Frequently Asked Questions
Booking a Room
This is one of our most Frequently Asked Questions.
Sorry but do not rent out individual rooms at Logie Country House. The bride and groom rent the entire house and allocate the bedrooms themselves. There is plenty of local accommodation though. Please see the nearby section in our app or our suppliers page.
Please email us to arrange a viewing. Please do not turn up at Logie Country House without an appointment as we are usually fully booked and the house will be occupied by our guests. A prior appointment will always be necessary.
We want your wedding experience to be as enjoyable as possible, so here are some Frequently Asked Questions that we are often asked.
FIRSTLY Frequently Asked Questions about COVID, but not for much longer 🙂
It’s late July and all of the COVID fun is supposed to be over on 9 August 2021 (except for the lovely masks that we still have to wear only in Scotland).
In the meantime we are running strictly as a Hotel and a number of the freedoms that were available out with these restrictions are not available at the moment. The self catering option is not available.
- Please do not attend the wedding if you feel unwell, have a temperature, cough or loss of taste & smell. Please leave immediately if you develop any COVID symptoms.
- Unfortunately the option for self catering is not available and communal facilities will be closed until freedom day. The house will be staffed and all meals are catered and served by Hudsons in the main dining room or ballroom.
- A mask must be worn inside at any time when not eating, drinking or sleeping and for any English children under 12 or Scottish children under 5 if still a legal requirement.
- We will not challenge anyone not wearing a mask in line with current legislation.
- Maintain anti-social distancing, spaced out eating, family groups, hand washing, etc.
- Dancing, singing & loud music are unfortunately banned, although bagpipers are allowed to play outside. Unkind people say that this is the best place for bagpipers, but we LOVE them.
- In line with government advice, the pool is restricted to 6 people at any one time and all swimmers must swim in an anticlockwise direction at the same speed (to maintain anti-social distancing) and guests must use their own bedrooms for changing. The seating area may be used for one person per seat.
- Although the jacuzzis are essentially massive tubs of steaming hand sanitiser (chlorinated water, as is the swimming pool) we have been told to restrict usage to four people each. One in every corner.
- The main lounge rooms have restricted occupancy.
- Can we give jobs to 120 of your friends and family so they can attend? No, as we do not have enough fluorescent COVID marshal jackets (although if you invite us, we are not included in the numbers).
- Can I land a jumbo jet on the lawn and have a 300 person wedding in it? Yes, can we watch? Our grass runway is about 100 meters long.
- Can we install a railway line across the lawn and have a wedding for 300 in our new train? Yes. Love a train set!
- Can we set up a remote Parliamentary bar so we can drink all day and night, subsidised by the tax payer? Yes, if you get a signed letter from Boris / Nicola.
- All of my friends and family are under 12 or 5 or something. Do they count toward the number limit? Hmmmm, still unclear on that.
- Is the river Urie in international waters? We have chartered a cruise liner for our wedding so we can accommodate more guests. Yes it is, but you would probably be better with a hovercraft or a large Agrocat as the Urie is only 6 inches deep.
- The ballroom toilets are restricted to 3 people in each of the ladies / gents.
- We are unable to put in any meaningful one way systems, so please keep your distance from each other in corridors, on the stairs, etc and try to follow the arrows where we have stuck a few on the floor.
- Any curfew means that the bar and ballroom will close at curfew time, as will the pool, jacuzzis and anything else that is fun. In line with government guidance, we will keep the lounges open to avoid the temptation for people to hold a party in their bedrooms. However, we will not be able to sell alcohol in these rooms.
- Although it may seem like a great idea after ten pints to hug your granny, she probably doesn’t want a hug, so don’t. Thats what all these government rules are for. But on the plus side, you’re probably allowed more guests at a funeral than a wedding.
- We would ask all of our guests to follow the signs and rules and the letters that we leave for each guest in your bedrooms explaining everything, otherwise Tim will put on his new covid marshal fluorescent jacket and walk about looking at you frowning a lot.
The Frequently Asked Questions below apply fully out with the COVID restrictions.
Now COVID is over, what if Martians land? Don’t worry, if Martians land, all of your drinks will be free.
How many bedrooms are there?
There are 17 bedrooms in the house and the two self-contained rooms off the courtyard. Two bedrooms have wheelchair access. The house sleeps 50 people in 17 bedrooms and we also have sofa beds, cot beds and camp beds. Use the Floorplan section in our app to find the bedrooms by name.
What do we need to bring?
We provide tea, instant coffee, filter (ground) coffee, sugar, milk and some Wine/Prosecco/Beer. We provide soap, all the linen, bedding and towels, bathrobes, flip-flops, dishcloths, washing up powder, dish soap, bin bags, dishwasher tablets, all the cleaning products and tea towels. We have irons and ironing boards too. We can put away online orders from Tesco / Sainsbury / ASDA if you arrange with us prior to your arrival.
I’m forcing granny to cook all the food. Will she have enough plates & pans? How will she wash up afterwards?
We have enough cutlery, crockery, pans, pots, baking trays, casserole dishes, knives, chopping boards, BBQ implements, etc for preparing a meal for 50. Please check with us if you have any special requirements though. We also have four dishwashers.
Better than ruining Grannies day, you could order everything from Hudsons Catering who can do very cost effective drop offs for evening meals (Trays of Lasagne, Chilli, Stovies, Etc) These can be just drop off, or you can get servers to lay everything out, serve and clean up afterwards. You can also order breakfast (Fry up cooked by a Chef in the house and served or just drop off Bacon Rolls, croissants etc). If you have a catered meal, the catering staff will clear up your mess (even from the night before) too. No brainer in our view! Or you could use JustEat instead.
How do I order room service?
Sorry, you cannot order room service as we don’t do it (although the fridges are usually full of food and drink so you can help yourself). There are guest handbooks in the house that will give you more information on local restaurants that deliver.
Where do we cook?
There is a four oven Aga (on in the winter months), three electric ovens, one commercial oven and a microwave in the main kitchen and a range cooker in the guest wing kitchen. There are four commercial fridges and a small freezer. There are two big gas BBQs in the courtyard. There are a few restaurants in Inverurie where you can order takeaways too (see the guest handbook for details) or Hudsons Catering can cater for your entire stay and clean up afterwards.
The entire ground floor of the house and ballroom are wheelchair accessible. There is accessible parking in front of the ballroom and house. The ballroom has a wheelchair accessible toilet. The main house has a wheelchair accessible toilet and wet room in the tower and a wheelchair friendly apartment (Game Store) off the courtyard that has a wet room too. The snug in the guest wing is suitable for wheelchair access and we can put in a double divan bed in place of the sofa beds if required.
We also have a transit (4 small wheels) wheelchair available on prior request.
Do you have cot beds, camp beds or high chairs?
We have six high chairs, four cot beds and four camp beds that we are happy to set up for you. We provide all the bedding and linen for these too.
Who organises everything?
Gillian or Lila will be organising and running the wedding day itself to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Stef is always available too should you need anything. Tim is available, but he is pretty useless and only really good for mowing the grass and hanging paintings.
The house is old. Is it freezing cold in the winter?
Nope. The entire house has three new boilers and state of the art Wi-Fi controlled central heating. The pool is 28 degrees. The pool room is 24 degrees, the hot tubs are 40 degrees and the house is nice and warm too. There are also four log burning fires (and we supply as many logs as you like) if you want things warmer. If you want to be warm in the courtyard, there is a firepit.
How does everything work?
There are guest handbooks in the house that explain just about everything.
Dogs? Horses? Lamas
Yup. Dogs are very welcome…unless the bride and groom don’t like / are allergic to dogs in which case we don’t allow them and have never had any stay before. Horses & lamas are welcome too, but please keep them outside!
We have free parking behind the ballroom. We would ask everyone to park there, rather than in front of the house itself as otherwise your car may be used as a table during the drinks reception. You can leave your car overnight. All we ask is for you to pick it up before the end of the day that the bride and groom check out.
Electric Car charging?
At the moment, we only have outside plugs for car charging (for free), but in 2021 we will be looking in to installing a couple of proper car charging points (But we don’t promise when we will get them)
Duck Down Duvets?
Most of our pillows and duvets are duck down. Please let the bride or groom know if you require hypoallergenic bedding before you arrive.
Allergies / Intolerances?
Please let the bride and groom know about any allergies and / or dietary requirements well in advance of the wedding.
Vegetarian or Vegan?
Hudsons Catering can cater for vegetarians and vegans, so please let the bride and groom know your requirements. There are a few stuffed animals around the house. These are from various auctions and are hundreds of years old (we didn’t shoot them – promise!).
The bride and groom will let you know the check-in time. Please don’t turn up early as you may not get in. There are electronic PIN entry locks on several outside doors. The codes are advised to the bride and groom who will pass them on to their guests.
CCTV / Nanny State?
We have CCTV everywhere outside and in the ballroom. There are no cameras in the house, so you have complete privacy.
Damage / Breakage?
Please treat the house with respect. We understand that accidents happen and very rarely charge for breakages. Please let us know though, so we can fix it before the next guests check in.
What About Catering?
We ask that you use Hudsons Catering for the wedding meal and bar on the day of the wedding. We do not allow any other caterers for the wedding day. Hudsons can cater for Asian, Jewish, etc cuisine (and have on numerous occasions at Logie!). Guests frequently use Hudsons for other meals throughout their stay. Hudsons know exactly how the house works and what they need to provide and clean up too.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
You can drink your own alcohol in the house and grounds on any day except the wedding day (as per the terms of our drinks license). Hudsons bar prices are very reasonable though! (normal pub prices)
Do you have BBQs?
Yes, we have two gas BBQs. Many guests use Hudsons Catering for BBQs. Hudsons can also arrange a hog roast or pizza oven!
The house is cleaned after every stay. The cost for this is included in the hire cost, unless the house is left in an unreasonable state (think Marie Celeste) in which case we charge for additional cleaning at £15 +VAT per cleaner per hour.
We have Xbox 360s and a Wii, plus a selection of games in the house.
There is 30Mb (max) Wi-Fi in the main house. Look for SSID Logiecountryhouse. The latest password is in the handbook in the house. There is Wi-Fi in the ballroom too. Look for SSID rubbishwifisorrypassword=password.
We have several log fires (open and enclosed) and supply all of the logs and fire lighting accoutrements.
We have a defibrillator in the ballroom and several staff members are trained first aiders. We also have a wheelchair available.
We have two 6-60 person hot tubs in the courtyard that are serviced daily.
We have an ice machine in the ballroom.
Yup. Have that. Plus a washing machine (and detergent) and a tumble dryer.
Smoking – what are the rules?
No smoking is allowed in the house or ballroom (£500 deep cleaning bill per room if anyone smokes inside). Please do not try to rip the smoke alarm off the ceilings either, as the alarm will go off in every room in the house and will not reset. There are ash buckets outside, so please use them.
How do I get to the house if I drive a vehicle over 2 tonnes?
The rear drive to Logie is suitable for any traffic (including double-decker buses). See the below for a map and youtube videos for more information.
Feedback? Missing Frequently Asked Questions?
We would love to get your feedback on anything about Logie Country House. If you have positive, glowing, or fawning feedback please email Stef at email@example.com. If you have any negative or grotty feedback or complaints please email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will forward to Stef.
Find your way
Logie Country House is easy to find once you know the way. The simplest way to enter via front drive from the A96 (shown here in green). This route is not listed on Google maps and some Stanav systems so it’s important to look out for the entrance. It’s important to note that the front drive crosses a small bridge with a two tonne limit, so larger vehicles such as buses or trucks must enter he rear road (pictured here in pink).
if you are unsure of the directions, please see the below links which show YouTube videos of how to get to Logie.