Getting Married in Scotland

So why get Married in Scotland?

The Scots aren’t only free when it comes to their lack of undergarments when wearing a kilt.

Scotland is also extremely relaxed and lenient with regards to its marriage laws.

In comparison to the UK, in Scotland you can get married anywhere – even outdoors – at anytime, making it a unique and unbeatable place to hold your wedding day.

As well as its laws, Scotland also boasts unrivalled scenery, an abundance of old romantic wedding venues and a metropolis of exciting cities for those couples wanting to tie the knot in the hustle and bustle.

If you’re thinking of basing your wedding in Scotland, here’s our guide to getting married in the land of neeps and tatties.


From the luscious highlands and beautiful coastline in the very North to ancient Edinburgh and eloping-famous Gretna Green on the border, Scotland has every kind of wedding venue to choose from.

If you’re looking for a charismatic Victorian mansion, Eastwood House in Giffnock dates back to the 19th century and offers a grand staircase at its centre and bespoke tartan carpet throughout.

Whilst the 18th century Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel in Loch Lomond boasts a great combination of historic and contemporary decor. As well as, a conservatory and gardens to hold your ceremony and reception.

If you want to fulfil the fairytale wedding archetype, there’s no better place to find your perfect princess castle than in Scotland. From Fernie Castle in Fernie to Drumtochty Castle in Auchenblae, each has its own unique charisma, history and decor to complete your magical day.

In complete contrast, if you’d rather a city centre wedding in a venue, which still retains Scotland’s wonderful architecture in a central location, the Trades Hall of Glasgow is an opulent venue to hold your big day.


As well as its magnificent location and diverse wedding venues, Scotland also boasts a great selection of suppliers. From spectacular firework displays from Fireworx Scotland and Scotland’s iconic bagpipes from John Mackintosh to the perfectly crafted bridal gowns and Mother of the Bride accessories from Elegance of Perth, Scotland has you covered for all things wedding.


Scotland is beautiful all year round. Of course, the likelihood of rain is higher during the winter months nevertheless, the region’s festive cheer ignites its charm during this period. The summer months see Scotland doused in sunshine and floral colours – perfect for an outdoor/beach wedding.

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