House of Schivas Wedding Venue Review
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House of Schivas Wedding Photographer Review

House of Schivas is an L-plan tower house. It dates back to the 16th century. It’s located about three miles east of Methlick, in the valley of the river Ythan, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

As of 2018, the venue is open to couples looking to get married in a beautiful, Scottish castle in gorgeous countryside of Aberdeenshire.

The history of the Venue

House of Schivas dates back to around 1585. The north east tower, three storeys high, was added in about 1750, by the Forbeses, and a western extension to the main block in 1780. By the late 19th century it had become a farmhouse. The house burned out in 1900. Not long after, in 1902 Lord Aberdeen restored it to its former glory. Fenton Wyness embellished it later under direction of Thomas Catto, 1st Baron Catto.

The Structure

House of Schivas is a tall tower house. It is surrounded by a courtyard. A wide circular stair tower projecting from the north front of the main block gives access to all floors, while a stair tower in the re-entrant angle rises from the first floor level. The Kitchen is a vaulted basement, from which a vaulted passage leads to two cellars.

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Schivas House is a wonderful wedding venue. It provides a perfect backdrop to moody, VSCO styled, film inspired photography. If you are into photos that provide artistic, interesting perspective on your wedding day this is your venue. If you want your photos to be similar to those found on covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar or GQ, with deep shadows, beautiful lighting and fairy-tale like feel, look no further. Schivas House is a venue one of a kind. It will not disappoint as long as you make a conscious decision about the theme of your big day and utilise its potential.

For those of you who love bright, bold colors and want your photos to look exactly how you remember your wedding day (color-wise), then this venue may not be for you.

Suits following photography styles

Fine Art, Photojournalistic, Editorial, Moody and Dark

At the end of the day the venue is just a background for the couple. I’ve put together a few photos from Seonaidh and Thomas’s wedding to show you how photogenic the venue is!

If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer for your House of Schivas Wedding, do not hesitate and drop me a message using the contact form available here.

For more information visit House Schivas’s Website.