Getting married in Johannesburg, SA

My girlfriend and I are planning a destination wedding in Johannesburg. How much are we looking to spend on the marriage certificate and the magistrate? Can anyone recommend a good magistrate that will solemnize our marriage?


City: Johannesburg

Province: Gauteng

Country: South Africa


Hi Andy
I have done many things as a guide,but never have I organised a wedding ,honeymoons yes, tours yes, but actual magistrates, not sure
I would assume if you were local South Africans it could not be to difficult , but as non SA I am sure there must be special permissions .
I will do some research and see what i can find
Hi We are African outposts and have organised many weddings in Africa - have one on 2nd January for a Canadian Couple with party of 24.
Cost of certificate is US$15 and magistrates chaRGE FROMUS$66 to US$ 100. You must post Banns at least 2 weeks prior to date of wedding.We can organise the whole bag shoot(look at our website )

Hi Andy,
Congratulations on your big step!! If you need a Photographer? I do that sort of thing :) please visit my blog. also visit they have a list of marriage officers. I found one from that site. Very reliable!
Hi there,

For wedding venues, you can look at:


Kind regards,
Angela of Panthera tours
Congratulations, it is a very big step. Johannesburg isn’t a very good place for marriage, it is slow and most of the time the magistrate offices are offline. For fast and reliable service go to Cape Town, Rhoeland Street, Magistrate offices – it takes about 10 min.

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