For a Town Hall Civil Ceremony Paphos can offer an excellent choice of venues. There are three main Town Hall Civil Ceremony venues available. These are named as Paphos Town Hall, Yeroskipou Town Hall or Peyia Town Hall, otherwise known as “Municipality’s”. All offer a unique setting and individuality, perfect for a Civil Ceremony In Cyprus and will serve to enhance your photo opportunities! When choosing one of the Town Hall Venues please be aware that Yeroskipou Town Hall and Peyia Town Hall are outdoor venues. These venues are ideal when wishing to marry between the months of May and September to ensure the best of weather. Both of the ceremony venues at Peyia Town Hall and Yeroskipou Town Hall also provide shaded areas which is welcome during the hotter months. Paphos Town Hall is an indoor venue and air-conditioned which can be preferable during the months of July and August. It is also useful to know that a Town Hall Civil Ceremony is the most cost effective way to marry in Cyprus.
Regardless of the Town Hall Ceremony Venue chosen all ceremonies are performed in English. This will be performed by a registrar from the Town Hall. Directly following your Town Hall Ceremony you will receive your marriage certificate also in English. Certified copies of the marriage certificate are available. This can be arranged upon application at a small additional cost if required. It is important to know that the actual reading of the ceremony words cannot be changed or added to in any way. Should a request to add a poem or personal reading to the ceremony be required this can only be arranged before the ceremony begins or following the ceremony when the registrar has left. The Town Hall Civil Ceremony reading is consistent with all Municipality’s in Paphos.
Normally we arrange for the wedding party to be at the venue 15-30 minutes before the Brides arrival. The actual reading of the ceremony by the registrar takes approximately 8-10 minutes. The couple do not need to learn any of the ceremony reading beforehand. A copy of the reading will be provided. The Bride and Groom will be asked to repeat wording where necessary during the ceremony. The registrar will instruct “Please repeat after me, I John Smith……” For the most part it is the registrar that will be talking! Following the ceremony and depending on the size of the wedding party a further 15-30 minutes would be spent at the venue for photo opportunities before moving on to an arranged reception venue. A Town Hall Civil Ceremony suits those that are looking for a simpler type of wedding ceremony and wish to take advantage of a picturesque Town Hall Venue that Paphos has to offer.
For any type of civil ceremony two witnesses are required. Witnesses must be 18yrs of age or above. It is the couples own choice as to whom the witnesses will be, usually a family member or friend from each side would be chosen but there is no set rule. On many occasions the Best Man and a Bridesmaid is preferred but it really is the couples own decision. Witnesses will be required to provide the couple with a photocopy of their passports before the date of the wedding so that their names will be shown on the wedding certificate. If there are no witnesses attending two witnesses from the town hall will be provided if necessary to complete the Town Hall Civil Ceremony.