Explore the best marriage officiants in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Here is our selection of the top marriage officiants in Cape Town, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples.
After 24 years and over 5000 weddings, We, at I Do Weddings, can honestly say that we still enjoy every single wedding that we have the privilege of conducting. It does help that we conduct wedding ceremonies in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities on earth. Couples come from every country to say their “I do’s” all across the Western Cape… on the world famous Table Mountain, pristine white beaches, luscious green vineyards, rustic forest settings, sunset cruise, or plush five-star hotels. You are totally spoilt for choice.
Our genuine, warm-hearted, all-embracing, non- judgmental and very personal but fun approach to wedding ceremonies immediately sets couples at ease and helps them to focus on one another. From day one, we work closely with our couples to create a ceremony that is totally unique and truly reflects who they are. It’s never about what we think marriage or a wedding should be, but rather a celebration of the relationship that they have built together. Our wedding ceremonies set the tone for the day and the mood for the party.
Since 80% of our couples reside overseas but marry in Cape Town, we are particularly renowned for planning ceremonies over great time and distance. This French couple’s reflection of their day is typical, “Your efficient service and advice from start to finish totally set our minds at rest, you are truly in a premier league and a rare find. Your officiation of our wedding was absolutely beautiful. Your words were wise, kind, and resonated strongly with us. You clearly love what you do and you do it beautifully. You truly contributed to making our wedding ceremony a very powerful and memorable moment in our lives.”
Beautiful settings and the finest service providers in the industry mean nothing if you don’t have a registered marriage officiant to legalize your marriage. South African weddings are legally recognised in almost every country in the world. We ensure that every couple knows exactly what documentation and processes are required from them and what documentation they will receive from us. All of this is detailed on our very current website. We look forward to sharing your special day and bringing to life that magical, mystical and memorable moment.
From the bottom of our hearts, Tim and I would like to thank you so much for putting together one of the most beautiful ceremonies that most people (Tim and I included) have ever experienced. From your words to your presence, it was absolutely amazing! Every single guest came up to us to ask who you were as you were brilliant! Thank you again so much! – Tim & Jordache
I am a Marriage Officer with 20 Years’ experience and the only MO in the world who has his own YouTube channel, where I post vlogs of the weddings I do and where I do them. I tailor make my services around your needs, but my approach is to make it a fun happy occasion where I will celebrate as your friend , your love, friendship and your story rather than just as a service provider. your love, friendship and your story rather than just as a service provider.
We highly recommend Troy for his professionalism, humor and warmth that he brings to both bride and groom and friends and family. He makes bride and groom feel comfortable and at ease. Wow! we were both blown away with the positive energy that Troy provided,we feel that we could not have asked for anybody better on our special day. His the best and puts his all in. Always and forever grateful. – Angelique and Ben Diedericks
Of all the experiences that bring you joy, to fall in reciprocated love defines happiness. It wraps all the fun you ever had into one bundle, all the feelings of being loved, and adored, and known, embraced, welcomed, and understood, and it irrevocably redefines how you will view yourself and how you will think about the purpose of your life, from that moment on. So what do you do to keep that love alive? What do you do to exponentially increase the impact of that significant event through the rest of your life? It’s easy! You pop the question, don’t you!
Hi there, we are married couple, Symi and Ava from Tie the Knot Cape Town, Overberg & beyond and we LOVE, love. We believe in love, we believe in staying together, we believe in talking things through, and we believe in making peace. We live to put each other first. We make it our business to understand each other, guide each other, and have difficult conversations if need be. We spend time together, and most importantly, we have fun together. We know that you do too. When you want to get married on our own terms, you may find that it is increasingly difficult to find someone who speaks “us”. You might end up making compromises and sacrifices to “normalize” your wedding day to other people’s expectations. At Tie the Knot Cape Town, Overberg & Beyond, we’re really keen for the two of you to have Your day, Your way. We would love to create a wedding ceremony that captures your laughter, and the joy of being together. We word the feeling of cuddles, and contentment and wrap you two up in the sentence that excitedly lasts a lifetime.
But – can we marry the two of you? What if you two are of a different religion, or if you’re a gay or lesbian couple? What if you have children, and you’d like the kids to be part of the actual ceremony? We, celebrate love, beyond race, religion, gender, orientation or tradition. And once you’ve got a place of complete acceptance, you can start celebrating the differentness of who you are as a couple, what you’re like as individuals, and the love that circumscribes your being together. We celebrate your love with you whether it’s just the two of you, or even if it’s the two of you amidst a world of guests who expect a different kind of day than you are going to give them. We share the moment with you in which you become family, when you start measuring your laughter and togetherness in lifetimes, rather than anniversaries. We’d love to make your day, your way – a true celebration of your love, and a moment of revelling in just how beautiful and precious your relationship is. Strike up a chat with us, and let’s make your day happen, your way.
Symi and Ava understand that Love Is Love…And that it deserves to be celebrated in whatever way you and your future spouse see fit. My now HUSBAND (!!) and I were over the moon delighted when we found Tie the Knot Cape Town online. I am from Scotland, he is from the USA and we live on a boat in Fiji, so you can imagine that planning our free-spirited, non-traditional wedding from afar was not always easy! From the second we received our first email back from these girls we knew we’d struck gold and this feeling was only compounded after our first Skype chat. Two more genuine, kinder human beings do not exist! They made the whole process from start to finish an absolute delight and we cannot thank them enough. Both Symi and Ava went out of their way – above and beyond – to be sure we understood all the paperwork requirements for two foreigners, to check over the details of our self-written ceremony and to be sure we understood the flow of things in the lead up to the big day. On the wedding day itself, they brought a lovely calming energy to the celebrations and helped us to revel in the joy of marriage. – Vanessa and Chad
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Whether you are having a religious or a secular ceremony, you will need someone to officiate your marriage. Whomever you choose, they will play a very important role on your big day and lead the whole ceremony. It will be important to have an officiant that matches well with you as a couple and with your views, who is comfortable with public speaking and preferably someone who has experience.
In a religious ceremony you will be limited to the type of officiant you can choose however not limited to a single person. With a secular ceremony you will not be restricted to any particular officiant, and will have other options available to you.
For a marriage to be recognised under South African law, the marriage officiant needs to sign the register indoors or under a roof at at venue/house with an address.
There are different sets of rules regarding international couples having a Destination Wedding – your marriage officer will be able to supply you with a list of documents needed to make your marriage legal in South Africa. It may be the case that you would need to acquire some of these documents from your local home affairs office, so be sure to connect with a marriage officiant early in your planning process.