Skyrim: Hearthfire – How to Find the All New Marriage Option

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Yes, there is exactly ONE new addition to the list of NPCs you can marry in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. To find this all new NPC that you can get married to, check out the details below. It may not seem that significant, but the Dawnguard Expansion featured exactly ZERO new additions, making this second DLC package 100% better in the marriage department. Find your new partner, and what else she can do for you other than providing marital bliss, with our text guide below.

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How to Find the All New Marriage Option

  • New NPC: Rayya – Female Redguard found in Falkreath. This new marriage option becomes available after becoming Thane of Falkreath. She can join you as a Steward.
  • Where to Find: Inside the Jarl’s Longhouse, inside the city of Falkreath.
  • How to Become Thane: You’ll need to complete multiple Radiant Quests to prove your worth.
  • To get married, you’ll need an Amulet of Mara. Learn more about marriage in Skyrim with our massive Marriage Guide.
  • Now that you’ve got a companion, check out how to make a home by buying a plot of land, building a home, and adopting a child.

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3 Comments on Skyrim: Hearthfire – How to Find the All New Marriage Option


On September 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Actually the other two new Housecarls(and possible stewards) are too. Valdimir (I think I spelled that wrong) is a possibility after becoming Thane in Morthal and Gregor after becoming Thane of Dawnstar.


On July 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Can you marry Brynjolf with Hearthfire or do you need a mod? I have read a lot of different things on the subject and I am really confused. Any help would be appreciated.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On July 8, 2013 at 11:53 am


It looks like Brynjolf is not tagged into the marriage “faction” so they cannot be married without tweaking the game files or installing a mod.