Simplified or free wedding or unmarried partnership

In The Hague you can also arrange a simplified or free civil wedding or unmarried partnership ceremony.

What are the conditions for a simplified civil wedding?

A simplified civil wedding or unmarried partnership registration is only possible on Monday at 9.30 and 10.00 hrs. and on Tuesday at 9.00, 9.30, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00 and 11.30 hrs. You will receive a modest ceremony. Please keep in mind that it may take a while before there is a time slot available.

  • In the wedding hall there is space for only the wedding couple, the civil registrar, 2 to 4 witnesses, possibly 2 extra guests and a photographer.
  • There are no reserved parking spaces.
  • You cannot play any music.
  • The civil registrar will not contact you ahead of time and will not give a speech.
  • Dogs are not permitted inside with the exception of guide dogs.
  • The ceremony takes about 10 minutes.
  • A simplified civil wedding costs in 2019: € 143.55.

A simplified civil wedding can take place only at the Trouwlocatie Centrum (The Hague City Hall).

What are the conditions for a free civil wedding?

A free civil wedding or unmarried partnership registration is only possible on Monday at 9.00 and 9.15 hrs. You will receive a modest ceremony. Please keep in mind that it may take a while before there is a time slot available.

  • In the wedding hall there is space for only the wedding couple, the civil registrar, 2 to 4 witnesses and possibly a photographer.
  • There are no reserved parking spaces.
  • You cannot play any music.
  • The civil registrar will not contact you ahead of time and will not give a speech.
  • Dogs are not permitted inside with the exception of guide dogs.
  • The ceremony takes about 10 minutes.

A free civil wedding can take place only at the Trouwlocatie Centrum (The Hague City Hall).

    Published: 1 January 2017Modified: 2 January 2019