Religious Wedding Venues

 

 

Traditionally, Cyprus is a Greek Orthodox country, but it is possible for couples to be wed in the Anglican or Catholic tradition and to receive blessings in a wide variety of venues.

  • Ayia Kyriaki Church

    Ayia Kyriaki Church

    Situated in the centre of lower Paphos, not far from the harbour, this picturesque church is set amongst the ancient ruins of St Paul’s Pillar, dating back to ancient times...

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  • St. George Wedding Chapel

    St. George Wedding Chapel

    St George Chapel in Paphos is one of the most beautiful venues in Cyprus. It boasts a stunning interior of frescoes and offers fantastic views overlooking the Mediterranean.

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  • St. Nicolas Church

    St. Nicolas Church

  • Azia Wedding Chapel

    Azia Wedding Chapel

    The Azia Chapel is situated in the beautiful rear grounds of the Azia Hotel and can seat up to 25 guests. This sea-view venue is about a 15 minute drive form Paphos town centre...

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There are a number of beautiful and historical church and chapel venues in Paphos for your Catholic ceremony. Such a service should reflect your values and beliefs about marriage as it is a religious ceremony and will be conducted as such.
Please also be aware that in order for a Catholic ceremony to be legal in Cyprus an informal ceremony must take place at the municipality beforehand.

The Anglican Church ceremony is one of the most popular choices of ceremonies performed in Cyprus.

The venue selection for this service includes quaint and picturesque chapels and churches.
Couples now also have the opportunity to have an Anglican wedding ceremony at most hotel chapels, widening the selection for our couples and making it easier for you to hold your ceremony on the day of your choice.

Blessings have grown in popularity in Cyprus as they allow couples who are already married to re-new their vows on this romantic Island of Love.
For those who married in a town hall with a civil ceremony, a blessing can add something personal and memorable to their declaration of love by adding a more intimate touch to the original vows.

Catholic Service

Catholic ceremonies can be held at either the St George chapel, Ayia Kyriaki church or inside one of the numerous hotel chapels now operating in Paphos.
The service lasts for approximately 25 minutes.
The ceremony is arranged and performed by a team of Catholic Church officials from the UK and is conducted in English.
Before, during and after the ceremony, selected classical CD music in the form of an organist when a ceremony takes place at the Ayia Kyriaki Church will be played along with hymns to be sung by the couple and guests. Couples are welcome to bring their own CD but this must be in keeping with classical or easy listening music. For ceremonies taking place at Ayia Kyriaki Church, a selection of songs that can be played by the organist will be provided at no extra cost. This is discussed and arranged during the couple’s pre-marriage meeting in Cyprus, organised by a personal Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners and church officials.
Photos and a video are normally shot professionally or personally during the ceremony. However, Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners strongly advises the service of a professional so that you can have the best quality recording of the day for the future. Following the marriage there will be ample time for further photos or video outside the chapel or church.

Marriage Licence

After a Catholic ceremony, the marriage licence is issued immediately. The document is in English and does not need to be altered in any way nor registered on your return to the UK. The licence can be used to make any changes with any official documents, such as passports or bank information, if necessary.

Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners would suggest that you obtain an extra copy of the licence on your wedding day. The current cost for this is €13.67.

Necessary Documents

All Irish and English Catholics will be required to bring along their baptismal certificates and inform their local priest that they wish to marry outside of their parish. Irish passport holders will also be required to bring along original “freedom to marry certificates” obtained by the Ministry of Affairs in Ireland.

Anglican Service

 

Anglican ceremonies can be held at either the St George chapel, Ayia Kyriaki church or inside one of the numerous hotel chapels now operating in Paphos.
All Anglican ceremonies are performed in English by UK church officials and last approximately 25 minutes.
Before, during and after the wedding, selected classical CD music will be played along with chosen hymns to be sung by the couple and guests. Couples are welcome to bring their own CD but this must be in keeping with classical or easy listening music. This is discussed and arranged during the couple’s pre-marriage meeting in Cyprus, organised by Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners and church officials.
Photos and a video are normally shot professionally or personally during the ceremony. However, Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners strongly advises the service of a professional so that you can have the best quality recording of the day for the future. Following the marriage there will be ample time for further photos or video outside the chapel or church.

Marriage Licence

After an Anglican ceremony, the marriage licence is issued immediately. The document is in English and does not need to be altered in any way nor registered on your return to the UK. The licence can be used to make any changes with official documents, such as passports or bank information, if necessary.

Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners would suggest that you obtain an extra copy of the licence on your wedding day. The current cost for this is €13.67.

Documentation for Ceremonies

Any documentation required for the above ceremonies to take place legally will be submitted to the town hall and church officials prior to the wedding day with the help and guidance of Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners.

Service Fees

Necessary Documents and Legalities
In order for a couple to have an Anglican ceremony it is a requirement of the church that at least one of the couple has been christened and both will be required to attend an Anglican church service, normally before the day of the wedding.

Blessings Service

Venues

Many hotel chapels are available for a blessing although it is important to note that no blessings are available at Ayia Kyriaki church. Otherwise, a blessing can take place almost anywhere! Perhaps you would like to renew your vows on the beach, in hotel gardens or grounds, in a private villa or on a boat. Whatever you choose, Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners will help you arrange a spiritual ceremony that will stay in your hearts and memories forever.

Service

A Blessings service lasts approximately 25 minutes and is performed in English.

Marriage and Blessings

Should a couple choose to have a blessing ceremony and are not already married to each other, they will be required to have an informal civil wedding to obtain the compulsory marriage licence before their chosen wedding date. This is to ensure that the marriage is legal in Cyprus. Of course for those who are already married to each other and require a blessing only, they will be exempt from this rule, therefore no compulsory marriage licence is required.

Your Choice

Whether you hold your ceremony in an atmospheric church or chapel or outside in the glorious Cyprus weather, Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners will ensure that you both remember the magic of the day forever.

Fees

The fee for the blessing has been set by church officials. No further charges have been made by Ido Cyprus Wedding Planners either for the blessing fee, or for the compulsory marriage licence fee.

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