If you wish to tie the knot in Copenhagen, there are many possibilities of getting married in beautiful and romantic surroundings. You can easily get married in the vintage classy Copenhagen City Hall, Frederiksberg Town Hall or book a registrar to marry you in a location of your choice. If you dream of a Christian church wedding, one of you must be a member of the Danish Church.
Even though it is easy to get married in the kingdom of Denmark, you need to make some preparations from home. First, you fill in an application form with your personal data of both you and your future spouse. Once you have filled out the application, you send it to the Municipality of Copenhagen. Remember to send the examination fee receipt as well. Know that it may take up to five to six weeks before you get a reply to your application.
Copy of the picture page of your valid passport
Residence permit (if you are not a Danish citizen)
Valid visa or proof of entry of arrival in Denmark or Schengen
Certificate of marital status. This may not be more than four months old.
The certificate must state:
Date of birth
Place of birth
The documents you send with the application can be photocopies, but you need to show the original documents once you come to Copenhagen. Copenhagen Municipality will contact you regarding when and where to present the originals.
Copenhagen Municipality charges you DKK 500 as an examination fee. You pay the fee before you submit the documents and forward the payment receipt to the municipality. If you wish to have your wedding ceremony at a different location than city hall, there will be an extra charge of approximately DKK 2,500.
Read more about becoming a member of the Danish Church.
Copenhagen City Hall Wedding Office
1599 Copenhagen V
Tel.: +45 3366 3366
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For the international gay and lesbian community, Copenhagen has been a top gay wedding destination, since it became possible for same sex people to be married in church and at city hall in 2012.
In 1989, Denmark was the first country in the world to recognise registered partnerships for same-sex couples.