Civil Ceremonies in Edinburgh, Scotland
A civil marriage is a non-religious ceremony carried out by an authorised Registrar. At Dundas Castle we have a licence to hold civil wedding ceremonies in our Georgian Croquet Room within the main house. This is the perfect location for your civil ceremony in Scotland and is available for up to 80 of your guests. The room can be set-up in a variety of ways depending on your preference. You can choose to exchange your vows in front of the original open fire place or with a backdrop of views of the manicured lawns. With original artwork on the walls and a beautiful chandelier in the centre of the room, your civil wedding ceremony will be both elegant and sophisticated.
Our wedding coordinators are on hand throughout the entire planning process to give you as much help and advice as you require to ensure that your wedding ceremony is all that you dreamt of. When you have booked your civil ceremony here at Dundas Castle we will give you an AP1 form. You should complete this form and send it on to the registrars office in South Queensferry, Edinburgh along with payment and the associated paperwork which is detailed on the form about four to six weeks before the date of your marriage.
For your information, we have taken the following text from the Registrar’s website. You have 3 options for your civil wedding ceremony in Scotland. You can choose to use the Registrar’s pre-written ceremony which many people find more than exceeds their expectations, or you may choose to have the Registrar's ceremony and insert additional reading or poems and finally you may choose to write your own ceremony. The Registrar staff will be happy to advise you on creating your own ceremony as there are certain legal declarations which you will have to say and, as you are having a civil marriage, you will not be able to have any religious content in the ceremony.
The ceremony lasts about 15 minutes but this can vary depending on what you choose to include in your ceremony. After the civil wedding ceremony the Registrar will leave you with your guests and return to the Registrar's Office where your marriage will be registered and your marriage certificate sent out to you.
For further information about your civil wedding ceremony near Edinburgh, Scotland, or to enquire about Dundas Castle, please fill in an Enquiry Form, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0131 319 2039.