Denmark has simple marriage legalities which makes it the "Las Vegas" of European weddings! It also has plenty of fantastic ceremony locations.
Summer is a popular time to exchange vows here, but it's equally as beautiful in winter too - it just depends on your wedding dream!
Below are the legalities for marrying in Denmark, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Denmark Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Denmark?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women. If between 16 and 18
years old then parental consent is required.
Two witnesses are required.
How long do I have to be resident in Denmark before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Denmark.
Getting a marriage licence
You must send the documents below to the National Register or to the town hall
where you wish to get married to obtain a certificate of marriage approval. This
can take up to 2-4 weeks.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Certificate of marital status.
Marriage declaration form obtained from the town hall or National Register.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.(you may
also need to ensure that the correct wording accepted by Danish law is on your
papers, if not you will need to obtain a statement stating you are free to
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be
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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Denmark Marriage Registrar's
1267 Kobenhavn K, (Copenhagen)
Tel: +45 3312 2380
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Danish Coastal Weddings arranges a wide range of different types of weddings - from big parties in castles or in a Viking Longhouse to smaller elopements in a lighthouse, on a beach, in a Church or in a beautiful old Town Hall. We do our best to make your wedding as close to your dream wedding as possible and if you have a special wish for your wedding, do not hesitate to contact us, we are open for new ideas!
The Danish liberal way of thinking meant that we were the first country in the world to recognize gay civil weddings and we often help same-sex couples to get married.
This is the homeland of the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen and it can be the location where your own romantic fairytale can begin.