Ribe / Esbjerg Town Hall
Imagine being wed in the oldest Nordic city, overflowing with history along its cobblestone streets and where fine and brilliantly colored houses from the Middle Ages stand shoulder to shoulder in the city center. Ribe’s medieval center with its winding streets and beautiful buldings is the obvious choice for a romantic wedding. The setting for a civil ceremony in Ribe is quite exceptional.
Det Gamle Rådhus (The Old Town Hall) in Ribe is Denmark’s oldest Town Hall, built before 1496. From 1708, it was used as the city’s Town Hall, where city counsil meetings were held until 2007. In the old public hall and along the hallways, there is collections of protraits of the vassela and county governors from 1600-1900.
In Esbjerg, the Gamle Ting- og Arresthus (The Old City Hall & Jailhouse) from 1892 sets the romantic scene for your wedding. Centrally located on the Main Square in the heart of Esbjerg, ceremonies are held in the beautiful wedding room.
There is approximately 30 km from the German border to Ribe and you can reach the town by car or train from Germany. The nearest airport is Billund Airport.
You can get married at the Old Townhall every Friday and Saturdays in even weeks and at the Ting- og Arresthuset in Esbjerg every Friday and on Saturdays in uneven weeks.
After your application has been approved, we can book a time for you right away. There is normally no waiting time.
You may bring 2 witnesses (please let us know in advance)
You must meet 20 minutes before your wedding. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9-13 (9 am – 1 pm). Please bring all the documents you have emailed for having your approval for your application to show to the staff.
The wedding ceremony takes 10-15 minutes.