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CONTENTS

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about lews castle

hiring our space

ceremonies

acco m m o dat i o n

menu options

c at e r i n g

h o l i days

&

honeymoons

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LEWS CASTLE A N

I C O N I C

V E N U E

S P E C T A C U L A R

I S L E

Steeped in history, the iconic Lews Castle has been a centre of activity and intrigue since the early 19th century. Overlooking Stornoway harbour, 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.

O N O F

T H E L E W I S

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.

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.

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HIRING OUR SPACE THE

ESSENTIAL

IN F ORMATION

Our spacious rooms in Lews Castle offer the perfect place for both ceremonies and receptions. Filled with natural light, the venue is rich in culture and history with grandeur perfectly suited to such a special occasion. There are a choice of four rooms to suit your party size and the entire space is also available for hire on an exclusive basis*.

FLOORPLAN

THE STOREHOUSE

THE OUTFITTERS PRIVATE KITCHEN

W/C

THE STOREHOUSE

FAMILY ROOM W/C

DINING ROOM ENTRANCE HALL

MAIN CORRIDOR

LIBRARY

BALLROOM

BAR

MORNING ROOM

Should you wish to make a provisional booking, we are happy to hold your preferred date without obligation for 7 days. To confirm your booking, we require a signed contract along with a deposit, which includes 25% of the accommodation value plus 100% of all room hire. A further deposit of 50% of the remaining balance is required 10 months prior to the date of the event, with a final payment due no later than 28 days before the event.

*Please note, the public are granted access to public areas during the day e.g. The Storehouse Cafe & Star-Lined Corridor.

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HIRING OUR SPACE T H E

E S S E N T I A L

I N F O R M A T I O N

Room hire rates include use of the room, with music playing until 00:30 hours. The venue must be vacated by non-residents of the Castle by 01:00 hours. The Castle is licensed for civil ceremonies so you can hold your full day at this magnificent location. To hold your civil ceremony at the Castle in addition to a wedding breakfast and evening reception, please enquire for room prices. To hold your wedding ceremony at the Castle before a reception elsewhere, additional charges would apply. Please speak with our Events Specialist for further information. For exclusive use of Lews Castle, all accommodation and public ground floor rooms must be booked. Please enquire for further details.

CAPACITIES ( F O R

Room Hire

A

F U L L

D A Y )

Ceremony

Wedding Breakfast

Evening Reception

Ballroom (from £3,000)

100

100

120

Dining Room (from £1,500)

90

80

110

Library (from £1,000)

50

40

60

Morning Room (from £500)

30

30

40

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CEREMONIES AT

LEWS

CASTLE

BALLROOM

DINING ROOM

The ultimate fairytale setting, ideal for larger celebrations.

Steeped in history, with views of the beautiful woodlands.

£1,500

£1,000

LIBRARY

MORNING ROOM

Flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Breathtaking harbour views and botanical backdrop.

£750

£500

DRINKS PACKAGES AND CANAPÉS The perfect welcome or interlude for the happy couple and wedding party.

£19.95

*Please note, the public are granted access to public areas during the day e.g. The Storehouse Cafe & Star-Lined Corridor. For ceremonies taking place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, bookings must include an additional drink and canapé package at £19.95 per person.

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ACCOMMODATION INDULGENT

STAYS

IN

OPULENT

SURROUNDINGS

Accommodation at Lews Castle is made up of a selection of luxury self-catering apartments and en-suite bedrooms. They range in size to accommodate up to 6 guests in 1-3 bedrooms, with 3 gradings of luxury that include ‘Standard, Deluxe & Superior’. All of the apartments benefit from spacious living, kitchen and dining areas which are fully-equipped and inclusive of high quality facilities. To arrange accommodation, please contact our Events Specialist who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

*Please note that accommodation can only be booked on a minimum 2-night stay basis for all units, which are individually priced and configured, due to the unique layout of the castle.

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MENU OPTIONS LU X URY

CATERING

TO

SUIT

E V ERY

TASTE

Our extensive selection of sample menus provide the perfect starting point to plan your celebrations, each flexible to adapt to your specific requirements. With locally sourced dishes that complement the intrigue of the castle, discover the culinary delights expertly prepared by our talented Head Chef and his team. Each Bride & Groom are invited to a complimentary menu tasting prior to their special day, with additional guests welcome to join them, subject to the full menu cost chosen (per person).

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SAMPLE DRINKS PACKAGES Drinks Packages are at an additional cost to the Wedding Breakfast, starting from £17.95 per person.

TO INCLUDE ARRIVAL DRINK

(from choice below) Bucks Fizz

Mulled Wine

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Pimms & Lemonade

Whisky

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-

Sparkling Wine / Prosecco

Champagne (Supp. £5.00pp)

HOUSE WINE

One half bottle of house wine per person

TOAST TO THE HAPPY COUPLE ( S U B J E C T

T O

A D D I T I O N A L

Glass of Prosecco (supp. £7.00pp)

C O S T S )

Champagne (supp. £11.00pp)

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SAMPLE CANAPÉ MENUS Local King Prawns, Cream Cheese & Chives served on a Blini (GF option)

Chargrilled Chicken, Red Pepper Pesto in a Filo Pastry Tartlet

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Slow Cooked Pork with Caramelised Glaze (GF)

Goats Cheese, Spinach & Chef’s Salsa on Crostini (V)

-

-

Stornoway Lamb Fillet, Wild Redcurrants & homemade Melba Toast (GF option)

Thai Spiced Stornoway Prawn Ball Filo Tartlet

-

-

Medallion of Stornoway Lobster, Asparagus & Truffle Oil (GF)

Buffalo Mozzarella, Artichoke & Slow Roasted Tomato on Crostini (V)

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Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche & Dill Blini (GF option)

Leek & Gruyère Cheese Tartlet (V)

-

-

Scottish Blue Cheese, Spiced Pear & Walnut Tartlet (V)

Spiced Local Crab Cake, Mango & Coriander Salsa

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Beetroot Cup filled with Tomato, Cream Cheese, Asparagus & Olive Oil (V) (GF)

Hot Smoked Salmon & Spinach set on a Potato Rosti (GF)

GF option will either be GF tartlet or GF toasted bread.

OPTIONS

ONE

TWO

THREE

Choice of 3 canapés per person

Choice of 4 canapés per person

Choice of 5 canapés per person

£10.50

£12.50

£14.50

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SAMPLE WEDDING BREAKFAST MENU TO START Local Hand Dived Scallops, Mango & Avocado Salsa, Pimento Dressing & Micro Herb Salad (Supp. £5.00pp) Butternut Squash, Red Pepper & Aubergine Tricolour (GF) (V) Ballotine of Maize Fed-Chicken, Confit Leg, Caramelised Onion & Homemade Oatcakes Chefs Terrine of Foie Gras, Guinea Fowl, Ham Hock & Celeriac Remoulade, Whisky Jelly Lews Castle Salmon Trio (Harris Gin Gravlax, Smoked Salmon, Salmon Tartare) Roasted Carrot & Coriander Soup served with Rustic Bread Rolls (V) Chef’s Homemade Pate, Chutney & Oatcakes

THE MAIN EVENT Pan Seared Halibut Fillet set on Chorizo & Leek Risotto, Salsa Verde, & Citrus Dressing (Supp. £5.00pp) Roast Highland Venison Fillet, Spinach Puree, Sweet Potato & Parsnip Rosti, Fricassée of Foraged Wild Mushrooms, Red Wine & Port Reduction Jus (Supp. £5.00pp) Supreme of Wild Duck, Green Peppercorn & Whisky Sauce, Celeriac Mash, Chefs Spiced Red Cabbage & Haricot Vert Roasted Carrot, Goats Cheese, Pomegranate, Butternut Squash & Blue Cheese Wellington with a Rich Madeira Sauce served with Polenta & Goats Cheese Stacks (V) Free-Range Corn-Fed Chicken Breast set on a Chive Mash served with a fresh Tarragon & Wild Mushroom Sauce Slow Cooked Lamb Shank, Rosemary Mash and a Madeira Jus Pan Fried Hake Fillet set on Pearl Barley Risotto and finished with a Caper Butter Sauce

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SAMPLE WEDDING BREAKFAST MENU SOMETHING SWEET Traditional Apple Pie, Crème Anglaise & Vanilla Ice Cream Stornoway Malt Whisky Cranachan Dylan’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake with Fresh Cream Chef Iain’s Special Dessert Plate Board of Scottish & Artisan Cheese, Grapes, Celery & Local Oatcakes Bailey’s Coffee & Chocolate Cheesecake Port Poached Pear Belle Helene Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream

TO FINISH Freshly Ground Coffee & Chefs Petit Fours

£66.50pp

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SAMPLE CHILDRENS MENU A V A I L A B L E

T O

1 0

Y E A R

O L D S

A N D

U N D E R

TO START Chefs Homemade Soup with Bread Sticks Fresh Melon & Strawberry Pieces Castle Crudités & Dips

THE MAIN EVENT Cheese & Pineapple or Mixed Vegetable Pizza (GF pizza base option available) Chicken Lollipops with Baked Hedgehog Potato Cannonball Meatballs with Hidden 5 Vegetable Sauce

SOMETHING SWEET Gooey Chocolate Brownie and Ice Cream topped with Crunchie Crumbs Jumbo Ice Cream Scoop, Cookie and Chocolate Sauce Fresh Fruit Selection

£20.00pp

*If you would like to discuss a bespoke menu for the younger guests, please do not hesitate in letting us know.

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SAMPLE EVENING BUFFET SELECTION OPTION 1 Bacon & Sausage Rolls Cajun Chicken Rolls Potato Wedges (All served with a Selection of Condiments)

£16.50pp

OPTION 2

OPTION 3

Selection of Chefs Traditional Scottish Pies, including;

Sweet Chilli Chicken or Pulled Pork Belly & Apple Sauce; served in Floured Baps

Chicken, Beef, Highland Game or Vegetable

Potato Wedges

Scottish Meat Platter of Gammon, Beef & Free-Range Chicken

Selection of Chefs Relishes, Beetroot, Broad Beans & Peas

Selection of Chefs Relishes, Beetroot, Peas & Watercress Salad, Mixed Leaf Salad with Wild Herbs & Wild Rocket

Mixed Leaf & Rocket Salad

£19.50pp

£22.50pp

Booking numbers required for a minimum of 90% of total evening guests.

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HONEYMOONS, ANNIVERSARIES & FUTURE HOLIDAYS R E - L I V E

T H E

R O M A N C E

W I T H

Guests can holiday with Together Travel in a range of locations across the UK and each destination offers something extraordinary; from dramatic coastal settings to countryside perfection.

T O G E T H E R

T R A V E L

If you’re in love with the idea of a beach holiday, you really are spoilt for choice. Together Travel offers three beautiful destinations in Cornwall, both within close proximity to the region’s best beaches. Or maybe a luxury, log-fired lodge, hidden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales?

Fancy a Highland fling? Take a trip up North to the incredible John O’Groats, where you’ll find yourself surrounded by the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer, as well as luxurious accommodation and an abundance of wildlife.

Whether planning a romantic mini-moon in a picturesque cottage, or an indulgent break to a sprawling penthouse, Together Travel have a wide range of holidays to suit every couple.

get in touch

Our Events Specialist is available to share their experience, knowledge and recommendations to tailor-make your dream wedding day and honeymoon. +44 (0)1625 416 430 | events@togethertravel.co.uk

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