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Municipality of Midden-Drenthe: 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 or registration date. You can do it online or at the town hall.

Register online now

If neither you nor your partner live in the Netherlands, you must give notice of your marriage in Den Haag. You can find more information here: Register a marriage for Dutch citizens living abroad.

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 our possibilities.


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

  • Monday morning at 9:00 or 9:30 PM (free of charge)
  • Simple ceremony from Monday till Thursday after 10:00 PM (€ 180)
  • Elaborate ceremony from Monday till Friday at the town hall (€ 490)
  • Elaborate ceremony on Saturday or outside office hours (€ 921)
  • Ceremony on a place of your own choice from Monday till Saturday (€ 344,50

If you opt for an elaborate ceremony, you can choose who leads the ceremony. You have the following choices:

  • Wedding registrar from the municipality. Our wedding registrar will contact you a few weeks before the wedding or registration date to get to know you. If you have a preference for a wedding registrar, please inform us of this.
  • Family member or acquaintance. If you would like a family member or an acquaintance to be your ‘own wedding registrar’, please contact us.

Wedding venue

You can get married in various places in Midden-Drenthe. You can choose for yourself:

  • Municipality wedding venue.
  • Wedding venue of your choice. If you opt for a wedding venue of your own choice, you must request this from the municipality by telephone (0)593 53 92 22 or via the contact form. You may have to pay for this.

What does it cost

  • Shortened ceremony on Monday to Thursday after 10:00 am: € 121.40
  • Monday to Friday at the town hall: €499
  • Saturday and outside office hours at the town hall: € 939
  • Monday to Saturday at a location of your choice: €351
  • Monday morning at 9:00 and 9:30: free

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Midden-Drenthe

Visiting address

Raadhuisplein 1

9411NB Beilen

Opening hours
8:30 - 16:00
8:30 - 14:30
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Last updated on 20 February 2024