Do We Have To Get Married Under A Roof?

by Oct 15, 2022

Do We Have To Get Married Under A Roof? 

As marriage officers, we are frequently asked a few questions, one of which you may find strange:

“Do We Have To Get Married Under A Roof?”

No, is the short answer.

Of course, that is not the complete answer. Some marriage officers will not perform a wedding outside, while others will perform a ceremony outside but insist on signing the register inside. While most will perform your wedding wherever you want it to take place.

Marriage Act of 1961 Says

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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