Venue Hire

Woodend Barn (affectionately known as ‘The Barn’) is uniquely positioned to offer something quite different when it comes to venue hire options. The atmosphere within The Barn is enthused with energy and creativity which is further enhanced from the natural environmental setting of the stunning rolling hills and scenery of the Aberdeenshire countryside.

We work a little differently at The Barn as we have a range of diverse venue hire options and packages, all set in a perfect location for business and private alike.

We invite and welcome you to come and visit Woodend Barn and feel its ambiance first hand. Whether your interest and enquiry is for holding formal/informal dinners, product launches, charity fundraisers, team parties, business seminars or wedding parties; please allow us to address your venue needs at the Barn. Being an Arts Venue, we have a range of creative services we can offer in tailor made packages to enlighten and uplift your event opportunities, providing something different through creative innovation. Within the Artistic team at The Barn we have a range of artistic talent who would be happy to discuss a design package to suit your needs.

Within our venue facilities we play host to amateur and professional theatre, as well as meetings, seminars, presentations, team building workshops and training facilities, alongside a unique corporate entertainment area embracing an art gallery and additional facilities.


In addition to the venue hire fee, we are able to offer a range of additional facilities which can be added to your hire package, some charged out on an hourly basis, with minimum charge rate:

PA/sound system
Stage lighting
Technician services
Small Projector* (6ft screen)
Large Projector* (12ft screen) – including technician
Boston Steinway Grand Piano
Kitchen facilities* 
Flip chart

*Refundable deposits will apply for these items

Catering Services

Woodend Barn has a strong working relationship with Buchanans Bistro, situated at The Barn, and Buchanans deliver catering and service to a number of catered events every year. Buchanans is the preferred catering supplier for the Barn. By booking the Barn for your event you help to feed the roots of this community due to its location at the heart of a vibrant art, music and food community. It is a flexible space run by skilled and adaptable people who garden and grow as well as being hands-on with the Arts Venue activities.

Should a diary date clash prevent Buchanans from providing your catering needs, on-site kitchen facilities is available within a fee rate, dependent on what is required. However, all alcohol requirements fall within the licence held by Buchanans, therefore must be managed by them.

We also have catering options to suit your needs, from tea/coffee and biscuits through to scones, buffet lunches and suppers – and healthy options.

Within The Barn, the venue hire space available is as follows:

Theatre / Large hall with staging
The Small Room
The Gallery

Rate Card

Please see the individual rate card per venue hire space for the price range and venue hire specific detail. Rates are provided without knowledge or detail of any individual request, therefore a sliding scale of costs are profiled and remain subject to specific quotation details.


All requests for quotations are dealt with uniquely to the enquiry received. Our experience and our facilities dictate no one request is the same as any other, and we respect this for all our potential customers. We endeavour to do our utmost to accommodate enquiries, but will be very clear and upfront if there may be any aspect of service or provision that we are not able to provide.