Private Events

We take on responsibility for catering private events

Organising a private party or a private celebration can be both highly stressful and very time consuming. Let Aboyne Event Catering take that responsibility and work with and for you, to your specification and within your time scales and budgets. Site visits will be arranged in advance, at a time convenient for you when we can discuss all the details about your party and what facilities there are.

Discreet, appropriately dressed catering staff will arrive at your venue with all the glassware, crockery and service items needed to ensure your event is seamless. They will serve your drinks, cook and serve your foods and clear away at the end; leaving your house or venue as clean as they found it.

We provide our catering services in Aberdeen & throughout Aberdeenshire, Scotland. We also provide catering services through our sister company, St Andrews Event Catering.

Our experience with private events

Our Experience includes:

  • Private dinner parties
  • Canape and cocktail parties
  • Christenings
  • Birthday parties for all ages
  • Anniversaries
  • Engagement parties
  • Weddings
  • Christmas parties
  • New Years parties
  • Surprise parties
  • Graduation parties
  • Picnics
  • BBQs – any time of year
  • Bars
  • Funerals

PRIVATE CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Always lots of fun to host and lots of work to do in advance. This adds to the stress of the family celebrations and planning that takes place at Christmas time.

Whether it’s a full blown Christmas lunch or dinner, an evening party with a Christmas themed buffet or a canape and drinks reception for any amount of guests – we can help!


We had the pleasure of enjoying a beautiful meal catered by Aboyne Event Catering on Saturday night. The food, service and quality was all fantastic. Our guests were still talking about the meal the next day. Look forward to the next big celebration so we can use you again. Thank you.


Aboyne Event Catering were our chosen company for a party in Aboyne last week. Intrigued from the start when Liz Simpson asked to meet us and did not present menus A – D to choose from, instead asking us what we would like to eat, we felt we had discovered something special, and so it proved to be.

Prior to the night, Liz kept us informed and updated with the necessities; coming across her making her own final check at the venue, the morning before the celebration when we needed to check on some of the facilities, was so reassuring.

The next day, she and her team arrived when they said they would and got busy. The staff was ready to serve drinks and canapés to our guests that evening, ensuring nobody was missed. At Liz’s suggestion, those of our guests with particular dietary requirements had been asked to identify themselves to the staff, so they had individually catered plates to enjoy with their drinks.

Following this, we were seated and served a truly delicious meal, attractively displayed on the plates and so flavoursome. Even the early summer fresh raspberries accompanying the locally made dessert were bursting with that perfect mix of sweet and tart – one of our friends convinced his table they had come from his garden! – and the edible fresh viola petals and flowers decorating the dish made it so pretty.

Throughout the evening, Aboyne Event Catering were professional in every regard. The staff were unobtrusive yet warm and friendly, always focused, calm, knowledgable, and very nicely dressed too. Our party enjoyed the highest standard of food and service; it was planned, considered, and carried out perfectly, which meant we could enjoy ourselves knowing every detail was taken care of. We had a special celebration and we sincerely thank Liz and the staff for their help in making it just how we wanted it.


Liz did a fantastic job for a big family gathering at Mar Lodge in mid August – great food, discrete attentive staff and all very efficient. A great weekend was had by all! Thank you

I booked Aboyne Event Catering to provide a private dinner for a group of 9 at the beautiful Ballogie House last Saturday evening as a surprise for my friend’s hen weekend.

It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Liz from the time of booking right through to the evening of the meal. Unlike many companies who provide similar services and give you a selector menu to choose from, Liz offered a completely bespoke service and created a menu from scratch and really listened to our theme for the weekend and the fact that she catered for a dairy free menu without any concern and certainly without compromise on the appeal of the menu itself was definitely a real plus and enticed me to use her services.

On the night itself, Liz and her chef discreetly arrived at our venue and assisted me with keeping the surprise from the bride to be….I’m not sure how we pulled it off but we did and it certainly added to the excitement of the evening (we told the bride to be we were to be ordering takeaway, so boy was she surprised !!!).
We were served a delightful selection of sumptuous canapes in the Orangery at Ballogie, followed by a mouth- watering 3 course dinner followed by tea/coffee and truffles. The meal and the service received was absolutely AMAZING and everyone was still raving about it the next day.

Massive thanks to Liz and her team I would 100% use their services again without any hesitation.

We were fortunate to work with Aboyne Catering for a wedding in the Glen Tanar estate recently and they were awesome 

The stovies (with the all essential oatcakes and tomato sauce) were to die for and VeggieBob our guitarist couldn’t get enough of the mac cheese (we’ve been told the secret is to use a blow torch but don’t tell anyone)

Added to that, they were all great people to chat with!!

Defo get them booked if you’re needing catering for your event! 

If you have an event you want to discuss, don’t hesitate to:

If you have an event you want to discuss, don’t hesitate to: