Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Achievements


Get married  

Well, despite only being worth 10G, it’s a bit of a rigmarole to get this achievement. Firstly, you have to head to Riften and speak to Maramal, who’ll be found inside the Temple of Mara, by the Thieves Guild’s back door. Ask him about the Temple (“I would like to know more about the temple”) then question marriage in Skyrim (“I could have a wedding at the temple?”) to which you follow up with “No, Not really.” Eventually he’ll offer to sell you the Amulet of Mara which you buy, equip and then get pulling.

You basically have to find someone who’s “interested” and then head to the temple to initiate the wedding. It’s easier than it sounds. This isn’t everyone either, so here’s a list (non-exhaustive) of people you can marry… if you can marry them, they’ll notice the amulet and say “Interested in me, are you?”:

  • Ysolda, Whiterun
  • Camilus Valerius, Riverwood
  • Muiri, Markarth
  • Shahvee, outside Windhelm
  • Derkeethus, Darkwater Pass
  • Wilhelm, Ivarstead.
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 14 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by daardu
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 08:39:44 PM

I will marry a dragon.

Comment #2 by xTyDiRiUmx
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 08:47:29 PM

And then murder your wife...

Comment #3 by ColicLionHeart
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 09:02:55 PM


Comment #4 by Aussie27Legend
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 09:17:29 PM

Fable, is that you?

Comment #5 by linktriforce007
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 09:52:16 PM

@4 My thoughts exactly.

Comment #6 by brandonator14
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 10:03:36 PM

@2 Ha!
This is great

Comment #7 by Kivlov
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 01:21:08 AM

NO, this is a dealbreaker. May as well just give all your gold to a peasant and chop your cock off.

Comment #8 by MDDC
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 02:22:24 AM

Marrying is something I wanted from Oblivion, good to see I can have a character that doesn't have to be entirely focused on combat, that's something I tried to pull off in Oblivion.

Comment #9 by xA7XxDWoods25
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:33:50 AM

This is the only way that your playthrough will truely end in Skyrim lol

Comment #10 by jamie1000013
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:37:15 AM

You're just about to slay a dragon and all of a sudden your wife pulls you home for tea.

Comment #11 by Sadams x T10D
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 07:04:43 AM

I wonder if your wife will complain about you playing to many video games. Then I can hear it in steareo... :(

Comment #12 by RLRAFTERMAN
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 07:46:53 AM

lol @ 11

Comment #13 by Wortsenawl
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 08:24:11 AM

I got married for real, why on earth would I carry that over to video games!?!

Comment #14 by MastrMeatWad
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 08:38:15 AM

@11 lol. So true. If it is anything like a real marriage than yes.

Comment #15 by voidreaper21
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 10:41:27 AM

wonder if you can have kids (no fable reference intented), imagane that, kids; in FIRST PERSON!!!

Comment #16 by chemicalali490
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:15:27 PM

first thought? get a lesbian couple :3

Comment #17 by Fang Ma Guo Lai
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 08:17:43 PM

Can i marry with a different race then have kids? Brb half orc half argonians running around.

Comment #18 by ServbotNamedSxE
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 08:16:27 AM

I was going to play as an argonian male...well at least I wouldn't mind getting married in this game since the female characters look more appealing, unlike the ugly imbred "women" from Oblivion that all had the exact same figure when they were stripped down to their underwear (I was a thief so I looted EVERYTHING! lol).

I wonder what happens if they die? Can you lead them around like you could in Fable?Do you get benefits for marrying a countess!?

Comment #19 by Fakan
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 02:39:32 PM

I just hope the devs had fun with it, making different scenarios and reactions from the general public based on the races and sexes. And I want to bring back my spouse as a zombie and parade her around town. Give me my bisexual zombie vampire Argonian midget bride, Bethesda, or else you're breaking my immersion!!!1

Comment #20 by Baron Chronus
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 03:49:40 PM

really cant wait to get this one

Comment #21 by GetNikolaiVodka
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 12:32:08 AM

Can we bring back Antoinetta Marie for this xD

Comment #22 by trex98
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 06:35:22 PM

So... will my Argonian be able to marry a blond, busty northern broad?

Comment #23 by W1LLEY
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 07:16:07 PM

lol wow to all of your comments... how many of you are giddy little 12 year olds?

Comment #24 by XAvantiaX
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 02:08:34 PM

Hmmmm....My thought for this is will there be any hot guys (gals) in it?

Though i can't expect Zevran to pop up in Skyrim now can't i?XD

Comment #25 by defaultdotxbe
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 10:44:05 PM

@16 i always plays female characters in RPGs so this was my first thought as well

@21 this was my second thought after the first!

Comment #26 by reymarkable
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 05:24:08 PM

im a male and i always make female characters in oblivion. This new featur makes me want to make a male character now cuz it would be awkward

Comment #27 by Sean1234
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 08:13:01 PM

@16 I knew I wasn't alone.

Comment #28 by NinjaCraft QC
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 02:30:30 PM

Wait what...Could it just be like in oblivion. Or i will marry with an orc!

Comment #29 by EIDOLON
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 04:14:55 PM

this is new! deja vu Fable 3 !

Comment #30 by Stage One
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 07:29:49 AM

@13 real wives dont give gamer score >.>

Comment #31 by MsiDisease
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 03:24:35 AM

A taunt achievement for all the single people playing Skyrim? Haha.

Comment #32 by powerlesscheese
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 12:26:36 AM

what the hell?

Comment #33 by nopecakoo
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 12:45:07 PM

Argonian-khajiit babies!

Comment #34 by XInfamousBullet
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 08:49:59 PM

Im gunna marry and then go cheat on her with the girl next door.

Comment #35 by afein22
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 10:23:57 PM

In my professional opinion, #34 is a complete badass :P

Comment #36 by skyrim69
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 11:12:31 PM

OMG i am gunna marry an Argonian while im a nord.


Comment #37 by MerlinNemesis
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 12:50:52 AM

@36 I can imagine the kids big viking looking guys but wait is that a tale or
are you happy to see me.

@16 oh ya. Or can you have more than one wife bring on the orgy.

Comment #38 by Predalien90
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 09:49:00 AM

I actually think this is neat. In Oblivion I had a bunch of homey houses but they were always empty.

Comment #39 by DarkBladesz
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 10:22:03 AM

This will be fun but i rather like to fight agains dragons.

Comment #40 by Grummy
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 11:41:01 AM

Im interested in this to see exactly what effect it has on the game. I don't expect it to be a huge part of events, but at the same time, being Bethesda, I'd expect it to be more than it was in Fable, just a random woman who sits around in one of your houses not doing anything.

Comment #41 by Annalie
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 07:34:02 PM

Lol even if we could have children it wouldn't be possible for argonians and khajits to have children with humans... i dont even think those races can have kids with each other.. it would be wrong. yuck even orcs make me shiver...

Comment #42 by heart attak joe
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 04:58:15 AM

lmao @13.
same here, the only perk of getting married in skyrim is you can kill the bitch if she starts nagging. maybe i'll do that when she's "watching" me play as a hint.....
i guess it means in skyrim there will be no hobbies allowed for your character. the game will then consist of sitting at home doing what she orders and looking after the child while she goes shopping or visiting her f*cking annoying friends.

i'm so happily married...

Comment #43 by DaZa1998
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:31:14 AM

I am goin to marry a Argonian on my youtube vids

Comment #44 by seVn fiRe
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 03:55:41 AM

so how do you get married? will this only be available later in the game? no way to ask a woman

Comment #45 by agnte
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 12:44:11 AM

So does anyone know where the amulet is yet?

Comment #46 by GamingDude
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 02:38:02 AM

you go and talk to maramal in the bees and the barb in Riften to start it and then buy the amulet off of him for 200 gold pieces

Comment #47 by death metal jay
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 01:50:13 PM

Worth doing due to the achievement and free gold/gifts you get from her/him. Hopefully you can get married in all 9 citys for more stuff.

Comment #48 by O0mix0O
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 05:22:55 PM

As #46 said, you need an amulet of Mora from the bees and the barb. From here you will be able to ask if someone is into you or not, note that not everyone has this option, from my playthrough my housecarl in Morthal is into you and Yaserf (sp?) in Whiterun digs you. (When a male character)

Comment #49 by spankmymonkeyz
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 07:32:49 PM

This is the worst achievement ever!

Comment #50 by Judgementxxx
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 05:52:13 AM

Not played many games then spankmymonkeyz if you think that.

Comment #51 by tradog123
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 08:02:25 PM


Comment #52 by seth4486
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 08:40:53 AM

this is the worst achievement ever! cant wait to get married and wait for the sweet release of a murder suicide.

Comment #53 by DoctorMadcow
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 07:37:40 PM

Hmmm, be miserable in RL and my video game life? I dont think so. Atleast I can mute this wife or at the very least smash her face in with my warhammer.

Comment #54 by A Common Dread
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 09:27:11 AM

I married a fox... because she was.... foxy..... ahhahahahah. Oh god someone kill me now

Comment #55 by BIG EVIL DEEZY
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 09:18:19 AM

i cant get maramia to appear in the bee and the barb, any tips?

Comment #56 by MasterZ
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 07:04:39 PM

and thus starts the search for the "Lusty Argonian Maid" lol. search it on google if u havent noticed or read that book in the game.

Comment #57 by Panda Bamboo
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 06:29:09 AM

I tried this the other night several times but it glitched on me. Gonna have to wait for the patch to update the game or maybe just try again with a different character.

Basically a dead companion appears in the room and destroys your marriage.

I suppose this is alright if none of your companions die but I've had a bad habit of having them die on me.

Comment #58 by nick200969
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 09:29:35 AM

The idiot does not appear in the bee and bard what do I do to start this achievement

Comment #59 by puntmequick
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 03:02:50 PM

I've tried doing this 20 times and every time I return within the time period and enter the temple it auto fails. One of the last 2 few I need and game glitches out on me.

Comment #60 by Mighty Frake
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 03:32:37 AM

@59 the guy can also be found in the temple of mara just up the road
from the bee and barb

Comment #61 by EskiMartyMoo
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 04:19:47 PM

Same problem dead companion shows up and ruins everything......This is weak.

Comment #62 by CloneNiNJA
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 06:02:34 PM

once i got 3200 coins from my wife

Comment #63 by Kingdada21
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 07:25:04 PM

How in the hell do i get a divorce? Ive tried killin her but she freakin lives on.

Comment #64 by cKe LegendZz
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 07:44:13 PM

This is one of the only achievements that is giving me a problem, I have the amulet, I wear the amulet and still I don't have any options to ask if someone is interested, I'm assuming my game is glitched... -.-

Comment #65 by MCFC Blue Nose
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @ 05:23:39 PM

I got my companion in Solitude to marry me

Comment #66 by MCFC Blue Nose
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @ 05:35:52 PM

Saved it first, got the ach the reloaded it

Comment #67 by danmare
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 @ 01:46:37 PM

you can ask the girl in the store at Riverwood, I wish that I did this achievement earlier, b/c it would have helped to get the 100k gold achievement,; since your spouse gives you 100 gold per day, which can be gathered whenever you visit them

Comment #68 by grantandsherri
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 08:19:19 AM

I got married.... use to be happy till i took an arrow in the knee

Comment #69 by Plutonicjoker69
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 05:00:28 PM

the man named "Maramal" is the person that you buy the amulet from after
you ask him about mara and weddings. the temple is located just near the town
center where everyone sells shit

Comment #70 by OziBattla
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 12:31:25 AM

on lvl41, been wearing the amulet the whole time. WHY WON'T ANYONE MARRY ME!!!

Comment #71 by OziBattla
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 05:30:49 AM

Just found this out 'As of the initial release there are NO Khajiit or Bosmer (Wood Elf) characters that the player can marry'. Playing this whole time with my Bosmer Theif. Lucky I had another character leveled

Comment #72 by Quelos
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 03:05:38 PM

I'm going to have my Khajiit marry and Argonian, think of the kids. O_O

Comment #73 by HumorousObject
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 04:04:33 PM

For me I just went to a pawn shop in one of the towns you first discover and the pawn shops owners daughter had a different speech thing for me it was her basically saying she likes me well me being a girl irl and in game I choose no not all all when she asked if I liked her back xD Other answer was Yes, yes I do in case you were wondering

Comment #74 by gundamcreed7
Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 05:33:10 AM

i tryed with little progress but can some one tall me how do i get married?

Comment #75 by Warlord Tennyson
Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 07:09:42 AM

and this is how the adventure would really end. you save the world and she still wont let you go drinking with you dark brotherhood freinds

Comment #76 by scrubs193
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 05:34:55 PM

easiest one ever

Comment #77 by MedievalKarma
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 08:39:09 PM

How do you marry somebody in the game?

Comment #78 by XEN610
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 07:14:25 PM

Did the quest for Mjoll the Lioness & was able to marry her. The only downside is comes with her friend, but I can bring her along and ignore him. Plus, she has a much better house in Riften.

Comment #79 by Delusional King
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 05:30:40 PM

I had a Nord Imperial Lesbian Wedding

Comment #80 by xxferenzicxx
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 01:10:32 PM

LMFAO at #55!!

Comment #81 by kevrich19
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 03:37:10 PM

OMG how many fellas on here have my issues with there wives and playing games lol but again just told the wife about the comments on here and she pissed her self laughing and said it's true lol

Comment #82 by red5112
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 05:39:37 PM

what happens if you sell the amulet before you realize you need it for this achievement?

Comment #83 by xXSooperdaveXx
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 11:43:26 AM


buy it back

Comment #84 by boulj006
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 08:20:05 AM

Well Well Well. This seems to be a very male discussion. Thank god im not like some of your wives. I play xbox, I dont nag because my felle does what i ask. And we bought two xboxes for our house in the interest of keeping our relationship.

My My My!!!!

Comment #85 by commandscorpion
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 04:18:21 PM

Kajhiit marriage IS POSSIBLE If you don't mind being gay see Valcis of companions

Comment #86 by InsideTheStorm
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 07:14:35 PM

My old lady doesn't let me play, I have to wait for her to go to the store so I can get my xbox on. Will my Skyrim wife tell my real wife on me? What if the two of them meet at the Riverwood salon? I dont know if all this is worth 10g

Comment #87 by InsideTheStorm
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 07:16:27 PM

@71 because youre fat... do some pushups and maybe you can get a date...

Comment #88 by MattAmo777
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 @ 02:59:32 PM

Aela would get it...

Comment #89 by Phunky
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 08:37:39 PM

lol @ #71, forever alone...

Comment #90 by ShadowDemon xYx
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 07:28:50 AM

@#86 where do you find Valcis?

Comment #91 by kingfatass010
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 07:52:37 AM

yay now i got some bitch to do the washing up and cooking for me... im like ''go make me a sandwich im hungry bitch''

Comment #92 by MaraTatouille
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:43:15 AM

This should be listed as "missable" or "glitched" achievement, as Wood Elves can't marry. Of course I picked a Wood elf. #ForeverAlone

Comment #93 by GH786
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 02:05:25 PM

r they going to add kids

Comment #94 by StateBiscuit
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 05:01:47 PM

I'm gonna take my time on this

Comment #95 by Pixi
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 02:25:42 PM

As a female Nord this took me all of ten minutes to complete.

1. Head to Riften (fast travel to the thieves guild entrance) and enter the Temple of Mara.
2. Chat up Maramal (ask for more info on the temple and then about marriage). If he's not there he'll be in the tavern in town; Bee and Barb.
3. Buy the Amulet of Mara from him. (200gp)
4. Exit the temple and fast travel to Whiterun.
5. Find Ysolda, talk to her about being interested and agree to marry.
6. Head back to the Temple of Mara and get married.
7. ????
8. Profit.

Comment #96 by cast
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 11:28:05 PM

I remember this taking me like 6 hours because the game was broken, good times.

Comment #97 by HXP
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 02:53:02 AM

Haha .. I love this Achievement. Cheers

Comment #98 by Jays707
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 04:41:56 AM

I can't kill my wife!!!

Comment #99 by xOverlordHereZz
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 08:30:41 AM

I dont know how to get the ACHIEVMENT.

Comment #100 by chollinator
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 03:06:27 PM

easyyy. i married vorstag from markarth.

Comment #101 by kevinjr
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 12:00:57 AM

Hi I'm trying to trade my extra skyrim download code for 2800 Microsoft points but you have to live in Canada add me if you want to trade


Comment #102 by Failingrogue
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 @ 12:56:19 PM


Comment #103 by diablo666
Saturday, September 07, 2013 @ 06:31:53 PM

awesome achievement

Comment #104 by rsjwright
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 11:32:19 AM

Too bad my wife never shuts up. I keep her at a house i don't visit often.

Comment #105 by Grrt1894
Saturday, August 02, 2014 @ 11:26:12 PM

Marry my wife and kill her for her steak

Comment #106 by anubis316
Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 07:07:03 PM

Can someone tell me the best options for a gay male partner to marry?

Comment #107 by Kormili
Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 01:33:35 AM

Can i marry my adopted child?

Comment #108 by Gamerkid24315
Sunday, July 17, 2016 @ 09:34:49 PM

Step to Step guide:
Go to Riften
Wait until nighttime
Go to the bee and barb (a big building in the marketplace).
Speak to a monk named Maramal if you van have a wedding at the temple
Buy an amulet of Mara
Go to Whiterun
Speak to Ysolda in the marketplace (wait until 10am)
Ask if she is looking to become a merchant
Agree to find a mammoth tusk
Head up the stairs to the big tree
Turn left so you are looking at a boat like building called Jorrvaskr
Turn left once inside.
Shut the door.
Sneak and steal a mammoth tusk of the desk
Return to Ysolda
Wear your amulet of mara
Ask if she is interested
Agree to be married
Return to Riften
Turn left from the bee and barb into an opening guarded by two guards
Enter the temple of Mara
Locate Maramal, the monk
Ask to have a weddin

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US November 11, 2011

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