Many Danish and foreign couples experience every week a wonderful, unforgettable day in Esbjerg Municipality.
Before you can make an appointment for a wedding, you must in advance send us the documents needed for the processing.
If you are a Danish citizen you must use the self-service solution on this page: Esbjergkommune.dk - Wedding.
If you are a foreign citizen, you must send them by e-mail email@example.com and you will be charged a wedding fee.
We will process your request as quickly as possible, and you will get reply from us within about two weeks.
We speak Danish, English and German.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Esbjerg pm. 10.00 - 12.40
Ribe pm. 10.00 - 12.30
If you have special requests for the place or date, please contact the Wedding Office for more information.
Are you dreaming of getting married at a very special place, it is naturally also possible in Esbjerg Municipality. Whether you are planning a wedding on the beach, in the garden, at the sea or a completely different place, we are ready to conduct the official part of the ceremony.
Read more on this page: Get married in a special place.
The "Gamle Ting- og Arresthus" (Old Courthouse) from 1892, which is located at the town square, sets the beautiful surroundings for your wedding. The ceremony takes place in the beautiful wedding room. After the ceremony, it is possible to enjoy a drink in a lovely adjoining room or in The Old City Hall, so feel free to invite family and friends to celebrate your very special day
Read more on this page: Wedding in Esbjerg.
Ribe's medieval center with winding streets and beautiful buildings are the perfect choice for a romantic wedding. Ribe's "Gamle Rådhus" (Old Town Hall) is more than 500 years old and the beautiful historic premises therefore creates a unique atmosphere around your wedding.
Read more on this page: Wedding in Ribe.
On weekdays until 17.00 pm: 1.200 Dkr. Plus travel expenses.
On weekdays after 17.00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 2400 Dkr. Plus travel expenses.
The final price will depend on the wedding registrars travel expenses.
To apply to get married, you must complete the application Notice of marriage. Depending on the situation, we might also require your birth certificates and probate court certificates.
If you want to change your surname on your wedding day, you also have to complete the application for this.
Both applications can be completed digitally. You will find applications and useful links under Documents and Links.
First, we recommend that you check that a marriage, which is entered in in Denmark, is valid in your country.
Do not forget to register your marriage at your own authorities - both in the city where you are registered, as well as in your home country, if different.
Please send copies of the following documents to us by E-mail (scanned copies) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to:
Att. Vielseskontoret i Ribe
All documents must be in their original language. If the original documents are not in German or English, you are to provide translations by a certified translator.
Foreign nationals must enclose a copy of their passport and proof of legal residence, for example a visa, residence permit or entry stamp.
and any documentation of name change.
The documentation must state your name, address for at least the past year, date of birth and current marital status.
If you have lived in different countries after the age of 18, it may be necessary to obtain a marital status certificate from each country.
The documents must not be more than four months old.
If either or both of you have been married before, we request a divorce or death certificate.
The divorce must be legally in force and final.
If the above documents are not issued in Europe, the US, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Australia or New Zealand, they must have legalisation or apostille certification.
Legalisation is an unbroken chain of signatures that typically follows this procedure:
In connection with the ceremony, we present you with two international marriage certificates, issued in five languages (Danish, German, English, Spanish and French).
If you send your marriage certificate abroad, often an apostille is required.
A certificate issued in Denmark alone can have an apostle at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen (this is possible via mail).
Please send the following information to us via E-mail: email@example.com
-If the wedding ceremony in Ribe Esbjerg or place
-The number of the marriage certificate (if applicable)
-Date and year of marriage
-Your current address.
Foreigners must be registered before the wedding.
Personally - both persons, Giørtz Plads, 6760 Ribe follows:
Between the hours Tuesdays. 12 pm. 14 marriages Thursdays.
Between the hours Thursdays. 10 pm. 12 marriages Fridays and Saturdays.
Remember passports, visas and other original documents that you have sent us a copy - both in the original language and in any translation
If your documents are insufficient, we can not complete the ceremony.
If neither of you resides in Denmark, you will have to pay 850 DKR/ EUR 115 for our casework on reviewing and verifying your marriage.
Please transfer the amount in euros, as otherwise, due to bankers, we will not receive the full amount.
Please label the deposit “Wedding” and give the surnames of both of you.
The verification fee is not refundable if the wedding ceremony, for some reason, can't be performed.
The wedding itself is free of charge.
By marriages in the "Gamle Ting & Arresthus" office in Esbjerg we can, if necessary, provide witnesses provided on Thursdays
Fridays and Saturdays should bring two witnesses.
By marriages at "Det Gamle Rådhus" in Ribe we can provide, if necessary, witnesses available on Thursdays and Fridays.
Saturdays should bring two witnesses.
Name and addresses of the witnesses informed through the Notice of marriage for resident in Denmark with Nem-Id, or by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The wedding will be performed in either Danish, German or English.
Unless you both understand Danish, German or English, you must bring a certified interpreter.
24 - 30 December
24. - 30. December
Please contact the wedding office if you have a special request for the place and / or date.
Do you wish to marry at an unforgettable date?
It could be the 11.11.17, the 08.08.18,
the 08.18.18. or at another special date.
Would you like to get married one evening when the whole world celebrate with you, New Year's Eve is now a possibility.