If you would like to have a wedding ceremony (blessing) on Ibiza with the English speaking church you will need to contact them direct giving yourself/them plenty of advance notice. To have the marriage blessing in a church here you must give at least six months notice. The English speaking church will send to you a registration form together with a set of ‘marriage preparation questions’ which you will need to think about then fill in and return. You will then be invited to have an interview with the chaplain a few months before the ceremony to discuss and finalize the arrangements. The English speaking church here is very strict on this visit and you must both attend at least one interview and one church service prior to your ceremony. You will also be required to attend at least two services in your own local church and you should provide confirmation of this from your local pastor or vicar. In other words you need to have some church/parish involvement in order that the chaplaincy here will perform the ceremony.Please remember you can have a ‘wedding’ in almost any venue (within reason) on Ibiza – but it does depend on the person who will bestow this blessing – you are quite free to bring your own vicar/chaplain/ Buddhist with you to facilitate the celebration of your union.
The following documents will be required:
a) a copy of the civil marriage certificate.
b) a copy of your baptism certificates - at least one member of the couple should be baptized.
Fees and Expenses
The Anglican Chaplaincy, known as The English Speaking Church on Ibiza and Formentera is self-supporting through voluntary gifts by the members of the congregation. It ministers to expatriates, as well as all English-speaking residents and visitors. In order for our small church to maintain this extensive ministry, there is a fee for all wedding ceremonies which covers the administration costs and the time of the minister involved.
Fees should be paid before the day of the wedding, preferably at the rehearsal arranged to prepare for the wedding day.
Are photos and videos allowed in the church?
Yes, but they must not interfere with or distract from the ceremony. Photographers should check with the presiding minister for instructions. As a general rule, photos may be taken when the bride is entering and leaving, but any photos taken during the actual ceremony should be taken from the back of the church.
Is it possible to place flowers in the church.?
Yes, there is no problem with this. You need to arrange the timing of getting into the church.
Do we need to use the traditional wedding marches, music etc.?
No. Within reason any music is possible. We discuss this at the interviews. For suggestions & a selection of music, please see our information page 'Music for your Wedding'. Our church musicians can advise you as to what is appropriate.
The church choir is of an exceptionally high standard. They are available for weddings and can bring an added dimension of beauty to the service. Bookings have to be confirmed a minimum of a month before.
The choir do not charge a fee but ask for a voluntary donation to the chaplaincy funds.
Can we get married in a hotel, beach, restaurant, private home or other venue?
As a rule, no. As this is an Anglican church within the Diocese of Europe, marriage services are celebrated only in the chaplaincy's usual place of worship or in another consecrated church. *
As the church uses Can Truy Restaurant for informal services, this is the only other venue we use for wedding ceremonies. At Can Truy you can have the ceremony either indoors or outside in a beautiful garden setting. Can Truy is the only venue where you can have both the wedding with the English speaking.