Whether you dream of getting married in “The Imperial City” of Vienna, a charming venue in the Austrian Alps or Mozart’s city, Salzburg, Austria has it all. Vienna alone offers hundreds of venues, out of which 150 are also authorized civil ceremony locations.
Should you want a small celebration and a romantic art-and-culture getaway, an intimate dinner in a traditional winery up the hill, or a huge party in one of the imperial castles in the city center, with friends flying in from all over the world, Vienna offers endless possibilities for the day of your dreams.
Preconditions & deadlines
You can get married in Austria without fulfilling any residence conditions. You can literally fly in the day before your wedding, but first there are some steps we need to go through to complete your registration for legal marriage in Austria. Religious ceremonies are not legally recognized. A civil ceremony is necessary to have your marriage recognized in your own country, and even to become eligible for a religious ceremony.
A ceremony slot can be booked at the earliest 6 months in advance, but please do get in touch even earlier than that. We can pre-book your slot and make sure it is also secured when the time comes. Also 6 months before the wedding, you can start collecting your documents from your countries of citizenship.
A set of documents needs to be provided to the registry office to confirm your ceremony slot. We will require certain information from you, to align with the local registry office, the list of necessary documents applicable in your particular case.
The basic necessary document set contains:
- Copies of your passports
- Copies of your proof of residence (e.g. electricity bill, rental bill), not older than 6 months
- Birth certificates originals + apostille, not older than 6 months
- Certificates of non-impediment/Marriage licenses originals + apostilles, not older than 6 months
Depending on your marital status and other criteria, you may be required to provide additional documents. If your state is not a member of The Hague Convention, you will need to provide an equivalent notarization to the apostille. We will have the documents translated by an Austrian authorized judiciary translator into German (unless your country signed the 1976 Convention on the Issue of Multilingual Extracts from Civil Status Records), then taken to the registry office to complete registration.
If you don’t understand enough German, an interpreter will need to be booked for the ceremony.