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A civil wedding ceremony in Scotland

Scotland is one of the few countries where it is possible to be married almost anywhere. For civil ceremonies this includes Registry offices, many of which are housed in beautiful historical buildings, or at a venue approved to hold civil services.

"I solemnly declare that I know of no legal impediment why I, [your name], may not be joined in matrimony to [your partner's name]

Other than the Statutory Declaration (above) there are no legal requirements for the content of your civil ceremony in Scotland. However, it is important to note that you are strictly not allowed any mention of religion or religious content during the service. A civil ceremony is wholly secular and it is wise to speak with your registrar about your choice of reading, songs, and vows to confirm that you are on the right track.

Check out the information on the General Register Office for full information on how to go about marrying in Scotland.