We understand that is difficult to entrust what will probably be one of the most important days of your life to someone else, and thus want you to have as much or as little input as you wish from start to finish.
First, you should decide of which type of ceremony you would like to have: a Religious or Civil ceremony.
Religious weddings include either Anglican, Catholic ceremonies or Maronite ceremonies.
Anglican Wedding Ceremonies
The Anglican church in Paphos have a dedicated team and Clergy, including their own Wedding Administrator and volunteer Wedding Vergers that will help you plan for your special day. Members of the church team spend time with each couple to ensure that each ceremony is tailored to fit the Bride and Groom’s personal desires. The Anglican Church of Paphos want every couple getting married to thoroughly enjoy and cherish their ceremony as an integral part of the day and not just precursor for the celebrations to follow.
Catholic Wedding Ceremonies
A full Catholic marriage ceremony can be conducted in various locations around Paphos. The two main venues are St. Paul’s Pillar and St. George’s chapel, however ceremonies may also be arranged at specified hotel chapels. In order to have a Catholic ceremony, you will need to of have completed a pre-wedding marriage course in the UK. Couples wanting to have a Catholic ceremony will additionally need to have a civil ceremony in Cyprus. Typically, the civil ceremony is arranged to take place the day before or earlier in the day of the Church wedding day.
Maronite Wedding Ceremonies
Maronite Catholic ceremonies are available, with a wedding planner who will guide and advise you on the necessary documents you will require in order to get married in Cyprus. You may have your special Maronite wedding ceremony at the ancient, historic Church of Ayii Kyriaki (St. Paul’s Pillar) or a selection of other approved churches /chapels around Cyprus. You may choose to have your ceremony conducted in English, Arabic, French, Italian or Hebrew. Additionally, you will also need to have a civil ceremony arranged at a local town hall.
Marriage Certificate Legalization(s)
Here at Exclusive Weddings we assist couples with the mandatory legalities required to get married in Cyprus, ensuring that all paperwork is approved before the Wedding License application. In some cases, depending on the country of residence of the couple, Apostille stamps from various government ministers and embassies are required on the marriage certificate after the wedding has taken place. Rest assured, couples are advised appropriately on all procedures involved.
Blessings and Renewal of Vows
Both the Catholic and Anglican church can conduct a ‘renewal of your wedding vows’ or a ‘blessing of your marriage’.
For your renewal or blessing you can choose from many venues, including St. Paul’s Pillar and St. George’s Chapel. It is a genuinely romantic way to celebrate and reignite your love for one another. Celebrating before God, before your friends and family, in Paphos the Island of Love itself!
Same Sex Weddings – Civil Union
We are now pleased to say the Cyprus allows and welcomes same sex marriages to take place.
Civil Union” means the partnership recognised under the law.
With the exclusion of the Adoption Law, contracting a Civil Union has respective effects and consequences as if a marriage was solemnised under the provisions of the Marriage Law and any reference included in any legislation of the Republic of Cyprus to “spouse” shall be interpreted as a reference to the Civil Partners of a Civil Union. The law does not determine the sex of the persons intending to contract a Civil Union.
Choosing your Reception Venue
Here at Exclusive Weddings we have a wide selection of high standard venues to choose from. We have not featured all the available venues, so if you dont see the one you want or anything that appeals and you need further assistance in deciding upon which venue would be best suited to yourselves and your budget, we are able to guide you through the process. We have years of experience working in the wedding trade, and have thus established connections with only the best venues and suppliers in the Paphos area.
Note: there are many venues where you can both marry and have your reception at.
Getting in Contact with Stella
For additional guidance from us, feel free to kick things off with an initial, no-fee consultation by phone, Skype, or even on Face book Messenger. We like to start by getting to know you so that we can fully understand your personality, passions, likes and dislikes. This would also be a great opportunity for you to ask as many questions about us as you wish! It is important that you are comfortable and confident that we are the right service for you!
*Pre-wedding visits can also be arranged in order to view venues can be arranged for those that prefer to view venues live.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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My name is Xavier and I am a French citizen living in Dubai. I have lived here for 7 years.
I would like to marry my fiancee who is an Australian citizen, and not a resident of the UAE yet.
I would like to marry her as soon as possible so that she can hop on to my visa here and access better work opportunities.
We just want to sign some papers for now, so we are looking at a fast admin process as opposed to a more romantic experience, unfortunately.
What documents do you require from us and how soon can we get married?
Thank you very much in advance