Civil Wedding Ceremonies At Comlongon Castle
A Civil wedding ceremony is conducted by candlelight in the Great Hall of the restored medieval keep - Comlongon Castle hosts weddings every day
As an alternative to a Religious wedding ceremony we can offer our clients the choice of a civil wedding conducted by a local registrar.
These intimate ceremonies can be conducted in the Great Hall by candlelight in front of the blazing log fire or in the Gardens and can be organised simply by contacting the Castle. We will prepare the castle and organise a piper for the afternoon ceremony just as with a religious ceremony, the only difference will be that the ceremony will be conducted by a celebrant provided by our local Registrar.
If booking a civil wedding ceremony you will not need to collect your documentation (M10 forms) from our local registry office as the Registrar will bring your marriage forms to the castle.
Once you have chosen a date for your civil wedding ceremony, we will pass on your details to our local registrar who will contact you to discuss your requirements and detail the necessary documentation. Payment of any fees for the Registrar is a supplement to those charged by the castle.
15 Ednam Street,
Tel: 01461 204914
Fax: 01461 206896
For detailed legal information visit: www.gro-scotland.gov.uk
For further information, please contact the Castle directly.
On Your Wedding Day ...
The Registrar will arrive at the Castle 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony to discuss the content with the Groom and Best Man. You will need the Schedule (previously obtained from our local registrars), and expenses. After this he will interview the Bride in her honeymoon suite.
The candlelit ceremony is usually conducted at 3 pm and lasts about 20-30 minutes, being informal in nature. The Groom, Best Man and guests are escorted to the Castle by the piper about 5 minutes before the service, to assemble in the Great Hall.
The Bride is then escorted into the Great Hall with her attendants.
We try and keep the whole day as relaxed and informal as possible so guests stand during the short service, although some seating is provided for those who may have difficulties standing for this period.
Vows are exchanged before the blazing log fire whilst family and friends gather in a circle to witness the union.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the Bride and Groom will sign the Schedule, before being escorted by the piper from the Castle to the private gardens where the photographers will be pleased to guide you through the numerous locations available.
The costs of hiring the castle includes exclusive use of the castle for the duration of the ceremony the services of a wedding coordinator, fire, candles, music and piper.
Please note the Registrars will charge an additional non-refundable fee for attendance. Up todate information can be found here.