If you are looking at this section, we can only assume you’re thinking of getting married – Congratulations!

Getting married in Scotland is a wonderful experience and unlike the rest of the UK, you can get married almost anywhere! On a beach, in a lighthouse, at a castle, under water, on top of a hill – the only restriction is your imagination – and whether the celebrant is happy to hike or don a wet suit of course!

Whether you want a religious, civil or humanist wedding, there are forms to be completed via the Registrar’s Office. Everything you could possibly need to know can be found here: Getting Married in Scotland

Whatever form your happy day takes, be it a church, a private house or castle or an unusual location, you will require the use of some wedding service professionals.  We are bringing together a selection of suppliers to make your arrangements as stress-free as possible. Book a large house and have them arrange everything or personalise every step – the choice is yours.  It’s not a legal necessity for the groom to wear a kilt – but if he does – it is definitely the done thing to be a “True Scotsman”!

We hope you have the most amazing day (post a photo on our Facebook page!) and why not check out some of our accommodation for the honeymoon!


Ardtornish Estate Wedding Venue – Morvern Peninsula, Scotland

Weddings, events and celebrations all catered for

t: +44 (0)1967 421228
e: kathryn@ardtornish.com
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Find out more about Ardtornish Estate Wedding Venue

Ardtornish offers a unique wedding venue in the West Highlands of Scotland. The award winning Ardtornish House is the perfect romantic venue for your wedding day. Set in landscaped gardens, this historic 19th Century Victorian mansion is a much-loved family home to the Raven family and offers you and your guests a wonderfully secluded and romantic setting to celebrate your special day exclusively.

The romantic West Coast of Scotland is renowned for its rugged mountain landscapes, lochs, and glens – not to mention panoramic views at every turn. The secluded Ardtornish Estate is no exception. The unspoilt beauty of this Highland landscape will add a truly magical quality to the celebrations. Perfectly remote, but easily accessible, it really offers the best of both worlds. Your journey will take you though some of the most spectacular scenery and untouched landscapes in Scotland, until, at last, you are welcomed to your stunning Scottish retreat.

We have been hosting nuptials, large and small, for many years, and have everything you need for a day filled with moments you’ll treasure. We can cater for just the two of you, or all the way up to a celebration of 120 guests. What could be more romantic than marrying in one of the best wedding venues in Scotland, renowned for its attention to detail and its stunning setting.

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Gordon Castle Weddings – Fochabers

Luxurious Highland castle wedding venue

t: +44 (0)1343820244
e: events@gleco.co.uk
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Find out more about Gordon Castle Weddings

Experience the luxury of a Scottish Castle. Set amongst ancient woodland on the banks of the River Spey in the Highlands of Scotland, Gordon Castle’s manicured grounds and magnificent eight-acre Walled Garden on the estate, ensure that a stay with us will be peaceful and relaxing. Fully staffed and fully catered Gordon Castle provides the ultimate luxury escape.

Gordon Castle, located in one of Scotland’s finest sporting estates, is an exclusive use venue perfect for private parties, weddings, events and corporate hire. Our small team specialises in helping you create the perfect celebration giving you peace of mind and ensuring a memorable occasion for all your guests.

The Castle caters for intimate celebrations for up to forty guests. For those wishing larger parties, the West Lawn, in front of the Castle and ancient Bog-of Gight’ tower, provides the perfect location for a marquee for up to six hundred guests.

For the wedding itself, the marriage ceremony can be conducted anywhere you choose in the Castle or grounds - with our beautiful Orangery a popular choice.

For those preferring a religious ceremony the Bellie Kirk (Church of Scotland), St Mary’s Church (Roman Catholic) and the Castle’s own Gordon Chapel (Episcopalian) with its beautiful stained glass windows, are all close by in the Georgian centre of Fochabers.

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Getting Married in Scotland – Scotland-wide

Celebrant for Alternative & Traditional Weddings

t: +44 (0)1309 673751
e: angiealexandra@icloud.com
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Find out more about Getting Married in Scotland

To marry in Scotland gives you a unique choice of ceremony locations and style options unlike possibly anywhere else in the world! Not only is Scotland the most beautiful country with stunning landscapes and historic places but you have more flexibility available to you for the officiant and content of your ceremony than anywhere else in the UK and many places overseas.

As an independent celebrant and ‘Minister for People’ Angie can create and hold a meaningful ceremony which will reflect who you are as a couple.

Angie offers you the freedom to celebrate your love and union in a personal ceremony be that religious, spiritual, mixed faith, inclusive, humanist or non-religious, the main thing is that you can choose every aspect of your ceremony from ritual to vows. She offers legal weddings and handfastings, vow renewals, betrothals, wedding blessings, anniversary blessings, or a joint wedding with a christening or baby naming.

Drop Angie a line to check out your date or give her a call to have a no obligation chat about your initial ideas and hopes for your special ceremony and celebration – she offers several different options suitable for weddings for two all the way up to two hundred guests or more. She’s happy to travel wherever you invite her to go, or if you’d like to travel to her she can give you advice on where to have a ceremony and where to stay.

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Humanist Society Scotland Ceremonies – Scottish Highlands

Our Celebrants live, work and travel everywhere in the Scottish Highlands & Islands

t: +44 (0)300 302 0682
e: ceremonies@humanism.scot
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Find out more about Humanist Society Scotland Ceremonies

Celebrate your love for each other with a Humanist Wedding Ceremony in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland! Whether you’re eloping secretly or sharing your special day with family and friends, whether you want your ceremony to be informal or traditional, and whether your venue is a beach, hill, hotel or castle, your Humanist Society Scotland Celebrant will help you create a tailor-made ceremony that will be personal and full of joy!

You can include marriage rites like Handfasting (when you literally ‘tie the knot’), Unity Candle, Drinking from a Quaich or Jumping Over a Broom. You can involve your guests with a Wedding Band Warming, Affirmations, Poems, Readings or Music. You can tell your Celebrant your story and (separately and secretly!) some things you love about each other, and your Celebrant will share them with you and your guests on your special day.

The wording of your promises and vows is your choice too (apart from the legal vows, which your Celebrant will make sure you include!). Couples tell us it means a lot to them to express their love and commitment in words that feel right and are genuine and true.

Check out our website for more information and our ‘Find Your Celebrant’ pages. You can read the profiles of Celebrants near your venue, follow links to their websites and social media, and contact them for further information and a chat about your wedding plans.

Humanism is non-religious and inclusive, never anti-religious. We aim to be guided by reason, compassion and experience, and to treat other people as we’d like to be treated ourselves.

On Valentine’s Day 2017, we became the first non-religious organisation to be trusted by the Scottish Parliament to authorise our own Celebrants, and we’re proud that Humanist Society Scotland is the longest standing and most popular provider of Humanist Ceremonies in Scotland.

Photo credits: River and Fern, John Baikie, Andrew Gransden, Noleen Smith and Penelope Hamilton (Celebrant).

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