Where better to get married than on a windswept romantic island, surrounded by traditions, history and nature?

Orkney has much to offer the bride and groom - choosing a venue is easy and within all price ranges - from a small traditional church like St Peter's Kirk in Sandwick, which stands in front of the windy tideswept Bay of Skaill, to the magnificent red sandstone of St Magnus Cathedral in the centre of Kirkwall. If you don't want a church wedding, some couples have been known to get married on the beach or next to the Standing Stones of Stenness.

There are plenty of halls in which to host a meal and dance - imagine serving your guests a meal made with delicious and fresh Orkney produce, and then dancing to tradtional Scottish music.

Orcadians have their own wedding traditions as well - a wooden cog, filled with a rum and beer mix, is passed around and sipped by all the guests. This is a great way for the Bride and Groom to meet all their wedding guests. In Orkney, instead of a hen or stag night, Brides and Grooms are blackened (covered with treacle) by their friends a few days before their wedding.

There are many Orkney businesses and services to help you take the stress out of planning your perfect day!

Orkney Pagan Weddings Helen Woodsford-Dean,
Religious Celebrant,
Email: info@orkneypagan

Orkney Pagan Weddings
Get married where, when and how you want! Unique, spiritual, genuine and bespoke wedding rituals in Orkney; also renewals of vows ceremonies and non-legal handfastings.

And you don't have to call yourself "Pagan" to use our services!

Orkney Weddings Moira and Cheryl Kelday,
Orkney Weddings,
Tel: 01856 761485
Email: info@orkneyweddings.co.uk
Orkney Weddings
For a stress-free and relaxed wedding in a peaceful setting, why not choose the picturesque Orkney Islands? We can take care of all the services of your wedding and, as each one is unique, it will be carefully planned especially for you.
We will work closely with you to make your wedding a relaxed and personal experience.

Scapa CraftsScapa Crafts Orkney Chairs,
12 Scapa Court,
Orkney KW15 1BJ,
Tel: 01856 872517
Email: jackie@scapacrafts.co.uk
Scapa Crafts
Unique Chairs, Unique Quality... from Scapa Crafts! We handcraft Traditional Orkney Strawback Chairs using Orkney-grown Oat Straw and Driftwood. We pride ourselves on the quality of our Orkney Chairs. Enjoy tomorrows heirlooms today, perfect gift for special occasions.


Wedding Photo © Margaret Spence. All text © Magnus Dixon.

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