Marriage and Civil Ceremonies

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Why Argyll and Bute?

Fotogenic of Scotland
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Argyll and Bute has 23 inhabited islands, including Bute, Islay, Jura, Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree, more than any other local authority in Scotland. The area is also home to Loch Awe (at 41 km, the longest freshwater loch in Scotland) and several long sea lochs, which bisect the landscape.

Everyone loves a wedding – and Argyll and Bute is no exception. If you are planning a special ceremony in the future, take a look at what the Argyll and Bute area has to offer.

Photo Courtesy of Crear - Lena Sabala
Photo Courtesy of Crear - Lena Sabala


The dictionary definition of an elopement is: Noun: to leave home secretly in order to get married without the permission of your parents.

Our definition of an elopement is an intimate relaxed, personal marriage between two people where all of the focus is on their love.

We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not you keep it a secret

The Argyll and Bute registrars love weddings, big or small, get in touch to start planning your perfect day!

If you choose to get married in our marriage rooms during the week we can supply witnesses for you. 

Crear Collective Photos
Courtesy of Crear Collective Photography

With a wide variety of wonderful venues, stunning scenery, fabulous food and drink, and our fantastic registrars waiting to make your day perfect, there are lots of reasons to choose Argyll and Bute!

Crear Gavin McQueen Photography
Crear Gavin McQueen Photography

Get inspired to plan your wedding in Argyll and Bute. 

Watch our Civil Ceremonies video to see a taste of what we have to offer you.

Courtesy of Natalie Holt Photography
Courtesy of Natalie Holt Photography

Our official guide to civil ceremonies in Argyll and Bute will give you all the information and inspiration you need to plan your special day with us.

You can read the guide online, or download a copy of the guide as a PDF here

The Argyll and Bute Registrar’s love weddings and one of the most special things for us is to get feedback from you afterwards and to see your lovely pictures to remember the special day.

You can read these testimonials, or share your own here