Any bizarre or inappropriate locations would likely be vetoed by the Registrar to ensure the dignity of a ceremony is not usurped in the process.Most occur at the Regisrar General's Office but since September 2016 marriages contracted before the Registrar General can now be held at alternate approved locations which include Admiralty House Park, Arboretum, Astwood Park, Blue Hole Hill Park, Botanical Gardens, Chaplin Bay, Church Bay, Clocktower Mall Dockyard, Devonshire Bay Park, Elbow Beach (the public beach as accessed from Tribe Road 4B Paget), Ferry Point Park, Fort St.Parties to the intended marriage are not required to be resident during this time.
The onus is on the parties to be wed to obtain written permission from the owner or occupier of the venue (eg Wedco or Ministry of Public Works) and notify the Registrar accordingly of the date.
The time will be confirmed by Registry General staff.
The license to marry must be issued within three months of the receipt of the notice by the Registrar General and remains valid for three months from the date of issue.
Once the couple has the marriage license, the ceremony can be performed.
You or a designated person may pick up this license at the Registrar office.
If you or your spouse-to-be have been married before, you must send well before you arrive official copies of final divorce decrees for each marriage of each person.
In the event of inclement weather, prohibiting an outdoor wedding, the alternate venue for the marriage will be the Registry General.
In such cases, the marriage ceremony fee may be reduced to the fee applicable to marriages conducted within the Registry General.
Bermuda marriages for residents and non-residents are under the Bermuda Marriage Act 1944 and Marriage Amendment Act 2016, and as further amended, if on a Bermuda-registered cruise ship, the (Bermuda) Maritime Marriage Act 1999 and Marriage Amendment Act 2002.
All certificates of a Bermuda marriage are issued by the Registrar - see below - for all island marriages, whether civil, religious, church or ship.
For more information on fees associated with civil marriage ceremonies visit https://bm/content/apply-marriage-licence).