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Getting Married in the Islands of Guernsey

The Islands of Guernsey offer a stunning backdrop to tie the knot with that special person. With miles of stunning cliff paths, golden sandy beaches and venues with panoramic views out to sea, we offer unique locations that are close to home, but feel like a million miles away.

With new marriage laws having now taken effect, allowing visiting couples to marry anywhere in Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney we offer unique wedding locations that aren’t the norm. You can be assured your wedding photos won’t be in locations that have appeared in millions of photographs before!

From traditional registered marriage buildings and churches, to the soft sands of one of our 27 stunning beaches, in a luxurious hotel room or outside in the garden of a house or hotel overlooking a stunning coastal scene, your wedding venue can be whatever and wherever desired. Even ceremonies on a boat or plane in Guernsey’s territorial waters or airspace are possible! All that is required is the registered owner’s permission and agreement from your Guernsey celebrant in advance.

Ceremonies can take place at any time of the day or day of the week. If you want to marry on one of Guernsey’s stunning west coast beaches to the backdrop of a glorious sunset or surrounded by a clear night sky dotted with thousands of stars, this is more than achievable...and what’s more, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy this.
Choose from a traditional religious or civil ceremony, or if you prefer a more personalised service reflecting your own beliefs, humanist or other non-religious marriage services are more than welcome.

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How to give notice of a marriage in Guernsey

Both partners must give notice of their intention to marry electronically or in person at the Greffe registrar’s office at least 21 days before the marriage takes place. Notice can also be given up to one year in advance of the marriage date.
Then, a minimum of the day before the date of the marriage, both partners must attend the Greffe, in-person, for identity checks and a review of freedom to marry documentation.

More information here.

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