Getting Married in Gibraltar - Your Ultimate Guide

Why Gibraltar for your Wedding?

Quick and Efficient

A marriage in Gibraltar requires only a 36-hour stay, perfect for busy couples who have just enough time to present documents and spend a day exploring before they marry. 


Enjoy the convenience of scheduling your wedding within days or weeks, with specialty weddings offering greater flexibility, including weekends and evenings. 


How Marry Abroad Simply can Help

Our experts can swiftly arrange your wedding within days or weeks, subject to space and availability. Typically, registry office weddings require 4-6 weeks lead-time, but for specialty weddings, there's often more flexibility. Registrars are accessible on weekends and evenings, making specialty weddings the ideal choice, especially for a Saturday ceremony. We also offer ceremony only weddings in Gibraltar for simplicity and more control on how you and your partner would like the day to go.

Mondays offer the best availability due to document presentations occurring on the preceding Friday. So for the best chance of a fast wedding, consider a long weekend stay. 


Travel Tips for a Gibraltar Wedding

Accessibility: Gibraltar is conveniently accessible by direct flights or through nearby Malaga, Spain, followed by a short journey to the border.

Climate: Experience year-round tropical weather with lush greenery. 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. 

Language: 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.


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.


Unique Experiences

Monkeys are a big part of Gibraltar as they roam freely, be sure to keep your balcony door closed when staying at The Rock Hotel as they are known to pop in and steal snacks! Take a cable car up to Mons Calpe to see and hold the monkeys yourself.

Chill out in the square that is Casemates and have a sangria and some fish and 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.

The view of the Rock in Gibraltar
The famous rock of Gibraltar


You have the romanticism of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, maybe the greatest love story.


Get married in Gibraltar
Gibraltar registry office wedding


Gibraltar Wedding Venues

You have all the external venues, be it at the Botanical Gardens, Mons Calpe, Harbour side Restaurants, Sunborn Yacht Hotel or City Hall, 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, and length of time for the booking - so we will narrow down and advise the best options for you.


Getting married at the Rock Hotel in Gibraltar
The rock hotel Gibraltar


Registry Office Weddings: Opt for a simple yet elegant ceremony at the registry office, starting at €745 for the Simply Everything Service. 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

External Ceremonies: Choose from scenic locations like the Botanical Gardens or The Rock Hotel starting at €1495, inclusive of all essential services and arrangements.


The Dell in Gibraltar Botanical gardens is incredible!
Botanical Gardens wedding


Let our experienced team handle all documentation, legalities, and ceremony arrangements to ensure a stress-free experience.


External Ceremony Registrar only Service

With the ceremony only Gibraltar wedding, we arrange the documents, licence, notary, paperwork and the registrar, and we 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!


External Speciality Ceremony Service

With our external ceremony Gibraltar wedding service, we arrange for 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.


Get married in Gibraltar registry office
Getting married in Gibraltar in the registry office


Let us help you on this journey, you can be assured that whatever 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!

Fast wedding Gibraltar
Beautiful Gibraltar!


Required Documents for a Gibraltar Wedding

Birth Certificates: Original long versions required, along with additional documents if previously married.

Translations: Accompanied by certificates if necessary, ensuring a smooth process with no legalisation requirements, along with evidence of at least 1 nights stay in Gibraltar. 


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.


Contact us

Reach out to us for a complimentary document checklist and expert advice tailored to your needs.


Email: [email protected]

Phone/WhatsApp: +447934933356 


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