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’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.
|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.|
|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.
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.
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.