Weddings, parties and other organised events in shela on Lamu Island

Our four Shela houses are the ideal location for wedding parties. Overall, we can accommodate up to 40 people in our properties. Other local houses or hotel rooms can also be rented, should there not be enough space with us.

We have had many years experience in assisting with the legal logistics of Lamu weddings. The County Commissioner, who can officiate at civil weddings, is sometimes available to come to the house if guests do not wish to go to the Lamu District Office.

A priest or pastor can also be arranged. Both Garden House and Beach House provide wonderful locations for a church or civil ceremony.

Wedding parties can book the full board option. Extra guests who attend the wedding, but are accommodated elsewhere, can also be catered for.

We can help with arranging original and memorable wedding receptions on the terraces and in the gardens of Beach House, were up to 100 people can be hosted. The menu can either be plated, buffet or cocktail style depending on preference/numbers. We are happy to work with guests on menu options.

Non alcoholic beverages for in-house guests are included in your full board booking. We can help with your wine, beer and soft drinks order.


Beach House sleeps 12, Shela House sleeps 9, Palm House sleeps 9 and Garden House sleeps 6. It is possible to sleep a maximum total of 14 in Beach House, 11 in Shela House, 10 in Palm House at extra costs to be confirmed at the time of your booking.