City Hall Wedding
City Hall Wedding
At Copenhagen City Hall, you can be married in elegant surroundings with a historic atmosphere. The beautiful building and the romantic City Hall Garden, where you can stay before or after your ceremony, offer the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding day.
Your ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall will take place in the beautiful Wedding Hall on the first floor with a view of the Great Hall. The walls are painted with scenes from old Danish folklore about courting and proposals, and the lights are dimmed to create a warm atmosphere. Read more about the Wedding Hall here (in Danish).
The room is a perfect setting for a small, intimate ceremony for just the two of you or with your nearest and dearest.
If you choose to bring guests, the room can hold up to 60 people. This will quickly generate a festive atmosphere.
The ceremony will start by the registrar making a short speech for you. Then you will be asked if you accept one another as spouses. After you have confirmed this, you may exchange rings if you wish. When you have signed the marriage documents, you will be handed your marriage certificates and the ceremony is over.
Your guests are welcome to take photos and record videos during the ceremony. You can also choose to invite guest to join on your phones on Facetime, Skype etc.
After the ceremony
You are welcome to stay in the Great Hall, the corridors on the ground floor or in the lovely garden and celebrate with a drink or some cake. Please note that it is not allowed to enjoy food or drinks on the first floor or on the balcony.
How to book a wedding appointment
To book an appointment at City Hall, you must first apply for a certificate of marital status. When your application has been approved, you will receive a link to the booking system. Here, you can choose between the available dates and times for your ceremony yourself.
Which days can we get married at Copenhagen City Hall?
The City of Copenhagen offers to perform wedding ceremonies on the following days:
Mondays from 11:00 to 12:15
Wednesdays from 11:00 to 12:15 and 13:00 to 14:15
Thursdays from 11:00 to 12:15 and 13:00 to 14:15
Fridays from 11:00 to 12:15 and 13:00 to 14:15
Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:15
These times may vary slightly from season to season.
It is not allowed to park in front of or behind Copenhagen City Hall. You can find public parking spaces in the area around Copenhagen City Hall.
When should we arrive at Copenhagen City Hall?
Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your booked wedding appointment.
How do we find the Wedding Hall?
Follow the red hearts on the floor from the main entrance to the Great Hall. You do not need to announce your arrival, just take a seat along with your guest.
When it is your turn, you will be called into the Wedding Hall on the first floor. Please note that small delays may occur.
In which languages can the ceremony be held?
The ceremony can be held in Danish, English or German. You can pick the language when you book your wedding appointment.
It is mandatory that you both understand what is being said during the ceremony. If one of you do not understand either Danish, English or German, it is important that you hire an interpreter.
Do we need to bring our own witnesses?
You are welcome to bring your own witnesses, but it is not mandatory. The City of Copenhagen will always provide two official witnesses.
If you wish for your guests to be the witnesses who sign your marriage documents, simply let the registrar know before the ceremony.
Can our guests throw rice or confetti on us?
It is not allowed to throw rice, confetti or the like inside or on the steps leading up City Hall. You are welcome to throw rice on City Hall Square.
The marriage certificate
Immediately after the ceremony, you will be handed a multi-lingual, international version of your marriage certificate in Danish, English, French, German and Spanish. If you need more copies, you are welcome to contact the Wedding Office.
Accessibility for disabled persons
There are no elevators leading to the Wedding Hall. If one of you - or one your guests - are disabled and unable to walk up the stars to the Wedding Hall, it is possible for the ceremony to be held in the Great Hall instead, by the statue of Jason by Bertel Thorvaldsen.
Contact the Wedding Office at least one week before your ceremony to arrange this.
Access with a pram or baby carriage
There are no elevators leading to the Wedding Hall. Prams/baby carriages can be left by the main entrance to City Hall at your own risk.