House.


Durn House has a number of beautiful ornate features which will add that extra special quality to your celebration.

Our Events Team will work with you to create the perfect event for your memorable occasion, and with a range of menu choices for all palates and budgets, your special celebration will certainly be unique at Durn House.

Welcome to Durn House

Nestled in the medeival harbour town of Portsoy on Scotland's wild North-East coast, Durn House is a true home away from home, with its grand Georgian features, cozy atmosphere and kitchen garden garnishing the finest dining experience on the Moray Coast.

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Celebratory Meals

Throughout life there are many moments worth celebrating with dear friends, family and colleagues.

Durn House offers flexibility and creativity when it comes to planning your very special celebratory meal.

Larger parties may enjoy complimentary exclusive use of one of our public rooms.


Baby Showers

We believe a baby shower is a fabulous excuse for a party and a great way to treat a mum-to-be. We allow you to completely tailor make your event to suit your requirements. Whether it be the location, layout or decorations etc. We offer flexibility to allow you to create the very best baby shower.


A popular option for a baby shower is an afternoon tea party.  You have the option to reserve a private room allowing you to decorate the room should you wish to.


Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Do you have a big birthday or anniversary coming up soon? Or perhaps a non-milestone birthday or anniversary that you just want to celebrate anyway.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss the ways we could help plan your celebration. From a small family gathering to a major party, we have the experience, facilities and atmosphere to make your special day – extra special.


Hen Parties

Whether you want our chefs to create a special menu for your bride or you think she will fancy something more traditional with a glitzy twist such as Champagne afternoon tea, we can tailor a hen party to suit her needs.


Organising hen parties is one of our specialities, you won’t be stuck for ideas, and we can create and tailor a day or weekend that’s both memorable and special.


Murder Mysteries

Our historic Georgian Mansion is the perfect venue for an unforgettable Murder Mystery.

With exclusive use of rooms available, a Murder Mystery is an enchanting private event to celebrate birthdays, family & friend reunions, hen parties, weddings and more.

Discounted packages, inclusive of luxury dining, available for group bookings of 25 - 30 Guests.

Accommodation offered at a special rate for Murder Mystery Guests.

Working closely with UK renowned Murder Mystery production groups, our Events Team will tailor your package to suit your exact requirements and desires.



Durn House is a stunning wedding venue in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire.

For the day you’ll treasure, you need a classic and charming venue to ensure perfection from the moment you arrive, until your last guest leaves the dance floor.


Renewal of Vows

Let us create a stunning renewal of vows celebration that you and your closest friends will remember forever.

The style of ceremony is up to you, from a small intimate gathering to a spectacular party. Just let us know your preferences and we will design the whole day around the two of you.

You could even combine your celebration with a ‘second honeymoon’ and enjoy a wonderful romantic break in your own stunning private suite!


Funeral Teas & Wakes

Durn House has many years experience hosting receptions following funerals and will endeavor to tailor the occasion to your individual needs.


Our dedicated team will provide a personal, efficient and caring service to ensure your reception runs smoothly.