Do we have to get married under a roof?

by Oct 15, 2019


Of course that’s not the full answer. There are some marriage officers who will not perform a wedding in the open, some will do a ceremony outside but insist the register be signed indoors. While most will perform your wedding wherever you want. 

The law states a wedding must be solemnised “in” a church (or building used for religious services), a public building or a private residence. This is from the Marriage Act of 1961 and norms and traditions have changed substantially since then and Home Affairs have stated there are no issues with being married outdoors. This makes sense since a requirement to be married indoors makes no legal sense. How would it be different, legally, where it happened. 

Enjoy your outdoor wedding! 

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