Our simple guide on getting married in Cyprus
We have a few hints, tips and inspiration
to help you along the way.
Getting married abroad is getting more and more popular this is mainly due to the unpredictable UK weather and the average cost being a whopping £30,335 a new survey says is at an all time high, In which 1 in 4 couples are getting married abroad being the most popular choice. Cyprus have seen a big rise in wedding bookings over the last few years, which is in the top 10 of the most favourite wedding destination, coming in 5th on the leader board. It is no wonder as the average cost of a wedding in Cyprus only being £6,585 whilst combining the fact you can have a wedding and honeymoon at the same time and only being a few hours flight away, topped off with the beautiful sandy beaches and scenic coastlines, warm sun and the tranquil mediterranean sea. What isnt there not to love about Cyprus.
Cyprus is a small island country in the eastern mediterranean located south of Turkey with a sub tropical climate of mild winters and hot summers, offering a long history and rich culture spans back 10,000 years making it the oldest civilisations in the mediterranean. Enriched with byzantine castles and fortress, medieval churches, tiny village hamlets and outstanding coastlines there is something for everyone. Mythology as the birthplace of the greek goddess of love Aphrodite 'Petra tou Romiou' is one of the most famous beaches and not forgetting being famous for its haloumi cheese. Nicosia being the capital city of Cyprus with three airports in Larnaca and Pahpos also in Ecran on the north part of the island under Turkish control, you can reach every part of this beautiful island.
Some Legal Stuff
Getting married in Cyprus some of the legal stuff you might want to know.
The wedding ceremony will be conducted in English and all paperwork including the Marriage Certificate, which is fully recognised in the United Kingdom, will be issued in English.
- A valid passport with a minimum validity of six months
- A photocopy (or two just to be safe) of the photo page of your and your fiance’s passport
If you or your partner are divorced, you’ll also need to provide a decree of the absolution of the previous marriage. If your partner is widowed, you’ll need a death certificate of your prior spouse.
- A photocopy (or two) of the photo page of each of your two witnesses required by Cyprus Law
- Your birth certificate ( long version )
- If you plan to change your name, you’ll need a name change deed poll certificate
- A sworn affidavit or statutory declaration from a solicitor for oaths or notary public ( this should be done before you arrive to Cyprus using a local solictor )
- To apply for a civil marriage or a civil partnership in Cyprus, you must go in-person to the marriage officer in the municipality of your choice. The Union of Cyprus Municipalities gives a great overview of this process.
Normally, you must marry within 15 days at the earliest and three months at the latest from the time you apply. Therefore, plan to stay in Cyprus for around 20 days. Alternatively, you can pay a fee to get married within three business days. If you wait until after three months from your application, that application is considered void.
The exciting bit
Getting married either home or abroad can cause the happy couple alot of headaches and stress, even more so when planning a wedding abroad which may become very daunting. Fear not we have put together a list of idea's for Hotels, Venues and suppliers from in and around Cyprus. Our simple guide will make it eaiser for you to make your own choice for your special day
Olympic Lagoon Resort
Olympic Lagoon Resort can host a civil marriage ceremony in the midst of the lush greenery, in a custom-designed outdoor wedding venue that could have been inspired by a bride's wildest dreams... Olympian Gardens..
A private and tranquil area, the Olympian Gardens venue is a stunning fairytale setting within a sunken garden. A haven of romance has been created with small lakes and romantic waterfalls next to a charming little cave where bride and groom will be united in matrimony.
Kanika Hotels offer different wedding locations across Cyprus in Paphos and Limassol
Pernera Blue Waters
This scenic wedding venue is set in the resort of Pernera in Protaras, a few meters away from a beautiful coastline providing an idilic back drop with the mediterranean sea shimmering in the back ground. A perfect location for a itimate wedding and for couples on a budget as a limited decoration is provided but you still can add your own personal touches.
Recommended Cyprus Suppliers
Planning your own wedding or need to add that personal touch to a package youve already booked. You will find some wedding suppliers listed below from in and around Cyprus we have recommended. Get intouch with them they would be glad help you with your wedding planning.
Please check with your hotel or venue first before using these supplier services as some hotels and venues wont allow them unless they are on their own supplier's list.
Hair and Beauty stylists
Tips And Toes Cyprus offer brides a complete professional bridal beauty service owned by Alisha Owen with 20 year experience in making people look spectacular for that special day from the brides wedding hair to makeup and nails and also a full barber and treatment service for the groom.
They have two fully fitted salons; one in Limassol and the other in Paphos as well as providing a mobile service that covers most of Cyprus and can be carried out at your apartment, hotel or villa.
Exquisite Salon are specialist in bridal hair and make up situatated in Paphos opposite Alexander The Great Hotel. Offering full hair and make up packages including nails,eyelashes in the eye candy and lash bar including exquisite beauty treatments for brides and their wedding party in a welcoming relaxing enviroment. Why not try a henna tattoo by the talented Mona lisa for something truly amazing for your wedding day.
Photographer & Videograph
Aphrodite Productions - Cyprus We are a family with a passion for photography and videography. Our style is informal, relaxed and fun. Our discreet, candid images capture your day, with all the love and emotion it brings, naturally. Capturing moments today; creating memories for tomorrow, and always
Goodman videography will certainly capture every essence of your wedding on film from start to finish. Making this such a beautiful unique keepsake of your special day for years to come, Why not share with your guests back home at your after party reception. Owned by Jon Goodman he has many years of experience and based in Limassol his videography services cover all of Cyprus. Jon is also a member of UK The Institute Videography of Awarded Masters Membership so you know your in safe hands.
Jude Blackmore Crypus Weddings Ltd based in Protaras are an independent wedding planning company since 2013. They have a large selection of wedding venues in Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol , and Paphos to choose from, catering for hot summer or mild winter weddings. Offering couples a complete bespoke wedding planning service no matter how big or small your wedding party is. They can coordinate your wedding in Cyprus at most hotels and all Municipality venues or even aboard a yacht. Using Jude Blackmore as your wedding planner will take the pain and stress away by dealing with their established and professional suppliers on your behalf. From helping you to choose the perfect venue for your dream wedding, through to making bespoke place cards... making your special day perfect!!
Marry Me Cyprus Ltd They are a family managed and owned Wedding Planning & Dressing & Hire Company based in Paphos, Cyprus providing clients with a dedicated Bespoke Wedding Planning Service.
They pride themselves on delivering their Bride & Grooms with worry free wedding planning, affordable, personalised wedding packages, wedding coordination services, wedding décor and so much more. We are totally dedicated to planning your wedding seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and will always take care of you, renowned for our 'Above and Beyond' approach, testament from past and current clients.
Ceilia Berg is a solist artist she offers the happy couple a unique wedding singer service from singing at your wedding ceramony to your evening reception whist entertaining your guests, a perfect way to add that personal touch to your wedding. Ceilia is a trained classical singer she has been singing since she was 9 years old and has been living in Cyprus for over 13 years. Her repertoire is a mix of love songs from famous soul singers like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Stevie Wonder. Of course there are choices for the Scandinavian weddings with traditional Scandinavian wedding songs as well. Requests are welcomed.
Wedding disco Cyprus a perfect way to entertain your guest for your evening reception with 34 years experience in the entertainment business based in Paphos. With 15,000 tracks to choose from as far back as the early eighties Their entertainment packages will certainly make your wedding come alive with their light shows and music with DJ Tony Wrightley
Food & Favours
BBQ Man Cyprus Specializing in personal mobile catering right in the comfort of your own home! We cater for small to large sized groups and can tailor our service to your exact wishes.
Hiring your own personal catering team enables you to enjoy a celebration in the comfort of your own surroundings, you won’t have to worry about planning, shopping, preparation, timing, taste, cooking, or even cleaning up! Our skilled chefs will save you all the hassle whilst you get on with enjoying your day.
All this means you can plan the perfect event with close friends, family or business colleagues and not have to worry about the usual issues you might find when dining out.
We use only fresh ingredients which create an unforgettable experience you will remember for years to come.
4 weddings and a caricature Offer a unique wedding favour service for the bride and groom and their wedding guest making perfect keepsakes to celebrate the happy couple wedding day. Owned by Nina and Tasos husband a wife team who has been drawing portraits and caricatures for for 20 years. Nina creates love bird stones, name stone and name shells which double as favours, Tasos arranges the caricature sessions on your wedding day and can draw caricature wedding favours. Not forgetting their handdrawn signing map of Cyprus perfect for the married couple they can keep for a life time as a beautiful memory of their special day, delivered right to your wedding venue or hotel.
Colosseum Restaurant Paphos Offer the happy couple a full wedding reception packages from your catering needs at a veune or eating their delicious food within the restaurant complete with entertainment a perfect way to celebrate your special day with your guests. Owned by Nico who's been a chef for 25 years renowed for his italian and french cuisines. The Colosseum opened its doors in 2001 which has the true Italian feel as soon as you walk in. Marble statues adorn the passage as you walk up the stairs to the roof top terrace. The outdoor sitting area is full of flowers and makes you feel like everything is set in a garden, in Tuscany. The ambience starts here and continues inside the restaurant, where in winter, we light our cosy fireplace, which gives you the friendly atmosphere and open all year round
Still not sure ? Why not have a nice little holiday in Cyprus whilst enjoying the culture, good food with a glass of wine or dipping your toes in the mediterranean sea. Gives you the oppurtunity to visit venues and suppliers in your area of choice allowing you piece of mind, youve made the right choice.
All information at publication is deemed to be correct and for information purpose only. We are not responsable for any changes that may occur either in the legal aspects or with hotels,venues and suppliers. So please be advised to check by doing your own research before committing futher.