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Get Married in Cape Town

Don't let the rain ruin your wedding! Do it like many celebrities and celebrate the most beautiful day of your life at one of the most beautiful spots in the world! Official marriage prodedure with a romantic ring ceremony or - additionally - wedding in a Cape Town church.

Wedding at Noordhoek BeachWhere you will be wedded
Ideal locations for your wedding are the stunning white Cape beaches or the 1000 metre high Table Mountain with its majestic panorama views, the dramatically beautiful Cape of Good Hope, traditional churches in Cape Town or romantic chapels in the nearby Winelands. Fine restaurants and elegant hotels are at your disposal afterwards.

Who will officiate your wedding
Your marriage officer and longstanding Lutheran minister Walter Schwaer will gladly officiate at your wedding ceremony in Cape Town. To marry in Cape Town is easy, affordable and legally valid in any country in the world.

Wedding procedure
1. Preliminary talk: During a preparatory meeting with the marriage officer, you can get to know each other and clarify all details of your wedding, also whether your wedding should be of secular or have a Christian character.

You just need to bring: a valid passport, a photocopy of your passport, photocopy of the entry stamp, and, if you are divorced or widowed, you need a divorce or death certificate, either the German original or a certified English translation.

Wepper Wedding in Cape Town2. The civil wedding procedure: South African law stipulates that the legal proceedings need to take place either in a private residence, church or government building. It entails the signing of an affidavit, the legal questions and calling on witnesses, the signing of the marriage register, the declaring of your marriage. Now the official part of the wedding is over and you are legally married!

Note: The presence of two witnesses is mandatory in South Africa. Should you require witnesses, we will gladly help you in that respect.

3. Ring ceremony
As discussed in the preparatory talk, we will move to the venue of your choice where you can give each other your rings. This ceremony seeks to symbolically express in either wordly/secular or Christian form, the legal contract, be it in appropriate words, vows or blessings.

Wedding on Table MountainAfter your wedding in Cape Town we will provide all the documents necessary to render your marriage legal in your home country. That takes about three weeks. The marriage documents will be sent to your home address by registered mail (additional charge for courier: 350 Rand).

What it will cost you
Wedding costs: Rand 4600
(approx. 460 Euro)
Please note the following optional services are not included in the price: photographer and videographer; bridal bouquet or other flower arrangements; wedding witnesses; all entrance and cable car fees; car rental; restaurants; accommodation.

Wedding at the Cape of Good HopeWe will gladly assist you with any additional service as well or recommend hotels and restaurants, also for the following honeymoon trip. Please ask us for a quotation.

Please email us heirat@suedafrika.net
Or call us or fax us on 0049 (0)8362 9268303.