Get married in Esbjerg - the city buzzing with life

In Esbjerg, the Gamle Ting- og Arresthus (The Old City Hall & Jailhouse) from 1892 sets the romantic scene for your wedding. Centrally located on the Main Square in the heart of Esbjerg, ceremonies are held in the beautiful wedding room.
The Ting- og Arresthus was built in 1892, and was used for official purposes until 1983. The jail was active until 1947, when the last inmates were released. During World War II, the German Occupation used the house for their purposes, and many Danish freedom fighters were imprisoned here. The prison cells still exist in the jailhouse.


If you like, you can enjoy refreshments with your guests, in an adjoining room after the ceremony. Read more about this in the section Opportunity to enjoy a glass after the ceremony below.


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Wedding on a sunny day at Ting- og Arresthuset

Wedding on a sunny day at Ting- og Arresthuset (The Old Town Hall)


Get married in the city buzzing with life

The ceremony takes place in the beautiful wedding room, which was carefully renovated in 2013 in accordance with the building’s history and style. The original furniture from the council chambers adorns the rooms along with contemporary paintings, fresh flowers and candles, altogether creating a nice and romantic ambiance. The wedding registrar makes your wedding the absolute highlight of the day, with the wedding speech and wedding ritual. 

After the ceremony, it is possible to enjoy a drink in a lovely adjoining room or in the former city council chambers. If you wish, you are of course welcome to invite family and friends to come and celebrate your special day.



How the wedding ceremony takes place

It is very important to us that your wedding take place in accordance with your wishes. One of our registrars will conduct the official part of the ceremony, accompanied by a wedding speech on love and marriage.

Then it will be time to exchange rings and to take wedding photos. The ceremony ends with the presentation of your marriage certificate.



Opportunity to enjoy a glass after the ceremony

If you would like to toast to the occasion and enjoy a drink after the ceremony, this can easily be accommodated. In order to ensure that the room will be available, please inquire at the Wedding Office or ask the staff when you arrive at the Ting- og Arresthus. If you know how many guests are coming, please let us know in advance. Remember: you must bring your own glasses, drinks/beverages, etc.

On some days, there are many weddings taking place, and therefore it is only possible to use the room for 10-15 minutes. Would you like the celebrations to last a little longer?  VisitEsbjerg can help you find a nice place to hold your wedding reception.

In 2013, the Ting- og Arresthus underwent a major restoration, which has given the building its welcoming appearance today and creates beautiful and lovely​ surroundings for your wedding. A charming oasis in the middle of an energetic city.


Celebrate your special day at the Gamle Ting- og Arresthus (The Old City Hall & Jailhouse)

Celebrate your special day at the Gamle Ting- og Arresthus (The Old City Hall & Jailhouse).

Experience Esbjerg

In Esbjerg you will find fantastic nature and outdoor encounters, exciting museums and art scene, cozy city environment, abundance of boutiques, cultural events and festivals, and top sports facilities - all surrounded by the unique and beautiful scenery of The Wadden Sea National Park


At The Wadden Sea National Park, you can experience the exceptional animal and bird life of the coast, including the phenomenon Starling Magic

If you are looking to head outdoors and explore, there are many opportunities throughout the year, such as taking part in an oyster safari.



The Tourist Office in Esbjerg will gladly help you with advice, finding accommodation, and booking tickets to events in the city. At you can find Visit Esbjerg’s contact information and read more about what you can experience in the city.


"Mennesket ved Havet"

With the sculpture Man meets the Sea, Denmark's port opens to the west toward the world and bids you welcome to Esbjerg. 

Accommodation and shopping in Esbjerg


Esbjerg offers a wide variety of dining options and accommodation types to suit every taste. You will find beautiful hotels and a variety of idyllic bed and breakfasts, as well as many good restaurants both in and outside the city center. If you wish to celebrate your wedding in Esbjerg, you will find plenty of choices.

In this shopping mecca of the West Coast, you will find Denmark's longest shopping street with many specialty boutiques, cozy cafés and unique stores where you can purchase special gifts, flowers, maybe even your wedding rings and otherwise everything else you may need


Furthermore, Esbjerg bids you welcome to the West Coast's largest Shopping Center, Broen Shopping, with 70 shops, restaurants and an 8 screen cinema just at the end of the shopping street Kongensgade.

Here you can see a short movie about City life in Esbjerg



Broen Shoppintcenter

Your wedding takes place in

Your wedding takes place in

Esbjerg Ting- og Arresthus

Skolegade 33

6700 Esbjerg


Fridays 09.40 a.m.  - 12.40 p.m.
Saturdays in odd weeks at 10.00 - 12.40

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