Marriage or registered partnership

Are you are getting married? Congratulations! You can arrange matters with the municipal of Helmond. First of all: report to us that you want to get married in Helmond. You can report your wedding plans already 1 year before your marriage and the last possibility is 2 weeks before your marriage. We recommend that you hold a minimum of 6 weeks. Include a valid ID of you and your partner and the testimonial form. The municipality checks whether you can marry one another.

Additional documents

Sometimes we need additional documents. For example, if you were born abroad, lived there, you are divorced or if you do not have Dutch nationality. Please contact us by telephone number 14 0492 before your wedding or partnership date. We will then tell you what documents you need to bring with you. 

If you both do not live in the Netherlands and you and/or your partner have Dutch nationality, you can only mention your intended marriage/partnership in the municipality of The Hague (The Hague).


You can follow these steps to arrange your marriage or partnership registration:

  1. Contact us at tel. 14 0492. Together with you we will check if you need to provide additional documents.
  2. Choose a wedding location. You agree with the owner of the location your wishes and take (by agreement) an option on the location, date and time.
  3. U fill in the option form and send it to Do you want to marry at a "one-time" location? Then add the document for "one-time locations" filled in and signed as an attachment to the e-mail.
  4. We will let you know within 5 working days whether we have a wedding official available for your option. Have you chosen a "one-time" wedding venue? Then we will let you know at the same time whether we agree
  5. Thereafter the announcement of the planned marriage / partnership takes place. Make an appointment by calling 14 0492. The arrangements for the talks are every Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30 and every first Friday morning of the month starting at 9.30


Free marriage / partnership

On Monday morning at 10.00 and at 10.30, residents of Helmond can get married free of charge at the counter in the Stadswinkel. Please note that as of January 1st 2018 these times change to: 9.00 and 9.15. You only pay the cost of any wedding book. Details of a free marriage or partnership are:

  • It takes 10 to 15 minutes
  • There is no ceremony or speech
  • Only the couple and the witnesses are present

Marriage or partnership reduced rate

Helmond residents can also marry at a City Hall meeting room on Monday morning at 9.15 and 9.45. Please note that as of January 1st 2018 these times change to: 9.45, 10.15 and 10.45. Specialties:

  • You get a greatly reduced rate, excluding the cost of the wedding book (optional)
  • There is a short speech and a nomination of a poem
  • There are a maximum of 10 attendees, next to the couple and the witnesses

Designated wedding venues

In addition to these wedding venues, the municipality has designated 11 locations where you can completely complete your marriage in your own way. These locations include: Library, Cacaofabriek, Castle, Kasteelpoort, Koning, Council Hall, Steenoven, the Traverse, the Warande and Hotel West End.

Own location

You can also choose a "one-time" location. This can be at your home or in a special place. In the "one-time" marriage location form, you will read what conditions such a location should meet.


The talk about the planned marriage/partnership is free of charge. During the interview, we calculate the total municipal costs for the marriage/partnership. The costs depend on the location, date and time of marriage or registered partnership and the taking of a wedding book. You pay the costs via a postage payment immediately after the consultation in the Stadswinkel.

Rates (2018)

  • In a conference room designated by the municipality in Boscotondo (Frans Joseph van Thielpark 1, on Monday morning, without amenities € 156,-
  • In Elkerliek Hospital (Wesselman Avenue 25, Helmond), if a medical condition requires a marriage there € 136,-
  • In a wedding venue designated by the municipality of Helmond as House of Commune (excluding costs charged by location) € 358,-. On Saturday this costs € 153,- extra.
  • In its own location (a location that is not yet available) € 507,-. On Saturday this costs € 153,- extra.