Getting Married in a Castle in Britain
Marriage is recognised in the forms of both civil and religious
unions. The legal minimum age to enter into a marriage is sixteen
years although this requires parent consent in in England and Wales
(but not in Scotland) if a participant is between the ages of sixteen
There is a distinction between religious marriages, conducted by
an authorised religious celebrant, and civil marriages, conducted
by a state registrar.
Civil partnerships are available to same-sex couples in the United
Kingdom. Rights and responsibilities are virtually identical to
civil marriage. In 2013, the UK Government introduced the Marriage
(Same Sex Couples) Bill to Parliament, to legalise same-sex marriage
in England and Wales.
There are residency conditions that have to be met before people
can be married.
Getting Married in a Palace in Poland
Manowce is licensed for civil ceremonies and we hold humanist weddings,
but of course we are also happy to host the reception only. For
foreign couples, we can handle all the paperwork and get the necessary
permissions from local authorities and churches for them to legally
marry in Poland. We can arrange wedding ceremonies for all denominations
and religions. Manowce is open to all wedding planning options.
You can use our in-house wedding coordinator or we can recommend
a local wedding planner who knows local suppliers. You may also
choose a home-based planner who will cooperate with our in-house
Couples can choose one of our wedding packages or can customize
them as they like. Each package includes the most essential services
and a shuttle for the couple and guests from and to Berlin airports.
The package does not cover lodging, as guests usually pay for their
accommodation. Manowce welcomes weddings of all types and sizes.
These can be large parties outdoors for up to 100 guests, or wedding
receptions for two, just the eloping couple. Whatever the size of
the wedding, Manowce always offers its services on an exclusive-use
basis. The wedding reception can take place indoors in the historic
Great Hall or in summer outdoors in a marquee situated
close to the shore of the lagoon. For marquee weddings, the Great
Hall can serve as the backup location, should it rain heavily on
the big day. If the couple likes, we can infuse the wedding with
Polish music, dance, food and wedding customs. We can serve pierogi,
Polish dumplings. On arriving at the reception party, the newlyweds
may be greeted by their parents with a huge loaf of bread, salt
and two vodka shots.
Destination weddings often turn into a little holiday for the guests.
If youre looking to entertain yourselves and your guests during
the day, then along with swimming in the bay and mushrooming in
the woods, Manowce can organise activities such as kayaking, sailing,
fishing, cycling, golf, horse riding and shooting.
Getting Married in a Château in France
France has specific laws concerning marriage. These must be followed
by French citizens and by foreign nationals. A marriage in France
is recognised as valid in most other countries.
French law recognises only civil marriage. This must be performed
by a French Civil Authority usually a mayor (maire). The ceremony
will be conducted in French. You are not required to have a translator
present. Religious ceremonies are optional. They have no legal status
and may only be held after the civil ceremony has taken place (which
can be and often are on the same day.)
Because of France's residency requirements, many couples choose
to get legally married in their home country and have a "blessing"
in France. A popular type is a Humanist wedding ceremony. You can
have a Humanist wedding ceremony at any location so can take advantage
of the many beautiful settings that France has to offer.
Getting Married in a Castle in Italy
Italy does not have many requirements for getting married
convenient if you want to organize your wedding without much advance
notice. Couples who want to travel to Italy for a wedding abroad
need arrive only a few days before their wedding date.
The Italian marriage requirements can easily be fulfilled - mainly
a document known as a Nulla Osta which all foreign non-Italians
must provide prior to marrying in Italy. The main thing to look
out for are public holidays interfering with the timing. Public
offices and consulates are closed during holidays and at weekends.
US citizens require an Apostille. This is a document stapled to
an original certificate by the Secretary of State or Notary Public
of the State, which means that the documents can be used officially
in a foreign country. Apostilles must be placed on any birth/divorce/death
certificates presented for your civil wedding ceremony in Italy.