Victoria Falls offers you the romance of an African safari and activities galore for your unique African wedding. Chose between the Zimbabwe side (Victoria Falls) of the Falls or the Zambian side (Livingstone).
Both have different requirements and especially on the Zambia side; are not as easy as for example; a South African or Mauritius Wedding. For this reason; we often recommend doing the legalities in your home country and doing a ‘mock’ wedding; or what we call a renewal of vows at Victoria Falls.
However; should you still want to do the legalities here; the basic requirements are:
An original letter from each person, authorizing the hotel or venue to complete the “NOTIFICATION FOR MARRIAGE FORM”; on your behalf,
Copies of the first 3 pages of each person’s passport,
Full birth certificates,
Original letter of consent from both parents; if applicable,
A divorce certificate; if applicable and a copy of your previous marriage certificate,
If widowed, a death certificate and your previous marriage certificate,
Full names and occupations of both parties; as well as; both parents,
All documents must be translated into English,
All documents should be certified copies in blue ink.
The Council in Livingstone / Victoria Falls will publish the intention of marriage for public view.
The legal documentation including the marriage certificate costs approximately US$1000. The Priests fees are ±US$300; all are subject to change.
Victoria Falls Wedding Venues
Many hotels and lodges offer their gardens or secluded spots in the bush for ceremonies and receptions but, if preferred; more formal venues are available. Many of the Victoria Falls hotels & lodges offer conference size function rooms, exclusive private rooms, or the option of ‘in the open’ – under sunny skies and in the ‘bush’ with wildlife as your backdrop. Select a venue from idyllic riverside spots to secluded islands on the Zambezi; or the manicured perfection of hotel or lodge gardens.
Whether you’re planning a spectacularly large wedding or a small intimate affair; there is a lot of choice in Victoria Falls and Livingstone.
Picture the setting – the description defying Natural world Wonder of Victoria Falls, the river of legends; the Zambezi, or the African bush with African wildlife unlimited. With wide open skies and the arms of a people so warm and welcoming; you’ll not find a more convivial place on earth.
The pristine bush, scenic Zambezi island, or riverside spots; all make unbeatable backdrops for photos that will be treasured forever.
Friendly, experienced wedding planning teams are on hand to advise and make all arrangements. These include the marriage officer, certificate, florist, cake, the feast, and even bands; from traditional Shangaan warriors, marimba serenades, or a harmonious choir; all to complement the occasion.
One of the biggest attractions of a wedding at Victoria Falls; is the vast variety of romantic and fun activities that are on offer for you and your guests; before or after the wedding.
When you arrive at the hotel, your wedding coordinator will meet you and discuss the remainder of your details. On the day of the ceremony, a representative will take you to the Council; where you will complete an Affidavit in front of the Registrar; in support of an application for Registrar’s Certificate; the marriage certificate.
If you have a matrimonial contract, you will have to bring this along with you; drawn by your notary stating such.
Bear in mind; you are marrying according to Zambian or Zimbabwe laws and therefore; we do recommend doing the legalities in your home country. We only do weddings at Victoria Falls for international guests who are booking their whole travel package with us.