Civil Marriages

The celebration of marriage is a milestone in ones life; a day when each and every one wishes to remember with the sweetest memories.

Cyprus is classified as one of the top class destinations for tourists all over the world, and during the last years has advanced to an ideal wedding venue for thousands of couples desiring to exchange vows and experience a romantic honeymoon.

The Municipality of Pafos, for more than 20 years, is honored with trust by thousands of couples all over the world who wish to onset their common life in Pafos, the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty.

Located in the western coast of the island, the town of Pafos is the most popular wedding and holiday venue of the country. A town of history and culture, a place of unique beauty, a cosmopolitan resort, a hospitable locality; Pafos is definitely a challenging getaway, a dreamful alternative for those who seek to spend the most precious days of their life on a unique and breathtaking coastal resort.

Whether you are committing for a lifetime, or reaffirming your love, in the town of Pafos you are guaranteed a treasured wedding and honeymoon experience.

The Municipality of Pafos is a leading wedding venue in Cyprus, taking on more than 1000 weddings every year from all over the world. The main reasons why Pafos became such a popular destination among couples are the following:

(a) The wedding is absolutely legal valid and recognized worldwide
(b) The procedure is extremely simple and fast
(c) It is a great opportunity to combine wedding with vacation and honeymoon

According to the provisions of the Civil Marriage Law 104(I) of 2003 any person wishing to celebrate his/her wedding may apply in person to the Civil Marriage Office of the Municipality of Pafos, which is located at the Pafos Town Hall. The wedding can be celebrated within 1-3 business days. The detailed procedure is explained in the section The procedure: step by step.

Please click on the relevant link to see all the information relating to civil marriages in different languages:

1. Prior to booking
First, you need to decide of the ceremony type (civil or religious ceremony).Then you need to choose your wedding venues within the municipal borders. You have a choice of celebrating your wedding at the Pafos Town Hall, at one of the luxurious hotel resorts, on a yacht, at the Pafos Medieval Castle, at the Municipal Park or at the Ethnographic Museum. Next, you should consider the whole day, wedding ceremony and reception, and possibly choose one of the accredited wedding planners that operate throughout the island to help you plan the most special day of your life according to your own budget and taste.

2. Book your wedding date
Regardless of your chosen type of ceremony or wedding venue, the wedding procedure (booking, application, celebration) is done through the Civil Marriage Office of the Municipality of Pafos. You can book your wedding day or simply request information on this webpage in the section Book your wedding or via email, telephone, facsimile. No physical presence is necessary to book your wedding date.

3. Obtain the required legal documents
A few months prior to your wedding you need to concentrate on the required paperwork and ensure that you possess all the legal documents prior to your arrival in Cyprus. Failure to have the correct legal paperwork might result in nullification of wedding. Our Civil Marriage Office is always at your or your wedding planners’ disposal to ensure that the documents you possess are absolutely legal and valid. All the legalities are explained in the Legal Requirements section which we advise you to read carefully.

4. Application procedure
You present yourself at the Civil Marriage Office of the Municipality of Pafos at least one business day prior to your wedding, with all the required legal documents and fill in the application form. Application hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. (local time). No prior appointment is required for the application procedure. Please note that the physical presence of the couple is absolutely mandatory during the application procedure. The prescribed fee is €281,92 if the wedding is celebrated within 15 days of the application procedure and €128,15 if the wedding is celebrated 15 days after the application date within 3 months. It is paid during the application procedure in cash or visa.
In case the wedding is performed in a wedding venue other than the Town Hall (hotel resorts, yachts, Medieval Castle, Municipal Park, Ethnographic Museum) an extra procedural fee is applied for each venue.

5. Celebration of wedding
The wedding is celebrated by the Marriage Officer on your chosen wedding venue and the Certificate of Marriage is given directly to the couple after the completion of the ceremony. One or more certified copies of the Certificate of Marriage can be provided at the prescribed fee of €13,67 for each. A certified copy is forwarded to the Embassy or Consulate in Cyprus of the respected home country/ies of the couple.

The couple has an option of two types of ceremonies, civil, church or both. They are both perfectly legal and recognized worldwide. The same paperwork is required for either ceremony venue. The required original documents the couple needs to possess the following during the application procedure are the following:

  • Passports
  • Documents of single status confirming that each person is single and free to marry valid for at least 6 months.
  • Copies of two witness passports over the age of 18.

and/or the following original documents (if applicable)

  • Decree absolute
  • Deed poll proof of name change
  • Death certificate of spouse
  • Evidence of parental consent if under 18 years old

For a list of the required legalities for Cypriot, British, Irish, Scottish, Russian and Israeli nationals please click click here. For other nationalities, you can contact the Civil Marriage Office.

Religious Ceremony

In case the couple wishes to have a religious marriage, the same legal requirements and procedure applies as in the civil wedding. However, in addition, during the application procedure, the couple is given a “Certificate of notice and fixing date and place of the celebration of marriage”, thus allowing them to have a religious ceremony at a church within the municipal boarders. The chapels or churches in Pafos where the couple can contract a religious wedding are the following:

  • Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa (The church by St. Paul’s Pillar)
  • St. George (at St. George Hotel)
  • Virgin Life Giving Source (at the Elysium Hotel)
  • St. Savvas (at Kefalos Beach Tourist Village)
  • All Saints (at Azia Hotel)
  • St. Catherine (Intercontinental Hotel)

For an Anglican Wedding contact Mrs Helen Smith at:
Mob. + 35799212627
Fax. + 35726952486
Εmail: anglicancofp@cytanet.com.cy

For a Catholic Wedding contact Mrs Suzie Allen
Mob. +35799613715
Fax + 35726931640
Email: suzieincyprus@yahoo.com
Homepage: www.stpauls-catholic-parish-paphos.com

Wedding Venues

The Municipality of Pafos offers a wide range of ceremony options to suit the interest, budget and style of each and every couple. The choice of another ceremony venue other than the Town Hall, provides the advantage of holding your wedding ceremony in the same venue as your reception and/or accommodation.

The license fee is €281,92 and an extra fee is applied on the license fee according to the chosen wedding venue.

 

Pafos Town Hall                 
It is located in the heart of the town and it is the most popular choice to celebrate a civil wedding. Built in 1955 in a classical style and surrounded by a range of historical buildings, the Pafos Town Hall is the most elegant choice to celebrate your wedding.

Εxtra fee: €100,08 (non-working hours). Total charge: €281,92 (working hours) and €382 (non-working hours).

 

Hotel Resorts
The wedding can be performed in one of the top-ranged luxurious hotels of the town. Located along the coastline and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, all hotels provide specially decorated wedding venues, in their gardens or on the beachfront.

Extra fee: €350,08. Total charge: €632.

 

Yachts
For a truly special experience, you could charter your own private yacht to perform your wedding. The wedding is performed on board on a prestigious yacht at the Pafos harbor followed by a romantic cruise along the coastline. Extra fee: €350,08. Total charge: €632.

 

Pafos Medieval Castle
If you fancy an exclusive venue to celebrate your wedding, the Pafos Medieval Castle is a unique choice. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, within the zone of the picturesque harbor, the Pafos Medieval Castle is the landmark of the town and an exceptional and exclusive historic spot for a civil wedding ceremony.

Extra fee: €200,08. Total charge: €482.

 

Ethnographic Museum
For a stylish wedding with a touch of local history the Ethnographic Museum of Pafos is the ideal choice. In a specially decorated outdoor area you can have a private wedding ceremony in a traditional environment.

Extra fee: €100,08. Total charge: €382

 

Municipal Park
A wedding can be performed in a truly idyllic environment, among trees and bushes, located only minutes away from the Town Hall. A romantic hidden spot of the town with; an alternative option for those couples who seek the privacy of a little eden.

Extra fee: €100,08. Total charge: €382.

 

Ottoman (Turkish) Baths: the ‘Hamam’
Found near the old market place, the Ottoman (Turkish) baths provide an ideal choice for those who seek to celebrate their wedding in an environment that combines the old and new with perfect harmony. The Ottoman Baths operate today as a Municipal Cultural Center and a marvelous outdoor area has been landscaped to meet the needs for an exclusive wedding ceremony. Smaller weddings can also be performed on the inside.

Extra fee: €100,08. Total charge: €382.

 

Lemba beach

An undeniably romantic place for a wedding with a postcard-perfect stretch of sand.  From simple to elegant ceremonies, the Lemba beach can make magic happen. The picturesque waters of the Mediterranean provide a gorgeous backdrop to enjoy a dreamful wedding. The marvelous beach front of Lemba lies at a convenient location just 15 minutes from Pafos town centre.

Extra fee: €200,08. Total charge: €482.

 

Vrysi of Lemba

If you are an outdoor kind of gal looking for a fresh approach to your wedding nothing beats a natural setting, plenty of sunshine and a marvellous view of the Mediterranean. The Vrysi of Lemba lies in the Park of Lemba, an idyllic and private setting with panoramic views of the Mediterranean. Only minutes away from the Cultural Village of Lemba, the first cultural village of the country, one can combine a truly romantic ceremony with a traditional yet lavish wedding reception.

Extra fee: €200,08. Total charge: €482.

 

 

 

 

WEDDING VENUE COORDINATORS

 

NO

VENUE

EMAIL

CONTACT

NAME

TELEPHONE NUMBER

1

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

alexanderweddings@kanikahotels.com

Helene Rousis

Chrystalla Savva

26965000

2

ALMYRA HOTEL

fboffice.almyra@thanoshotels.com

Christiana Mavromatis

Elizabeth Murray

26888716

3

ANNABELLE HOTEL

annabelle@thanoshotels.com.

Christiana Mavromatis

Elizabeth Murray

26888716

4

APHRODITE HILLS

info@aphroditehills.com

Katie Daniel

26829604

5

AVANTI HOTEL

avanti@avantihotel.com

Susan Antoniou

26965555

6

AYII ANARGYRI

info@aasparesort.com

Angela Christou

26814000

7

VASILIAS NIKOKLIS

info@nikoklis.com

Christina Konstantinou

26432211

99309279

8

CYNTHIANA HOTEL

info@cynthianahotel.com

Andreas Ioannou

26933900

9

ELEA GOLF

info@eleaestate.com

Sally Sammons

26202004

10

CAPITAL COAST

administration@klrhotels.com

Elena Procopiou

26201000

11

KEFALOS HOTEL

kefalos@kefalos.com.cy

Elena Tooulia

26844801

99437890

12

ETHNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM

amimoni@cytanet.com.cy

Fryni Eliades

26944833

99413244

13

GREEN OLIVE

info@greenolive-restaurant.com

Charis Theocharous

97787938

14

LIOPETRO

info@liopetro.com.cy

Makis Tsiatsos

 

15

IMPERIAL HOTEL

imperial.fb@louishotels.com.

Mattheos Mattheou

26965415

16

KING EVELTHON

reservations@tsokkos.com

Annita

26930100

99715780

17

ELYSIUM HOTEL

liza@elysium.com.cy

Liza Tsadiotou

Zoe Giannopoulou

26844444

18

MINTHIS HILLS

clubhouse@minthishills.com

Natalie Birjukova

26842200

19

OLYMPIC LAGOON

olympicpaphosweddings@kanikahotels.com

Elena Kaourou

Gina Vassiliades

Christala Nicolaou

26883418

20

EXCLUSIVE YACHT WEDDINGS

sharron@exclusiveyachtweddings.com

Sharron Masouras

26271275

99459445

21

VASILIKON WINERY

info@vasilikon.com

Marina Kyriakidou

26633999

22

VENUS HOTEL

info@venusbeachhotel.com

Christina Diamanti

26949200

 

WEDDING COORDINATORS

 

NO

COMPANY NAME

EMAIL

CONTACT

NAME

TELEPHONE NUMBER

1

AEOLOS TRAVEL

cyprus.weddings@aeolos.com

bettina.heinrichs@aeolos.com

debbie.chrysochou@aeolos.com

 

Debbie Chrysochou

Bettina/Jo

 

25846850

2

THE WEDDING STOP

info@paphos.weddingstop.com

Aileen Gauld

96841234

3

OLYMPIC HOLIDAYS

weddings@olympicholidaysgroup.com

Alison Thompson/

Janine Carroll

 

26220403/99358334

4

THE WEDDING COUNSEL

theweddingcounsel@gmail.com

Alison Xenofontos

99579189

5

ALL BRIDES ON BOARD

accdept.allbridesonboard@gmail.com

maria.sh.georgiou@gmail.com

Maria Georgiou

99877287

6

KNOSSOS TRAVEL/ WEDDING TOURS

andreas@knossostravel.com.cy

marios@knossostravel.com.cy

Andreas Karanicolas

Marios Hadjipanayis

24664880

7

WEDDING BELLES

weddingbelles@cytanet.com.cy

Anna Michaelides

99586116

8

TOPAZ TOURS

arieh@topaztours.co.il

maria@kyprotours.com.cy

Arieh Armon/ Maria

972732658202

9

DIONYSOS TRAVEL & TOURS LTD

e.argyri@dionysostravel.eu

Erasmia Argyri

25636060

10

CYPRUS 4 WEDDINGS

evelyn@cyprus4weddings.com

Anita Antoniou/ Evelyn Demetriou

25814518/99692463

11

EXCLUSIVE YACHT WEDDINGS

info@exclusiveyachtweddings.com

Sharron Masouras

26271725/ 99459445

12

THE WEDDING LOUNGE/

EAGLES CLIFF VILLA

jane@theweddinglounge.com

Jane Dalton

01279426002

13

THOMAS COOK GROUP

cyprus.weddingteam@thomascook.com

Jennifer.Doolan@thomascook.com

Jennifer Doolan

23819160

14

PAPHOS WEDDINGS MADE EASY

info@paphosweddingsmadeeasy.com

Joanne Heyworth/Cat

26934448/

97839072 (Joanne)

96582059 (Cat)

15

ATTICA HOLIDAYS

ksenia@atticaholidays.com

Ksenia Melas

24620980

16

CYPRUS DREAM WEDDINGS

info@cyprusdreamweddings.com

Lakis Neophytou/Georgia/

Kerry/Sandra

26813050

99528410(Lakis)

99472586 (Georgia)

17

MAISY KHOURH

maisy@civilmarriage-cyprus.com

Maisy Khourh

 

18

AMAZING CYPRUS WEDDINGS

info@amazingcyprusweddings.com

Mandy O’Callaghan

26950010

99120447

19

DAISY DAISY WEDDINGS

info@daisydaisyweddings.com

Patricia Copley

99655713

20

CYPRUS WEDDING BELLES

info@cyprusweddingbelles.com.

Paula

99100869

21

PAPHOS PRESTIGE WEDDINGS

ruth@paphosprestigeweddings.com.

Ruth Walton

99389073

22

SIMPLY CYPRUS WEDDINGS

info@simplycyprusweddings.com

 

99073345

23

ST PAUL TRAVEL

holidaystpaultravel@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

24

TOP PREMIER

toppremier@cytanet.com.cy

Stelios Stylianou

99579258

25

ZAFFRON WEDDINGS/

EXCLUSIVE WEDDINGS

stella@zaffronweddings.co.uk

Stella Virdi

99460499

26

THE PAPHOS WEDDING COMPANY

sue@paphosweddingcompany.co.uk

Sue Hall

Katie Hall

26432074

27

TIE THE KNOT

enquiry@tietheknotcyprus.com

Vicki Squirrell

99956608

28

WEDDING PAPHOS

info@cyprusweddingpaphos.co.uk

 

26222052

29

WAVE DANCER

wavedancershipping@gmail.com

Yianna

96776068

30

I DO WEDDINGS

info@ido.com.cy

Igor

99320923/

26220064

31

THE WEDDING STOP

info@paphosweddingstop.com

Aileen Gauld

96841234

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALMYRA HOTEL
weddings.almyra@thanoshotels.com
weddings@amathusholidays.co.uk

BASE EVENTS
pafosbase@gmail.com

ANNABELLE HOTEL
weddings.almyra@thanoshotels.com

APHRODITE HILLS INTERCONTINENTAL
info@aphroditehills.com

AZIA BEACH HOTEL
info@aziaresort.com

ELYSIUM BEACH RESORT
annita@elysium.com.cy

PAPHOS AMATHUS BEACH / OLYMPIC LAGOON
fbdpt@pamathus.com.cy

VENUS BEACH
info@venusbeachhotel.com

ALEXANDER THE GREAT HOTEL
alexander@kanikahotels.com

ALOE HOTEL
info@aloe-hotel.com

AVANTI HOTEL
liza@avantihotel.com

CYPROTEL LAURA HOTEL
info@cyprotellaura.com

LOUIS IMPERIAL BEACH HOTEL
imperial.cy@louishotels.com

ST. GEORGE HOTEL
stgeorge@stgeorge-hotel.com

CYNTHIANA BEACH HOTEL
info@cynthianahotel.com

KISSOS HOTEL
info@kissoshotel.com

LEPTOS PAPHOS GARDENS
infor@paphos-gardens-holiday-resort.com

ANEMI HOTEL
prmanager@anemihotel.com

CAPITAL COAST RESORT
administration@klrhotels.com

MINTHIS HILLS
clubhouse@minthishills.com

VASILIAS NIKOKLIS INN
info@nikoklis.com

KING EVELTHON
reservations@tsokkos.com

ELEA GOLF
info@eleaestate.com

AKTI BEACH HOTEL
administration@aktivillage.com

KEFALOS BEACH HOTEL
kefalos@kefalos.com.cy

AYII ANARGYRII
info@aasparesort.com

PARADISOS HILLS HOTEL (LYSOS)
info@paradisoshills.com
alfasue@hotmail.com

SKARVELLIS WEDDINGS
skarvelispicrures@gmail.com

CYPRUS DREAM WEDDINGS
info@cyprusdreamweddings.com

I DO WEDDINGS
info@ido.com.cy

DAISY DAISY WEDDINGS
info@daisydaisyweddings.com

PAPHOS WEDDINGS MADE EASY
info@paphosweddingmadeeasy.com

ZAFFRON WEDDINGS
info@exclusiveweddingscyprus.com

ATTICA WEDDINGS
ksenia@atticaholidays.com

EXCLUSIVE YACHT WEDDINGS
sharron@exclusiveyachtweddings.com

PAPHOS PRESTIGE WEDDINGS
ruth@paphosprestigeweddings.com

THE PAPHOS WEDDING COMPANY
sue@paphosweddingcompany.co.uk

BLOSSOM WEDDINGS

ROSTIM ART STUDIO
info@rostim-art.com

CYPRUS DREAM CELEBRATIONS
dinahweddingplanner@icloud.com

KNOSSOS TRAVEL
andreas@Knossostravel.com.cy

WEDDINGS IN STYLE
Mathilde Robert
mathilde@planet-holidays.co.uk

ALL BRIDES ON BOARD
maria.sh.georgiou@gmail.com

TOP PREMIER
toppremiertravel@cytanet.com.cy

YOUR WEDDING IN PAPHOS (ST PAUL TRAVEL AND TOURS)
info@yourweddinginpaphos.com

OLYMPIC HOLIDAYS
weddings@olympicholidaysgroup.com

AEOLOS LTD
Debbie Chrysochou
debbie.chrysochou@aeolos.com

THOMAS COOK
CyprusPaphos.SeniorWeddingCoordinator@thomascook.com

DIONYSOS TRAVEL
incoming@dionysostravel.eu

PAPHOS WEDDING BELLES
weddingbelles@cytanet.com.cy

ETHNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM
info@ethnographicalmuseum.com

ELPIDA MEDIA
booking@wedding-cy.com

KORONA TOURS & TRAVEL SERVICES LTD
korona@korona.com.cy

MEDWEDS LTD
jude@medwedsltd.com

CHRYCIANA TRAVEL CYPRUS
info@eskuvocipruson.com

CYPRUS WEDDINGS BELLES
info@cyprusweddingbelles.co.uk

KYPRO TOURS
mail@kyprotours.com.cy

LAMOUR CYPRUS WEDDINGS
louise.burrell@yahoo.co.uk

CYPRUS WEDDING PAPHOS
info@cyprusweddingpaphos.co.uk

CYPRUS WEDDING EXPERTS
mywedding@cyprusweddingexperts.co.uk

ELPIDA MEDIA LIMITED
Svetlana Izioumova
e-mail: info@wedding-cy.com , web sites
http://wedding-cy.ru
http://wedding-cy.com
http://el-tv.com
http://elpidamedia.com