The Adelaide Marriage and Registration office is the default location for any couple to be registered as married. All applications for marriage will at some point go through these offices – be it from your wedding in Victor Harbor, or simply walking into the office and requesting to be married. The Adelaide Marriage and Registration office is set up to host small ceremonies within one of its purpose-built chapel rooms on the 5th and 6th floors of the building, and if you’re hosting a wedding ceremony on a budget, this would probably be your best bet. Or if you’re looking to elope, to make the union legal, you will need to book an appointment with an officer here to sign forms to become a married couple.
While the chapel room in the Adelaide Marriage and Registration office offers that little bit of intimacy you wouldn’t normally expect to find in an office building, it’s location is actually really well placed for a wedding. Straight after you’ve finished your ceremony some of the prime locations for wedding photography are right outside, in the form of Adelaide Arcade, Rundle mall and Adelaide University. Then if you’re planning a reception, you’re right in the middle of the city, so there are plenty of reception venues at your fingertips.
The idea of having a chapel room set aside for weddings held at the registration office is simply to provide a more traditional wedding ceremony experience for those conscious of how expensive hosting a wedding elsewhere can become. You’re able to host a ceremony for around 80 guests quite comfortably and still come out of it without feeling as though you’ve burnt a hole in your wallet.