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Why Get Married In Fife, Scotland

Getting married in Scotland previously evoked thoughts of spur-of-the-moment, all-consuming love and elopements to Gretna Green. Nowadays, couples choose Scotland (Fife in particular) for the breath-taking scenery, privacy, and the fact that you can get married anywhere without needing a specific registered venue.

Fife offers hundreds of stunning locations for your dream wedding, from gorgeous beaches to famous golf courses, traditional distilleries to mystical woodland, barn renovations and cliffside scenes. All you need to do is choose your ideal setting, arrange timings and locations with your registrar or celebrant, and plan your perfect wedding in Scotland.

Our Recommended Wedding Venues in Fife

We partner with several local venues in the East Neuk of Fife to help you find your dream venue with ample nearby accommodation for you and your guests:

Falside Mill, Kingsbarns
Falside Mill is a renovated steadings venue featuring buckets of farmhouse charm. This exclusive hire location can help you create a truly bespoke and memorable day with five spaces you can customise and room for up to 400 seated guests. Falside Mill has an in-house bar and catering service and can help with many other wedding essentials.
There is no on-site accommodation, but you can find local Kingsbarns holiday homes and cottages with Premier Stays Fife.

The Cow Shed, Crail
This blank-canvas steading venue enjoys sea views and has numerous original features. The Cow Shed in Crail is full of character, and you can customise the whole place, including six different areas, to make your three-day exclusive hire as perfect as can be. The venue does not have a bar or catering service, meaning you can create a truly bespoke wedding day. The space can host up to 200 guests and has accommodation for 50 at an extra cost. You can find local Crail holiday homes and cottages with Premier Stays Fife for nearby accommodation.

We also collaborate closely with several other venues, including Stewarts Resort, located just 10 minutes from St Andrews. At the resort, we offer 32 luxury lodges that accommodate large groups of up to 180 guests as on-site wedding packages. Cambo Estate Gardens is ideal for a more intimate summer wedding near Kingsbarns. There’s also Kinkell Byre, a charming rustic barn renovation with exclusive hire available less than 10 minutes from St Andrews.

Explore Weddings In Fife

  • Where can you get married in Fife, Scotland?

    You can get married in Scotland wherever will allow you to, so long as your registrar or celebrant agrees. This can include historic locations, castles, mansions, homes, gardens, beaches, or anywhere you hold dear.

  • How to get married in Fife, Scotland?

    Scotland is very accommodating to those wanting to tie the knot – you don’t need to be a resident and only need to follow the legal requirements. 

    For example:

    • Ensure you book your registrar or religious celebrant, and they agree to marry you.
    • Both of you must complete a Marriage Notice Form, and it needs to be with the relevant area registrar at least 29 days before your wedding.
    • With the Form, you’ll need to include the registrar fee and other documentation, such as ID, proof of address, etc.
    • If you’re choosing a religious or belief ceremony, a Marriage Schedule is required. You’ll need to collect this a week before your wedding and return it completed within three days of the ceremony.

    Find out more on the Scotland Government Website.

  • Why get married in Fife, Scotland?

    Fife is known for being a place of historic significance, charming coastlines and stunning landscapes. The East Neuk of Fife covers the area from St Andrews and Lundin Links to the east coastline. This area is home to more than 23 miles of beaches and cliffsides, many golf courses, plenty of parkland and numerous traditional towns and villages with historic sites close by.

    The wedding appeal of the East Neuk is the remote, serene atmosphere with minimal noise pollution, more peace and privacy, and the possibility of finding a quiet space surrounded by beauty to celebrate with your nearest and dearest as you promise to love each other forever. The focus will be entirely on the newlyweds – as it should be – with the stunning scenery providing the ideal backdrop for your wedding photos and reception.