Legal Information for weddings in Scotland

Weddings in Scotland carry slightly different laws to those in the rest of the UK and the local Registrar will deal with marriage preliminaries for all civil and religious marriages which are to take place in their district.

Religious Wedding Ceremony:

You MUST apply for your wedding licence with the Dumfries Registry Office.  You do this by completing the M10 form which you can download here from the Dumfries & Galloway Council website.

This form is submitted and payment made to the Dumfries Office.  The day prior to your wedding the licence needs to be collected in person.  Your minister will not marry you without this licence.  You then have to return the completed licence to the registry office the few days after your wedding ceremony.

Civil Wedding Ceremony/Civil Partnership:

If you are looking to have a Civil Ceremony here at Easterbrook Hall or within our grounds – then we need to apply for your wedding licence for you.  Speak to your wedding coordinator and let them know you would like a civil wedding/partnership and we will apply for that on your behalf.

Humanist Ceremony:

You are able to have a Humanist Ceremony within the Crichton Church or within Easterbrook Hall and the Grounds.  Check out the Humanist Scotland Website for details on how to book.  This type of ceremony allows those that want to marry in the church but aren’t a member of any religion.

The Crichton Church is a non-denominational church and therefore has no congregation or designated minister. The number for the local Chaplaincy scheme is 01387 279954 for Church of Scotland weddings.


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