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Weddings at Lews Castle

Your unforgettable day, our unforgettable setting....

Steeped in history, the iconic Lews Castle has been a centre of activity and intrigue since the early 19th century. Overlooking Stornoway harbour on the Isle of Lewis, the impressive gothic revival style castle was built in the mid 1800’s by Sir James Matheson, a rich merchant who also developed the surrounding area into picturesque woodlands. Since then this beautiful building has also served as a hospital during the Second World War, a college and a school and now as an iconic wedding venue and luxurious holiday destination with Together Travel.

Voted the #1 European Island to visit by TripAdvisor in 2014, it’s not difficult to see why the Isle of Lewis consistently receives so much acclaim. From beaches and crystal clear waters that rival the most beautiful islands, to its rich history and stunning scenery, this remote and utterly spectacular destination in the Outer Hebrides is the perfect venue for wedding celebrations and wonderful memories.

We want to ensure that every part of your wedding with us is tailored to you, helping build a perfect experience and lifelong memories that stay with you forever. We offer a range of catering options to suit all tastes and budgets and are here to help with any additional requirements – from recommending local suppliers to our own top tips, your wish is our command!

  • Iconic, dramatic and beautiful location; a stunning backdrop for your wedding photography
  • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator
  • Flexible and personal approach
  • Variety of room settings including the ballroom, library and morning room, accommodating between 10-100 guests
  • Available for ceremonies and wedding breakfast (if you're looking for information on registry offices, click here)
  • 22 bedrooms available for wedding guests


We're just back from our honeymoon having travelled around the North Coast 500 which was fantastic. I want to say what an excellent service Janette provided to Fraser and I throughout the entire planning/preparation stage to the big day. She's an absolute asset to the castle. Whenever there was an issue or I wasn't sure abut something Janette was on the case and made me feel that she had everything under control. I heard lot's of positive comments about Janette and the castle staff from family and friends in regards to the level of care and attention they were shown from check in to check out which Fraser and I really appreciated. The day itself was brilliant, we couldn't have asked for more. The food, especially the canapés, went down very well and we received positive comments from our guests about the portion sizes, taste, etc. which was great to hear. The décor and grandeur of the castle impressed everyone and was exactly what I envisioned for my wedding day. I want to thank Janette and the castle staff so much for all their efforts in the run up and on the day of our wedding, they made it the most special day.

Gillian & Fraser, February 2020

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