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 authorised 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 which is flexible and more 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. You can arrange an informal chat or arrange a visit by contacting us by email or by telephone on 01776 980090.

Weddings in the tower can only take place between April 1st and October 31st as the tower is closed in the winter.

A Unique Lighthouse Wedding Experience

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 are an authorised venue for wedding ceremonies in the lantern room or the balcony at the top of the tower for couples and their witnesses or for small intimate wedding parties (maximum 8 people).

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 sea views towards Ireland, Isle of Man, Cumbria and Scotland. Contact us today to discuss your romantic, intimate and personal wedding at the top of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.

Mull of Galloway Wedding View

Weddings at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

In addition to our tower weddings we can hold ceremonies inside the engine room next to the Kelvin Diesel Engines that once powered the Mull of Galloway Fog Horn. This is the perfect wedding option for those who love Lighthouses and engineering and we can even provide a demonstration of the vintage engines for your wedding party.

Alternative indoor space for your wedding ceremony is located inside the RSPB Visitor Centre on the reserve and this can be decorated to suit your requirements seating up to 25 people.

Our outdoor space is stunning and photographs can take place on the lawn by the side of the Lighthouse, in the courtyard by the Lighthouse or in the Lighthouse Keeper’s Walled Garden. Each of our outdoor locations offers spectacular sea views.

We can recommend local hotels and venues for your wedding reception and celebration or we can offer exclusive use of our three holiday cottages at the Lighthouse.

Residential packages

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 our three cottages. During peak season there is a 7 night minimum stay whilst in low season we offer a 3 night minimum stay. We can also recommend other local accommodation nearby.

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. There are also venues nearby which we can recommend for your celebration.

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 creating a memory to cherish forever.

Wedding Residential Packages

“Wow! All three cottages taken for the Stevenson’s 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 & Mrs Stevenson,C

How to arrange your Mull of Galloway Wedding

The 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 030 33 33 3000 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 Lighthouse wedding please contact us on or call us on 01776 980090. Visit our Wedding Gallery to see photographs of our Mull of Galloway Weddings. We are happy to chat with you about your plans and to show you around the location.

The Mull of Galloway Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity Number: SC043557 and the proceeds from your wedding help to maintain and preserve the site for future generations.

Wedding Residential Packages

Please note: Due to the strong winds that are present at the Mull of Galloway most of the year, we are no longer offering outdoor weddings with marquees or pop up gazebos.

Please note: we can only offer lighthouse weddings between April 1st and October 31st as the tower is closed completely in the winter.

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