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The diversity in landscapes and cultures in Europe means there is something for everyone. From the highlands of the Scotland, the history of England, the vineyards of Tuscany to the beauty of Rome each location has its of unique enchantment.

Here are some examples of European Wedding Days Away.

 

England

London, England

For those from the United States, England offers something intriguingly different from home whilst having the comforts, and a common language, that one desires.

Despite the reputation, the weather in England is surprisingly pleasant, especially in the summer months. It's not so much the weather however that draws in the millions every year but the tradition and the rich history.

London, the capital, is a fun and lively city with so much to do it could take three or four visits just to get a flavor of everything on offer. The tourist routes offer attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Wesminster, the West End Theatres, London Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral even the tennis sanctuary of Wimbledon for the sporting types.

Do not however underestimate the beauty of England's countryside. The Lake District and castles of the south have attracted visitors for decades. As have the medieval villages of the Cotswalds, the charming Isle of Wight, the ancient spa city of Bath, Stonehenge's majestic beauty and the historic regions of Canterbury, Dover and Hastings.

 

Quick facts

  • The average temperatures are between 52ºF through to 80ºF in the summer.
  • The official language is English.
  • The official currency is the British Pound. 

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry to the UK
  • If you wish to marry in England or Wales you may do so either by civil or religious ceremony.
  • The minimum legal age for getting married is 16 years old.
  • UK law requires marriages to be of the opposite sex
  • You must send a notice of marriage to the Super Intendant for the area you wish to marry in. It is entered into a marriage notice book and a statutory form is displayed on a public notice board for 21 clear days to allow anyone who has any objection to the marriage to register it.
  • A certificate is then issued (Not the Marriage Certificate which is issued after the wedding) and held at registry office until the day of marriage. You will need to pick it up prior to the wedding as it has to be handed over at the ceremony.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars Office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than the UK, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

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Scotland, UK

landscapes of Scotland

The beautiful landscapes of Scotland will provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding day away. The country varies wildy from medieval castles, rugged mountains to country estates and vibrant cities.

Famous for high quality golf courses, intriguing history (including the William Wallace saga), interesting culture (including bagpipes, tartans and the local cuisine of haggis) Scotland attracts thousands of visitors each and every year.

Aside from the aforementioned golfing there are plenty of activities to do such as peaks for hiking and rock climbing, pristine mountain rivers, lakes of all sizes, and the ocean for fishing and boating of all kinds. Also popular are hunting reserves, falconry and bird watching.

 

Quick facts

  • The main language in Scotland is English. Other languages which are spoken include Gaelic and Scots.
  • Scotland generally has a cool climate. The average summer temperatures are around 66°F with the coldest months averaging 41°F.
  • The official currency of Scotland is the British pound.

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry to the UK
  • If you wish to marry in Scotland you may do so either by civil or religious ceremony.
  • You must submit marriage notice forms to the Registrar of the district in which the marriage is to take place, informing of your intention to marry at the registrar of births, deaths and marriages in Scotland or from the General Register Office for Scotland (The website is www.gro-scotland.gov.uk). This must be done 3 months prior to the wedding. You will also need to personally visit the office to pick up the Marriage Schedule.
  • The minimum legal age for getting married is 16 years old. The marriage cannot be two people of the same sex.
  • You will need your birth certificate and a certificate of no impediment issued by the competent authority to the effect that you are free to marry, each of which needs to be in English.
  • After the marriage has been registered you can obtain copies of the marriage certificate from the registrar upon payment of the appropriate fee.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars Office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than the Scotland, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.
  • Marriages in Scotland are universally recognized.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Mallorca

Mallorca

Mallorca is a truly special place. The island enjoys bright sunshine virtually all year round so is ideal for your wedding day away in the summer, the fall or the winter.

The island boasts sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, country castles with mountain views, sub-tropical gardens and modern cities.

The cosmopolitan atmosphere is welcoming and engaging. The island generally enjoys a more peaceful ambience, though the city of Palma is buzzing all year round.

 

Quick facts

  • The main language is Spanish.
  • The average temperature is 60ºC.
  • The official currency is the Euro.

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry.
  • You will need your birth certificate and a certificate of no impediment issued by the competent authority to the effect that you are free to marry, each of which needs to be in English and Spanish.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars Office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than Mallorca, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Ireland

Ireland

With a long and interesting history, Ireland offers visitors a vacation to remember. The landscape combines lush green vegetation with a rugged coastline. A traditional nation, Ireland maintains its music and folklore of yester-year

Make certain not to leave without visiting the Celtic monuments, the medieval castles or enjoying one of the world famous golf courses. For the more adventurous consider deep sea fishing and whale watching.

The capital city is Dublin, which offers fine art museums, Georgian and Spanish architecture, fine dining and of course a pint of Guinness.

 

Quick facts

  • Depending on the part of Ireland you travel to, the official languages are English and Irish (Gaelic).
  • The average temperatures are 60ºF-70ºF.
  • In the Republic of Ireland, the currency is the Euro whereas in Northern Ireland it is the British Pound.

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry to the Ireland
  • If you wish to marry in Ireland you may do so either by civil or religious ceremony.
  • To marry in a registry office in Ireland you must reside in the area for over 8 consecutive days after which there is a period of 21 days during which you cannot marry. We suggest coupling the waiting period with a vacation.
  • The minimum legal age for getting married is 18 years old. The marriage cannot be two people of the same sex.
  • After the marriage has been registered you can obtain copies of the marriage certificate from the registrar on payment of the appropriate fee.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars Office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.
  • Marriages in Ireland are universally recognized.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Paris

Paris, France

Widely accepted as the romance capital of the world. Paris is as captivating as it is beautiful.

The city boasts architectural wonders, artistic expression and culinary delights to tantalize every visitor.

Relatively small compared to other Europe cities, Paris has the added romantic advantage of being walkable. So stroll hand in hand down the Champs Elysees to the Arch de Triumph. Take in the world famous Louvre, the Eiffel Tower or a take romantic boat ride down the river Seine.

 

Quick facts

  • The main language is French.
  • The temperatures fluctuate between 40ºC and 75ºC during the summer.
  • The official currency is the Euro. 

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry to the France.
  • There is a residency requirement of 60 days in order to obtain a marriage license in France.
  • Couples must appear in person to apply for the license.
  • The minimum legal age for getting married is 16 years old.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than France a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Italy

Venice, Italy

Italy is the country of love. With unequaled cities, tantalizing wines, beautiful art and stunning landscapes it's no surprise that people fall in love with the country while visiting. Italy is full of magical places, including historic churches, beautiful castles, and romantic villas.

To the south, towards Naples, you can sample inexpensive but great wines whilst looking on over the ocean. In Venice you can travel the watery streets by Gondola to the Palazzo Cavalli Palace. In Florence, a city of great beauty, visit the birth place of the Italian Renaissance and Michelangelo's David. Or perhaps you wish to visit the scene of the greatest love story of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, in Verona.

 

Quick facts

  • The main language is Italian.
  • The average summer temperatures are around 66°F with the coldest months averaging 41°F.
  • The official currency is the Euro.

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry into Italy
  • You must perform the Nulla Osta, which is a declaration sworn at the appropriate Consulate or Embassy in Italy, stating that you are free to marry
  • A second declaration, Atto Notorio, is required. There are two ways to obtain this. In your country prior to leaving for Italy or once in Italy.
  • After the marriage has been registered you can obtain copies of the marriage certificate from the Registrar on payment of the appropriate fee.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than Italy, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.
  • Marriages in Italy are universally recognized.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Germany

German Flag

When you think of Germany you may well think of the nation's mechanical efficiency, its colorful history or its dynamic cutting edge industry.

Yet what is less well known, to those who have yet to visit the country, is that Germany has a number of beautiful landscapes perfect for lovers looking to have their wedding day away. Indeed there is a stretch of Germany called the Romantic Road which runs from the Alps to the River Main.

Whilst the River Main may be one of the better known locations, Germany boasts a host rivers and lakes, most notably Lake Constaine on the Swiss border. The lake is surrounded by a number of small towns such as Meersburg which are great places to lose yourself in the real Germany.

The majority of tourists will visit Munich, Dusseldorf or Berlin, the cultural centers where there are musical performances to take in, artistic masterpieces to see and classic German cuisine to enjoy.

 

Quick facts

  • The main language is German.
  • German climates vary quite a lot. The average summer temperatures are around 66°F with the coldest months averaging 41°F.
  • The official currency of Germany is the Deutschmark.

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry to Germany.
  • If you wish to marry in Germany you may do so either by civil or religious ceremony.
  • Because of the uncertainty about documents, it is required that you make an appointment with The Standesamt to discuss what will be needed from you.
  • Some locales in Germany may require a six-week notice prior to your wedding date
  • You will need your birth certificate, the Apostille and a certificate of no impediment issued by the competent authority to the effect that you are free to marry, each of which needs to be in German.
  • Under 18's need consent forms of parents from the Registrars office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than Germany, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.
  • The Consulate sites state that you may be required to show a medical certificate showing blood test results
  • Two witnesses to your wedding are required

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Austria

Austria

The hills are alive with the sound of music... remember that one? Remember the stunning backdrop, wonderful castles and the lush green landscape? Well the classic movie The Sound of Music was filmed in Austria. In Salzburg to be more exact. Although the population is very small by most city's standards (Just over 100,000) Salzburg is a vibrant and intriguing place to visit. Rich in history there is much to do including taking a tour of the cities most famous patron, Mozart.

Linz, one of the largest and oldest towns in Austria, is a stone's throw from Salzburg and features Renaissances squares, medieval streets and classic old world Austrian ambience.

The most popular destination is the capital city of Vienna. Situated on the edge of the Danube River Vienna is romanced personified. The backdrop is the mountains of the Alps, The city is well known for it's wonderful architecture, the Austrian pastry, being the birth place of the Waltz and the friendly welcoming locals.

 

Quick facts

  • The main language in Austria is Austrian but English and German are widely spoken.
  • The average temperatures is 66°F with the coldest months averaging 38°F.
  • The official currency of Austria is the Euro. 

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry.
  • If you wish to marry in Austria you may do so either by civil or religious ceremony.
  • Your marriage will only be valid if it is registered first with both partners present and then performed at a Standesamt, which is the registry of births, deaths and marriages. It must be performed by an official of the registry, in the presence of two witnesses.
  • You will need your birth certificate, an Apostille and a certificate of no impediment issued by the competent authority to the effect that you are free to marry, each of which needs to be in Austrian or German.
  • After the marriage has been registered you can obtain copies of the marriage certificate from the registrar on payment of the appropriate fee.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than Austria, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.
  • You will be issued with an international wedding certificate that will be valid in your home country post the ceremony.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Switzerland

The Alps, Switzerland

Switzerland is an interesting mix of Italian, German and French influences. The wonderful landscape is picture book beautiful, from the mountain scenery to the quaint local towns, Switzerland will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

The heritage includes medieval stone villages, historic castles and chalet towns that are perfectly preserved yet fully wired for the modern traveler. Whilst famous for the great skiing conditions and mountaineering opportunities, Switzerland's mountainous topography actually creates warm summer climates. It is easy to see why Switzerland is the playground of the rich & famous.

For those not inclined to ski there are many other past times such as canyoning, kayaking, whitewater rafting, paragliding and more.

 

Quick facts

  • The main language in Switzerland is German but French, Italian and English are widely spoken.
  • Switzerland generally has a mild climate in the winter with an average temperature around 35°F whilst the summer temperatures are around 70°F
  • The official currency is the Swiss Franc. 

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry.
  • If you wish to marry in Switzerland you may do so either by civil or religious ceremony.
  • You will need your birth certificate and a certificate of no impediment issued by the competent authority to the effect that you are free to marry, each of which needs to be in German.
  • Under 18's cannot marry in Switzerland.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than Switzerland, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.
  • Marriages in Switzerland are universally recognized.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

"The Garden of Heaven" is how some refer to Tuscany after visiting. The scenery is quite simply breathtaking.

There is a lot to see and never enough time. For example sample some of the local wines in one of the many vineyards in the region. There are both busy tourist spots or some more out of the way, local spots to discover.

Tuscany is a region in which time doesn't seem to matter and in which you'll be surrounded by beauty. From the architecture and fine art to the lush green hills and the imposing mountains.

The towns of Tuscany include Florence which houses numerous palaces, museums and galleries. Florence is also the home of the world's fourth-largest cathedral.

Siena, like Florence, is renowned for its art, architecture and awe-inspiring cathedral. The city's central square draws crowds every year. Finally Pisa, which is famous for its leaning tower.

 

Quick facts

  • The main language in Tuscany is Italian.
  • The average summer temperatures are around 75°F with the coldest months averaging 40°F.
  • The official currency of Tuscany is the Euro.

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry into Italy
  • You must perform the Nulla Osta, which is a declaration, sworn at the appropriate Consulate or Embassy in Italy, stating that you are free to marry
  • A second declaration, Atto Notorio, is required. There are two ways to obtain this, in your country prior to leaving for Italy or once in Italy.
  • After the marriage has been registered you can obtain copies of the marriage certificate from the registrar on payment of the appropriate fee.
  • Under 18's need consent forms from the Registrars office.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than Italy, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.
  • Marriages in Italy are universally recognized.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 


Israel

Israel

Israel is a very special country to visit. Beyond the cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv there is some picturesque countryside, such as the Galilee region of green valleys and verdant forests.

The town of Bethlehem is filled with shrines to its holy past, and the ancient fortress at Masada offers incredible views. It is located near the Dead Sea, in which a float is an unforgettable experience.

Israel is becoming a hot wedding destination. Some couples marry in candlelit caves, others choose a chupah wrapped in gauzy silk and lilies on the beach or a rooftop overlooking Jerusalem's Old City at sunset.

Beyond the dramatic settings, gourmet food, guaranteed good weather and more informal feel, Israeli weddings tend to run just a fraction of the cost of a wedding in the United States, Europe or Australia.

 

Quick facts

  • The official language is Hebrew, Arabic is spoken by a minority whilst English is also commonly used throughout the country.
  • The climate is generally warm with average temperatures around 75°F.
  • Religious breakdown is 89% Jewish, 8% Muslim.
  • The official currency is the New Israeli Sheqel. 

 

NEED TO KNOW FACTS FOR MARRIAGE

  • A passport is required for entry.
  • If you wish to marry in Israel you may do so either by civil or religious ceremony.
  • You will need your birth certificate and a certificate of no impediment issued by the competent authority to the effect that you are free to marry.
  • All documents must be notarized including a declaration certifying that neither party has been married before. Divorcees need their original final decree or a certified copy and widows will need a copy of the death certificate. If either party is a citizen or resident of a country other than Israel, a declaration certifying that he or she is not married must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer paths in that country. This declaration must accompany the application.

 

Disclaimer:
Laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with one of our wedding planners.

Now you have seen the beautiful locations to choose from, click here to get started with your planning!

 

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