|Armadale Castle is a ruined country house in Armadale, Isle of Skye, former home of the MacDonalds. A mansion house was first built here around 1790. In 1815 a Scottish baronial style mock-castle, intended for show rather than defense, designed by James Gillespie Graham, was built next to the house. After 1855 the part of the house destroyed by fire was replaced by a central wing, designed by David Bryce. Since 1925 the castle, abandoned by the Macdonald family, has fallen into ruin. The gardens around the castle have been maintained, and are now home to the Clan Donald Centre, which operates the Museum of the Isles.Clan Donald Skye offers a truly exceptional backdrop for your wedding day on the romantic Isle of Skye. Set in our beautifully landscaped gardens against the picturesque ruins of Armadale Castle, next to the sea and mountains, few venues could rival such a magnificent location.
The solemnisation of civil and religious ceremonies can take place in the Sculptured Ruin, a beautiful gothic arch forming part of the Castle’s original stairwell and perfect for use in an outdoor ceremony. Along with the rest of the Gardens, this location forms an outstanding backdrop for your photographs.
Our Stables Restaurant in the restored stables building, entered through the Baronial Hallway, caters for seventy guests for a formal wedding banquet and a further forty evening guests. During the summer months when our Centre is busy during normal opening hours, a buffet reception can be held in the elegant Somerled Rooms in the original building at Armadale Castle, dating from around 1790, while the evening function can be held in the Stables.
We can also offer quality self-catering accommodation for you and your wedding guests.