Marriage ceremonies

You can be married at many beautiful venues throughout Fife and all civil marriage ceremonies are conducted by our friendly and professional registrars.  See the list of approved venues for civil marriages or partnerships within the publications section on this page.

You don't need to be resident in Scotland to be married here, which makes it a lot easier for overseas visitors. There are, however, specific legal requirements which must be met before any marriage can proceed.

To obtain the legal forms you need - Marriage Notice forms (M10) - and full information on the legal side of marriage in Scotland, you should contact any registrar by emailing or go to the National Records of Scotland website:

In Fife we take bookings for civil ceremonies many years in advance, so please get in touch as quickly as possible if you want to book a particular day or time.  This is especially important if you want to be married at the week-end, or in the busy Spring and Summer periods.  Please complete the marriage e-form to assist the registrar with your enquiry

Without all the legal preliminaries to marriage being met, your wedding cannot go ahead, so please contact us as soon as you decide that you want to get married in Fife!

If you have any queries at all concerning the legal side of marriage and what you should do, please use the contact details below.

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 12th March 2014, meaning that implementation of the Act can now be timetabled.  It is envisaged that the first same sex marriage will take place in Scotland towards the end of the year when the majority of the provisions of the Act should be in place.  Please see the following link for up to date information:

Registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Tel: 03451 55 00 77 Contact Registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) online
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