Best Places to Elope in Europe

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When you decide to elope in Europe you open your self to many possibilities. There are many romantic places to get married in Europe, however elope weddings are unusual as most countries require a waiting period between declaring your intent to marry and legally being able to exchange your vows.

Some suggest that if you are planning a destination wedding in Europe, you should start the legal process at least 3 months in advance of your planned wedding day.

To get married in any country in Europe you will need the basic documents listed below:

• If divorced, original final divorce papers

• If widowed, death certificate of your former spouse

• If name changed, legal proof of the change

• Bride and groom must not be related by blood, marriage or adoption

Many countries have additional requirements. Still there are some Places to elope that make it less complicated then others and yes there are places that have marriage laws like a Las Vegas in Europe.

The Caribbean is generally high on lists of best places to elope due to low or no “residency” requirements and simple paperwork. The states of Nevada and Florida are similar ... What makes getting married in Europe more tedious are residency requirements, required interpreters, required certified translated documents like recent birth certificates and the list goes on ...

So What are the best places to elope in Europe?

Here we have assembled seven best places to elope in Europe that have none or minimal residence requirements, limited and uncomplicated paperwork requirements and of course have romantic wedding locations:


The best place to elope in Europe is Gibraltar.

You will need: all required documents above.
Residency requirement: 24 hours
More about: eloping in Gibraltar

So are there places like Las Vegas in Europe?

Yes, simple marriage requirements make and efficiency of the Marriage Registry make Gibraltar the best European destination to elope.

Gibraltar Tourism Board promotes the location as a venue for destination weddings and since Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom the people are British Citizens and everything is in English.

Many couples travel to Gibraltar to exchange vows, choosing to follow in the footsteps of Sir Sean Connery, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and get married on the Rock.

There are excellent range of wedding services providers in Gibraltar -- from hotels and restaurants to florists and for your honeymoon elope to near by Spain or Morocco.

Known as The Rock, Gibraltar is located on the southern coast of Spain at the entrance to the Mediterranean sea making it a popular romantic holiday destination and a gateway to southern Spain.

For more information on getting married in Gibraltar contact:

CIVIL STATUS & REGISTRATION OFFICE
Joshua Hassan House
Secretary’s Lane


Cyprus is the second choice for eloping in Europe

You will need: notice of marriage form, swear before a registrar that you are single and that there is no impediment to the marriage, if divorced then your previous marriage certificate, all required documents above.

Residency requirement: 2 or 3 days.


Ireland is another good choice if you are willing to wait 4 weeks.

You will need: give notice to the registrar 4 weeks before wedding in writing signed by both of you, marriage registration form, certificate of no impediment, all required documents above.

Residency requirement: none


Greece is also a good place to elope in Europe.

You will need: certificate of no impediment issued within the last 3 months, if divorced then previous marriage certificate, certified translations of all required documents above.

Residency requirement: none.


Poland is the 5th on the list of best places to elope in Europe.

What you will need: certificate of no impediment, personal details form, certified translations of all required documents above.

Residency requirement: none.


Sweden is the 6th Best Places to elope in Europe

You will need: sworn affidavit that you are free to marry, certified translations of all required documents above, if you are divorced your former marriage certificate, certified and notarized. You may need to show a certified copy of your country's marriage laws.

Residency requirement: none.


Switzerland is the 7th best Places to elope in Europe.
In addition to the basic required documents package

You will need: promise of marriage form, sworn affidavit that you are free to marry, certified translations of all required documents above, if you are divorced your former marriage certificate.

Residency requirement: none. Only a civil ceremony is recognized by Swiss law.


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