We all know that Granada in Spain is a beautiful location for a destination wedding, but what are the legalities of getting married here?
Civil Wedding Ceremony
A civil wedding in Granada, Spain is only possible if at least one of you is resident in Granada. If you are resident there is quite a lot of lengthy paperwork that you will need. You can see more details of the paperwork you will need by following this link:
It is also possible to have a civil wedding in Gibraltar as this is still a British Colony. This is a relatively simple process and you can see more details here:
Wedding Blessing Ceremony
As an alternative to a civil wedding in Spain many couples are first having a civil wedding in their country of residence and then having a wedding blessing ceremony in Spain which in all sense and purposes seems like a real wedding except that the legal side of the wedding has already been taken care of.
Our Wedding Blessings are designed to appear as much like the real thing as possible, allowing you to exchange vows, exchange rings, and adapt the text and readings to meet your requirements.
One of the advantages of having a wedding blessing is that you have more freedom to chose your own wording, personalising the ceremony making it a unique experience.
Many of our venues have chapels or beautiful grounds where the blessing ceremony can be held.
Catholic Wedding Ceremony
The only religious marriages recognised in Spain are Catholic Marriages. Granada is full of beautiful churches and makes this a great option as long as at least one of you is Catholic. For Catholic marriages in Spain there is some paperwork that you will need to do. For a catholic wedding to occur in Spain, the couple must contact their local diocese and discuss their plans. The local diocese will then organize the paperwork through the Heads of the Catholic Churches in the couple’s country of residence and Spain. This process can be quite lengthy so it is really the first thing that you need to do.
Again you can see full details of the paperwork you will need on the following link:
Same Sex Wedding Ceremony
For a same sex wedding a civil wedding is possible and the same conditions apply or you can have a wedding blessing ceremony.
Contact us here for more information on getting married in Granada!