As Interfaith Ministers and Celebrants we can hold legal wedding ceremony for you literally anywhere in Scotland – indoors, outdoors, on the beach, in a castle, in a hotel, in a private house or garden. … All couples who wish to marry legally have to make an advance application to marry via a Registry Office.
Can you get married in your own home in Scotland?
There are no residence requirements for someone wishing to marry in Scotland, therefore citizens of any country can marry in any district they choose, provided there is no legal impediment to the marriage (that is, it must not break the law).
Is it legal to get married outside in Scotland?
The good news is that people from all over the world, of all faiths and sexualities can easily be married anywhere in Scotland. In Scotland it is possible to have both a legal and non-legal ceremony to symbolise your marriage to one another.
Can you get married in a private garden?
You have to register your marriage at a licensed venue; some of these venues are outdoors, but none of them are in people’s gardens. What you are able to do is register your marriage legally at your local registry office and then have an informal wedding ceremony in your garden, conducted by a celebrant.
What paperwork do I need to get married in Scotland?
How to get married
- your birth certificate.
- evidence of where you live, for example a bank statement with your address.
- your divorce certificate if you or your partner were previously married.
- your dissolution certificate if you or your partner were previously in a civil partnership.
How much does it cost to get married in Scotland?
Civil ceremony fees
Depending on the date and time of your ceremony the cost will vary: £125-£365 in a Registration office. £345-£365 in a venue. £125 for a civil partnership registration with no ceremony, office based only.
How much does it cost to get married at Warwick Castle?
At Warwick Castle, we provide budget-friendly wedding packages inclusive of VAT, room hire, staff, parking, and food and drink, so there are no hidden costs. Prices start from £110 per person, but all of our packages are flexible and can be tailored to you and your budget.
Who can be a witness at a wedding in Scotland?
By law, you must have two witnesses present at your wedding who are 16 years of age or over, and capable of understanding the marriage ceremony. Please ask each witness to your wedding for their full name, address, and what their usual signature reads.
Who can officiate a wedding in Scotland?
Under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977, the Registrar General can grant authorisation to solemnise marriages in Scotland to a celebrant affiliated to a religious or belief body, and who is supported by the office bearers of that body to conduct a marriage ceremony on its behalf.
Can a registrar marry you anywhere?
If you and your partner live in different places, you’ll both have to go to your own local Register Office to give notice. The Superintendent Registrar then issues authority for the marriage and you can marry in any Register Office or local authority approved premises in any district.
How quickly can I get married?
Under normal circumstances a couple must give Notice of Marriage and then wait 28 and sometimes 70 days before they can get married or form a civil partnership.