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Highland Occasions By Design
Highland Occasions By Design

Together we make your event extra special

Are you looking for an elegant theme or creative inspiration to make your event shine on that one special day? Welcome!

Highland Occasions are a family-run business with over ten years experience in bringing bespoke creative styling to venues for really special events. We are passionate about special occasions and tailor each event personally and have enormous fun bringing  fresh design ideas which leave lasting memories. We simply want you to love every moment, see your vision come to life and to have a wonderful day in the setting of your dreams.

Whether you’re organising your dream wedding, hosting a corporate event or throwing a birthday party, we have experience in styling everything from castles to aircraft hangars using our stunning collection of table linens, chair covers, table displays and centrepieces, props and accessories. What’s important to us is understanding your chosen location and flawlessly dressing it to capture your personality, your corporate brand or your vision for the perfect wedding day.

If you are looking for a more composite package, we already have strong relationships with the very best local suppliers, just in case elements like lighting, furniture hire or flowers come into the mix.

Welcome to Highland Occasions By Design – we hope we can look forward to helping make your occasion extra special.

Needing inspiration?

We’re here to help you! Call Marie today to book your free, no obligation consultation at our studio in Glenlivet, conveniently located to reach venues as far afield as the Strathspey, Moray, Inverness, Aberdeenshire and Deeside areas. We welcome the chance to start working together on your own special event.

Highland Occasions By Design

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Clients say...

  • We had a fabulous day. The table really was beautiful! Everyone was talking about it so thank you so much for your hard work. Emma and Michael, Hilton Coylumbridge,  February 2016
  • Andrew and I would like to say a huge thank you. The cathedral looked awesome and made our day perfect . The guests who have been at weddings in the cathedral previously thought the chairs looked the best ever. We loved it so much.
    Once again a huge thank you to Marie. Hugs from us both. Iain and Andrew, Elgin Cathedral, June 2015
  • Thank you so much for everything in the run up to our wedding day. Innes House looked beautiful and we had lots of comments on the table centres and the chair decorations. Caroline & Kenny, Innes House, August 2015
  • Thank you so much for everything you done to make yesterday so perfect! We had an amazing day and so many compliments on the decor. It was so lovely to watch everything come together over the last few days. So much hard work put in to make it look as wonderful as it did. Thanks again for helping us in having our PERFECT Day!! Dianne and Martin, Laichmoray Hotel, May 2015
  • Thank you so much for everything you did at the weekend, we had an amazing time and were so happy with how the hall looked! … made everything so enjoyable and straightforward. Nicky & Tom, Boat of Garten Hall, Feb 2014
  • Thank you so much for the amazing job you did. We can’t recommend your company highly enough for the positive, artistic, friendly, attentive, professional experience we had. Thank you. Gary and Karla, Bunchrew House September, 2013
  • The service we received for our `special day` was brilliant. I was so happy with seeing everything put together I cried! We had a few `last minute` hiccups and Marie was excellent. Helping us out – nothing was a problem. I would definitely recommend anybody getting married to come to Highland Occasions by Design they were fantastic! Pauline and Bruce, Brodie Castle and Eight Acres Hotel, Sept 2013
  • Just to say a proper thank you for your excellent service and attention to detail in setting our wedding. It was just perfect. We had an amazing day and Highland Occasions certainly played an important part in it. Carol and Mike Shortt, Mansion House Hotel, July 2013
  • Your service is amazing and I will recommend you to everyone. From the initial correspondence, our snowy visit to you and one the day. It was a stress free enjoyable experience. Be proud of what you do – 1st class! Scott and Kelly Meldrum House Hotel September 2013
  • We just wanted to say thank you so much for your wonderful service. You completely transformed the venue and it looked beautiful. Everything came together perfectly. Carrie and Stuart, The Birnie Inn, Aug 2013
  • I would just like to personally say thanks again for all your work. The transformation was fantastic and when I first walked into the room i had to take a step back it was truly amazing! Best Man! (David & Sammy), Mansion House Hotel, Elgin, June 2013
  • I want to thank you sincerely for making our day very special, and for giving our guests something to talk about for a very long time. I just wish there will be more happy occasions so that I can have you do the decor for us. Its been fantastic knowing you and am sure this will not be the last. Colin & Patience, The Castle Hotel, Huntly, June 2013
  • Our reception room was absolutely gorgeous! Everything came together so well and you and your team really made the place look fabulous….so much more than I had imagined, I was really overwhelmed with it all! Thank you so much for all your help and for helping to make our day the amazing day we were dreaming of! Iona & Gavin, Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore, Jan 2013
  • Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU ! The hall and marquee looked so awesome you really made our wedding extra special and we really appreciate how professional and helpful you have been . Thanks again! Mr and Mrs Dalziel, Inchberry Hall, August 2012
  • We would like to thank you so much for dressing our venue so beautifully. Also a big well done for turning the room around. You and your team did a fantastic job. Thank you for being so helpful and accommodating I really appreciated everything you did. It took my breath away. Callum & Emma, Drumossie Hotel, June 2012
  • Thank you so much for all your help and support for our wedding. The whole day was magical. You are one in a million. Victoria, Cairngorm Hotel, 2011
  • Your friendliness, personal touches, attention to detail and professionalism were absolutely outstanding. Our own overwhelming memory was the “bubbles in the tummy” when we first saw the room. Beautiful isn’t a big enough word to describe it. Rachel& Nick, Best Western Glenspean Lodge Hotel 2010

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Highland Occasions by Design,
Gallowhill Cottage,
Banffshire AB37 9DL

Tel: 07976 918185

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