Marriage or registered partnership

Do you have plans to get married or register a partnership? Congratulations! Getting married in Helmond is possible everywhere, at any time and by whomever you want.

How does registration of a wedding/partnership work?

Step 1: determine the wedding location

Contact your desired wedding location to discuss your wishes. You have to inform the wedding location of the date, time and room of your marriage or registered partnership. This also applies if you marry in the castle. Please note: the location may charge a fee for the use of the location. These costs are additional to the costs we charge as a municipality. This also applies if you get married in the castle.

You can get married anywhere in the municipality of Helmond. There are a number of conditions for a wedding location:

  • The marriage is concluded on the ground. It is not possible to get married in the air, on the water or in a moving vehicle.
  • You are responsible and liable for the safety of the location. All buildings of the location must be fireproof. If you receive more than 50 people, for example at home, in a barn, tent or in the open air, contact 'team Vergunningen' via telephone number 14 0492.
  • You have permission from the owner or manager of the location.
  • The municipality is not liable for any damage caused to the location or the environment.

Step 2: report your marriage or partnership to the municipality

You report your intended marriage or partnership via the link below. You can already report your plans for 1 year before your wedding day or partner registration. The last option is 2 weeks before your wedding. You make agreements with the municipality on how to conclude a marriage or register a partnership. For example about the date and time. You can also make arrangements about what the ceremony will look like. You need a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 witnesses. The witnesses must have a minimum age of 18.

Sometimes we need additional documents. For example, if you were born abroad, lived there, are divorced or if you do not have a Dutch nationality, then please contact us by telephone number 14 0492. 

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

Step 3: confirmation

When we have received all the data, we will let you know as soon as possible if you need to submit any additional documents and if we have a wedding official available for your wedding. If you have to submit documents from abroad, keep in mind that 2 weeks are too short.

Costs (2022)

The report of intended marriage or partnership is free of charge. The total costs depend on the location, the day and time of the marriage or registered partnership and the purchase of a wedding booklet. You pay the costs via iDEAL to the municipality when you digitally report your intended marriage or partnership. The location may charge extra costs for the rent of the wedding room. You pay these costs directly to the location.

Get married on Monday to Friday

We charge €379,- for a wedding on Monday to Friday between 9.00 and 17.00. If you want to get married outside of these times, €165,- is added on top. This does not include the costs charged by the location. You pay these costs directly to the location. Getting married at the Elkerliek Hospital Helmond costs €143,-.

Free marriage

On Monday morning at 08.45, 09.00 and 09.15 you can get married for free at the counter in the Stadswinkel. Details of a free marriage:

  • Duration is 10 to 15 minutes
  • No ceremony or speech
  • You cannot express a preference for a wedding official
  • You do not have a personal conversation with the wedding official
  • Only the bridal couple and the witnesses are present

Marriage at a reduced rate

On Monday morning at 9:45 am, 10:15 am and 10:45 am, you can get married in a room of the Stadswinkel at the reduced rate of €165,-. Details of a marriage at a reduced rate:

  • There is a short speech and a reading of a poem
  • You cannot express a preference for a wedding official
  • You do not have a personal conversation with the wedding official
  • There are a maximum of 10 people present, in addition to the wedding couple and the witnesses

Product or service

  • Wedding booklet: € 34,40
  • If you do not have witnesses available, per witness: € 49,10
  • International marriage certificate: € 14,30

Costs for cancellation

  • After the intended marriage notification up to 1 month before the marriage or partnership date: € 81,80
  • Within 1 month before the marriage or partnership date: € 164,00
  • After home visit of the wedding official: € 218,00
  • From a free marriage / partnership: € 40,90
  • Date change of a marriage / partnership or a mutation with the witnesses: € 21,80