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Let's Elope to the Isle of Skye!  

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Isle of Skye Elopements:

This is going to be the biggest adventure of your life and you get to share it with your best friend!   Your day will be every bit as magical as you dreamed.

The Isle of Skye's mountains and glens, lochs and rivers and wondrous scenery are all right here, just waiting for you!

Getting Married Legally:

For a legal wedding, you need to complete the Marriage Notice (M10) Form no later than 29 days and no sooner than three months before your intended wedding date.  The form can be downloaded from the National Records of Scotland website.

For your legal marriage, it is important to contact the registry office nearest your ceremony location.  Click on the links for the Portree and Raasay Service Point, Broadford Service Point and Kyle Service Point.  Registrars are also available to travel to Skye's outdoor locations for your ceremony, which can be personalised to include, for example, traditional Scottish hand-fasting, the Quaich ritual,and readings.  We spoke to the lovely team of Highland Council registrars in Portree and you can learn more in Meet The Registrars blog here

You must also have two witnesses at your wedding and, as there are always two of us at every shoot, we would be thrilled to help out!  

If you are planning a romantic blessing ceremony, without any of the legal aspects, then, you do not need to deal with any paperwork.  Both a Highland Council Registrar or a celebrant will be able to perform a non-legal ceremony for you.

Because many of our eloping couples come to Skye from afar, we have put together a list of wedding venues, wedding professionals and legal information we hope will be helpful for you.  Here, you can find details about:

 

We'd love to hear all about your wedding or elopement plans!

Euphoria!

Euphoria is currently running a special offer for 2021 Isle of Skye elopements!  

We are so excited about your elopement!  The adventure of a lifetime is waiting for you and we would be thrilled to hear all your plans!

Roz & Norma x

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Isle of Skye Outdoor Elopement Venues:

Secret Skye Locations:

Some couples prefer a more intimate and isolated location for their wedding.  While we cannot guarantee these places will be absolutely deserted, we can definitely confirm they are far quieter than the majority of Skye's famous outdoor wedding locations.  To give you a glimpse of "Secret" Skye elopement destinations, please check the two links below.  For couples who would like to know more locations, please discuss this with us at the time of booking.

"Secret" Skye - The Stacks.

"Secret" Skye - Secret Fairy Pools.

Iconic Skye Locations:

The parts of Skye you've seen in a Hollywood film or on Instagram could form your wedding backdrop!

As Isle of Skye wedding photographers, we have had the delight of photographing couples in love amid the beautiful Scottish landscape.  Is there a location that's special to you?  Let's go there!

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Quiraing - an extraordinary landscape for an extraordinary occasion!  

You can find the Quiraing after around a 35-minute drive from the town of Portree.  At the top of a winding road, there is a car park, enabling you to walk just a few feet off the road and have the Quiraing as your background.  

If you wanted to have your ceremony up the Quiraing itself, the walk takes around two hours but is definitely worth the trek.

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Loch Coruisk - there's something truly romantic about a location that is only practically accessible by boat.  Surrounded by Skye's jagged mountain range, The Cuillins, the loch is often wreathed with atmospheric mist.  There is a strong possibility that you will see seals and, occasionally, dolphins on the journey – making this wedding location a favourite for couples with children. 

Boat trips leave from Elgol, which is located approximately a 30-minute drive from the town of Broadford.  Once there, the terrain is fairly easy to walk, but sturdy boots are recommended as the path can, at times, be muddy.  Once on the shores of the loch, you can choose whether to hold your ceremony on a windswept cliff, a waterfall or by the loch itself.  Visit or Loch Coruisk Virtual Walkthrough for a more in-depth guide to the terrain.

To book your boat trip, you can contact Misty Isle Boat Trips or Bella Jane Boat Trips.  The lovely teams will be delighted to provide all the information you need for the trip.

 

Fairy Pools - magical pools with a backdrop of rugged Cuillins add drama to your wedding day.  The name itself suggests something special – but the location exceeds your wildest dreams.  

Located close to the Talisker Distillery, the Fairy Pools are around a 35-minute drive from the town of Portree and can be found in Glenbrittle.  Getting to the Fairy Pools will require a 20-minute walk both ways, so you might want to wear boots and carry your wedding shoes for this one!  The terrain is easy as there is a path to walk on, but there are large stepping stones and, on occasion, mud to navigate.  Visit our Fairy Pools Virtual Walkthrough guide to get a better idea of the terrain.

There are a number of different pools where you could have your ceremony, including by several waterfalls. 

The car park is open again and charges £5 per car.  Users are asked to bring exact change. 

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Elgol - if you don't want to take the boat trip to Loch Coruisk, or the weather is unfavourable,  Elgol Harbour makes a gorgeous alternative.  

Head to Broadford and take the turning marked Elgol - located next to the Broadford Hotel.  After a journey of about half an hour, you will find yourself by Elgol Harbour. On a rainy day, the Honeycomb Rock forms a large, overhanging shelter - a perfect place for a ceremony in the rain!  In sunshine, the Honeycomb Rock provides a warm, glowing backdrop.

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The Old Man Of Storr - an intriguing rock, formed by part of the Trotternish landslip.  

Having your wedding at the foot of the Old Man of Storr would take around a 45 minute-long walk up hill, on fairly easy terrain.  It can get muddy and boggy in places, so sensible footwear is advised. Alternatively, the Old Man could provide a backdrop to your wedding photographs, which can be easily reached from the road in minutes. 

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Staffin Bay - crashing waves and outstanding, other-worldly scenery combine to create a stretch of beautiful coastline, where dinosaurs once roamed!  

Staffin Bay is located near to the Quiraing, Duntulm Castle, Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr and is around 17 miles north of Portree.

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Neist Point Lighthouse - iconic, delightful and surrounded by beautiful views, this is an unusual and dramatic wedding venue.  (For this area, please check ceremony options with your celebrant.)

Neist Point Lighthouse can be found near Glendale, just minutes from the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant.  The walk directly to the lighthouse takes around 45 minutes down a concrete path. However, if you opt to park in the car park and walk along the coastline, with the Lighthouse as a backdrop, this would save time and still result in impressive views.

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Fairy Glen - wind-sculpted green hills, still pools and abundant beauty makes this one of Euphoria's top elopement spots.  

It is located very close to Uig, where the ferry goes to the Outer Hebrides.  It is an easy walk to the top of the glen and then, a narrow path leads to Castle Ewen.  The Fairy Glen has undergone some development to increase parking facilities.

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Sligachan - stunning scenery and the option to have your wedding ceremony on the ancient bridge, makes Sligachan a terrific wedding location.  

It is located in the middle of Skye, an easy distance from Portree.  Nearby is the Sligachan Hotel, which has been providing meals and accommodation for visitors since 1830!

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Talisker Bay - a gorgeous Skye beach with shining sands.  

Talisker Bay is close to Glenbrittle and the Fairy Pools, in the north of Skye.  The walk will take you along easy terrain on a road which fades into a dirt track.  It should take around 20 minutes each way.  

Good food and welcoming accommodation, in the area, are available at Taigh Ailean Hotel, which is also a wedding venue and at The Old Inn, Carbost.

Coral Beach

Coral Beach - dazzling white and beautifully windswept, this "beach" is one of Skye's top beauty spots.  

The Coral Beach car park located at Waternish, around a 10 minute-drive from Dunvegan Castle.  The walk is along easy terrain and takes around 25 minutes each way.   

Check out our Coral Beach Virtual Walkthrough for more information.

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Brothers' Point - incredible land formations and an awesome view of Kilt Rock, this has fast become one of our favourite wedding locations.

Check out our Brothers' Point Virtual Walkthrough, where we guide you through the terrain involved.

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Dunscaith Castle - a crumbling ruined castle atop a majestic Skye cliff with astounding, surrounding views.

Heading from Broadford, take the turning for Armadale.  Follow the road until you see a sign post for Ord on your right.  Take the winding single-track road until it curves down, past a beach and up a hill. Dunscaith Castle is to your right and requires an easy walk across a rough path.  Our Dunscaith Castle Virtual Walkthrough can be found here.

Minutes from Dunscaith is Toravaig House Hotel, which offers luxurious rooms, intimate dining and wedding facilities.  Close by, you can visit the famous Torabhaig Distillery

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Duntulm Castle is located in the far north of the Isle of Skye, around 25 miles from Portree.  It can be reached by two stunning routes - via Uig or via Staffin.

Weather-permitting, most of the above locations are perfect for our qualified drone pilot, Sean, to create a breathtaking, aerial record from the most incredible day of your life!

Isle of Skye Wedding Flowers:

Sconser Lodge Wedding

Flowers by Carole - Carole takes great pride in her work and the results are stunning.  She is located in Portree.

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Loch Duich Plants - Donald creates gorgeous floral works of art.  He is located close to Eilean Donan Castle.

Isle of Skye Wedding Hair and Makeup:

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Bee Bonnie - Heather Campbell is a creative hair and make-up artist, who will make sure you look fabulous.   

Skye Beauty

Skye Beauty - Lynn is a fully qualified beauty therapist and will ensure you look radiant on your wedding day. 

Isle Of Skye Elopement & Wedding Transport:

Loch Coruisk Wedding Photographer

Misty Isle Boat Trips - some locations, such as Loch Coruisk, are only accessible by boat.  The warm and professional team at Misty Isle Boat Trip take a personal interest in each couple's day. 

Bella Jane Boat Trips - the fabulous team at Bella Jane have their own canopy, so you could even hold your wedding on the boat if the weather is too rough to head outside!

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Top Class - a selection of gorgeous cars provided by the amazing George.  They also have a horse and carriage option too!  We have worked with George at a summer Flodigarry Hotel wedding - you can view it here.

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South Skye Carriages - it sounds like something out of a fairy-tale: "The bride arrived in a horse and carriage!"  Their beautifully presented Clydesdale horse and carriage is available for weddings and special occasions throughout Skye and the surrounding area.

Isle of Skye Elopement & Wedding Cakes:

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Cakes by Fiona MacKinnon - Fiona produces delicious and gorgeous bespoke wedding cakes. 

Creatures of Habit Cakery - Laura has been lovingly and proudly creating amazingly-designed, mouth-watering cakes since 2018.  She offers plant-free and gluten-free options too.

Isle of Skye Elopement & Wedding Registrars & Celebrants:

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Sonja Eckl-Riel - Sonja can conduct wedding ceremonies in both German and English, offering a ceremony that reflects the couple's beliefs and relationship.  

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Davina McCluskie - This is Davina at a gorgeous Fiscavaig Beach Vow Renewal!  Davina takes warm and moving elopement ceremonies, tailored to each couple.

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Neil Lynch - Elgin-based humanist celebrant, Neil, regularly travels to Skye with his gorgeous dog, Tanni, to conduct wedding ceremonies. 

Two of the newer celebrants are Francesca Leigh and Rona Burstow.  You can read about our first meeting with Francesca here.  Francesca lives on the Isle of Skye while Rona is located on the mainland.

Isle of Skye Musicians:

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Skye Piper Ally K - Ally is so friendly and great to work with plus a talented bagpipe player!  He is pictured above against the awesome background near the Quiraing.  

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Alan Mackenzie is the Pipe Major of Skye's local pipe band and we thoroughly enjoyed working with him at an Elgol wedding!  While everyone sheltered from the cloudburst, Alan defied it, playing enthusiastically despite the rain!  Alan is based in Portree and his contact details are: 07785113771 or alanmackenzie1@hotmail.com.   

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Piper On Parade - Dougie headed up to Skye to play at the Quiraing at this elopement.

Isle of Skye Wedding Rings & Accessories, Wedding Dresses & Kilts:

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Love From Skye - Bryony and Paul run a gorgeous jewellery shop in Broadford and make truly iconic wedding rings featuring Skye's Cuillin Ridge.  They will design and hand-craft rings to your specifications. 

Their shop also stocks quaichs for a uniquely Scottish touch to your wedding ceremony.  

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The quaich is used to share a sip of whisky together and is believed to be the origin of the phrase "the loving cup."  

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Wings Bow Ties - handmade by Nikki and Andy, these bow ties are a glorious, unique way to personalise the groom and groomsmen outfits.  You can check out our interview with Nikki and Andy here.

Bridal boutiques in the Highlands can be found here.  For exclusive, original wedding gowns, Scottish couturier, Sandra Murray, designs with heartfelt passion and love of Scottish textiles.  Joyce Young trained at Glasgow School of Art.  She offers a distinctive collection of dresses, including a tartan-wedding range.  Gorgeous Harris Tweed jackets for men plus kilt-making and kilt-hire, in various tartans, are offered by Kathleen of Celtic Clothing.  We have worked with both Sandra and Kathleen and would highly recommend their outstanding services.  (You may also want to ask your kilt supplier about the Isle of Skye's own tartan, which perfectly echoes the colours of Skye's landscape.)

Isle Of Skye Indoor Elopement Venues:

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Eilean Donan Castle - you're right, this one isn't on Skye!  It's very close, though, and is a spectacular, stunning wedding venue.  Just off Skye, the Castle can be found in Dornie.

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Cuillin Hills Hotel - luxurious interiors combined with superb catering make this hotel one of Euphoria's favourite wedding locations!  Located in Portree, the Hotel has a stunning view of Portree Harbour and the Cuillins.  The hotel is perfect for wedding accommodation and celebratory dining.

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Duisdale House Hotel - we can't enthuse enough about Duisdale!  Beautiful inside and out, with professional staff and excellent surroundings, this is a perfect wedding venue!  Duisdale is based in south Skye.  Couples can also enjoy Duisdale's luxurious accommodation and celebrate their wedding with exceptional food and drink.

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Kinloch Lodge - beautiful grounds and a beautiful interior make this venue a superb choice for your south Skye wedding.  The lodge can be found on the road to Sleat, and takes around a 13 minute-drive from Broadford.  Accommodation, Highland hospitality and world-renowned dining are available.

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Dunvegan Castle - there's something romantic about getting married in a fairytale castle and Dunvegan Castle is just extraordinary.  Around a mile and a half out of Dunvegan, stands the castle.  Combining history with beauty, it makes a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs and a memorable location for your wedding day.  The castle interior can be hired for your wedding, after visiting hours, and the gardens, at any time, by arrangement with the castle staff.  Euphoria was honoured to be recommended by the Clan Chief to photograph the first Macleod family wedding, at the castle, in decades.

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Skeabost Country House Hotel - set amid beautiful scenery and on the edge of a loch, this hotel is a fabulous wedding venue.  Weddings are usually held in the conservatory but can also be held in the billiard room and the hotel's own former chapel.  The hotel itself is located a 10 minute-drive away from Portree.  

Flodigarry Country House Hotel Wedding Photographer

Flodigarry Hotel - located in ancient woodlands in north-east Skye, this is a hotel with a romantic Jacobite past.  As a wedding venue, it boasts spectacular views and was where KT Tunstall chose to have her wedding ceremony.  It is located in the north of Skye, close to the iconic Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, Staffin Bay and Kilt Rock.  The hotel offers luxury rooms and excellent dining provided by an exceptionally helpful team.

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Sconser Lodge - this hotel is gorgeous inside and out - with so many opportunities for creative photographs!  Stunning views to Raasay, coupled with a gorgeous interior, make this a favourite indoor Skye wedding venue.  It is located in Sconser, a short distance from Portree.  The lodge is family-run with welcoming accommodation and an intimate restaurant.

 

We are happy to help with any other local knowledge as you plan your perfect elopement to the Isle of Skye.  We'd simply love to hear from you.

 

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