- Can You Get Married In Skyrim?
- How To Marry in Skyrim?
- Who To Marry in Skyrim?
- Perks Of Marrying in Skyrim!
From fighting giants and dragons to simply exploring the world, there’s a lot of exciting stuff in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. But once you’ve completed the blood-rushing adventures, there’s more to this grim world.
After conquering it, you might look to lay off the demon hunting. And what better way to settle down than to start a family and have a peaceful home to go back to at the end of every side quest?
Yes, you can get married in Skyrim, adopt children, and start a family. It might seem like an RPG gimmick, but a Skyrim marriage has benefits of its own.
So, how to marry in Skyrim?
Read on as we answer this, and more questions about marriage in Skyrim.
How To Get Married In Skyrim?
Getting married in Skyrim is a quest in itself. You’ll need to:
- Unlock Marriage.
- Find the Amulet of Mara.
- Find a Partner.
The quest to get married in Skyrim starts by unlocking marriage. And to do that, you’ll have to find and wear the Amulet of Mara.
You can find the Amulet scattered throughout the world. In fact, you might already have picked one up. Even if you don’t have one, it’s pretty easy to obtain.
Once you decide to get married, you have to travel to Riften. In Riften, you’ll meet Maramal, a priest at the Temple of Mara.
Sometimes Maramal is also available at the Bee and Barb.
After finding the priest, ask him about marriage in Skyrim. Then purchase the Amulet of Mara. It’s 200 gold, and it’s imperative if you want to get married.
Doing this also unlocks the Book of Love quest.
Now’s the time to find a partner.
Equip the Amulet of Mara and talk to one of the 60+ (male & female) NPCs that you think would make a good partner in life. But before you propose, you’ll have to complete a character-specific quest to win over your chosen one.
After completing that quest, you’re good to go.
And while we’re at it, here’s a list of the 10 most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in Skyrim.
Best Male & Female Spouses in Skyrim
The complete list is too long, and frankly, not everyone is a worthy Dragonborn spouse. So, we’re going into matchmaking. Here are the best Skyrim wives and husbands for you to choose from.
And remember, always wear the Amulet of Mara when interacting with these NPCs to trigger the marriage dialogues.
5 Best Male Spouses [Females Below!]
- Argis The Bulwark
This warrior from Markarth is Nord Housecarl and lives in the Vlindrel Hall. If you’re looking for a handsome and rich man, Argis The Bulwark is the one.
But, you’ll have to become a Thane of Markarth to win over Argis. And to do that, you’ll have to spend 12,200 Gold to buy and decorate the Vlindrel Hall and help out some citizens as well.
You can make Onmund your follower or you can have him as a husband. He is an aspiring mage studying at the College of Winterhold, and that’s where Dragonborn can meet him.
After completing the Under Saarthal quest, you’ll unlock Onmund’s Request. Complete that, and Onmund is there for the taking.
How about buying your way into marriage? If you are open to that, Balimund is too.
Balimund is a blacksmith from Riften. Players marry him after completing the Stoking the Flames quest.
And if you can’t be bothered with the quest, just invest in his business and you’re good to go.
Balimund is a great choice because, after marriage, his blacksmith tools are yours to use.
Perth owns the Soljund’s Sinkhole mine, and that’s where you’ll find the Breton miner if you’re looking to make him your Skyrim husband. He just has one small request- get rid of the Draugr in Soljund’s Sinkhole.
Once you clean up his mine, you’ll be rewarded with Gold and the option to marry Perth.
- Quintus Navale
If you prefer brains over brawns, Quintus Navale is the perfect match for you.
He is an Imperial alchemist from Windhelm, and he works at The White Phial. You can meet him at The White Phial where you’ll be given the quest to find the White Phial, an ancient relic.
After finding the White Phial and helping Quintus repair it, Dragonborn can marry the alchemist.
5 Best Female Spouses to Marry in Skyrim
- Aela The Huntress
The feisty werewolf isn’t only one of the best Dragonborn followers but also one of the best Skyrim wives. So, no surprise that unlocking her marriage option is difficult.
Aela is one of The Companions- so, first and foremost, you’ll have to complete The Companions Arc. After that, you’ll have to destroy the Silver Hand.
Once Dragonborn completes these 2 quests, Aela the Huntress becomes a follower and a potential wife.
Lydia is one of the few spouses that players don’t have to look for. She becomes available after completing one of the main quests.
Right after the player fights a Dragon at the Whiterun Watchtower, they are crowned the Thane of Whiterun. And almost instantly, Lydia becomes a Housecarl, a follower, and is available for marriage.
- Mjoll The Lioness
The good girl of Skyrim, Mjoll The Lioness is a Nord Warrior who hates the Black-Briar family and the Thieves’ Guild. And that is the first thing you’ll have to do if you want to marry Mjoll- profess your hate for the Black-Briar family and the Thieves’ Guild.
Then Mjoll will request you to find her sword. After you find the sword, Mjoll can be married.
However, you’ll have to be Level 14 to woo Mjoll.
In a way, Jenassa is the perfect Dragonborn wife because her morals are just as questionable as Dragonborn’s. She wouldn’t think twice before killing innocents.
Moreover, she’s just there to be bought- no quests to complete.
Just head over to The Drunken Huntsman Inn and hire her to be your follower. After that, she is also open to marriage.
This heartbroken maiden is looking for revenge on her ex by killing him. Dragonborn meets Muiri during the Mourning Never Comes quest which leads the player to Markarth.
Muiri will ask you to kill Alain Dufont and Nilsine. Just a double homicide and Muiri will reward you with a ring and an option to marry.
Skyrim Marriage – Maramal’s Service at Temple of Mara
Now that, hopefully, you’ve found your future Skyrim wife/husband, it’s time to officiate the wedding.
Head back to the Temple of Mara and meet Maramal to request the wedding ceremony. The ceremony will occur within the next 24 hours after your request for Maramal to make the arrangements.
To avoid missing your own marriage ceremony, it’s suggested that you stay at the Temple of Mara until the ceremony is complete.
You’ll get the Married trophy afterward.
You can now buy a house, adopt a child, ask your wife to cook meals for you and set up a shop together which earns you 100 Gold every day.
And now that you know how to marry in Skyrim, we’re sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on these perks.
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