There are two ways you can marry in Scotland – by a religious ceremony or by a civil ceremony.

  • 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.