Ribe - The historic city

Det Gamle Rådhus (The Old Town Hall) in Ribe is Denmark's oldest Town Hall, built before 1496. From 1708 it was used as the city's town hall, where city council meetings were held in until 2007. In the old citizen-hall and in the hallways is there a collection of portraits of the Lord's and Conty men from 1600-1900.


The setting around a civil ceremony in Ribe is quite unique. Imagine being married in Scandinavia's oldest town, with cobbled streets and pretty and colorful medieval houses shoulder to shoulder in the middle of the town.



Read more about Ribe Gamle Rådhus at this link The Old Town Hall - Det Gamle Rådhus i Ribe

Wedding New Year's Eve, at Det Gamle Rådhus (The Old Town Hall)

Wedding New Year's Eve, at Det Gamle Rådhus (The Old Town Hall)


Wedding in Ribe - the oldest city in Scandinavia

Cobblestones, crooked buildings and beautiful nature - Ribe has it all

The wedding ceremony takes place in the Citizen Hall in the Old Town Hall, which is more than 500 years old. The beautiful hall gives a solemn mood, white candles, fresh flowers and our enthusiastic Wedding registrars creates an intimate and pleasant atmosphere. The Citizen Hall has room for about 60 seated guests, so you are welcome to invite family and friends to the wedding.


Opportunity to enjoy a glass after the ceremony

If you want to enjoy a glass after the wedding ceremony, of course it can easily be done. Just to be sure, you may want to ask at the Wedding office or staff when you arrive at the Old Town Hall, so we can make sure that the room is available. If you know beforehand, please let us know how many guests you expect.


Some days there may be many weddings, and here the room can only be used for 10-15 minutes. Should the party last a little longer, Visit Ribe would like to help you find nice rooms for the reception.

Glass, beverages, etc. do you have to remember to bring yourself.


There is also a possibility to arrange a reception in the Courtroom. Contact the Wedding office and hear more about your opportunities at vielse@esbjergkommune.dk


Read more about Retssalen at this link The Courtroom in The Old Town Hall - Retssalen i Det Gamle Rådhus.

Det Gamle Rådhus (The Old Town Hall) is only 100 meters from Ribe Cathedral, one of Denmark's most beautiful medieval churches.


Celebrate your special day at Det Gamle Rådhus (The Old Town Hall)

Celebrate your special day at Det Gamle Rådhus (The Old Town Hall)


Few places you can experience so much history and greatness in the same place, as in Ribe. Therefore it is also the ideal place to spend the days around your wedding. Besides the classic tourist attractions, such as the Cathedral and Ribe Viking Center, Ribe also invites for a variety of food- and cultural festivals each year.

At The Wadden Sea National Park you can experience the unique animal- and bird life on the coast, for example Black Sun.

If you want to get out and get some exercise a bit, are there during the year many opportunities for this, for example oyster safari.


The Tourist office in Ribe will gladly help you with advice, booking of accommodation and tell you about events in town.

At Visitribe.com you can find VisitRibes contact information and read more about what you can experience in the town.



In Ribe, 1300 years of history are at your feet and follow you everywhere.

Staying in and shopping in Ribe


You'll find beautiful and historic hotels and a variety of idyllic bed and breakfast inns in the town. If you want to celebrate your wedding in Ribe, there are also plenty of opportunities for this. Ribe has many good restaurants both in and outside the center of the town.

 In the medieval town there are many interesting specialty shops and unique stores where you can find exciting gifts, flowers and maybe your wedding rings.



Ribe shopping street

Your wedding takes place in

Your wedding takes place in

Det Gamle Rådhus

Von Støckens Plads

6760 Ribe


Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 AM to 12:30 AM.

An unforgettable wedding day...


Do you wish to marry at an unforgettable date? 

It could be the 11.11.17, the 08.18.18. or at another special date.

Wedding in the open or in at a special place?


Wedding on the beach, in the garden or

maybe at sea? Your wedding ceremony

can take place exactly where and when

you want it.

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The practical

To get married, there are a number of practical issues, that must be in place.

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