Marriage ceremony premises

The bridal couple must bring their identity certificates to the ceremony. The ceremony can be arranged in Finnish, Swedish or English.

The duration of the marriage ceremony is approximately five minutes. Two witnesses who are at least 15 years of age must be present during the marriage ceremony. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Agency’s staff members cannot act as witnesses at the Agency’s service locations. The exception to this rule is the service location in Helsinki.

You may take photos and videos in the marriage ceremony space, but if you wish to share these photos or videos on social media, please remember to ask everyone who is present in the photo/video for their permission.

Marriage ceremonies organised at Local Register Offices are free of charge during office hours. You can book a time and date for your marriage ceremony using our online reservation service. All available times and dates are presented under each service location.

If necessary, you can book an officiator for your civil marriage ceremony at the venue of your choice after office hours. A fee of 250 euros is charged for all wedding ceremonies officiated after office hours. In addition, the travel expenses of the officiator to your marriage venue will be added to the fee. If you are planning a wedding ceremony that will be arranged outside office hours, please send an email to [email protected]