There are two ways you can marry in Scotland – by a religious ceremony or by a civil
- A religious marriage can take place anywhere. The marriage can be carried out by
a minister, clergyman, pastor, priest or any other person who is allowed to do so under
the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977.
- A civil marriage can take place in a registration office or at an agreed venue.
The marriage can be carried out by a registrar or an assistant registrar who has
been approved by the Registrar General.