Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011
Stevns

The Getting Married in
Stevns Wedding Guide

If you’re looking for a more rural location, but still want to be close to Copenhagen, getting married in Stevns is a great choice! 
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Stevns Town Hall Elopement &
Intimate Wedding

Weddings are held in the town hall but we also have options for weddings on the beach or in the an old church, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for couples looking for something a little extra. 

Even if you have your wedding at the town hall you can easily go to the beaches after to have beautiful portraits taken.

Why Get Married in Stevns?

This town hall is approximately 1 hour from Copenhagen and offers beautiful nature, stunning places to get married outside of the town hall.  The town hall has good availability in terms of dates for your ceremony if Copenhagen or Frederiksberg are not available. 

What days of the week can we get married in Stevns Town Hall?
Stevns Town Hall do not conduct weddings on Sundays, and they are usually closed on Wednesdays, so any weddings on this day must be made by special arrangement.
Do we have to bring our own witnesses to Stevns?

Witnesses are provided by the town hall and at no extra cost on Monday - Friday.

Witnesses are not provided on Saturdays, so, if you wish to marry on a Saturday, you will need to bring your own 2 witnesses. 

Witnesses on Saturday are only provided every first Saturday of the month. 

How long is the response time in Stevns?
The town hall in the town of Stevns takes approximately 1 week to respond to couples once the Danish Authorities have approved an application for marriage.
 
This can be longer during busy periods.
 
When do we have to present our documents to Stenvs

Passports and residency permits/Visas, if applicable, must be presented to Stevns Town Hall on the morning of your wedding. 

Is it possible to have our ceremony at a different location in Stevns?

Yes, you can hire a registrar to conduct your wedding at a location, other than the town hall, for an extra fee of € 100 charged by Stevns town hall.

The Look & Feel
of a Wedding in Stevns

Getting Married in Denmark

Our couple Ann Marie & Timothy had a lovely wedding in Stevns as can be seen in the video above. 

We at GMiD organised the documentation, answered their questions about getting married in Stevns, secured their wedding date and were here for them throughout the whole process as their local friends in Denmark.

We also recommended one of our amazing wedding photographers Elena Belevantseva Photography & Videography who made the lovely video above.

How to get to Stevns Town Hall?

The closest airports to Stevns are Copenhagen and Malmo, you can also easily drive there from Hamburg.

From Copenhagen Airport to Stevns

If you come by car it will take you approximately 50 minutes to get to Stevns. 

You can also take a taxi which should cost between 150€ – 250€.  

If you don’t want to go by car, don’t worry, there are trains and buses that go to Stevns from Copenhagen airport. 

It will take you between 1h 45min and 2h 10mins, depending on the route. 

You can have a look at the routes and train/bus timetables here

From Malmo Airport (Sweden) to Stevns

By car it should take you around 1h 30mins to get to Stevns. 

You can also take a train/bus which takes approximately 3 hours 20 minutes. 

For the routes and train/bus timetables: Have a look here

From Hamburg (Germany) to Stevns

You can easily drive from Hamburg to Stevns, it should take you around 4 hours 30 minutes.

What is the history of Stevns?

If you choose to get married at the town hall your wedding will take place in Store Heddinge, a town in Stevns municipality on the beautiful southeast coast of Zealand island. 

It’s a small town with a long history going back to the 13th century when its church, Saint Katharina, was built. 

In 1441 Store Heddinge obtained the very privileged status of a merchant town and, in 1838, the Director for the Royal Danish Academy of Art, architect Jørgen Hansen Koch, built the assembly house (which was actually a town hall, assembly hall and a jail all in one!) on the Nytorv plaza. 

A famous Water Tower, which is often called the town’s gate, was built in 1911. 

10 minutes drive from Store Heddinge you have Stevns Klint, a breathtaking cliff that played an important role in the Cold War. 

It was one of Denmark and NATO’s most important (and beautiful!) positions with large radar towers and 1.8 kilometres of underground passageways where, for 40 years, up until the year 2000, the military was ready to go to war at any time.

What can we do while we are in Stevns?

You’re getting married so our first recommendation is to relax and enjoy your wedding ceremony! 🙂

If you’re planning to spend a little bit more time in the town there are quite a few lovely things to do:

Højerup Old Church

 When visiting Stevns Klint don’t miss this unique church that hangs on the cliff, almost falling into the sea.

It was built around 1250 by a sailor who was close to drowning and promised to build a chapel if he survived.

Since the church was built the cliff has been steadily falling away causing a serious threat to the church.

A local legend says that every Christmas the church moved a little step towards the land, but it wasn’t enough.

On the 16th of March 1928 a part of the cliff collapsed causing the chorus from Højerup Old Church to fall.

The church was then reinforced against further slides and the vanished choir was replaced by an observation deck.

Nowadays you can go inside the church and enjoy spectacular views of the cliff and the sea.

Saint Katharina Church

When having a stroll around the peaceful old town you can visit this charming church and the icon of Store Heddinge.

Built at the beginning of the 13th century it was hit by a lightning strike in the 1670s, after which the octagon had to be renovated.

Then the church was thoroughly restored in 1853, obtaining its current form.

Stevns Klint – this spectacular cliff, apart from being a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a reminder of the Earth’s dramatic history, when 66 million years ago an asteroid hit the Earth, causing half of all animal and plant life to go extinct.

Now it’s a truly breathtaking wonder of nature!

You can have a lovely, romantic walk on the beach alongside this 40 metre high white cliff.

Stevns Lighthouse

A 27 metre chalk-built lighthouse situated on the edge of the cliff, built in 1878.

You can climb up the stairs and enjoy stunning, panoramic views of the fields and the sea, all the way to Sweden.

Museum Stevnsfort –  if you’re looking for a little bit of adventure and mystery you will find it here at the Cold War Museum.

You can explore the underground tunnels of the nuclear-attack proof fortress built deep into the cliff during the Cold War. It’s one of Denmark’s most secret places with a very interesting history.

If you decide to go on a guided tour get ready for exciting ‘time travel’.

Do you wish to get married in Stevns?

If you’re interested in knowing more about Stevns, or would like more information on the services we offer here, please follow the link below to contact us.

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Stevns Town Hall

Rådhuspladsen 4

4660 Store Heddinge

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