Weddings

Follow in the footsteps of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sir Sean Connery and get married on the Rock. Getting married in Gibraltar is easy and visitors can choose from a variety of locations.

Hollywood lovers, heart throb Lawrence Harvey and Margaret Leighton were one of the first high profile couples to say ’I do’ in Gibraltar. In 1962 as the world became entranced by the numbers 007, screen hero Sean Connery married actress Diane Cilento. Sadly, this marriage was not to last but Connery’s affection for Gibraltar did as he returned in 1975 to marry his present wife Micheline Boglio Roquebrune. However, it is the marriage of Beatle John Lennon to Yoko Ono in 1969 that caused the biggest media sensation.

Today hundreds of couples are travelling to Gibraltar to exchange vows and get married on the Rock. As Gibraltar is a popular location for getting married it is wise to plan well in advance. Local marriage law does not contain any residential requirements and so therefore it is a simple procedure, also a Gibraltar marriage is recognised worldwide.

Recent legislation permits the marriage registrar to marry couples outside the registry office, if requested. The following venues are approved to carry out civil weddings:

The Alameda Botanical Gardens were developed in 1816 for the purpose of providing civilians with an area of beauty for rest and relaxation. Today the gardens have developed into the Botanical Gardens. Wedding services are permitted in "the Dell", an Italian style garden laid out by a Genoese gardener in 1842.

The Mount, which was built in 1797, was formerly the official residence of the senior officer of the Royal Navy in Gibraltar. It is today an officially listed building, which boasts fascinating gardens.

The Mons Calpe Suite located within the Cable Car Top Station is not only one of the most unusual venues to choose to exchange vows, but also offers stunning panoramic views across the European coast and to Africa.

Four of Gibraltar’s hotels, the Caleta Hotel, the O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel, the Rock Hotel and the Sunborn Yacht Hotel are approved for civil marriages and offer teams of advisors to assist with every arrangement from paperwork, catering, photography, flowers and the bridal suite.

Enquiries, bookings and further information regarding getting married in Gibraltar may be addressed to the Civil Status and Registration Office or to a recognised travel agent or wedding planner. It is advisable to book a wedding well in advance of the chosen date to avoid disappointment.

Civil Status & Registration Office
Joshua Hassan House
Secretary's Lane
Gibraltar

Tel: (+350) 200 72289
Fax: (+350) 200 42706
Website: https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/getting-married

 

E-mail: marriages.csro@gibraltar.gov.gi

 


CIVIL PARTNERSHIP

A civil partnership is essentially the union of two people regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The Civil Partnership Act recognizes civil partnerships between two people, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, ratified by a binding contract through the signing of an official register. This means that both same sex-couples and opposite sex couples have the option of entering into a civil partnership so long as they are eligible to do so.

Under its provisions it is possible, by means of a Special Licence granted under Section 12 of the Act, for residents and non-residents alike to enter into a civil partnership in Gibraltar. It also enables a civil partnership ceremony to be conducted at approved locations outside the Registry outside working hours and at weekends.

Non residents wishing to enter into a civil partnership in Gibraltar must provide the Registrar with documentary evidence that they will either be staying in Gibraltar at least one night immediately prior to or, immediately following the ceremony.

Further enquiries:

The Registry of Civil Partnerships, 

Civil Status & Registration Office, 

Joshua Hassan House, 

Secretary’s Lane, 

Gibraltar.  

Tel: +350 20072289 / +350

 20051725 (switchboard) 

Email: 

civilpartnerships.csro@gibraltar.gov.gi


 * Important News Update*

The following persons do not need a visa for Gibraltar under the following circumstances:

Those nationals or citizens of Morocco, the People's Republic of China, Mongolia, India or Russia who are holders of multiple entry Schengen visas with a minimum remaining validity of 7 days on the date of departure. Such persons are only allowed to enter Gibraltar for a maximum period of 21 days.

Further information can be found on the following link:


https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/civil-status-and-registration-office




  • Wedding Venues
    Mons Calpe Suite
    Cable Car Top Station, Gibraltar
    (+350) 200 12745
    (+350) 200 71608

    Looking for the wow factor? Look no further than the Mons Calpe Suite. Perched 412m at the Top of the Rock; it is the most spectacular and unique venue in Gibraltar. Located within the Cable Car Top Station complex (transport to the venue is on the Cable Car), this exclusive venue offers 220° of stunning views. We boast a commitment to quality of service, ensuring that you and your guests are looked after to the highest standard. Our dedicated professional team caters for every detail of your event.

    Sunborn Gibraltar

    A stay aboard Sunborn Gibraltar enables guests to experience the privacy and exclusivity of an ocean-going superyacht combined with the quality and comfort of a top hotel. Permanently moored in Gibraltar’s exclusive Ocean Village marina, Sunborn Gibraltar is the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating and historic peninsula - with shops, bars, restaurants and leisure activities just a short walk or taxi ride away. The yacht hotel’s five-star provision extends from its elegant guest accommodation to the magnificent on-board restaurants and bars, pool, day spa and sundeck. Sunborn Gibraltar’s unique fusion of impressive superyacht prestige and unrivalled panoramic vistas offers guests a rare opportunity to enjoy the ultimate luxury hotel experience in a stunning location.

    The Dell
    Alameda Botanic Gardens, Red Sands Road
    (+350) 200 41235

    The Mount
    The Ministry of Culture, John Mackintosh Hall
    (+350) 200 75669

    The O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel
    2 Governor's Parade
    (+350) 200 70500

    The Rock Hotel
    3 Europa Road
    (+350) 200 73000

  • Wedding Planners
    A Rock Wedding
    info@arockwedding.com
    (+350) 5401 3720 / 5402 1409
    Events Unlimited
    events@gibtelecom.net
    Suite 2, Cloister House, 1 Fountain Ramp
    (+350) 200 41933 / 5710 2000
    Hour Wedddings
    info@hourweddings.com
    1b Centre Plaza, Horse Barrack Lane
    (+350) 200 71335
    Mediterranean Weddings
    info@medweddings.com
    49 Governors Street
    (+44) 020 8518 1010 / (+350) 5800 8355
    Sweet Gibraltar Weddings
    info@sweetgibraltarweddings.com
    42 Iberis House, West View Park
    (+350) 5402 4179
    Wedding Specials
    weddings@weddingspecials.co.uk
    62 Main Street, Gibraltar