Bethesda’s dragon-slaying experience is more than just fighting Draugr and looting dungeons. This Skyrim Marriage Guide will help you figure out how to tie the knot in Skyrim and let you know who you can get married to!
You’ll be pleased to know that getting married in Skyrim is a little easier than you’d think, and hopefully this Skyrim Marriage Guide will help you out! It also isn’t the complete waste of time you’d think it might be. Getting married in the midst of a Skyrim Civil War can get you a whole host of nifty little bonuses. If your betrothed owns a house, it’s now your house as well. Sleeping next to your betrothed also means that you’ll get the 8-hour ‘Lover’s Comfort’ boost when you wake up. This increases your speed by 15%, so it’s definitely handy!
Marriage partners also cook for you once a day, and their meal will increase health, stamina, and magicka regeneration. On top of all this, they may even surprise you with a gift every now and then! Cute, right?
What follows is a step-by-step guide to finding your beloved… Well, out of a select few Skyrim citizens, anyway…
Skyrim Marriage Guide – Step-By-Step
First, you need to head to Riften. Yeah, you know the place. The one with the Thieves Guild and the sewers!
Second, you need to find the Temple of Mara and speak to the priest about weddings. This won’t take you very long at all; you may even bump into the priest you need to talk to out and about Riften.
Then, once they’ve told you all they know… You can purchase an Amulet of Mara and use this to propose. You have to be wearing the amulet while talking with whoever you want to marry.
If they agree, then you have to return to the Temple of Mara and request a wedding ceremony. This will take 24 hours, but once it’s done…
Congratulations!!! You’ve got yourself a partner!
Yep, that’s it. The Skyrim Marriage Guide really isn’t that hard to follow. All you have to do after this is talk with your partner to decide where you want to settle down and make your home.
Who Can You Marry In Skyrim?
It seems that the Temple of Mara is a champion of equality and gender doesn’t actually matter in Skyrim. You can marry whoever you’d like, but I’ll organise the list below into men and women if you have a preference.
Below, I will organise the information as follows…
Name Of Companion – Location Of Companion How To Access Marriage Options
Marriage Candidates – Men
Ainethach – Karthwasten, The Reach Complete the investigation of the Shroud Hearth Barrow.
Angrenor Once-Honored – Candlehearth Hall, Windhelm Give him a gold piece.
Argis the Bulwark – Vlindrel Hall, Markarth Become Thane of Markarth.
Athis – Jorrvaskr Living Quarters, Whiterun Complete the companion story arc ‘Glory of the Dead’.
Balimund – The Scorched Hammer, Riften Give him 10 Fire Salts.
Belrand – The Winking Skeever, Solitude Hire him as a companion.
Benor – Morthal Win a brawl against him.
Calder – Hjerim, Windhelm Become the Thane of Eastmarch.
Cosnach Breton – Silver-Blood Inn, Markarth Beat him at a brawl.
Derkeethus – Darkwater Crossing, Eastmarch Rescue him from the Falmer.
Farkas – Jorrvaskr, Whiterun Complete the companion story arc ‘Glory of the Dead’.
Filnjar – Shor’s Stone, The Rift Complete the quest ‘Mine or Yours’.
Gat gro-Shargakh – Kolskeggr Mine, The Reach Complete a favour for Pavo Attius.
Ghorbash the Iron Hand – Burguk’s Longhouse, Dushnikh Yal, The Reach Either pay Ghorbash’s dowry or convince him to leave with persuasion.
Marcurio – Bee and Barb, Riften Hire Marcurio as a companion.
Halbarn Iron-Fur – Bujold’s Retreat/Thirsk Mead Hall Complete the quests ‘Retaking Thirsk’ and ‘Halbarn’s Supplies’.
Moth gro-Bagol – Understone Keep, Markarth Give him a Daedra Heart.
Octieve San – Solitude Help to pay off all his debts.
Omluag – Markarth Smelter Talk to Mulush gro-Shugurz about the smelter workers and convince him to ease up on them.
Onmund – Hall of Attainment, College of Winterhold Return his Amulet from Enthir to him.
Pavo Attius – Kolskeggr Mine, The Reach Complete his favour.
Perth – Soljund’s Sinkhole, The Reach Clear the sinkhole of Draugr.
Quintus Navale – The White Phial, Windhelm Complete the quest ‘Repairing the Phial’.
Revyn Sadri – Sadri’s Used Wares, Windhelm Bring back the stolen ring to Viola Giordano without her discovering that he took it.