Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim How To Get Married

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim How To Get Married
A new feature was introduced to , the option of getting married. This Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim How To Get Married Guide will list all the available information on how to get married, what perks and bonuses you get as well as each NPC’s name and location that you can marry.

The first thing you need to do is get the Amulet of Mara, you can buy the amulet for a mere 200 gold coins. To buy the amulet you need to travel to Riften and find Maramal. He can be in a few places but is usually found inside the Bee and Barb, the Inn or inside the Temple of Mara itself. Once you have the amulet you’ll want to find the NPC you want to marry, below is a list of currently available NPC’s for marriage.

Males

Name: Ainethach
Race: Breton
Location:Located in Karthwasten Hall, in Karthwasten.

Name: Angrenor Once:Honored
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Candelhearth Hall, in Windhelm.

Name: Argis the Bulwark
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Vlindrel Hall, in Markath.

Name: Athis
Race: Dark Elf
Location: Located in Jorrvaskr Living Quarters, in Whiterun.

Name Balimund
Race: Nord
Location: Located in The Scorched Hammer, in Riften.

Name: Belrand
Race: Nord
Location: Located in The Winking Skeever, in Solitude.

Name: Benor
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Morthal

Name: Calder
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Hjerim, in Windhelm

Name: Cosnach
Race: Breton
Location: Located in The Warrens, in Markarth.

Name: Derkeethus
Race: Argonian
Location: Located in Darkwater Pass.

Name: Erik the Slayer
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Frostfruit Inn, in Rorikstead.

Name: Farkas
Race: Nord
Location: Located in the Brill and Vignar, in Whiterun

Name: Filnjar
Race: Nord
Location: Located inside his house, in Shor’s Stone.

Name: Gat gro-Shargakh
Race: Orc
Location: Located in Pavo’s House, in Kolskeggr Mine

Name:Ghorbash the Iron Hand
Race: Orc
Location: Located in Burguk’s Longhouse, in Dushnikh Yal.

Name: Marcurio
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in Riften.

Name:Moth gro:Bagol
Race: Orc
Location: Located in Understone Keep, in Markarth.

Name:Octieve San
Race: Breton
Location: Located in Solitude.

Name:Omluag
Race: Breton
Location: Located in The Warrens, in Markarth.

Name:Onmund
Race: Nord
Location: Located in The Hall of Attainment, in the College of Winterhold.

Name:Pavo Attius
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in his house, in Kolskeggr Mine.

Name:Perth
Race: Breton
Location: Located in the Miner’s House, in Soljund’s Sinkhole.

Name:Quintus Navale
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in White Phial Services, in Windhelm.

Name: Revyn Sadri
Race: Dark Elf
Location: Located in Sadri’s Used Wares, in Windhelm.

Name:Roggi Knot-Beard
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Steamscorch Mine, in Kyne’s Grove.

Name:Romlyn Dreth
Race: Dark Elf
Location: Located in his house, in Riften.

Name:Scouts:Many:Marshes
Race: Argonian
Location: Located in the Argonian Assemblage, in Windhelm.

Name:Sondas Drenim
Race: Dark Elf
Location: Located in Goldenrock Mine, in Darkwater Crossing.

Name:Sorex Vinius
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in Solitude.

Name:Stenvar
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Windhelm.

Name:Torvar
Race: Nord
Location: Located in the Companion’s Faction House, in Whiterun.

Name:Vilkas
Race: Nord
Location: Located in the Companion’s Faction House, in Whiterun.

Name:Vorstag
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Markarth.

Name:Wilhelm
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Ivarstead.

Females

Name: Aela the Huntress
Race: Nord
Location: Located in a farm outside Whiterun.

Name: Aeri
Race: Nord
Location: Located inside her house at Anga’s Mill in the Pale.

Name: Anwen
Race: Redguard
Location: Located in Markarth Temple.

Name: Avrusa Sarethi
Race: Dark Elf
Location: Located in the Sarethi farm in the Rift.

Name: Borghak the Steel Heart
Race: Orc
Location: Located in Mor Khazgur.

Name: Brelyna Maryon
Race: Dark Elf
Location: Located in the College of Winterhold.

Name: Camilla Valerius
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in Riverwood.

Name: Dravynea the Stoneweaver
Race: Dark Elf
Location: Located at Kyne’s Grove in Eastmarc

Name: Ghorza gra-Bagol
Race: Orc
Location: Located in Markarth.

Name: Gilfre
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in the Mixwater Mill in Eastmarch.

Name: Grelka
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Riften at her merchant stand.

Name: Iona
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Riften inside Elgim’s Elixers.

Name: Jenassa
Race: Dark Elf
Location: Located in the Drunken Huntsman, in Whiterun.

Name: Jordis the Sword-Maiden
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Proudspire Manor, in Solitude

Name: Lydia
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Dragonsreach, in Whiterun.

Name: Mjoll the Lioness
Race: Nord
Location: Located in her house, in Riften.

Name: Muiri
Race: Breton
Location: Located in The Hag’s Cure, in Markarth.

Name: Njada Stonearm
Race: Nord
Location: Located in the Companion’s Faction House, in Whiterun.

Name: Orla
Race: Nord
Location: Located in the Temple of Dibella, in Markarth.

Name: Ria
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in the Companion’s Faction House, in Whiterun.

Name: Senna
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in the Temple of Dibella, in Markarth.

Name: Shahvee
Race: Argonian
Location: Located outside Windhelm.

Name: Sylgja
Race: Nord
Location: Located at Shor’s Stone in The Rift.

Name: Taarie
Race: High Elf
Location: Located in Solitude.

Name: Temba Wide-Arm
Race: Nord
Location: Located at Ivarstead in The Rift.

Name: Uthgerd the Unbroken
Race: Nord
Location: Located in her house, in Whiterun.

Name: Viola Giordano
Race: Imperial
Location: Located in Windhelm, in Eastmarch.

Name: Ysolda
Race: Nord
Location: Located in Whiterun.

Once you’ve found the spouse of your dreams, you need to complete their affection quest. You can get this by talking to the NPC, however, sometimes you may have to do quests in the nearby town to get enough respect from the NPC to offer you the quest. Once you’ve earned enough interest with them you will get the choice to tell them you’re interested. This begins the process, you then have to go to the temple to get married. It has been reported NPC’s that you’ve completed quests for show up as guests and certain daedric entities may disrupt your event if you’ve worked for them recently.

Once you’re married you will need to make a decision on where to live, if you have a house, this is obviously the best place for your new family to start out. If your partner is from another city, they may ask if they can start their own shop up, you get 100 gold every 24 hours for this so it’s worth letting them do it. They also act as a regular shop so you can purchase/sell your goods there. You can also ask them to cook you a meal which increases all your regeneration rates and finally, sharing a bed with them gives you a %12 increase for all skill related experience. Combine this with the right stone and you’re looking at %27 increase to all skill related experience points. Check out our Stone Guide for more information

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  • Joe Victory

    Can you marry more than one person? If so, is there a limit?

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

      You can only marry one person and as far as I know, you cannot marry again even if you kill that person.

  • Matthew Weeks

    Went to talk to Maramal and he didnt offer to sell the amulet

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

      I’ve directed a number of people to him and no problems, maybe try to steal from him? Or you may have already purchased it?

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Cholo

    what is the exact time that your wedding will start? I always miss my wedding

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

      I’m not sure, haven’t done it myself yet :D

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com wolf

      LOL, know the feeling.. happend to me like 5 times.. the way I found to get around the bugs is to have your soon to be wife follow you .. after talking to marmal.. outside of the temple.. at 7 am go in

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Flamed

    what do u get if you marry lydia?

  • Isharu

    Wait outside the temple place where you marry till 7am then enter

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Vilzu

    i married Jenassa because I play Dark elf myself. Getting married was easy because I didnt need to do any quests beside getting the amulet and talking to Jenassa. But after the seremony she just walked out the door and now I can’t find her anywhere!

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Vilzu

      accidentally swapped the amulet of Mara off. Now that it is on me I found her at temple. SO DONT TAKE OFF THE AMULET IN MIDDLE OF THE QUEST!

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com Vilzu

        And getting that bonus doesnt work. Maybe because I’m a werewolf. Need to check if I can get the cure for that :P

  • Henry

    I got married and I can’t find my wife anywhere.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

      A few people have reported this as a bug on the official forums, will have to wait for a fix I’m afraid. If you’re on PC, there may be console commands that fix your issue.

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com Vilzu

        Put on the amulet of Mara And also the ring you got from ceremony. If you havent decided where to live the spouce can be found in temple. Otherwise she/he can be found in house you decided. Go to that house WITH your ring and amulet on and you should find him/her

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com mech202001

      Alot of posting I have read say that she is still at the Temple of Mara you could try that.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Kelsey

      Consider yourself lucky! I wasn’t paying attention and accidentally got engaged to a hobo…who I had just given 1 gold to. wtf? Now I have to marry this guy? Is there anyway of getting out of it?

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com ginAddiction

        had a few laughs bout’ yer situation… if you haven’t pushed thru with the ceremonies, you can still pursue other NPCs… have three pending relationship with three NPCs meself, one accidental proposition ta an ape in Riften(blacksmith)gives me the creeps… the guy’s actually bigger,hairier & filthier than me.. LOL

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Superman77365

      She may have run off with then neighbor. Lol. Nah, you just hit another one of the games many glitches.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Jonah bercier

    If Im a female char, can I marry another female?

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

      I believe you can but that option list is totally different to this one. I think there’s only 4-5 same sex options.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com WOLF

      yes I think you can but same rules apply for marriae to opposite sex

    • wafflez

      Yes. My character is female and I married the sister of the dude in the trading post in Riverwood. First try, actually… already did their quest in the very beginning of the game, clearing out Bleak Falls Barrow, and so as soon as she saw I was wearing the Amulet, I latched my sexy little claws into her. ;)

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com ginAddiction

      yep… gay marriages is allowed in skyrim!!!

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Skyrimjunky

    Why can’t kajiit get married????

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Falconclaw

      They cant marry because they do not belive in mara

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com QuincyB

    I have the amulet of Mara equipped and a house in Whiterun, i wanted to marry Lydia my housecarl or whatever but idk what i’m supposed to do now. I talk to her and she just says the same stuff

    • wolf

      well first thing is get the amulet of mara best way to get it is get it for marmal or whatever his name is, from the bee and the barb in riften. make sure you dump any of the mara amulets you may found in quest because the way I understand it.. they dont have the nessesar code in it for the ai allowing you to marry.. Also make sure if you have any folloers to let them go.. beaues you are only allowed one follower. after choosing mate wear maulet and ask them. they ask you a question adn then give you a answer. after that go back to the bee and the barb and talk to marmal again and then make sure your in the temple.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Becca

    Can I marry anyone I want to? Or do I absolutelt HAVE to choise from the list

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Johmari

    Hey i tried to marry Mjoll and i did everything then when i got to the wedding everyone was there but it never started they would keep saying this is a nice wedding and Ect.
    The wedding wont start anybody can help plz

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Ben Camera

    Contrary to what the official guide says, you CAN NOT marry Lydia. highly upsetting.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com deerefarmer1

      you can marry lidya

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com cal

    How do I get a divorce?

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Sean

    I can’t get Sorex Vinius to offer his little delivery quest to me in order for the marriage option dialogue to pop up. I’m sad about this

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Olaf Steel Wall

    i married the imperial chick from riverwood early on and decided i wanted to re-marry a site said all u have too do is drop the the ring of matrimoney which ofc didn’t work so i murdered her and raised her corpse parading her round in front of the guars performing ritual executions but unfortunately i was still married a bit gay tbh lolz so i rerolled now i’m being more cautious xD not willing to give up lycanthropy for resting bonuses

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Deathace

    I took the cart ride to Riften, dragon was there, helped kill it, but the guards were all red and killed me. Tried to re-do several times but guards were always that way. Whats up? I have no bountys on me (level 10) and have not taken anything yet.

    • qualiall

      I had a similar thing happen to me. Turns out, I was in the last stage of being a Vampire, which means they attack you on sight. If you kill anyone while in the last stage of a vampire, you won’t get a bounty–but it is a real pain in the butt to cure it. What I had to do was go to a friendly territory (in my case, the College of Winterhold), hire someone to work with me, command them to go to sleep, then bite them in the neck (it will give you stage 3 vampirism which makes it so people don’t attack you on sight)–then you have to go to an inn and ask the innkeeper about rumors–they will tell you about this dude who can cure you of vampirism–then you have to do this ritual. Or you can just keep biting your friend (Vampirism offers bonuses at night time–but it cripples you during the day)

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Rachel

    Hey people add me on psn as rakiechel (;