Skyrim Special Edition

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Originally made available for Skyrim by joeThinkStudios and ilhe. A mod allowing you to marry up to 11 NPCs (male or female). You can only marry the NPCs whom you were able to marry before. You are also able to divorce and remarry as many times as you like.

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When it's 100% working, will be available for XB1 - patience
 This is NOT MY MOD, originally. I have since adopted it with the permission of its author/s. All credit goes to joeThinkStudios and ilhe who have created the original mod and Hearthfire patch. Additional credit goes to ZackLeodrano for making the initial port for SkyrimSE and this version of its publishing possible. Permission for this publication has been obtained from both joeThinkStudios and ilhe, right alongside ZackLeodrano for their wonderful work.

Once everything here is in order, I do have plans to continue development on this mod. For now, however, I cannot provide support for it or any of the known bugs. As time goes on I will be maintaining and updating it, just not at this time. I will be editing this page later on so that it is easier and quicker to obtain the information needed. For now, I am still sorting through the different files, comments, and discussions throughout the different iterations/publications of this mod.

The Hearthfire patch for this mod is highly recommended. However, some users do not seem to require it. I want to note that ilhe did recommend testing before publishing it, but I think you will all make excellent guinea pigs.


From Marty114's Skyrim Mod page (I have not tested these myself, so I cannot vouch for their compatibility):

Compatible with...


From the Original Author's Mod Page on the Steam Workshop:

This mod is designed to enhance the current marriage system in Skyrim; specifically, the Wedding Scene at the Temple of Mara, fix various marriage-related bugs (potentially an ongoing effort) and add mechanics to remarry. Ultimately, the goal of this mod and others planned for the Marriage Mod series is to bring the Dragonborn and their Spouse closer together and have a much more robust and interactive experience within the marriage system. Considered an overhaul of the marriage system in Skyrim; this mod will likely conflict with any other Mods that make changes to the Temple of Mara within Riften or “The Bonds of Matrimony” Quest as well but should be Follower Mod friendly.

NOTE: Please read through the FAQ and Troubleshooting link below before posting issues with the mod.

--Feature Summary--

  • Marriage to a new spouse via death or Intentional divorce of an old spouse.
  • Fixes to the wedding ceremony and a reception afterward with dynamic events depending on the Dragonborn’s completion of specific quests; Tending the Flames, Blindsighted, The Eye of Magnus, and Glory of the Dead.
  • Three sub-quests, which help aid the Dragonborn during the marriage events.
  • A basic version of the “Dress Up” feature (which will be part of a future marriage mod sub-titled “To Love and Cherish”) allows the Dragonborn to ask their spouse to change the default outfit they have on (the one under the equipped armor) to one of a handful of predetermined outfits.
  • Fixes to various NPCs related, in part, to Marriage.
  • The Dragonborn may now marry multiple spouses (to a Maximum of 11) with the help of the Aspect of Love. One can also easily locate each of their spouses with the aid of a new book, titled “Mara’s Tear”, which details each spouse’s location.
  • The Dragonborn’s spouse(s) can now move to one of the four faction homes depending on completion of their respective questlines.

NOTE: Please read through the FAQ and Troubleshooting link below before posting issues with the mod

--Detailed Feature List--

--For more information about what the Marriage Mod series is planned to contain see the link below--

--Suggested Mods (Tested to work with these mods)—
Coming Soon

--Update History (Change Log) & Currently Known Bugs--

--Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting Guide--
[Please read through the FAQ and Troubleshooting link provided before posting issues with the mod]

As with any mod that is an overhaul, like this one, it is recommended to perform a hard save in Skyrim before you begin using it. The hard save will give you something to fall back on in worst-case scenarios. Feedback is always appreciated (even though I can be very busy and slow to respond) and absolutely welcome. If you truly enjoy this mod please remember to give it an up-rating with green thumbs up.

--Special Thanks!--

  • foop - for helping beta test the mod and choosing not to remain anonymous.
  • AprilDraven - for making an awesome marriage mod logo for this mod.
  • Bakufu001 - for reviewing the mod in the video above.
  • Bethesda - for making such a masterpiece of a game.
  • You - for taking the time to read this!

[Please read through the FAQ and Troubleshooting link above before posting issues with the mod]


From the Original Patch Author's Mod Page on the Steam Workshop:

Compatibility with Hearthfire for joeThinkStudios' Marriage Mod - To Have and To Hold.

All credit goes to joeThinkStudios; a great creator of a great mod! What I did is nothing more than a mere patch which allows the Marriage Mod - To Have And To Hold and Hearthfire work together correctly. If joeThinkStudios ever appears and says that he doesn't want this patch to exist, I will remove it upon his request.
Joe. Thank you. You are awesome.

Marriage Mod - To Have and To Hold

In the load order, this mod must be right after the Marriage Mod - To Have And To Hold.

File names:
MarriageMod - HF.esp
MarriageMod - HF.bsa

Known bugs:
If you are already married and then decide to include this patch into your game, it's somewhat unstable. I ran a few tests. Sometimes the spouse would work correctly and other times they bugged. Remarrying your spouse would likely fix this issue. As soon as I figure out why it happens, I'll either fix it or describe how to avoid it. For now, I'd recommend using it with care if you are already married. If you are not married everything should be ok.


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Hearthfire Patch: