The Legalities

Different countries each have their own legislation dictating whether you can legally marry there and how it can be made possible. We have collated all the information needed to understand whether your desired region is suitable for a destination wedding.


California

Tying the knot in California is a simple process. The most important thing to organise is ensuring you have all the correct documents for the Marriage Licence for the County Clerk. As long as you are organised, marrying in California should be stress-free and straightforward.
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Botswana

A destination wedding in Botswana, surrounded by nature, would be an unforgettably magical experience. Thankfully, marrying in this beautiful country is not as difficult as you might think, just make sure that all of your documents are correct before you set off as you can only apply for a Special Marriage Licence once you have arrived in the country.
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Australia

Getting married in Australia is actually much easier than most people think. The only legal requirement, apart from documentation, is that you must put forward a ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ (NIM) with your partner a minimum of one month prior to the date of your wedding.
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Abu Dhabi

Getting married in Abu Dhabi is not possible unless one of you is a resident of the UAE. We have outlined the steps required in order to get married there. Abu Dhabi is home to wonderful venues where you can throw the most incredible celebration.
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South Africa

There is no residency requirement to marry in South Africa, however there are some strict legal requirements. Find out more here...
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Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a stunning place to get married, and an even easier place to get married in. Read on to find our how and where you can get married.
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Turkey

When getting married in Turkey, research must be made into the legalities. Find out everything about getting married in Turkey on Beyond Weddings.
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Tanzania

Tanzania is the perfect romantic wedding destination & simple to marry there. Find out how you can get married in Tanzania on Beyond Weddings.
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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country, with the likes of Colombo and Galle. It's very straightforward to marry here - find out the legalities here.
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Austria

If you're looking at getting married in Austria, look no further than Beyond Weddings to find out more about the legalities and if you can marry here.
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