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.

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]

Two witnesses who are at least 15 years of age must be present during the marriage ceremony. Due to the difficult COVID situation, only few guests are requested to be present at the wedding ceremony.

We hope you bring your own witnesses to the ceremony. We can arrange witnesses from our office if you inform us that you need witnesses when you make the reservation. 

When visiting the agency, please follow safety distances and authorities’ recommendations on wearing a mask.

THL recommends that masks are used in all public indoor spaces throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.