This tiny principality doesn't make it easy to marry here if you don't live here, but it's so worth having a gorgeous blessing overlooking the bay in a luxurious villa - just make sure you do the legal bit at home, but you don't need to tell the guests!
Below are the legalities for marrying in Monaco, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Monaco Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Monaco?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
How long do I have to be resident in Monaco before I can get married?
You must be resident for thirty days before the wedding to legally marry,
however it is possible to complete the legal side in your country of residence
and then have a non legally binding ceremony in Monaco.
Getting a marriage licence
At least one of the couple must have lived in Monaco for at least thirty days.
You must bring the papers mentioned below to the Town Hall (Mairie) where the
marriage will take place not more than three months before the marriage date.
A notice of your intent to marry (banns) must be posted at the Town Hall for ten
days before you can marry, and include two Sundays.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Birth certificates issued less than three months ago.
Certificate of publication of the marriage banns.
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
All documents must be certified and translated by an approved translator, and
countersigned by consuls of the issuing country
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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Monaco Marriage Registrar's Office
Mairie de Monaco
Place de la Mairie
Tel:+377 93 15 28 63
Fax:+377 93 15 28 42
Open: Mon to Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm