Ready to tie the knot on the most magical island in the Atlantic? Getting married in Bermuda is really quite simple. Here are three easy steps you need to take in order to meet the island’s wedding requirements.
Complete a Notice of Intended Marriage
You'll need to file paperwork to get your marriage legally recognized.
Download the Form
If you download the form, please be aware that it must be printed on white, legal-size paper (8.5" x 14") to be accepted.
Pay the Fee
Effective April 1, 2014, the rules require you to fill out the form and mail it back to the Registrar General along with a cashier's cheque or bank draft made payable to the Accountant General, Hamilton, Bermuda, in the amount of $368 USD (includes certificate). Copies of final divorce decrees or death certificates, if applicable, must also be included.
Mail the Application
Address your application to:
Government Administration Building
30 Parliament Street
Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda
This submitted notice will result in a wedding license valid for three months. You or a designated person may pick up this license at the Registrar office.
Choose a Wedding Location
Your many options fall into two broad categories:
- Civil ceremonies: May be performed in the Registry General's Marriage Room. Call 441-297-7709 or 441-297-7707 or email [email protected] for more information.
- Church ceremonies: May be held in a church or other location with the consent of a member of the clergy.
Find an Officiant & Two Witnesses
Marriages may only be performed by a registered Marriage Officer (clergy), the Registrar General or an Assistant Registrar General. The Registrar General/Assistant Registrar General can only perform a wedding at the Registry itself.
If you're having an off-site ceremony, you’ll need to hire a clergy member – your wedding consultant can help with that. You’ll also need two witnesses over 18 years of age present at the ceremony. Go to the Registrar General’s website for more details. The Registrar will happily supply witnesses at your request (Monday through Friday only).