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Weddings at Kisimul Castle

Ceremonies Only

view into courtyard at Kisimul Castle

The best preserved medieval castle in the Western Isles, seat of the chiefs of Clan MacNeil.

Sitting on a rocky islet in the bay just off the coast of Barra, Kisimul Castle provides a breathtaking setting for wedding ceremonies.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies


Great Hall
This is the only area with natural daylight.

Alternative area which is not covered and is therefore available weather permitting.


Great Hall:      60 people
Courtyard:50 people

Types of Ceremony:

Religious & Humanist.
Civil licences can be applied for from the local council.


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Kisimul Castle specifically for your photographs, even if you are holding your ceremony elsewhere. Please note that at sites where we offer ceremonies, we do not accept photography bookings more than two months in advance of the wedding date. For information on the fee and how to book your photography please contact Kisimul Castle directly on 01871 810 313 or visit our wedding photography page.


In Castlebay, Isle of Barra, reached by small boat from Castlebay (5 min trip, weather permitting)
Postcode: HS9 5UZ

Wedding Brochure

Kisimul Castle wedding brochure cover
Download the wedding brochure for Kisimul Castle

Contact Us

Weddings Team
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44(0) 131 668 8686

Submit your enquiry online

Use our online enquiry form to submit an overview of your wedding requirements. Our weddings team will then contact you to discuss suitable options for your big day.