Gibraltar is always such a special venue that everyone loves.. Renowned throughout the world as a wonderful place for people to marry quickly and easily. As the marriages are non religious legally binding civil ceremonies that are recognised all over the world it is a wonderful location for all religions, situations, sexuality, and requirements. You need only stay 36 hours - just enough time to present your documents and then marry.
If there is space & availability we can organise you a wedding very quickly - within days weeks, although usually for a registry office wedding you need at least 4-6 weeks lead-time. For a speciality wedding there is usually more availability and the registrars are available weekends and evenings. So if you want a Saturday wedding then Speciality is going to be your best option.
Mondays in the registry office have best availability as the document presentation is the business day before (the Friday). So for best chance of a fast wedding, if that is what you need, do see if you can make your travel plans work for a long weekend, arrive Thursday night and marry on the Monday.
And if you use your time wisely that is all you need you see, hear and make enough memories to last a life time! Have a look at the awesome Welcome to Gibraltar or Gibraltar Tourist board sites for some great ideas of things to do whilst you are there.
The country is part of the UK but on the Southern Spanish border. You can fly directly into Gibraltar (interesting fact that our own Leanne's Dad was in charge of rebuilding the runway a few years ago so think of us when you fly in and land safely!).
You can also fly directly into Malaga and there is a bus service that leaves regularly to take you to La Linea - which is the Spanish border town of Malaga and it is a 3 minute walk from La Linea into Gibraltar over the walking land border. Or you can very easily drive from Malaga, it is quite often a fraction of the cost to fly into Spain and drive or get a bus to Gibraltar.
The weather is tropical and warm all year round as you would imagine from Southern Spain, and it is nice to see Palm Trees and such greenery with tropical plants and flowers. The language spoken is English, but there is a very strong Spanish influence, so it is the best of both worlds with culture, fusions, food, and language.
Monkeys are a big part of Gibraltar as they roam freely, and you have got to keep your balcony door closed when staying at The Rock Hotel as they are known to pop in and steal any snacks you have left laying around. Take a cable car up to Mons Calpe and you can see and hold the monkeys yourself.
Chill out in the square that is Casemates and have a sangria and some fish n chips for a real UK meets Spain experience!
If you like seafood you are spoilt for choice with options as of course Gibraltar is right on the sea! But the locals all head to The Ocean Restaurant
For those who are pure carnivores have a look at Gaucho's, where the steaks and sides are really impressive, and it has an awesome atmospheric interior which is a bit like a cave, and there is a really sweet courtyard.
If Spice is your thing the place to head is Little Bay, which is famous in Gibraltar for Curries, Cocktails and Spanish/Indian Tapas. This restaurant is also a really firm favourite recommendation from many of our Vegan couples as somewhere to try as there is a wide variety of really nice vegan dishes.
Why do we personally love Gibraltar so much? Well Leanne's family lived there for many years so she has strong connections anyway, but in addition...
You have the romanticism of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, maybe the greatest love story.
You have the wonderful geographical location, its the UK but its hot!
You have the amazing registry office where thousands have wed.
You are always welcome, same sex, mixed religion, whatever your situation - Gibraltar is all about the love and one of the easiest, nicest and best places to get married in the world.
You have all the external venues, be it a cave or a hotel or a restaurant or a yacht there are 18 venues to choose from. They are all very different with regards to minimum spend for a booking, maximum or minimum guests, availability, length of time for the booking - so we will narrow down and advise the best options for you.
Gibraltar and the whole wedding team thrive off marrying people, it is a really sweet and close knit wedding world with venues, registrars, everyone involved all knowing each other - it is very cute!
So how do we get married in Gibraltar? The process (as with getting married in Denmark) is simple and stress free (especially as we will do ALL of it for you!) as we take all of the official stress, documents and booking headache away from you as your expert wedding planners in Gibraltar. As there are so many different ways to marry in Gibraltar we have adapted our services to suit...
This ceremony is a wonderful simply ceremony in the glorious ceremony room at the registry office, there are multiple appointments here every weekday and you will marry in the cool, calm room away from Main Street with the registrar, guests and witnesses. This is with our "Everything Gibraltar" service that is €745
If you are staying at a hotel in Gibraltar or planning a meal or reception in one of the hotels and restaurants that offer a wedding package that you can incorporate in your stay on "The Rock' you can take this option.
We will arrange the documents, license, notary, paperwork and the registrar, and we will just let them know where to be at what time, at that point we hand over all the other arrangements to the hotel/restaurant as they are the experts and will ensure that you have everything that you need!
For some external ceremonies you only need to hire the space for an hour, for example the wonderful Botanical gardens. In these instances we will arrange the registrar to be there, we will arrange the venue that they are booked and confirmed and all of this is included in the fee.
So you can have a wedding in one of these wonderful locations, they are €1495 which includes the venue, registrar, license, documents, booking, marriage certificates. You just turn up at your chosen location and marry! We can also organise you the witnesses if you need.
Please take a look at our other blogs for external venues;
For all of these services we will of course look after all the documentation, liaise with the registry office, book and confirm your ceremony, your document presentation and arrange for you to sign the affidavits at the notarial office.
As we have all been through the wringer last year, and as Spring threatens to spring we are all emerging from the safety of our homes hoping for a brighter year.
Gibraltar remained open though out the majority of COVID and we helped hundreds of couples marry from April until the end of December. Couples that had been separated, couples that has planned the wedding for many many months, couples that just decided to marry to cement their future together, and we see so many more couples now thinking that marriage is the logical next step for them and we are here to help!
Let us help you on this journey, you can be assured that what ever the outcome the dates of everything opening we will follow you through the whole process, and we won't stop until you are married, we will hold you hand and take you through the process so if there are any changes, amendments to need to be made, we will look after it all for you, all you need to do is let us know!
All you need to marry in Gibraltar are your originally issued long version birth certificates, and if you have been married before then we also need to document that and provide the originally issued full and final Divorce or Death certificates, any females previously married need to provide the originally issued marriage certificate, and any name change documents if required.
Translations must be with accompanied with the certificate of translation, and you must present the originally issued documents, and any translations, along with evidence of at least 1 nights stay in Gibraltar the business day before the wedding. Bonus being that there are no Legalisations required on any documents, which is a huge plus for some couples from some countries where to obtain this they are costly and time consuming.
And you know that in Gibraltar you can also get a civil partnership as well as a marriage ensuring that all couples have the choice to be able to choose the right option for them.
We are happy to provide advice and a free no obligation documents list of which documents you will require to get married in Gibraltar – just contact us on any of the methods below. We are experts in all documents and situations, so if you are a foreign or international couple, and you are concerned your case may be complicated then we are the best agency in Gibraltar for you.
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