Marriage and Civil Ceremonies

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Isle of Bute Registration Office


At the heart of the firth of the Clyde lies the beautiful island of Bute, which has long welcomed visitors to its shores.

On the 1st of November the registration office for Isle of Bute relocated to 37 Victoria Street, which is close to the main street of Rothesay. The office previously the former Royal Bank of Scotland underwent significant renovation before reopening. 

Victoria Street has the possibility of two ceremony rooms. The maximum of seating in each room is 15, there is limited space for guests to be standing.

Music System: Bluetooth speaker

Flowers: artificial displays 

Parking: car parking available in the town centre

Disabled access: yes

Decorations: We are happy for couples to dress the room before a wedding (please discuss when booking)

Pre-arranged appointments need to be made to view the rooms
For all ceremony or wedding enquiries please contact: Samantha Gillies

Telephone:  01546 605521 (Option 2)

Silver Wedding Dowry Fund 

Dating back to the 19th century the Silver Wedding Dowry Fund celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Third Marquess of Bute and is available to brides marrying in December.

In 1897 the Marquess of Bute established a Wedding Dowry Fund to mark the occasion of his Silver Wedding Anniversary. The interest realised from the fund was to be used as a ‘Dowry’ for any girl resident in Rothesay being married in December of any year. The fund was to be administered by the Provost and Magistrates of the Burgh of Rothesay and prospective applications had to be lodged before the December meeting of the Town Council. Argyll and Bute Council is now responsible for the administration of the Fund and applications are considered, in the first instance, by Bute and Cowal Area Committee following the timetable and original conditions.

To apply for the fund, which splits £1000 per year between the 2 chosen brides, please download the application form on the main council website. Completed applications should be returned to

Applicants will also need to provide the name of a local Councillor who can be contacted to countersign the application.

If you are unable to complete this application form electronically please contact the Committee Manager, Stuart McLean, on 01436 658717.