The Best Locations to Elope in Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Best Locations to Elope in Isle of Skye, Scotland

For those eloping in Scotland who crave rugged coastlines and dramatic landscapes, eloping at the Isle of Skye is for you! With the dramatic cliffs and fairy pools to rolling hills and luscious landscape, eloping in the Isle of Skye is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. Within the area, there are several locations to choose from for your ceremony, with each having it’s own unique scenery and vibe. Whether you want to walk a few minutes to your epic ceremony location or hike awhile to avoid any crowds, Isle of Skye offers something for every couple eloping and is sure to check all your boxes.

Where can you elope in Scotland?

One of the best things about eloping is Scotland is that you can actually legally marry anywhere in the country! The only rule is that the ceremony be held by a registered celebrant. One of the easiest ways to find a celebrant for your Scotland elopement is to check out the Humanism Society Scotland. They feature all of the celebrants who are legally registered to conduct your ceremony.  Your celebrant will help you file your paperwork and share all the information you’ll need regarding documents you’ll need to obtain to have your marriage legalized in Scotland. 

The 6 best locations to elope in Isle of Skye

The Quiraing

With rugged cliffs overlooking the valley and plains, the Quiraing is one of the most magical places to elope in Scotland. With only a 35 minute drive from Portree, the capital of Skye, Quiraing allows you to experience stunning landscapes without a long travel time. The Quiraing itself is a loop in which you’ll enter from the carpark and typically takes about 2 hours to complete, however one of the best things about the Quiraing is that you can find a stunning location to elope with just a short walk from the carpark.  If you are down for the 2 hour journey, you’ll find the walk fairly easy and leading to some of the most stunning cliff sides in Scotland.   If you envision reading your vows in a romantic landscape with a jaw dropping background consider have your elopement at The Quiraing. 

Old Man of Storr

One of the most famous places to explore on the Isle, Old Man of Storr is a jaw dropping backdrop for couples eloping. Located on the north of Skye, it’s situated in the area known as ’Trotternish’.  Old Man of Storr is a large rock pinnacle that can be seen for miles and overlooks luscious greenery out towards the sea where you can see the islands Raasay and Rona.  Created from landslide, this elopement location is one of the most sought out areas to explore in Skye, and for couples eloping here; it’s recommended to visit on a weekday or in the non-tourist months to have the most privacy. To access Old Man of Storr, you’ll find yourself starting at the carpark and navigating down the trail for just little over an hour, where you’ll find yourself coming up to Old Man of Storr. This location in Skye is perfect for couples that have a love for the sea, while also wanting to embrace the luscious hills of the Isle. 

The Fairy Glen

About a 25-30 drive from The Quiraing and just outside the village of Uig, lies the Fairy Glen. A perfect location for the romantics at heart and those who love folklore and history. Filled with rolling hills and quiet pools throughout, the rugged yet luscious landscape, eloping at Fairy Glen is an epic option for couples that crave the mystical and quiet landscape of Scotland. Some of the best times to elope here are in the early morning hours, as it offers less tourists and the chance to experience the mystical fog of the glen. 

The Cuillin Mountains

Situated on the western side of the island, the Cuillin Mountains offers stunning turquoise pools among the luscious glens of the countryside. Another amazing spot to elope among the Cuillin Mountains include the Old Man of Storr. For the adventurous couple that craves a ceremony in the mountains, the Cuillin is perfect for those hikers that want both an elopement location that offers  mountainous terrain as well as the luscious rolling hills found at its base. 

The Fairy Pools

Located on the west of the Isle, along the foothills of the Cuillin Mountains lies The Fairy Pools. With only a 35-40 minute drive from Portree, you’ll find this stunning location, perfect for reading your vows. These pools are known for their crystal clear turquoise waters located on the River Brittle, at the foot of The Cuillins near Glenbrittle.  For those brave enough, it’s not uncommon to take a quick dip in the pools as the water is definitely not warm. The fairy pools are a magical place to experience and the folklore of the locals say the pools once attracted selkies, adding to the dozens of locations in the Isle of Skye rich with history. 

Loch Coruisk

A secluded loch that offers a truly intimate experience, as it is only accessible by boat or by taking the longer route of hiking. The Loch Coruisk has a ton to offer for eloping couples from a ceremony in the rolling hills, to reading your vows cliffside as you overlook the loch. Loch Coruisk overlooks the Cuillin Mountains while still offering the views of the lake and luscious greenery that surrounds it. With such an intimate surrounding, Loch Coruisk is a perfect location to read your vows while enjoying the beauty and stillness of the Isle.

Ready to plan your Isle of Skye elopement?

From deciding on a date to finding the perfect location for your ceremony, planning to elope in the Isle of Skye is going to be absolutely magical! As an elopement photographer based in Iceland, and as someone who has roots in Scotland; I’m experienced in helping couples from abroad plan the elopement of their dreams in epic landscapes. From making sure you’re prepared with everything you’ll need for your elopement such as the marriage paperwork, accommodations and activities to capturing your day authentically for you to cherish for a lifetime, I’d love to help you create the experience of a lifetime while eloping here in Scotland. Get in touch with me to learn more about my packages and get started planning your dreamy elopement at Isle of Skye.

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