What began as the possibility of porteños tying the knot at emblematic spots around the City of Buenos Aires like the Colón Theater, the Rosedal and the Usina del Arte, has now expanded and will now allow citizens to get married almost anywhere.
According to a recent press release from the City government, the Civil Registery will take their offices out to the streets, giving couples the opportunity to choose where they want to get married, whether it’s their own house or a rented space, always within the boundaries of the City.
The service, dubbed “Delivery Wedding”, will be available on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 PM to 10 PM and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10 AM to 10 PM. The service will cost is AR $5,785. “We’re currently setting up a chart based on the availability of the public officers to upload it to the website, so couples can make their appointments. We expect it’ll be ready by late April,” says the Civil Registry director, Mariano Cordeiro.
However, the location will have to meet some requirements. The City government representative also explains that the place chosen for the ceremony must be “habitable, with security and hygiene conditions that don’t endanger the guests, and guarantee public access during the event.” Also, those who choose the new service will have to call four witnesses instead of only two.
Until now, one or both the bride or groom had to be unable to attend to the Civil Registery offices for the wedding if it was to take place outside of the registry.