Getting married in Scotland

Getting married in Scotland

Planning a destination wedding in Scotland

Getting married in Scotland is one of the most idyllic options for any wedding.

Planning a destination wedding in Scotland is such a romantic option.

Whether it is an elopement or a larger wedding, you are planning to celebrate in one of the most stunning countries in the world. Scotland is a photographer’s dream destination for any wedding.

Scotland has so many unique qualities including its history, traditions, unique food, ceilidh dancing, bagpipes, tartan, and kilts.

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Altskeith Country House

How to get married in Scotland

Important points to consider:

  1. When do you want to get married – consider seasons, indoor or outdoor, and year.
  2. Find a suitable venue – online viewings mean if you live overseas or a long distance away it will give you a feel and clearer idea if that venue is suitable for what you are looking for.
  3. The number of guests – are you wanting an elopement, a small wedding, or a larger wedding.
  4. Find a venue. Set the date. Contact the local Registrar. They will guide you on the paperwork required. If you live outside the UK you are required to submit paperwork 3 months before. If you live in the UK 29 days before the ceremony. Please note that if you live outside the UK, you will also need to obtain a marriage visa to arrive in the UK and hold a legal marriage ceremony. For more information on legal marriages in the UK please check out
  5. Weddings, whether small or large, can be organized in such a short time. You just need to be sure the key people who you want to attend your wedding can make it.
  6. Each venue will have a list of recommended suppliers which will save you time trying to locate florists, cake makers, photographers, videographers or anything else you need.

For more information about small and intimate weddings at Altskeith Country House please check out our blog post:

Indoor wedding ceremony at Altskeith Country House
Waterfront wedding venue Altskeith Country House
Piper on the boat during a wedding celebration at Altskeith Country House
Scottish scallops served at Altskeith Country House
The view of Loch Ard & Ben Lomond from Altskeith Country House