Where and when can we get married?
Most ceremonies will take place Monday-Friday during office hours 09-14. If you want the ceremony on a Saturday, please apply at least two months ahead of the date.
Most ceremonies will take place at Storahuset, in Formannskapssalen or in the Mayor’s office. The garden behind the city hall is a more scenic alternative if the weather is nice. However, if you want to have the ceremony elsewhere please specify this in the application.
Who will conduct the ceremony?
Mayor Frode Fjeldsbø, deputy mayor Unn Birkeland, head of administration Pål Larsson and head of HR Linn Kristin Haga. If you have preferences, please specify in the application.
How is the ceremony?
All participants in the ceremony show up 5-10 minutes prior to agreed time. There should be two witnesses to the ceremony – if you want the municipality to provide these witnesses please specify in application.
If one of you have a foreign language you need to decide beforehand which language the ceremony will be conducted in. For other languages than Norwegian or English please provide a qualified interpreter.
The ceremony will last for 5-10 minutes. The person conducting the ceremony will read a traditional text for civil ceremonies, ending with the question of marriage. Thereafter he/she will declare you married and you, the witnesses and the person conducting the marriage will sign the marriage certificate.
The final marriage certificate will be sent from folkeregisteret.
If you want to exchange rings or read a poem etc. please specify in the application.
What is the price?
For ceremonies at Storahuset during office hours: free.
For ceremonies on Saturdays or other places than Storahuset: 750 NOK.
What do we need to do prior to the ceremony?
Before you can get married, the Norwegian Tax Administration must check whether you meet the conditions for entering into marriage. This means that you have to provide some information. The process takes about two to three weeks, so make sure you allow plenty of time before the wedding.
Read more here: https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/person/national-registry/marriage-and-cohabitation/marriage/getting-married-in-norway/
You will receive a certificate. Send the certificate to Gjesdal kommune in the mail to Gjesdal kommune v/politisk sekretariat, Rettedalen 1, 4330 Ålgård, or deliver it at Storahuset during office hours (09-14) or in the postbox outside Storahuset.
How to get a date & time for the ceremony?
Fill out this form:
Ta kontakt med politisk sekretariat, Inger Marie Voll, firstname.lastname@example.org / 970 888 46 eller Trine Dalsegg, email@example.com / 41540960