Same Sex Unions in Gran Canaria by the "Perfect Wedding Company"
Gran Canaria is perfectly placed as the ideal location for your same sex union abroad – the island is renowned for its liberal, open-minded attitude towards the gay & lesbian community and the vibrant gay tourism sector on the island has flourished as a direct result of this.
We can create the perfect ceremony for you, tailored to suit your individual requirements – having your gay wedding in Gran Canaria gives you the utmost flexibility.
The cosmopolitan and wide reaching gay communities and social scene, coupled with the blissful year-round sunny weather, make Gran Canaria it the perfect choice for your gay or lesbian wedding.
Why Should we Choose Gran Canaria for our Gay Wedding?
- Same sex couples will be pleased to learn that same sex marriages are legal under Spanish law as long as one or both of the couple are resident in Gran Canaria.
- We have a gay minister, who has been resident on the island of Gran Canaria for many years, to conduct your personalized ceremony.
- Gran Canaria has long been hailed as Europe’s ‘Gay Mecca’ due to the welcoming and open-minded community, visitors are highly unlikely to encounter prejudice of any kind on the island.
- There is a dynamic gay social scene in the tourist areas of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, plus a well-established gay & lesbian scene in the islands capital city, Las Palmas.
- You will also find apartment complexes, bars, restaurants and beaches in Gran Canaria, which are focused on the gay and lesbian community.
- If you are looking to express your love and commitment to one another in an open-minded and non-judgmental environment, with sunshine, beautiful beaches, stunning local scenery and a rich local culture alongside – Gran Canaria is the perfect choice for your gay wedding abroad.
What Happens at a Gay Wedding in Gran Canaria?
There are two options for your gay wedding;
1) A Legal Civil Partnership
- Civil partnerships have been legal in Gran Canaria since XXXX, as long as one or both of the couple are resident in Gran Canaria. Click here for detailed information pertaining to the Civil Partnership Law in Gran Canaria.
2) A Blessing after a Civil Partnership Ceremony
- A blessing is a short ceremony that takes place after the official civil partnership ceremony, which would take place back in your county of origin.
- Unlike a ‘gay marriage’ or civil partnership, a blessing is not legally binding – its way of publically symbolizing your commitment to one another.
- Many people view the blessing as their ‘actual wedding’, as this is the moment they express their love and union to one another in front of their family and friends.
Why Choose a Blessing?
- If you have married via a civil ceremony a blessing is a way to introduce a spiritual or religious element to your celebrations.
- Blessings in Gran Canaria can be conducted in a multitude of venues, from onboard luxury yachts, to country hotels, private villas, or even overlooking a white-sand beach - the options are endless.
- A blessing ceremony can be tailored to fit your own requirements perfectly; it is the most flexible option for your gay same sex union.
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Whichever option you choose, we can create your perfect wedding – flexibility is our key word! Tell us
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IMPORTANT: All the documentation that is not in Spanish needs to be translated by a “Traductor Jurado Oficial” (official court translator) and legally authorized by the corresponding authorities.
More information can also be obtained from your corresponding embassy or consulate.
Current news regarding Same Sex Civil Partnerships in Spain
The Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spanish Conservative ruling party is currently opposing the use of the term “marriage” for Same Sex Civil Partnerships in Spain. Although he states he is in support of Civil Unions for same sex partnerships, it has created a recent increase in Same Sex Weddings in Spain in the fear there may be some changes to the law.
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