Can I legally get married in Tenerife

Catholic Tenerife Wedding Ceremonies

Catholic church wedding ceremonies celebrated in Tenerife are registered with the Civil Court and are legally recognised in Spain.
An International marriage certificate is issued by the local authorities.
All documentation for your marriage needs to be sent from your priest in your home country to the Bishop in Tenerife, not by yourselves.

How to get married in Tenerife Paperwork Required:
The Tenerife Information Centre can offer you more help

  • Civil letter of Freedom: "Fe de Solteria y Vida".
  • Pre-Nuptial enquiry form
  • Birth Certificates (original Long)
  • Original marriage and death certificate (if widowed)
  • 2 photocopies of passports (one for the Wedding planner)
  • 2 photocopies of each Birth Certificate (one of each for the Wedding planner)


Legal Irish church wedding in Tenerife

Anglican Tenerife Wedding Ceremonies

The ceremonies held are not legally binding. To avoid lengthy paperwork in Tenerife you are recommended to hold a Civil Wedding service in your home country before your beautiful wedding blessing in front of all your family and friends in Tenerife.
This is the only official document the celebrant would need to see prior to the ceremony. Although you would of course already be legally married, a wedding blessing can be very emotional and beautiful, it looks and feels exactly the same as a traditional wedding ceremony, and your guests do not need to know any different.
All ceremonies include the signing of a register (non- legally binding) and the bride and groom will receive a certificate stating the date and place of their wedding in Tenerife.