Planning a Wedding in Scotland

Planning a Wedding in Scotland

Step 1. Legalities

Any two people can marry in Scotland, as long as they ...

* Are both over 16 years old
* Understand the ceremony & consent
* Are not already married!
* Have two witnesses, also over 16

All you need is your ...
Birth Certificates or an official copy (ie. one made by a registration office) and if you have been married before, you'll need your Decree Absolute

Step 2. Booking Your Date

Choose one of the Wedding Venues and a date you'd like to get married. Get in touch with us and we can check availability and hold a date/time for you at the venue.

Then choose your Wedding Package, either our Executive or Complete Package with accommodation or Ceremony Only without, and pay your deposit.

You can do this by phone, or you can do everything online at the Wedding Packages page.

Step 3 - Sending the Paperwork

Once you've booked your date/time, you both fill out seperate marriage notice (M10) forms, which we'll send you, or you can download them here (PDF).

These are sent to the Gretna registration office no sooner than 3 months and no later than 15 days, before the ceremony with your birth certificates and, if you've been married before, your decree absolute.

A marriage schedule is then drawn up, ready for you when you arrive in Gretna.

If you'd like a . .

Religious Ceremony (Minister)
Their fee is £175 and there is a £70 fee to the registration office for making up the marriage schedule. You have to collect the schedule at the registration office in person (usually on the morning of the wedding). Afterwards, the schedule MUST be returned to the Registry Office within 3 days - or you’ll be doing it all again!

Civil Ceremony (Registrar)
They'll bring the schedule with them to the wedding A registrar costs quite a bit more however, depending on which day you get married; £255 (weekdays) £335 (Saturdays) £376 (Sundays) and this includes the Marriage notice/certificate fee.