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Madonna did it the expensive way at Skibo CastleBut there are hundreds of weddings happening in lovely churches and hotels all over Scotland with incredible backdrops for scenery straight out of a film set.  With a sudden upsurge following the recent publicity you might want to ponder the idea of having your wedding, honeymoon or just a few days in some remote Highland hideaway. 

There are more places to choose from than you might think.  The Highland Tourist Board has even set up a new web site to let you see just a tiny fraction of what you might consider.  Hotels and Castles or hotels in castles - Scotland has a huge range to chooses from.  Check out the current web site which went up almost over night a few weeks ago.
Highland Weddings

If you are not a UK citizen then you can check the legal requirements at
The General Register Office for Scotland's Question list - Marriages

If you are interested in being married in Caithness check our list of
Caithness Churches
in the Community Section.

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Couples wishing to tie the knot in a civil marriage ceremony can now do so in the grandeur of The Highland Council's City of Inverness Town House.

Local Councillors recently approved the conducting of civil marriage ceremonies within the Town House, which has been designated by The Registrar General as part of Inverness Registration Office for conducting civil marriages.

The Town House is available for Civil Marriages on Saturdays only between 11am and 1pm.

This announcement was made today at Inverness Town House when Provost William Smith and Highland Council's Chief Registrar Margaret Straube with Mary MacMaster from McEwans of Perth Ltd,  launched the publication of a new leaflet which contains information regarding civil marriage ceremonies within the Town House.

Production of the leaflet was made possible due to generous donations in-kind from McEwans of Perth Ltd. Department Store, Duncan Chisholms Kiltmaker and J.A. Johnstone Chauffeur Drive.

Copies of the leaflet "Civil Marriages within the City of Inverness
Victorian Town House" can be seen on the Council's website at
www.highland.gov.uk  under "Whats New".

Provost Smith said: "Over the years we have had regular enquiries from people wishing to get married in the Town House which is quite understandable due to the splendour of the building.

"A number of factors all coming together, including the upgrading of access for people with disabilities to the Town House have now made it possible for civil marriages to be held on the premises.

"This new leaflet is a handy first point of reference for anyone
interested in getting married in the Town House and the Council is extremely grateful to everyone involved in making it possible including models from McEwans of Perth, the loan of kilt dress from Duncan Chisholms Kiltmaker and a chauffeur driven limousine provided by J.A.   Johnstone Chauffeur Drive. Without this local business help and indeed some of our own Council staff who kindly volunteered to model for the leaflet, the images depicted in the leaflet would not have been possible."

Couples will have a choice of getting married in the Town Hall which accommodates up to 100 people, the Council Chamber taking up to 40 people and for smaller parties the Committee Room which holds up to 20 people.

Highland Council's Chief Registrar, Margaret Straube said: "I am
delighted that the Town House is now available for civil marriage ceremonies, as part of the Inverness Registration Office. Providing this option has been long awaited by couples from within our City as well as those travelling from abroad."

Members of The Highland Council's Resources Committee will today (Wed 21st April) hear about a 14% rise in the number of civil marriages conducted in Highland in 2003, of which just under one quarter were carried out in approved venues reflecting the change in legislation. In 2002, throughout Highland, 556 civil marriages were conducted in registration offices only, and in 2003, 636 civil marriages were conducted, 147 of which took place in approved venues.

The Town House now joins a 48-strong list of places in Highland where civil marriages can now be solemnised. The list of alternative venues includes historic castles, hotels, boats, forest locations and other outdoor venues and can be viewed on the Council's website at www.highland.gov.uk.

Approval of the use of the Town House is only for the purpose of civil marriages conducted by Registrars and not for religious marriages.

Appointments to visit the Town House, Council Chamber, and Committee Room can be made by contacting the Council Officer on 01463 724204.  Provisional booking for Civil Marriage Ceremonies can be made by contacting The Highland Council's Registration office, Moray House, Bank Street, Inverness tel: 01463 239792 ore e-mail@ Margaret.straube@highland.gov.uk