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How to Marry in Denmark

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

How do I 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, which can be provided by your wedding planner if requested.


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. For some venues you must present the original documents at the latest the business day before the ceremony. But some venues allow same day document presentation and wedding.


How to get a marriage licence in Denmark

You must send the documents below to your wedding planner who will liaise with the Danish Government Family Law office to obtain a certificate of marriage approval.


It can take from 2 days to 2 weeks to approve your file and issue a Marriage License, which is valid for a maximum of 4 months from the date of issue.


Once your Marriage License is issued by the Government office you are able to marry as soon as you wish.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?


Entry Visa for Denmark (if required).
Residency permit (if you are living in a country that is not your home country).
Relationship document to outline how, where and when you met - which your wedding planner or agency puts together with you.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.

If documents are not in English, Danish or German then they must be translated into one of these languages by a certified translator.


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

Kobenhavns Overpraesidium,

Hammerensgade 1,

1267 Kobenhavn K, (Copenhagen)

Tel: +45 3312 2380


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Marry Abroad Simply

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Location: UK and Denmark
Business Type: Wedding Organiser
Contact: Sam

We are experts in the field of arranging weddings quickly and cheaply and take the stress out of the process for you!

If you want a wedding in the amazingly romantic, country of Denmark our exceptionally dedicated team have already organized over 3000 ceremonies all over Denmark including Copenhagen, Aerø, Frederiksberg, Toender, we are able to match you with the Town Hall for your timeframe, location and dreams - which ensures you have your perfect ceremony.

We specialize in International couples and are strong supporters of same sex weddings, Denmark was one of the first same sex countries for marriage – we are all about the love!

Elopements, paperwork or a big event - we work with the Danish family law department and are familiar with all documents and situations.

Your wedding is as unique as you and partner, and as important to us as it is to you,. We are honoured to be the smallest part in your largest day.  

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Location: The island of Lolland-Falster
Business Type: Wedding Planner
Contact: Lena Hansen

We are a stylish wedding planning team who creates extraordinary events in the romantic, scenic and historic country of Denmark for foreign couples.

We are a member of international community "Belief wedding creators”, and also LGBT-friendly company.

A wedding with us is not only about the ceremony itself, but about Denmark and Danish history, Scandinavian nature, culture, local food and people; it is a unique opportunity for you and your beloved ones to spend a few days together and explore the Danish culture pearls. Whether it is an intimate wedding for two, or a romantic party with a narrow circle of friends, or a noisy big wedding – you can be sure that all couples are important to us, and we will surely find you the right option for the wedding of your dreams.

Get married in Denmark and you'll have a wedding venue like no other to celebrate your special day.

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