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Applying to get married in the Netherlands

Are you planning to get married? If you intend to get married, you must notify the municipality of this at least 2 weeks and not more than 1 year before the wedding.

There are certain requirements for marriage that everyone must meet:

  • you must be at least 18 years of age;
  • you cannot marry someone who is already married or in a civil partnership;
  • you cannot be related to one other, e.g. grandparent, grandchild, parent, child or sibling.

Are you getting married to a non-Dutch citizen in the Netherlands? Then different conditions apply.

If you intend to marry someone of the same sex, you can get married in the Netherlands in the presence of the civil registrar. This is called a civil marriage, and you are only legally married once you have had a civil ceremony. In addition, it is possible to have a religious ceremony in some churches, but not all churches allow it. Check first with the church where you want to have the ceremony. A church wedding can only take place after the civil ceremony.

If you are getting married outside the Netherlands and are not yet 18 years old, your marriage will only be recognised in the Netherlands once both spouses have reached 18 years of age.

This is how it works for you

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Here is some information from your municipality.

Municipality of Brummen: Applying to get married

You register your marriage with the municipality, providing all the details about yourself, your partner and your witnesses. This can be done up to 2 weeks before the wedding date. Please contact the municipality well in advance to determine the date of your ceremony. You will then hear how to make the report.

If neither you nor your partner live in the Netherlands, you must give notice of your marriage in the municipality of Den Haag (The Hague). You can find more information on how to register a marriage for Dutch citizens living outside the Netherlands at the netherlandsworldwide.nl website.

  • A valid proof of identity for you and your partner.
  • A copy of your witnesses' ID.

If one of you comes from abroad, the municipality will need additional information. You can call the municipality about this on (0031) 575-568 233.

When you register your marriage, you make a number of choices, which you communicate to the municipality. These choices relate to the ceremony and the venue. The costs depend on your wishes and the possibilities of the municipality.

Ceremony

The ceremony is the official part of your marriage. You can choose from:

  • without elaborate ceremony (free of charge): there are 2 options per week, on Monday morning;
  • with elaborate ceremony: this is possible on all days of the week.

If you choose an elaborate ceremony, you can choose who leads the ceremony. You can choose from:

  • wedding official of the municipality of Brummen;
  • another wedding official to be appointed once (this official must already be employed as a wedding official in another municipality in the Netherlands).

Do you opt for a wedding official from the municipality of Brummen? Then the wedding official will contact you a few weeks before the planned date to get acquainted. Do you choose another wedding official? Then you must submit a request for this. To do this, first contact the municipality.

Wedding venue

You can get married in various places in the municipality of Brummen. You can choose from:

  • a wedding venue of the municipality;
  • a wedding venue of your own choice. Notify the municipality of your venue. To do so, call (0031) 575 568 233 or  contact us.

You pay costs for applying for a marriage. For more information, contact the municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Brummen

Visiting addresses

Engelenburgerlaan 31

6971BV Brummen

Opening hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
14:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
14:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30
Friday
08:30 - 12:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Engelenburgerlaan 31

6971BV Brummen

Opening hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30
Friday
08:30 - 12:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Last updated on 21 September 2022