(verb) run away secretly in order to get married

Elope to Scotland2019-07-25T13:41:18+01:00

Your search for the perfect elopement destination ends here!

Why elope? 

While the dictionary definition of eloping has morphed into something a little looser nowadays, the romantic and adventurous spirit of eloping remains the same and has never been more lusted after. Modern elopements come in all shapes and sizes; from a micro-wedding comprising twenty guests in a pretty city centre park to a mountainside ceremony for two with only the couple’s four-legged friends as guests, the world of eloping is your oyster!

Over the past two years, we’ve noticed a huge surge in the number of couples looking to elope to Scotland and they all have their own set of reasons for doing so.  Some couples have complicated family situations, some can’t afford the average price-tag of a traditional wedding, some don’t have the time to plan a large wedding, but more often than not, our couples want to embrace the adventure and romance of a true Scottish elopement.

Why Scotland?

Scotland benefits from being one of only six countries in the world where couples are able to marry whenever and wherever they want, and in a country as romantic, majestic and versatile as Scotland, that’s a total WIN for adventure hungry elopers!  From vibrant cities steeped in history and packed with award-winning restaurants and hotels to ancient forested mountains and isolated heathered glens, Scotland is a country of marvellous extremes.

How we can help

Lots of couples from outside Scotland get in touch with us because they have absolutely no idea where to start when it comes to choosing their ceremony location.  Although Scotland is a relatively small country, there are a HUGE number of epic elopement locations to be discovered and with over thirty sensational Celebrants covering the length and breadth of Scotland, between us we know just about every romantic nook and cranny and we’re more than happy to point you in the right direction so please contact us with any questions or queries you may have about eloping to Scotland.

Elope into the Wilderness

If you’re looking to marry in a quintessential Scottish environment; imagine waterfalls cascading down majestic mountains, stags trotting amidst ancient forests, heathered glens where your only companion is the swirling mist (you get the picture), then we highly recommend getting in touch with our Highlands and Islands Celebrant, Paula Wilkinson. Paula, together with elopement photographer, Trevor Wilson from Silver Photography, formed Bog Cotton Scottish Elopements last year and have since been inundated with enquiries from couples looking to embrace adventure elopements in the Scottish wilderness.  Paula and Trevor will get to know your preferred landscape, how adventurous you’re willing to get, the number of guests attending as well a plethora of other factors to determine the best possible location and timeline for your big day!  To see some of Paula and Trevor’s recent elopements, check out their Facebook page.

City Centre Elopements

When envisaging a Scottish elopement, the quintessential image that springs to mind is one of misty glens, snow-capped mountains and a cosy hideaway for two.  What if, however, you want all the intimacy and romance of a Highland elopement, but slap-bang in the middle of the city?  If you would rather spend your “weddingmoon” ambling hand-in-hand upon the cobbled streets of one of Scotland’s sensational historic cities, but you also want the solitude, intimacy and romance of an elopement, then our city-slicking Celebrants Mo Ackroyd (Edinburgh) and Natalie Stevenson (Glasgow) are available to point you in the perfect direction.

For a taste of an elopement adventure on a wet and windy Isle of Skye, check out Trevor’s elopement video below…