This island in the Atlantic makes a good alternative to marrying in the Caribbean. With some of the simplest marriage legalities in the world, a temperate climate and stunning white sand beaches, Bermuda could be just the wedding destination you're dreaming of.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Bermuda to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Bermuda Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Bermuda?
Legal age for marriage is 21 years for both men and women.
If between 16 and 20 then parental consent is required.
Same sex marriages are not permitted.
How long do I have to be resident in Bermuda before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Bermuda.
Getting a marriage licence
You must both bring the papers mentioned below to the Bermuda Registrar General's office. The marriage licence is then issued 15 days later, although you do not have to be in the country for this time.
A Notice of Intended Marriage licence can be obtained from the Bermuda
Registrar General's office or the Bermuda Government's Department of Tourism
office, and must be published in the Bermuda newspapers before the ceremony
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Notice of Intended Marriage licence
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.
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Bermuda Marriage Registrar's
30 Parliament Street,
Hamilton HM 12
Tel/Fax: +1 441 292 4568