Achnagairn Estate- A Celebration with Poetry in Motion

Whether you are writing a wedding speech, best man speech or a celebration speech- it is hard to be original or unique whilst captivating the floor. We held a super birthday celebration in the sumptuous ballroom at Achnagairn Castle near Inverness this weekend – but what made this truly different was that the celebration speeches were presented in verse rather than prose -

Sounds a silly thing to do,
But we should let you know,
For special celebrations,
It is the only way to go!

If you are looking for a 21st birthday party theme, to make it even more quirky, this family decided to combine a husband’s 50th birthday celebration, his wife’s 50th birthday celebration and their daughter’s 21st birthday party. It all seemed rather fitting because the historic owner of Achnagairn Castle back in 1912, built the stunning ballroom to host his daughter’s 21st birthday ball!

Mixing the different generations was easy because Achnagairn Castle (brought to you by Perfect Manors) we not only offers luxury accommodation in our Downton Abbey style manor but also really proud of our new luxury 5 star self-catering lodges. These lodges have been built and designed to the highest standard by Gillian Lacey-Solymar. Each Highland holiday lodge has its own theme and within that each bedroom is bespoke, just like those in our mansion house. We love our fun themes (and rhymes) and just to give you an example one lodge is called ‘Rhapsody’ and each guest bedroom is called after a favourite song. There’s ‘Red Red Wine’ (UB40), ‘It must be love’ (Madness), ‘Tit Willow’ (Gilbert and Sullivan) and ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ (Marilyn Monroe).

To book this luxury venue in Scotland’s Highlands, near the banks of Loch Ness, enquire today by emailing: or call Marina or Shona n 08450 574 212.

And for any more information please visit our website.

Great Hall in Achnagairn Castle in The Highlands