Ah, marriage. Marriage in Skyrim is a bit different than marriage as you may be used to it. For example, there is NO courting in the world of Skyrim whatsoever. In fact, to GET MARRIED in Skyrim, one must simply wear an ‘Amulet of Mara’ and find a partner that is interested in you.

With that being said, it is EXTREMELY easy to get married in Skyrim. All weddings occur in the TEMPLE OF MARA located in Riften. This is also the place to go to buy an Amulet of Mara for a cheap sum as well.

Note that whether you are Male or Female makes no difference, and neither does the sex of whom you want to marry (males can marry males and vice versa).

So, WHY would you want to get married? Well, at a glance here are some of the benefits of getting married:

  • Sleeping in a bed you own with your partner gives you the Lover's Comfort Perk: All skills improve 15% faster for 8 hours.
  • You can ask your mate to cook you a meal once a day and receive a 'Homecooked Meal' that increased health, magicka, and stamina recovery.
  • You can choose to move in with your partner should they own a house, leading to more property for you if you wish.
  • You gain a ring called "The Bond of Matrimony" that makes Restoration spells cost 10% less to cast.
  • Your mate will often open up a store and start selling various goods (which of course depends on WHO they are). You can then ask your mate to share the profits, which nets you 100 Gold for every 24 hours.

So as you can see, there’s quite a few reasons to get married. Below is a list of Marriage Candidates that my friend Gwaelaurien has made for me. Use it to find out which NPC’s you can marry in Skyrim.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    26 October 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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