I really don’t understand why a site like the Nexus, which is the biggest mod community, doesn’t have a “spouses” section.
I was looking for cool mods for my characters’ spouses, but it was hard to find any that I liked. But since I put so much work into that research, I figured I might as well share it with you nice Skyrim fans.
So, this list has all of my favourite mods for TES Skyrim that have to do with relationships, marriage, and family time.
Even though it took me hours to put this together, you’ll only need a few minutes to read it and decide which mods you want.
This post has both male and female Skyrim spouses, so it has something for everyone.
In any case, check out each character and try out the ones you like best.
Some of them even have their own voices!
18. Deithwen – Family Edition
In the Skyrim modding community, there are a lot of beautiful, jaw-dropping player homes. Deithwen is a great choice for fans who want a city home with enough beds for a family.
It’s tucked away in Skyrim’s capital city, Solitude. It’s a cluttered house that could belong to any family.
The home is full of little details that make fans fall in love with it. There’s something for everyone here, from chess boards to shoes all over the floor to bars of soap and more.
17. Realistic Elven Children
Have you ever thought that the elves, orcs, and other races in Skyrim that aren’t human must be better parents?
After all, neither the street kids in Skyrim nor the kids in Riften’s orphanage are anything but human.
Realistic Elven Children adds Bosmer, Altmer, Orsimer, and Dunmer kids to the Vanilla game’s Nord kids. You can also adopt Bosmer, Altmer, Orsimer, and Dunmer kids.
This beautiful mod took the best parts of each race and put them on the bodies of children. It even tells you what other mods you can install to make the most beautiful children possible.
Required Mods: RS Children Overhaul
16. To Have And To Hold
Do you love love?
Are you annoyed that Vanilla Skyrim only lets you date one person at a time?
If so, you might like To Have and to Hold. After all, the Dragonborn is an adventurer who is rarely at home with their family.
Who’s to say they don’t have two or three things going on at once?
The most interesting thing about this mod is that the Dragonborn can marry up to 11 NPCs at the same time.
Even if you lose track of them, you don’t have to worry because the Dragonborn will also get a book called “Mara’s Tear” that tells where each spouse is.
Other changes include letting the player choose what their spouse wears, adding a wedding reception to the marriage event, and letting the player divorce themselves on purpose.
15. Marriage Mod
This is the only mod on my list that doesn’t add any new spouses.
But I still think it’s a good name because it will really make your marriage a lot better.
First, this mod lets you have more than one spouse.
Which seems like the right thing to do in a world that tries to look like how the Nords used to be.
I don’t think Bethesda added this feature for moral reasons. But don’t worry, modders aren’t the most moral people in the world (looking at you, weirdo mod makers).
This mod gives you more than just that, though.
The marriage mod also tries to fix many of the bugs that come with marriage in the base game of Skyrim by making small changes that you’ll notice as you play.
Now, this is the mod to get if you want to marry more than one person at once or just make marriage feel better.
14. Avrusa Sarethi
Even though Avrusa Sarethi is a very interesting character, not many players want to marry her.
Well, because she isn’t very pretty in vanilla Skyrim.
But this mod gives her a quick makeover that changes her looks and some of her habits, making her a much more desirable partner.
The also changes the way her body looks, making her look a little more girly than when she was a farmer.
It’s fun to read about women. But maybe you don’t want to marry a woman.
I’ve added this man to the list to make things more interesting.
You also have the chance to have a friend who is great at using a bow and arrow.
Bolrin is a great addition whether or not your character wants to marry a guy.
Even just as a friend to play with.
12. Cute Argonian Spouse
This mod has one of the least original names that I’ve ever seen.
The name is so dull that I almost chose not to try it, but it’s very popular with the community. So I caved and installed this sucker.
Honestly, I’m thankful that I did.
I think it’s kinda racist that all marriable characters tend to be humanoids. Reptilians deserve some love as well – especially because they’re probably behind the creation of a New World Order (right?)
In any case, it’s time for the game to have a proper Argonian spouse. This is the mod to add it! Among a few other aragonian mods.
Kashim is a mighty Redguard that does wonders with a sword and shield.
He’s masterful at combat and a companion that will help you in battle, as well as a character that you can marry.
Redguards aren’t really too popular among the community for various reasons.
But this one’s a fantastic addition to the game.
10. Brelyna Maryon
Now this mod alters the look of Brelyna to make her look more appealing as a wife.
The mod uses the Better Bodies mod to improve the appearance of the character, as well as some facial modification mods.
You might even try combining this with other beauty mods to really revamp Skyrim.
Why not marry a dark elf wizard for a change?
Khagra is an orc and one of the best male spouses that I came across while making this list.
The details of the character’s face are very well done, and the dude himself is super useful as a companion.
Check him out, you won’t regret it.
Kinky fools, be sure to look into Morinth.
She’s a vampire that you can marry or keep around as a follower.
But either way, the creator of the mod decided to make her look quite beautiful right from the start.
And I know what you’re going to do with this mod, so just make sure your door is locked first!
Well, the creator of this mod somehow managed to create a female orc that truly looks attractive.
Kudos to the guy, and good for us. I guess.
She’s quite a good companion that isn’t only there for the looks, but also for her prowess in battle.
Anruin is a replacer for Faendal.
You won’t miss the fool, though. As he’s one of the most boring characters out there.
In any case, Anruin is a male wood elf that will become a follower that is very prominent in the arts of destruction magic.
Marry the dude or keep him around for protection; it’s up to you to do what you wish.
Just be sure to get the best out of him – he’s a pretty useful follower!
Alright, you thirsty fools.
Avelyn is probably the hottest character on this list and one that truly serves her purpose of being a powerful companion.
She’s a warrior and will help you fight off any foes that you might encounter. But she’s also quite good at protecting herself (and yourself) from attacks.
She can block, stab, slice, but most importantly, she can smash.
No pun intended.
4. Marriable Serana
Serana is possibly the most coveted spouse in the game. Yet you can’t really marry her in any edition of Skyrim.
This mod changes that.
But you still need to complete the quest Kindred Judgment if you wish to have her as your partner.
There are also some mods out there that further improve her looks, even though the Skyrim community at large doesn’t seem to think that’s needed.
In any case, Serana is a powerful companion that will make a fine wife for the Dragonborn.
3. Interesting NPCs
The Interesting NPCs mod isn’t something that exclusively adds specific spouses to the game.
But the fact that it adds tons of new characters and over 15 potential spouses that you can marry is enough to warrant a spot on my list.
The mod adds a grand total of 250 characters to the game, all of which are fully voiced and you can interact with every single one of them.
I truly recommend you check out this mod for the sole fact of how many new NPCs you get.
You will truly feel that the game is more alive than ever. Which is especially important if you’ve been playing the game since release.
Listen, I won’t lie to you. Vilja is an interesting character.
But she can be extremely annoying at times.
In fact, sometimes you’re going to be wishing that she had a mute button.
In other words, Vilja is the perfect wife experience that you’ll find in Skyrim!
Aside from that extremely chauvinist joke, she’s a pretty useful character that’ll serve as a great companion in your adventures.
She has a goal of her own, though. And one that she’ll be looking to achieve by your side if you let her tag along.
She’s a bard and one of the most interesting voiced characters that I’ve come across in many years of adding mods to Skyrim.
So it’s truly a mod that I can recommend to anyone. She’s a great companion for females or males – regardless of whether you intend to marry her or not.
I know what you’re thinking and the answer is no; I haven’t added this mod to the first spot on my list solely because the character is made to look like a supermodel.
In fact, Sofia is one of the best character mods in the game. And that’s not only because the girl is smoking hot.
Which she is.
Sofia is fully voice acted and provides you with a unique experience every time you interact with her.
Even if you choose not to marry her for some crazy reason, having Sofia as a companion is a pretty cool way to spice up your adventure.
As I said, the character is fully voiced. Imagine the fun you can have with that!