In this section of Getting Married in Denmark we have made a Danish Town hall guide offering information on the various town halls we work with; their opening hours, locations, history and more.
On this page you can also find a guide on choosing the right town hall for you. We hope you find it useful! ❤
At Getting Married in Denmark we can help you get married anywhere in Denmark but we work with a number of town halls that are more geared towards welcoming international couples. If you have another town hall in mind, just let us know.
We love to work with different town halls around Denmark that are geared toward international weddings and are used to welcoming international couples.
That’s because we know that many of our couples have different needs when they come to Denmark for their wedding, so it’s great to be able to give you lots of options so that you can choose which works best for you.
Which is why we wanted to write about things to take into consideration when choosing your town hall.
As there are quite a few to choose from, and they all have different things to offer, we understand that it can be quite confusing, so don’t worry if after reading this you’re still not sure.
While you’re using our service we can give you recommendations on which to use, and why it could work best for your needs, as well as make contact with the town hall to arrange your ceremony.
Denmark isn’t a huge country and it doesn’t take long to get around, however, if you have time constraints, or you would like to limit travel as much as possible for any reason, then location will be important for you.
In Denmark there are two main airports, Copenhagen International airport in Sjaelland and Billund Airport in Jutland and there are town halls we work with that are close to these making those town halls very practical locations in terms of time and travel.
We also work with town halls that are an easy drive from the German border which is great for our couples coming from Germany.
You may, instead, be looking for somewhere more rural and natural to have your wedding and, in that case, you can travel a little further away from the larger Danish cities.
There are some absolutely stunning locations around the country, and its different islands, that will offer a more adventurous take on your elopement in Denmark.
When you come to Denmark for your wedding ceremony.
You will be required to go to the town hall before your wedding to present your
Passports, or ID, and any travel documents that you may have needed such as visas or residency permits.
With some town halls this will be the day before your wedding and with others it can even be on the same day, just 10 minutes before your ceremony.
This will definitely be something that is important to some couples.
We know a lot of our couples need to have their wedding and be able to fly out of Denmark on the same day, so presenting documents on the same day means less time in Denmark.
Effectively, it means that you can come to Denmark, marry and leave all on the same day!
Not all town halls offer same day document presentation, but since many of you will be flying into Denmark ahead of your wedding day anyway it might not make too much of a difference.
And there may be other factors that are more important to you about the town hall in Denmark that you will marry.
Some town halls in Denmark are busier than others, due to popularity or location.
Others simply marry more couples than other town halls each day so availability can differ greatly.
When we make your application to the Agency of Family Law, we have to choose a town hall, so at this point, we’re already thinking about how much time you will have after we receive your approval.
This is because we usually can’t secure a date until your documents are processed and the town hall has received the electronic approval sent by the Agency of Family Law.
If you would like us to book a date quickly and be more sure of possible availability once we have received your approval then a town hall with plenty of availability and one that gets back about appointments is needed.
Finally, the way a town hall and location look could be really important for you.
We find that aesthetics are often our couples’ least important consideration when it comes to planning, whether they have a larger celebration planned elsewhere or not.
But the closer it gets to their marriage in Denmark, the more they start enjoying the idea of making it an occasion and hiring a photographer and florist, for example.
That’s why we advise that you take a look at the pictures and videos on our website and our social networking pages, like Instagram and Facebook, to get an idea of how different locations look, as well as gain some inspiration from our wedding vendors and previous couples before choosing your town hall.
We only recommend the town halls that we know will give a great experience to our couples.
All the town halls that we recommend are lovely and friendly, so no matter which you choose you’re going to have an amazing ceremony!
Local attractions, places to eat and available vendors are something to think about when you’re looking at locations.
If you would like your wedding in a more rural area it’s good to remember that smaller towns are likely to have fewer options for you to choose from.
You might need to ask vendors, such as a wedding photographer or makeup artist, to travel to that location which can sometimes slightly raise costs.
In comparison, a larger city will have many more options if you’re looking for something in particular.
Standards are generally very high in Denmark and so, even in the smaller towns, you will be able to find great restaurants for your post-ceremony celebrations and if you’re going to have a few guests with you, it will likely be more affordable than celebrating in Copenhagen itself.