Marriage officiant

  • The wedding ceremony will be led by a marriage officiant. Here, you will read more about the two different possibilities for the civil marriage ceremony.

    1. Civil marriage ceremony led by a marriage officiant of the municipality of Voorschoten.
      You will book your wedding venue with Duivenvoorde Castle, and after that, the date and time of the wedding ceremony will be booked with the municipality of Voorschoten. There, you will also indicate your preference for marriage officiant. For more information, go to this page. Traditionally, you meet with the marriage officiant 14 days before the wedding to discuss the wedding ceremony. The municipal fees for drafting the marriage certificate and for hiring the marriage officiant are paid to the municipality of Voorschoten. The sum for renting Duivenvoorde Castle is paid directly to Duivenvoorde.
    2. 2. Civil marriage ceremony led by a personal marriage officiant/master of ceremonies.
      You will book your wedding venue with Duivenvoorde Castle, and after that, the date and time of the wedding ceremony will be booked with the municipality of Voorschoten. You will also indicate to the municipality that you choose to have the ceremony led by a self-appointed (sworn) marriage officiant or master of ceremonies (this person may also be from outside of the municipality of Voorschoten). By means of a written request to the municipality, the person concerned may be appointed as your special marriage officiant for one day. You will pay to the municipality of Voorschoten the extra charges of €161 for the appointing of an independent marriage officiant for one day, and additionally the municipal fees for the drafting of the marriage certificate. The sum for renting Duivenvoorde Castle is paid directly to Duivenvoorde.

    Would you like to know more?

    Would you like to know more about the possibilities, or would you like to come check out the castle? Then feel free to contact our Castle manager at  +31 (0)71-5623784 or sales@kasteelduivenvoorde.nl.

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