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If you wish to get married in Orkney with everything well planned and organised then Spiritual Orkney will happily and legally marry you and your beloved with rituals that are unique and beautiful. They offer all wedding plans, from a fully legal Pagan handfasting to a simple and genuine ceremony. You can get legally married in Scotland as long as you have an approved celebrant to conduct the service. Scottish Law permits wedding rituals performed by an approved Pagan celebrant under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977.

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Getting married in Orkney, Scotland, means being amidst the most beautiful sites that resonate with the power of enigmatic historic ruins and natural environments. We will assist you in making your wedding day what you want it to be like. We do not expect you to be a part of any particular religion as we consider themselves more spiritual than religious. Along with a unique, beautiful and memorable service, you can express a wish to have a marriage ceremony performed in a fully legal way.

Even if you are not a resident of Scotland, or a resident of overseas, you can still be officially married through the services of Spiritual Orkney. These are recognised as fully legal weddings throughout Britain and the rest of the world. A modern Pagan wedding will provide an ideal choice for couples who want a wedding designed according to their own specifications. The chosen rituals can be from any path of modern Paganism. Couples can combine a number of themes in their ceremonies.

Spiritual Orkney will advise you about all the legal processes involved. They are based in Orkney so they can assist and arrange a suitable venue. They are available to discuss your ideas about the rituals that you wish to have, by email and telephone, so that the specific requirements can be discussed.

Spiritual Orkney will assist you in producing a ceremony that meets all your requirements. they also are able to provide ritual tools, such as a sword or broomstick to complete your rituals. Their website provides only preliminary information and hence the prefer to discuss everything in person.


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Meet the Team

Helen Woodsford-Dean
Helen Woodsford-Dean
Partner in Spiritual Orkney


Together with my husband, Mark, I am one of the partners in Spiritual Orkney (Orkney Pagan Weddings are just one of the many services which we offer).

Mark and I named our partnership 'Spiritual Orkney' because that is the best description of everything which we offer, whether it be weddings, guiding, rituals, crafts, or just good company. All of the services which we provide are managed, created and performed by us, in person.

We live in West Mainland Orkney, within view of the World Heritage Site at Brodgar.

I am one of the Scottish Pagan Federation (SPF) Local Organisers for Orkney, and one of the SPF Interfaith Officers for Orkney; I am an active member of a local interfaith group. I am the Regional co-ordinator of the SPF for northern Scotland and an elected Officer of the SPF. In addition, we both facilitate open public rituals for the eight major Pagan festivals, all of which anyone with a warm heart and open mind are welcome to attend.

Mark and I are both approved celebrants for the SPF and we offer life rituals for the Pagan community whom we serve. We are two of only about a dozen Celebrants in Scotland holding a licence from National Records of Scotland to conduct legally binding Pagan wedding ceremonies.

We have both trained with and are members of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. Membership provides us with public liability insurance for our ceremonies.

We are both Scottish Tourist Guide Association Regional (Green) Badge Guides for Orkney. Membership provides us with public liability insurance for our guiding.

I am a qualified archaeologist and teacher, and a published author. I am Service Assured trained which states my commitment to delivering an excellent level of service (this training is recommended by Visit Scotland).

Mark and I are both active members of the Scottish Green Party; I am one of the co-convenors of the Orkney Greens.

As a requirement of our past and present employments, Mark and I have both had CRB and Disclosure Scotland tests carried out on us at enhanced level.

I look forward to helping you to welcoming you to Orkney and enhancing your visit to these beautiful islands.


Craigielea, Harray KW17 2JU Orkney Isles Scotland (Orkney)

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