Mull of Galloway Wedding Experience
The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse in South West Scotland is a very special venue for your wedding. We offer a service tailored to your requirements and we are licensed for civil marriages and partnerships, naming ceremonies and renewal of vows.
We can cater for non-religious humanist ceremonies for couples looking for a wedding that is more flexible and personal. Scotland is one of six countries in the world where humanist marriages are legal, including same sex couples.
We can cater for ceremonies just for the two of you or for an intimate gathering of 25 guests or less at our unique site at Scotland’s most Southerly Point. For a no obligation quote or to arrange a visit please contact us by or by telephone on 01776 980090.
A Unique Wedding Experience
We work closely with our local registrars and we can offer a wedding with a difference surrounded by spectacular sea views at Scotland’s most Southerly Point. We have various locations within the site licensed for your ceremony and our locations are perfect for your humanist ceremony.
At the top of the lighthouse
The Mull of Galloway Trust and Northern Lighthouse Board are working together to offer couples an opportunity to hold their wedding ceremony at the top of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. We can now offer non-religious humanist ceremonies in the lantern room or the balcony at the top of the tower for couples or for small intimate wedding parties. We are awaiting approval from the Registrar of Scotland for the top of the lighthouse to be an authorised venue for civil ceremonies. The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson and was first lit on 26th March 1830. The tower stands 26 metres high and the light is 99 metres above sea level. The light remains operational and has a nominal range of 28 nautical miles. This is one of the few operational lighthouses where you can get married. Climb the 115 steps to the top of the tower. Take your vows with endless coastal views towards Ireland, Isle of Man, Cumbria and Scotland. to discuss your romantic, intimate and personal wedding at the top of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.
Indoor and outdoor weddings at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
For lovers of lighthouses and engineering we can hold ceremonies inside the engine room next to the Kelvin Diesel Engines that once powered the Mull of Galloway Fog Horn. We can even provide a demonstration of the engines for your wedding party.
Alternative indoor space for your wedding ceremony is located inside the RSPB Visitor Centre on the reserve and this room can be decorated to suit your requirements and can seat up to 25 people.
We have a choice of outdoor space available on the lawn by the side of the lighthouse, in the courtyard by the lighthouse or in the walled garden with spectacular sea views.
Residential wedding packages are available for exclusive use with accommodation available in our three holiday cottages at the lighthouse. We can accommodate up to 16 people, plus infants and pets in the three cottages. We can also recommend other local accommodation nearby.
Wedding receptions can be held at the Gallie Craig coffee house, a short walk away, or we can recommend other venues a short drive away. With residential packages you are very welcome to bring your own party food and drinks and enjoy your celebration al fresco or inside the cottages.
The Mull of Galloway is a very special location for your special day. The lighthouse and the sea views are an amazing backdrop for your wedding photographs. Wedding photographs can be arranged at the top of the lighthouse subject to approval by Northern Lighthouse Board and subject to weather conditions on the day.
“Wow! All three cottages taken for the Stevensons’ wedding. Perfect location, superb views and wildlife, a unique place for family and friends to come together to celebrate our wedding. Staff brilliant and helpful. An inspiring place. Don’t want to leave!”
Mr and Mrs Stevenson, Cumbria. Married 21st September 2015
Arrange your Mull of Galloway Wedding
We realise that every wedding is different and costs can vary for each individual wedding party. You may be looking for your wedding for just the two of you or for an intimate gathering of your family and friends. You can even bring your dog with you.
You are welcome to bring your own flowers, music and decorations or we can arrange to do this for you at an additional cost using local small businesses and suppliers. We can recommend local photographers, hand-made wedding invitations, wedding cakes, favours, flowers and more.
We have a marquee, pop up shelters, white chair covers, champagne flutes, bunting and fairy lights to help make your wedding extra special.
Please ask about our residential wedding packages at the three Lighthouse Holiday Cottages.
Registrar’s fees are paid directly to them and the fees and arrangements with the registrar are the responsibility of the wedding couple. For information about a civil marriage ceremony at the Mull of Galloway, registrar fees and arrangements please contact Annan Registration Office, 15 Ednam Street, Annan, DG12 6EF on 01461 204914 or you can send an email to . Humanist celebrants should be contacted directly once you have decided on the location of your Mull of Galloway Wedding.
To discuss your wedding please contact us on or call us on 01776 980090. Visit our Wedding Gallery to see photographs of our Mull of Galloway Weddings. A preliminary visit to view the venue and facilities can be arranged (booking is required for an informal visit).
The Mull of Galloway Trust is a registered Scottish Charity and the proceeds from your wedding help to maintain and preserve the site for future generations.
We do have a few wedding requests:
- No smoking is permitted within the lighthouse or associated buildings.
- Wedding set up must take place on the day of the wedding.
- Please don’t bring rice, confetti and other artificial materials.
- A staff member will be on duty and present at the site.
- No dress changing facilities are available for non-residential weddings.
- Children under 16 and pets must be supervised by an adult.
- The lighthouse, exhibition, RSPB and Gallie Craig are also open to the general public at certain times of the year.
- In the case of bad weather an outdoor ceremony will need to relocate indoors.
- Weddings at the top of the lighthouse may need to relocate to another location within the site in case of bad weather and operational reasons.