As one of the most beautiful and scenic places in Scotland, the Isle of Skye has wedding venues everyone would love. If your choice is an intimate destination wedding or elopement, the Isle of Skye is a perfect place to visit. Wilding Weddings is the Isle of Skye wedding planner and photography service that can help you turn your dream wedding into a reality.
Once you have an Isle of Skye celebrant to officiate your wedding your next step is to choose the venue, and here are the best ones!
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Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
- Capacity – 60
- Price – From £1880
Dunvegan Castle and its gorgeous gardens are perfectly elegant and fairytale-like settings for your wedding. You can have a small wedding of up to 60 people, and even get a discount if you also stay at the cottages in the state, which is perfect for the honeymoon.
You can choose to have your ceremony in the splendour of one of Scotland’s most famous castles or the serene setting of its formal grounds. In the last 800 years, the castle belonged to only one family and some of the guests of the castle were Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Walter Scott.
- Capacity – 90 in the hotel, 150 marquee
- Price – From £85 per person
The Skeabost Hotel is one of the most elegant Isle of Skye wedding venues. Beautiful surroundings and comfy rooms are ideal for a wedding weekend, so your guests can rest before and after the wedding. Hotel has an 18-hole golf course, where you can warm up for the wedding and relieve some of the stress.
You can exchange vows in a marquee on the premises or inside the hotel. They have their little chapel for intimate religious ceremonies. Also, just a short walk from the hotel is St Columba, the first Christian missionary in Scotland.
Duisdale House Hotel
- Capacity – 60 in the hotel, 150 marquee
- Price – From £85 per person
Another fantastic choice for couples looking for integrated lodging with their Isle of Skye wedding location is the Duisdale House Hotel. It was originally constructed in the 19th century and has since been converted into a stunning hotel with a wedding venue.
You can exchange vows inside the hotel if your party will only have 60 guests or fewer. But if you’re organizing a bigger event, you can relocate it outside to a garden marquee. Views of the sea and the greenery can be a fantastic background to your fairy tale wedding.
Toravaig House Hotel
- Capacity – 20
- Price – From £89 per person
Toravaig House Hotel is one of the three Sonas hotels with a fantastic hotel location on the Isle of Skye. With only nine rooms, it is the smallest of the collection. On the garden deck, you and your partner will be able to exchange vows before moving inside to party in the hotel restaurant.
This is the most charming Hebridean gem, which is perched on a hillside with a breathtaking view of the Sound of Sleat. This cosy and romantic hotel is only accommodating up to 20 guests, which is perfect for small weddings with only the closest family and friends.
Elgol Village Hall
- Capacity – 80
- Price – From £400
For a small wedding away from everything, you can hire Elgol Village Hall which consists of two main rooms which can be turned into a reception area. The foyer is smaller and fits up to 20 people, while the main hall can fit up to 80 guests.
Elgol is a small village with stunning views of the sea and a beautiful beach nearby. If you prefer outdoor weddings you can have a ceremony at the beach and then move the party into the hall. This is one of the more affordable Isle of Skye Wedding Venues.
The Three Chimneys
- Capacity – 34
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If you want to celebrate a wedding in stunning natural surroundings but still be able to have a venue and rooms where your guests can sleep, the Three Chimneys has a lot to offer you. This small and picturesque Inn is located on the shore of Loch Dunvegan and has spectacular views of the mountains and the coastline.
This restaurant is award-winning and even has a Michelin star, still, the three-course meal costs from £50 to £80 on average. They also have vegan and vegetarian options, which you will hear all about if you plan your menu with the chef.
Because of its popularity, even with the remote location, it can still be overbooked and if you want your wedding to take place here make sure to call at least a year in advance to check availability.
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If you are in search of an idyllic location with elegant accommodation, Sligachan Hotel is one of the perfect Isle of Skye Wedding Venues for you. The hotel is located next to the amazing antique Sligachan Bridge, where stunning photos can be taken. Also, nearby is the local chapel where you can have a beautiful small ceremony.
The erratic skies during a wedding on Skye make for moody surroundings and fantastic picture opportunities. Before donning their kilts and frocks, guests at Sligachan can scramble up a munro, or they can choose to relax in an opulent and well-stocked bar while admiring the mountains from a safe distance. If the wedding guests have a wide variety of interests and needs, this is a fantastic venue option.
- Capacity – 10
- Price – From £75 per person
Coruisk House provides a private, individualized Skye wedding experience and is located less than a mile from the picturesque harbour of Elgol. The charming, rolling croft on which the white-washed stone cottage is located boasts breathtaking views of the inner Hebridean islands of Eigg, Canna, and Rum.
The garden is immaculately kept, and during the summer, the doors are purposefully left open to allow the fragrance of roses and freshly baked bread to mingle. Huge roll-top bathtubs, fluffy white robes, and bouquets of fresh flowers make for a decadent experience, making this lodging stick out among others.
A five-star hotel room window or a pair of hiking boots can be used to fully appreciate the breathtaking landscape. A Michelin-star restaurant will allow you and your guests to enjoy locally sourced food and drinks.
Eilean Iarmain Hotel
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With stunning panoramic views of the Sound of Sleat and the distant Knoydart hills, in a picturesque bay in the southern part of Skye, the Hebridean islands’ magical aura is embodied by Hotel Eilean Iarmain.
A 16-bedroom hotel with distinctive charm and personality boasts a stunning location right on the water with expansive views of the sea and hills. The mystical allure of Hotel Eilean Iarmain is ideal for small weddings and elopements. There is also a small chapel available close by if you want a chapel wedding ceremony.
Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum
- Capacity – 70 + 40
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Few locations could match such a magnificent setting, with its beautifully landscaped grounds set against the picturesque Armadale Castle ruins, close to the sea and mountains. The Sculptured Ruin, a lovely gothic arch that was once a portion of the Castle’s original stairwell and is ideal for use in an outdoor wedding, can be used to solemnize civil and religious ceremonies.
This area makes an excellent backdrop for your photos, along with the remainder of the Gardens. Our Stables Restaurant can accommodate 70 guests for a traditional wedding banquet and an additional 40 evening guests in the restored stables building, which is accessed through the Baronial Hallway.
A buffet reception can be held in the elegant Somerled Rooms in the original Armadale Castle building, which dates from around 1790, during the summer months when our Center is busy during regular business hours, and the evening event can be held in the Stables. You and your guests can choose to stay in high-quality self-catering accommodations on the estate.
Isle of Skye Wedding Venues FAQs
Scotland allows weddings at any location, all you need to do is go to the Isle of Skye registry office and check if the officiant can go to the remote location of your liking. There are many wonderful Isle of Skye wedding venues close to stunning outdoor locations, so you can create the itinerary however you like.
Having a wedding for £5000 is possible with good planning and some money-saving techniques. Choose a more affordable venue, make purchases for everything off-season, have fewer decorations and flowers, and create a shorter list of guests. The Isle of Skye wedding cost can also be low if you plan accordingly.
Although many weddings famously happen in spring or autumn, if you are getting married in Scotland, July and August are the best months to do so temperature wise although you may need to fend off some midges if getting married near the water. Temperatures are the highest in the year and the weather is warmer and dryer.
Because of its location west of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is a great location for seeing northern lights. The best places to see aurora borealis are the remote northern parts of the island. The best time of the year to see northern lights on the island are spring and autumn.