Elopement weddings and civil ceremonies on the rise in Argyll and Bute

Two men exchanging rings on their wedding day

Argyll and Bute Council’s registrars conducted nearly 500 marriages and more than 20 civil partnerships in 2023, and things are not showing any signs of slowing down soon, with 20 ceremonies already conducted so far this year and a further 314 in the diary.

On top of these, they also carried out five vow renewals and one naming ceremony last year.

Registrars have witnessed a large rise in civil ceremonies throughout Argyll and Bute in the last few years, as well as an increased number of people eloping to the area to get married.

Councillor Alastair Redman, the council’s Policy Lead for Economic Growth, Communities and Corporate Services, said:

“Argyll and Bute has endless stunning locations to choose from for special occasions, and our registrars go out of their way to help couples have the day they have always dreamed, so it comes as no surprise that so many people are choosing to celebrate their special day in this area.”

To find out more about how our Registrars can help you celebrate your special day in Argyll and Bute, visit www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/marriage/ceremonies

You can also follow our registrars on social media:

Twitter/X – www.twitter.com/abregistrars

Facebook – www.facebook.com/abregistrars/

Instagram – @abregistrars

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