Do you fancy something a little different for your Wedding or Civil Ceremony? Less frills and formality, and more intimate and personal? Have you had your legal ceremony elsewhere, but you wish to take private Vows in a place of history and spectacular beauty? Or, do you wish to re-take your Wedding Vows? If so, Elope to Scotland!
Scotland has a long history of couples eloping here. The 1754 Marriage Act in England and Wales, made it forbidden to marry without your parents’ permission if you were under the age of 21. Consequently young couples from south of the border would make the short trip over the border to Gretna Green to hold their ceremony.
Today it is still easier to get married in Scotland than in the rest of the UK, particularly if you wish to hold a Humanist ceremony. Humanist ceromonies are not recognised in England and Wales. And in Scotland we have perfect locations with majestic scenery – mountains, beaches, forests, and an abundance of accessible castles and historic sites. In Scotland you can get married anywhere, yes anywhere!
So lace your brogues and find out more…
Piping after Amy and Joel’s Elopment Ceremony
In Scotland we have three types of legal marriage ceremonies – Civil, Belief or Religious: