All the partners and the benefits of getting married

You can also find love in the frozen north of Skyrim.

You can also find love in the frozen north of Skyrim.

In The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, for the first time in the series’ history, it is possible to marry. In Norse lore, this happens quite easily, for death awaits in every corner of Skyrim. There is no time for romantic walks on the beach. If only for the crabs on the beach. Here we will tell you how you can get under the hood quickly.

There is no marriage without an amulet

To meet potential partners, you need a Mara’s Amulet. You can find this in the world as usual or buy it yourself for just 200 gold at the Temple of Mara. This is located in cracked and you should definitely pay him a visit, because you also have to ask the responsible priest Maramal illustrated on the nuptial rites. You also need a house, which you can buy in any of the larger cities.

Once you have met all the requirements, you can ask the characters if they are interested in you.






Once you have met all the requirements, you can ask the characters if they are interested in you.

Once you’ve done everything and are wearing Mara’s Amulet with your character, you’ll notice that some characters react differently to you in conversation.

For example, they might wonder why you’re not married yet or ask you openly about your interest. From time to time, you need to complete a quest for the affected person or have progressed enough in the game. Some companions will not respond to your advances until you have hired them at least once or joined their respective guild. What you have to do can be found in the list below.

All Marriable People in Skyrim

For the sake of simplicity, we have divided all partners by gender and arranged them alphabetically. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a same-sex marriage. Here the cold north is very progressive.

Women

Surname the race Location precondition
aela the huntress north Jorrvaskr, Whiterun Complete the Companions story with the quest in honor of the dead.
air north Angas Mill, Principality of Pale Chop wood for her.
Whom red guard Temple of Dibella, Markarth Complete the Temple mission. Dibella’s heart.
avrusa sarethi Dunmerin Sarethihof, Rift Principality Complete quests for her or help out on her farm.
Borgakh the Steel Orsimer Mor Khazgur, Principality of Reach pay their dowries or persuade them to leave their homes.
camilo valerio Imperial river forest complete the mission the golden claw or the search a love triangle.
Dravynea Dunmerin Kynegren Bring him ice salts.
Ghorza Gra-Bagol Orsimer Markarth take him the book Akrash’s last pod.
Gilfre Imperial mixed water mill Chop wood for her.
Grelka north Market, Riften Invest in your stand.
Hilund north Outside Thirsk Mead Hall, Solstheim Bring him 50 Riekling Spears.
iona north Honigheim, Riften being Thane of Rift
Jenassa dumber Drunken Hunter, Whiterun Pay their wages (500 gold).
Jordis the sword maiden north Well, peak of pride, loneliness Ser Thane of Haafingar
Lidia north Dragonhold or Breezesheim, Whiterun Ser Thane of Whiterun
Mjoll the lioness north Market or bee sting, Riften Find Darkblade.
morwen north Skaal Village, Solstheim Free her and give her mother’s amulet to Runil in the quest. Morwen’s Request.
Muiri breton Witchcraft, Markarth Kill Alain Dufont for her in the quest. wake up without pain of the Dark Brotherhood.
Njada stone weapon north Jorrvaskr, Whiterun Complete the Companions story with the quest in honor of the dead.
fringe north Temple of Dibella, Markarth Complete the Temple mission. Dibella’s heart.
Rayya red guard Seeblick House, Principality of Falkenring being thane of the hawk ring
estuary Imperial Jorrvaskr, Whiterun Complete the Companions story with the quest in honor of the dead.
sen Imperial Temple of Dibella, Markarth Complete the Temple mission. Dibella’s heart.
shaved off argonian Argonian Quarters, Windhelm: Harbor Bring him Shahvee’s Amulet of Zenithar.
Sylgja north shor stone Take the letters to his father.
taarie altmer Bright robes, loneliness. Show Jarl Elisif his clothes.
long sleeve north Ivarstead Bring him ten bear skins.
Uthgerd the Relentless north Flag mare, Whiterun Win the fight.
Viola Giordano Imperial Candlelight House or the streets of Windhelm complete the mission blood on ice.
Ysolda north Ysolda’s Market or House, Whiterun Bring him a mammoth tusk.

mens

Surname the race Location requirement
Ainethach breton karthwasten Help him with the mercenaries in his mine.
Argis the Bulwark north Vlindrel Halle, Markart Ser Thane of Reach
Angrenor once honored north wind helmet Donate a sept.
in its dumber Jorrvaskr, Whiterun Complete the Companions story with the quest in honor of the dead.
Balimund north Scorched Hammer, Riften Bring him ten Fire Salts for his forge.
Belrand north Winking skeever, loneliness Pay his salary (500 gold).
Benor north Mortal Win the fight against him.
cauldron north Hjerim, Windhelm Ser Thane of Eastmarch
cosnach breton Silverblood Inn, Markarth Win the fight against him.
Derkeethus Argonians Darkwater Pass, later Darkwater Crossing Rescue him from Darkwater Pass.
Explore many swamps Argonians Argonian Quarters, Windhelm: Harbor Talk to Torbjorn Smash-Shield about the Dockers.
Eric north To Frostfruit, Rorikstead He convinces his father to let him become an adventurer.
Farkas north Jorrvaskr, Whiterun Complete the Companions story with the quest in honor of the dead.
Filnjar north shor stone Clear the Redbelly Mine of frozen spiders.
Gatgro Shargakh Orsimer kolskeggr mine Clear the Kolskeggr Mine from the Forsaken.
Ghorbash the Iron Hand Orsimer Dushnik Yal Convince him to leave the fortress.
Halbarn Ironfur north Bujold’s Shelter, Solstheim Bring him 10 Stalhrim and 15 Ebony Bars.
marcurio Imperial Bee sting, Riften Pay his salary (500 gold).
Gro-Bagol moth Orsimer Unterstein Fortress, Markarth Bring him a Daedra Heart.
eighth saint breton loneliness Help him pay off his debt.
omluag breton Markarth Convince Mulush gro-Shugurz to treat the workers better.
Odfel north shor stone Clear the Redbelly Mine of frozen spiders.
world north Winterfell Academy, Winterfell Join the Winterhold Academy and complete the Onmund quest.
Acio Turkey Imperial sleggwartmine Clear the Kolskeggr Mine from the Forsaken.
Perth breton Soljund’s Well Complete the Well of Soljund’s Draugr.
Fifth Navale Imperial The White Flask, Windhelm complete the mission the white bottle.
Revyn Sadri dumber Sadri’s Used Goods, Windhelm Steal Viola’s gold ring
Roggi Hairy Beard north Steam incendiary mine, Kyneshain Find your family’s sign.
Romlyn Dreth dumber Black Thorn Brewery, Bee Sting or Romlyn Dreth’s House, Riften Bring his stolen barrel to Windhelm.
Probe Drain dumber dark water crossing Sell ​​him ore.
sorex wine Imperial Winking skeever, loneliness Take your wine to the Blue Palace.
Stevar north Candlelight House, Windhelm Pay his salary (500 gold).
torvar north Jorrvaskr, Whiterun Complete the Companions story with the quest in honor of the dead.
Vilkas north Jorrvaskr, Whiterun Complete the Companions story with the quest in honor of the dead.
backstay north Silverblood Inn, Markarth Pay his salary (500 gold).
William north Vilemyr Hostel, Ivarstead Explore Fireveil Hill and bring him the journal.

Can you marry Serana too?

Careful readers will have noticed that Serana is not on the marriageable list. The Vampire Lady of the dawn guard DLC is a very popular companion. Not only because he has powerful spells, but also because of his interesting personality.

Serana is one of the best companions.  Unfortunately, she will reject your marriage proposal.

Serana is one of the best companions. Unfortunately, she will reject your marriage proposal.

If you survived the adventure with her, you can ask her if she would like to marry you. Unfortunately she will always refuse here, no matter if you have cured them of vampirism or not. But before you close your browser with a broken heart: there is still a chance.

With the help of mods in Skyrim Special or Anniversary Edition, you can, at least on Playstation and XBox, unlock the possibility of Serana still giving in to your courtship. So she behaves like all the other spouses who can also be your partners.

the wedding ceremony

Once you have reached an agreement with the character, the ceremony will take place in the Mara Temple even after 24 hours. So travel there quickly. NPCs you have helped on your adventures will appear as guests and witness the ceremony. Here’s your last chance to cancel everything, because once you’re married there’s no turning back.

You can still cancel the wedding at the altar.  But you wouldn't do that to Mjoll, would you?

You can still cancel the wedding at the altar. But you wouldn’t do that to Mjoll, would you?

After the wedding is over, you can agree with your partner on where you want to live together. If you own multiple houses, you can choose one in the conversation. Some marriage candidates have their own houses that you can move into. Once you are a resident, you can also adopt children.

Spouses often address you as darling or darling after the wedding, cook you something once a day, and give you a big push if they stay in the house together. Of lovers consolation Increases the experience gain of all your skills by 15% unless you are using the Lover’s Stone or are a werewolf.

Who have you courted in the far reaches of Skyrim? Or you prefer to warm yourself alone by the fire in the taverns.