Getting married in The Hague: locations and fees

The Hague has 3 locations where you can get married or enter into a registered partnership. It is possible to get married at a municipal location for free or by paying a fee. You can also choose to get married at a free-choice venue.

There are stricter rules for wedding ceremonies as of 13 November 2021. It is compulsory to wear a face mask in all municipal buildings for everybody aged 13 years and older. This also applies to municipal wedding locations. This does not apply to people who are unable to wear a face mask due to a health condition.

You are required to keep a 1.5 metre distance in municipal buildings. There is again a limit on the number of people permitted in the wedding halls.

You do not need a coronavirus entry pass (QR code) or a recent negative coronavirus test result for these 3 wedding locations.

Getting married at a municipal location

Would you like to get married or enter into a registered partnership? The municipality has 3 wedding locations. The ceremony lasts a maximum of 45 minutes. This block of time lasts from the moment the wedding couple enters the room until the couple is congratulated. For a free or simplified wedding the ceremony lasts 10 minutes.

Maximum number of people in the wedding hall

Due to the size of the wedding halls at the Centrum (Spui) wedding location, the Escamp (Leyweg) wedding location and the Groenmarkt wedding location, there is a limited number of seats. This way everybody can maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. The maximum number of people permitted per location as of 13 November 2021 is:

  • Centrum (Spui) wedding location: a maximum of 25 people seated in order to keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. This includes the wedding couple, witnesses and a photographer.
  • Groenmarkt wedding location: a maximum of 15 people seated in order to keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. This includes the wedding couple, witnesses and a photographer.
  • Escamp (Leyweg) wedding location: a maximum of 15 people seated in order to keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. This includes the wedding couple, witnesses and a photographer.

  • Nobody is allowed to stand.
  • You are allowed to livestream the ceremony for the people who cannot be there. You need to organise this yourself.
  • About the location

    The wedding hall on the Spui offers an enchanting atmosphere. There is a reception room in a similar design.

     Centrum wedding hall
    Centrum wedding hall

    Details

    • The wedding hall has space for 80 people.
    • You will get 5 parking cards. You will then be allowed to park close to the location.
    • You can bring and play your own music.
    • You are permitted to livestream the ceremony for the people who are not able to attend. You need to arrange this yourself.
    • The room is customised for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
    • Also see the rules for the wedding locations.

    Times and fees

    Day Fees in 2021
    Monday from 10.30 to 18.00 hrs. € 492.10
    Tuesday from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 492.10
    Wednesday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 492.10
    Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 492.10
    Friday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 598.90

    You can pay in cash or use a bank card at City Hall Spui.

    Address

    Trouwlocatie Centrum
    Spui 70
    2511 BT Den Haag

  • About the location

    The Groenmarkt wedding hall is the former city hall of the municipality. You and your partner can say ‘I do’ in this 16th-century building. The reception room is the oldest room in the building: the old aldermen’s hall or 'vierschaar'.

    Groenmarkt wedding hall
    Groenmarkt wedding hall

    Details

    • The wedding hall has space for 75 people, including 27 seats.
    • You will get 5 parking cards. You will then be allowed to park close to the location.
    • You can bring and play your own music.
    • You are permitted to livestream the ceremony for the people who are not able to attend. You need to arrange this yourself.
    • There is no WiFi at the location.
    • Also see the rules for the wedding locations.

    Times and fees

    Day Fees in 2021
    Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 683.10
    Thursday as of 18.00 to 21.00 hrs. € 683.10 + € 147.90
    Friday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 731
    Friday as of 18.00 to 21.00 hrs. € 731 + € 147.90
    Saturday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 1,343.30
    Saturday from 18.00 to 21.00 hrs. € 1,343.30 + € 147.90
    Sunday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 1,542.30
    Sunday as of 18.00 to 21.00 hrs. € 1,542.30 + € 147.90

    Address and contact

    Trouwlocatie Groenmarkt
    Grote Halstraat 1
    2513 AX Den Haag

    For any questions about getting married or entering into a registered partnership (at this location) you can call tel. 14070. Would you like to visit this wedding location? Call tel. (070) 752 50 00. When you get the voice recording, press 3.

  • About the location

    The wedding hall on the Leyweg has a modern design.

     Escamp wedding hall
    Escamp wedding hall

    Details

    • The wedding hall has space for 65 people, including 40 seats.
    • You will get 3 parking cards. You will then be allowed to park close to the location.
    • You can bring and play your own music.
    • You are permitted to livestream the ceremony for the people who are not able to attend. You need to arrange this yourself.
    • Also see the rules for the wedding locations.

    Times and fees

    Day Fees in 2021
    Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 492.10
    Friday from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs. € 598.90

    You can only use a bank card at the Leyweg City Office. Unfortunately it is not possible to pay with a credit card.

    Address

    Trouwlocatie Escamp
    Leyweg 813
    2545 HA Den Haag

Simplified or free civil ceremony

You can arrange a simplified or free wedding or registered partnership at the Centrum wedding hall. You will then have a modest ceremony lasting 10 minutes. The free or simplified ceremony is popular. Book a time slot well in advance.

    • Times:

      • Monday at 9.30 and 10.00 hrs.
      • Tuesday at 9.00, 9.30, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00 and 11.30 hrs.
    • People who may attend: maximum of 10 people. For example: the wedding couple, the civil registrar, 2 to 4 witnesses, 2 extra guests if desired and a photographer.
    • Fees: € 150.30 in 2021.

    The civil registrar will not give a speech during a simplified ceremony. He/She will also not contact you beforehand. You will not get any parking cards and you will not be able to play any music.

    • Times: Monday at 9.00 and 9.15 hrs.
    • People who may attend: maximum of 10 people. For example: the wedding couple, the civil registrar, 2 to 4 witnesses, 2 extra guests if desired and a photographer.
    • Fees: free

    The civil registrar will not give a speech during a free ceremony. He/She will also not contact you beforehand. You will not get any parking cards and you will not be able to play any music.

Choose your own wedding venue

Would you like to get married at another location? Often you can get married at a non-municipal location. We call this a ‘free-choice venue’. Read more on the page Get married at a free-choice venue.

Reschedule or cancel

Do you want to reschedule or cancel your wedding? In certain cases you will have to pay to do this.

  • Reschedule: € 150.35
  • Cancel, more than 5 weeks in advance: you get back the entire fee.
  • Cancel, between 5 weeks and 1 week in advance: you get back 50% of the fee.
  • Cancel within 1 week: you will not get back any money.
  • Cancel a free or simplified wedding, from 5 weeks to the wedding date: € 75.

Good to know

  • Would you like to get married or enter into a partnership? Then you first need to Register an intended marriage or registered partnership at the municipality. You can go to this page to see which wedding dates are available.
  • You will need to pay for the wedding location at the municipal counter when you make the reservation. When you make a reservation online, you will get an invoice by post.
  • You must be at the wedding location 15 minutes before the ceremony.

Rules at the wedding locations

There are a number of rules for the municipal wedding locations:

  • You may not eat and drink at the locations.
  • Pets are not permitted inside. Guide dogs are allowed.
  • It is not permitted to throw confetti or rice or something similar and to blow bubbles. You are also not allowed to light firecrackers.
  • The municipality advises against releasing doves at wedding ceremonies. This can put the welfare of these animals at risk.

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Published: 15 November 2021Modified: 16 November 2021