Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Simply Bows and Chair Covers Venue Spotlight: The Caledonian Hotel, Aberdeen

What is your venue name, industry rating and where is your venue located? 
The Caledonian, by Thistle Hotel; 10-14 Union Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1WE. We are a 4* hotel.
 What facilities does your venue boast? 

The Caledonian Hotel is an elegant Victorian hotel overlooking Union Terrace Gardens in central Aberdeen. Located close to the city centre, it is opposite the railway station and handy for the airport and heliport, making it an ideal venue for business meetings or enjoying a city break.

With its contemporary comforts, The Caledonian Hotel is the perfect base for enjoying Aberdeen’s wealth of parks and gardens, museums, galleries and other attractions. And when not out and about, you can unwind in the Café Bar Caley which, along with a varied menu, offers an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines, as well as a wide selection of the finest local whiskies.

The Caledonian Hotel, Aberdeen at a glance:

• Located in Aberdeen city centre, close to the station, heliport and Aberdeen Airport
• 83 bedrooms, plus four function rooms
• Private parking available on site

Does your hotel cater for weddings?  If so, what numbers can you accommodate and what packages do you offer? 
At The Caledonian we provide a completely bespoke wedding service, in which every aspect of your day, from the roo layout to the wine list, food to flower attangements, is yours to choose. Decorated in neutral colours, the Terrace Suite is a beautiful room overlooking Union Terrace Gardens, with high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, a lounge area and its own bar. An attractive, welcoming roo with plenty of natural daylight, the Terrace Suite is suitable for parties of up to 60 day guest and 100 evening guests. 

What about events, both large and small, what numbers can you accommodate? 
We have 4 meeting / function rooms hosting events from 4-100 people.

Can guests stay over at your venue?  What accommodation is on offer? 
The Caledonian has 83 bedrooms, including Deluxe rooms and Suites. In conjunction with events and weddings, we offer reduced accommodation rates. 

Tell us about your food/ menus/ wines... 
We offer a varied menu, as well as an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines, as well as a wide selection of the finest local whiskies. Our menus are reviewed on a seasonal basis, please contact the hotel direct for our most recent selections.

Do you have any sporting/ spa/ golf facilities on site? 
We do not have any leisure facilities on site, however we do have investment plans to introduce an in-house beautician in the future. 

What sets your venue apart from others? 
The Caledonian is 120 years old and is one of the oldest buildings in Aberdeen. With a £6.4m investment, we have retained many of the Hotel’s original features adding to the beauty and originality of the building.

Where can we get more information/ read more/ contact the venue? 
You can contact the Meetings & Events department at The Caledonian on 01224 640233 or email Alternatively visit our

We also have a facebook page!/Caley.Aberdeen

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