When getting married in Copenhagen you have to present your original documents to the Copenhagen City Hall Wedding Office at least one day before your wedding day.
The wedding office is part of the Copenhagen City Hall Information Desk, it’s here you and your partner have to meet up in person and hand in your original documentation.
The Information Desk (Rådhusoplysningen), is located to the left in the entrance hall after entering the main entrance from Rådhuspladsen.
When you get to the Information desk, you will tell them your names, the day of your wedding, and give them the registration number that your wedding consultant sent in your confirmation email. The receptionist will then take your documents and tell you to come back an hour later.
It usually takes an hour, but it can vary depending on the time of day and how busy they are. If you arrive just as they have all gone to lunch, it might take a bit longer.
We suggest going first thing in the morning to be sure the information desk have time to check your documents.
If for some reason you are delayed, don’t try to call the wedding office, but contact your wedding consultant. She will then reach out to the wedding office and find a solution. It can be rather difficult to get through to the wedding office if you do not have a direct number.
When you present your documents at the Copenhagen City Hall Wedding Office, it’s only for them to reassure that the documents they received as scans by e-mail, are also the same as your original documents.
While you wait, why not pop up and see the Copenhagen City Hall Wedding Room so you know where it is and how it looks? You might not be able to get into the little wedding hall where the ceremony takes place, but you can see the large wedding hall. If you are there before midday they will likely be marrying other couples so you can see how it works.
After an hour, you can then return and pick up your original documents. Simple as that. 🙂