2 Beautiful bride in the outdoor, sitting on the grass - idyllic


In 2010 Portugal became the sixth country in Europe to allow same-sex marriage. It gives the couple the same legal rights as heterosexual couples. The marriage documents required and process for marriage are the same as any civil wedding and no temporary residency whatsoever is required.

The documents required by both marriage partners are:

  • Passport
  • Certified birth certificate
  • A certificate of no impediment
  • In the case of a previous marriage a certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse or a certified copy of the final divorce decree

Although in Portugal same-sex weddings can’t take place in a church or chapel, couples can choose from a number of beautifully romantic places to marry, including white sand beaches, dramatic cliff tops, taking beach front hotels, luxury stunning palaces and rustic farmhouses, making the most of the country’s warm sunshine and views.


When we plan same-sex marriages in Portugal we ensure our couple is surrounded by a great environment by choosing from the several gay friendly hotels, venues, restaurants etc. This way the couple’s experience is unique, relaxed and simply unforgettable.


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About Love Connection Weddings

Love Connection Weddings is the only UK based bespoke wedding planning company focused on Portugal, founded by a Portuguese native. We plan glamorous, exquisite, fun weddings for couples based all over the world. Our wedding planners understand you may have very little time or inclination to undertake all of the planning yourselves. All of our services can be tailored to your particular needs and circumstances. At Love Connection our aim is very simple. We want to help create your perfect wedding day with minimal hassle and maximum enjoyment for you.
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