If the British Royal Wedding that took place earlier today has inspired you and your loved one to draw up some untraditional wedding plans, the City of Copenhagen has now granted couples license to marry at one of five of the capital’s most attractive landmarks.
For the first time last August, Copenhagen’s municipal council granted couples looking for a venue for a civic wedding ceremony—one that would normally take place inside City Hall—to choose from a number of al fresco locations in the city that includes the harborfront, beach and Botanical Gardens.
Over selected Saturday mornings from May to August, there will be room for 20 weddings at a time. Take your vows in the company of the classic statues of Thorvaldsens Museum in May, or in June outside the Museum of Copenhagen, with its model of a medieval Copenhagen at your feet.
A wedding ceremony in the Botanical Gardens has proved so popular that both dates are already fully booked. An alternative option is back to City Hall, but this time on the Rådhus balcony, right under its landmark clock. A good couple of hundred feet from the ground, there’s no elevator; let’s hope you have enough breath left to say ‘I do’.
In August, it will be possible to wed on the sands of Amager Strand, as well as on the waterfront at Islands Brygge—the latter was the location for no less than 17 weddings in 2010.
Visitors from abroad planning to marry in Copenhagen should note that the City Council charges a fee of DKK 500 for non-Danish residents.
Photo courtesy of Karri Huhtanen/ Flickr Creative Commons.