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Everyone is welcome to legally marry in Scotland

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Crear extends to nearly 200 acres surrounding the house which are yours exclusively, so you can decide where & when to marry, making your final plans on the day

Crear Wedding Ceremonies & Celebrants

Crear extends to nearly 200 acres surrounding the house which are yours exclusively, so you can decide where & when to marry, making your final plans on the day if they are weather dependent. A vehicle track to the beach allows access for everyone.

Humanist Weddings are legal in Scotland. South Knapdale Parish Church at Achahoish and St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lochgilphead are very welcoming to those out with the Parish.

All the celebrants except the Catholic priests would be delighted to marry you outside in the 'Great Hightland Cathedral'.

Click here for more information about our local celebrants

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The Registrars are delighted if you wish to compose your vows & personalise your ceremony

Civil Weddings & Partnerships

Should you chose to have a Civil Wedding ceremony, Shona Brechin and her team of Registrars are delighted if you wish to compose your vows and personalise your ceremony with readings and music.

Nearly 200 acres at Crear are licensed for civil weddings so you can decide on the day where your ceremony will be.

There is no requirement to contact your own local registrar where ever you live in the world. The Registrar who is conducting your ceremony will bring your legal paperwork on the day.


 

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Divorcées are free to remarry in the Church of Scotland

South Knapdale Church, Achahoish

David Carruthers, the Church of Scotland Minister of the South Knapdale Parish, welcomes everyone to his church in Achahoish where he  would be delighted to marry you, or in the 'Great Highland Cathedral' outside. He may also wear his kilt on request!

Divorcées are free to remarry in the Church of Scotland.

Please note you must still register your marriage with our local Registrar and collect your marriage schedule during office hours prior to your wedding.

 

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Father David is very welcoming to those outwith his parish & mixed faith couples

St Margarets Catholic Church, Lochgilphead

Father David at St Margaret's Catholic Church, Lochgilphead is very welcoming to those outwith his parish and to those in mixed faith unions. Your marriage ceremony is required to be held within the church.

Catholic divorcées are free to remarry in the Church of Scotland & receive a Catholic blessing.

Please note you must still register your marriage with our local Registrar and collect your marriage schedule during office hours prior to your wedding.

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Scotland is one of six countries in the world where Humanist marriages are legal 

Humanist Weddings

Scotland is one of six countries in the world where Humanist marriages are legal & recognised world wide.

Our local Humanist Celebrant, Annie Loughlin is a very special person who is always willing to go that extra mile & will meet with you prior to your marriage to ensure the service is extremely personal. Children's naming ceremonies can be included following the marriage -  a lovely way to celebrate your family in the presence & witnessed by all your guests .

To find out more about Humanism go to the Humanist Soceity of Scotland.

 

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You are welcome to invite your own celebrant

Local churches & alternative options

There are many local churches of different demoninations, so please contact us directly for further information. You are also very welcome to invite your own celebrant.

Circumstances may dictate that you are already legally married on your wedding day. All the celebrants would be delighted to give a service of blessing that would appear to be the actual marriage. We have witnessed numerous ceremonies conducted by many celebrants including Interfaith and Pagan. Your available options are too numerous to list here, however please don't hesitate to ask us for advice.

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Your legal paperwork is processed by our local registry office in Lochgilphead, where your original documents can be sent by post 

Celebrants & your legal paperwork

Regardless of who performs your ceremony, you must noitify our local Registrars giving four weeks notice. Everyone can legally marry in Scotland & the Registrars will be delighted to advise you directly regarding your paperwork & other legal requirements.

You are required to collect your marriage schedule in person during office hours if you are having a religious wedding, otherwise the Registrars will bring it on the day.

For non UK passport holders, please allow three months for any relevant marriage or travel visas to be in place. Click for further information on all legal aspects to marriages in Scotland.

Click to read about what is required for your legal paperwork


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For non UK passport holders, please allow three months for any relevant marriage or travel visas to be in place

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