AN ELEGANT and special wedding doesn't have to cost the earth.
Just ask Martin Young, the new owner of The Parkway in Bridge of Don.
He used to work as a senior royal butler and personally served in a royal household for 18 months.
And today he is dedicated to helping you organise the wedding of your dreams, at a rate you won't find anywhere else.
"We specialise in delicious homemade food made using fresh, local produce," said Martin, who owns the venue with his partner, executive chef Tracey Findlay.
"We don't have massive overheads here which means we can design you an excellent package at a budget rate.
"Your guests can enjoy a delicious 3 course homemade meal, with prices starting from as little as Â£12 per head.
"And you won't have to compromise on any of the quality or attention to detail."
Receptions at The Parkway are held in The Highland Suite, which comfortably holds 140 people for a sit-down meal.
A further 30-50 can be accommodated later in the evening, for entertainment.
Or if you would prefer a more intimate meal with close family and friends, you can dine in the conservatory before having a party in The Highland Suite later.
When it comes to the food, you will liaise directly with Tracey or Martin, who both have a background working in executive four and five star hotels.
Together you can select the perfect wedding menu for your special day.
And there is an excellent selection of wines and Champagne to complement your meal.
If you choose to hold your wedding at The Parkway, you will be invited to a personal wedding dinner to allow you to taste your menu.
Under new management since around Christmas time, the business has undergone massive changes.
The restaurant itself has benefited from a Â£50,000 refurbishment. The hospitality staff and management are all new and looking forward to giving you a warm welcome.
So even if you've visited the bar or restaurant in years gone by, you should pop in and see what has changed.
Wedding photographs are a vital memento for your special occasion, and Martin and Tracey are developing a perfect location in the garden. This picturesque spot is due to be unveiled in time for summer.
And Martin has a host of wedding contacts at his fingertips and can recommend bands to hair dressers and more.
He added: "I would invite anyone interested to make an appointment with us to see what we can do for you.
"Simply call ahead and let us know you are coming, and one of the team will guide you through the details."
To make an appointment call (01224) 702460 or email us on [email protected] or pop in to The Parkway on Balgownie Road, Bridge of Don.
See more about the Parkway and there other properties at www.restaurantsaberdeen.com.
Imagine going to one place and being able to organise the majority of your wedding arrangements in one go...!
Well now you can, The Parkway meets Love Weddings Limited.
What price would you put on your wedding, well the average wedding for 50 in the UK at the moment is Â£20,273 according to a survey of 1,500 brides-to-be for âYou and Your Weddingâ magazine. The food, catering, drinks packages, menus, florists, photographer, and cars alone can usually cost around Â£7000 for 50 people...!
Well think again... it doesnât have to.
A wedding is about the celebration of the joining of two people, so it shouldnât cost the earth before you even start out in life together.....
The Wedding Package...
You will be surprised what we are doing for you for such a small amount of money.
â¢Flowers: Brides bouquet, button hole for groom & Top table arrangement
â¢Catering: Pre wedding menu tasting for the bride and groom
â¢Wedding Car: Chauffeur driven executive bridal car
â¢Special touch: Red carpet for arrival
â¢Special touch: Personal waiter assigned to the bride and groom, to fetch carry and deliver all your needs.
â¢The Ceremony: Get married in one of our 3 event rooms
â¢Photographer: Have your wedding photos on our patio garden
100 colour/black and white wedding photos c/w album + 2 complimentary enlargements
â¢Drinks: Pre dinner drinks
â¢Special touch: Toast master
â¢Stationary: Menus and table plans printed
â¢More Drinks: A glass of plonk or bucks fizz for the speeches and toasting the bridal party
â¢Catering: Enjoy a 3 course meal + coffee & shortbread
Guaranteed homemade food prepared by our highly awarded team of chefs
â¢Evening Reception: Party throughout the evening reception in the highland suite with our resident DJ until 1am
The Complete Parkway Package.......
For all of the above we have put together some really competitive packages that you will not find anywhere else in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire
Why are we so competitive you may ask...?
We its simple, firstly we donât have the overheads like some of the big hotels and other venues around Aberdeen, secondly we are not greedy when it comes to the wedding market, and thirdly all of our food is homemade and we buy from local suppliers and farmers therefore our overheads are lower and our quality is better.
Type of Cuisine:
Traditional 5 star fine cuisine to country pub grub