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Duff House to host first Wedding Open Day

22 February 2013

Duff House in Banff is hosting its first ever wedding open day next month.

The spectacular Georgian mansion, designed by William Adam was commissioned as a family home by William Duff, 1st Earl of Fife, in the 1730’s and is one of the north east’s most important historic buildings.

The first wedding took place at the house in 1910. Since then, it has become a popular wedding venue for couples due to its stunning architecture and beautiful grounds.

During the open day on Sunday 17th March, Historic Scotland’s dedicated events team will be on hand to show prospective couples and their families around the venue and discuss requirements for their special day.

Marriage ceremonies take place within the Great Drawing Room and can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Couples who attend the open day will also be able to benefit from the opportunity to secure a discount on any bookings made before 17th April 2013.

Duff House General Manager Rachel Kennedy, said;

“Duff House has a fascinating history and is a very romantic venue for weddings .

“The elegant interiors provide  period glamour, made even more popular through television programmes such as Downton Abbey.

“You feel like you have this beautiful mansion all to yourself and with its stunning exterior and breathtaking rooms its like walking onto your very own film set.

Jayne Hinds, sales executive for Historic Scotland said; “The open day is a great opportunity for couples to visit the House, meet staff and find out more about what it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming them on the 17th.”

The wedding open day will take place on Sunday 17th March between 12 noon and 4pm. Places are limited and interested parties are advised to contact Jayne Hinds at to book a place.

For further information on the house please visit

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