Cyprus Wedding Frequently Asked Questions

Information on weddings and getting married in Cyprus

All You need to know about getting married in Cyprus 2013 & 2014 with details on the
requirements and legal paperwork for weddings on the beautiful island of Cyprus.

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1. General Wedding Questions  

 Why should I consider a wedding abroad in Cyprus?

A wedding in Cyprus is recognized worldwide.
The Civil wedding law in Cyprus is modern and enable visiting couples to get married in Cyprus in a very practical manner without bureaucracy and unnecessary formalities & paperwork.
The whole wedding process including the wedding ceremony, is carried out in English. The marriage certificate, also in English, is issued immediately after the wedding ceremony.
Weddings costs in Cyprus are very low compared to the UK, the rest of Europe and the USA.
Cyprus is well connected, via international flights, with the rest of the world.
Cyprus has a perfect and friendly Mediterranean weather with 340 Sunshine days per year. Many visiting couples combine a wedding & honeymoon in Cyprus.

 How can a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator help me?

As your Wedding Planner we will take care of all your wedding's needs. From legal paperwork completion to the issuance of the final Marriage Certificate and all other wedding requirements in between. The only thing you have to do is to tell us what you would like to have for your wedding and leave the rest to us. We will take care of all the arrangements accordingly, enabling you to have the peace of mind that all aspects of your wedding, holiday and honeymoon in Cyprus will be exactly the way you want them to be.
Find more details on how we can assist you with our Wedding Planning Service.

 To use your wedding planner, do we have to stay in one of your Villas?

No. To use our wedding planner, it is not a condition that you must be a resident at one of our Villas.

 Can you organize for me a wedding’s reception on a Yacht?

We will be glad to organise for you a Yacht wedding reception, to take place at a time suitable to you after the wedding ceremony. Yacht wedding receptions can be organised for different size groups and to suit different budgets.

 Do you have prices on 2013/2014 Cyprus weddings?

Yes. Indeed. We have already started taking bookings for 2013/2014 weddings in Cyprus. Please contact us and we will provide you with info & details on all your 2013 & 2014 wedding requirements.

 How can I contact you to arrange my wedding and guests accommodation?

Please contact us using our Availability Form. We will reply to you immediately, usually within 24 hours, and the process for your Cyprus wedding planning can begin.

 Where can I have a civil, or church, wedding in Cyprus?

We can organize civil or church weddings in all the major areas of Cyprus: Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaka (Larnaca), Paralimni, Paphos, Agia Napa, Protaras and several others.

 Can we choose the date and time of our marriage?

Yes. If your wedding is to take place at one of our villas or on the beach then it is almost certain your chosen date and time for your wedding will be approved by the Registry Office.
However, if your wedding will be held at Town Hall or at a church, then your chosen date and time will be subject to availability, due to fact that Town Hall and the churches hold wedding ceremonies during certain days & hours.

 How far in advance should I plan my wedding?

There is no deadline as to when to start planning for your wedding. We here, in Cyprus, can book and organize your Cyprus wedding for you at very short notice, within days if need be. However, conventional wisdom has it that the sooner you start preparations for your wedding, the better.

 A wedding through a tour operator or directly with a wedding planner?

Tour operators do not actually plan and coordinate weddings themselves, they find it more practicable and cost effective to use the services of a local wedding planner. Therefore by booking with us directly you will make substantial savings as there will be no commission added for the tour operator. Also since we are the local wedding planner, you will be able to communicate directly with us for your requirements from start to finish.

2. Legal Wedding Questions

 Who can get married in Cyprus?

Citizens of all countries can get married in Cyprus provided that they meet the legal & documentary requirements. Weddings in Cyprus are recognized all over the world.

 Is a wedding in Cyprus valid in the UK, the EU and the rest of the world?

Yes. Cyprus is an EU member. A marriage certificate from Cyprus is valid in the UK, the EU, the USA and indeed worldwide.

 How do I know which documents are required for a wedding in Cyprus?

We have these detailed on our website at:

For further details regarding the required wedding documentation, please contact us and we will be glad to provide further info, and answers to any questions you might have on this subject.

 How long do I have to be in Cyprus before getting married?

With an Express Wedding Licence (favoured by most) there is no legal requirement for a civil wedding’s applicant to be in Cyprus for any number of days before the wedding can take place.
However, practicality, as well as availability with Town Hall, may necessitate that one should be in Cyprus for a day or two before their wedding can take place.
In case of a Standard Wedding Licence, you must be in the country for at least 16 days before the wedding. Therefore, the standard wedding licence is suitable for applicants who want to stay in Cyprus for a longer period of time anyway for purposes other than the wedding.

 How long do I have to stay in Cyprus after the wedding?

There is no requirement to stay any number of days in Cyprus after the wedding.

 What is a Statutory Declaration or Non Impediment document?

This is a declaration (also known as a Marital Status document) issued by the relevant authority in your country stating that:
(1) You are single and not currently married.
(2) That there are no legal obstacles or issues preventing you from getting married.
You can obtain this document from the Register Office in your area.
This certificate can also be prepared with a solicitor as an Affidavit. Once this document is issued, there is usually a three months time limit on its validity. In such case, this document should be obtained no longer than three months before the wedding’s date.


3. Villa Wedding Questions

 Can you get married in any villa in Cyprus?

No. Official weddings can only be held in a villa which is approved and is authorized by Town Hall and The Registry Office for this purpose.

 Getting married in a villa in Cyprus – Can I get married at Villa Mosaica?

Civil weddings can be performed at our luxury wedding Villas, Villa Mosaica & Villa Aretousa, whereby the Marriage Officers, from the Registry Office at Town Hall, will visit the Villas to perform the wedding ceremony.
For our guests who booked Villa Mosaica or Villa Aretousa and all their wedding services with us, the use of Villa Mosaica or Villa Aretousa as a Wedding Ceremony venue is offered at no additional charge to the standard rental prices.

 Do you provide catering for the wedding reception?

Catering is provided at both our large wedding villas, Villa Mosaica and Villa Aretousa.
There is a wide choice of menus for you to choose from or you can have your own customized menu to suite your personal tastes.
For our guests who booked Villa Mosaica or Villa Aretousa and all their wedding services with us, the use of Villa Mosaica or Villa Aretousa as a Wedding Reception venue is offered at no extra charges to the standard accommodation rental prices.

 What is the cost to use one of your wedding villas as a wedding venue?

For guests who booked a villa accommodation and all their wedding services with us, the use of Villa Mosaica or Villa Aretousa as a Wedding Ceremony venue or a Wedding Reception one, or both, is offered at no additional charge to the standard accommodation's rental.

 Getting married in a villa in Cyprus – Can I get married at Villa Mosaica?

Civil weddings can be performed at our luxury wedding Villas, Villa Mosaica & Villa Aretousa, whereby the Marriage Officers, from the Registry Office at Town Hall, will visit the Villas to perform the wedding ceremony.
For our guests who booked Villa Mosaica or Villa Aretousa and all their wedding services with us, the use of Villa Mosaica or Villa Aretousa as a Wedding Ceremony venue is offered at no additional charge to the standard rental prices.


4. Beach Wedding Questions

 Beach wedding in Cyprus – Can I get married on the beach?

Yes. We can organize for you a Cyprus wedding on the Beach. This will be an official ceremony whereby the Marriage Officers from Town Hall will visit the beach wedding venue to perform the actual wedding ceremony.


5. Civil Wedding Questions

 Will I receive a wedding certificate after a civil wedding ceremony?

A Marriage Certificate, in English, is issued and handed to the newly wed couple immediately after the official civil wedding ceremony.

 Do we need witnesses for a civil wedding? Any special requirements?

Two wedding’s witnesses are required to be present during the wedding ceremony to sign the Marriage Certificate. These can be any two adults from your party who will be present at the wedding.
During your first meeting at Town Hall you will have to present with the original wedding documents two passport photocopies of your wedding witnesses. The presence of the witnesses themselves during this meeting is not required.
However, they are required to be present on wedding’s day together with their original passports.

 Can we supply our own wedding vows for a civil wedding ceremony?

Yes, provided that you have discussed this with the Registrar at Town Hall during your pre-wedding meeting with them so that the Registrar, and subsequently the Marriage Officers, can take note of this.


6. Church Wedding Questions

 Can you organize this for me a church wedding in Cyprus?

Certainly. Once you inform us of which church you would like your wedding ceremony to take place in, we will provide you with a list of the documents, as well as the wedding licence fees, required by the church in question.

 Can you plan a Catholic church wedding in Cyprus?

Certainly we can organize a Catholic wedding in Cyprus. Please contact us by email or phone and we will provide you with all the required details.


7. Wedding Costs Questions

 What is the cost of a wedding in Cyprus?

Wedding costs in Cyprus are much lower compared to the average cost of a wedding in the UK, the rest of Europe and the USA.
A wedding in Cyprus with a week's accommodation for a party of 16 persons [the wedding couple with 14 guests], will cost around €5,600 Euro. This includes the following:
(1) A week’s accommodation at one of our villas for 16 persons.
(2) Using the villa as a wedding ceremony as well as a reception-meal venue.
(3) Wedding planning fee.
(4) Wedding flowers.
(5) Wedding photography.
(6) Two tier wedding cake.
(7) Reception-meal at the villa after the wedding ceremony for 16 guests.

 How much does the Cyprus Wedding Licence fee cost?

The wedding ceremony fees are as follows:
When the wedding ceremony takes place at the Villa, or at the Beach, the civil Wedding Licence & Marriage Certificate fee is €732.00 Euro.
When the wedding ceremony takes place at Town Hall, the civil Wedding Licence & Marriage Certificate fee is €282.00 Euro
When the wedding ceremony takes place at a Catholic or Anglican church, the wedding ceremony fees are: €282.00 Euro payable to Town Hall for the Wedding Licence plus €600.00 Euro payable to the church in question.
The wedding fees are payable directly by the wedding-couple to Town Hall, or the church in case of a church wedding, and after your arrival in Cyprus.


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