Geneva Testimonials

August 9th, 2012

Christina and I wanted to get married on our trip to Geneva, Switzerland, but as Americans we had many barriers to get past. Thankfully, we hired Martin Dobes as our wedding consultant. Martin lived up to his end of the bargain and more! We wanted a simple civil ceremony, but the French language and bureaucratic red tape complicated things. Martin cut through all the red tape and made our wedding stress free! He hired a delightful, interpreter, who doubled as a witness. Martin is gracious, friendly and accommodating -- he even picked us up at our hotel and stopped to get the bride-to-be a Starbucks coffee on the way to our ceremony. Afterward, he took photos of us at various locations throughout Geneva. Martin even suggested a wonderful spot for our wedding luncheon. We cannot recommend Martin Dobes highly enough! Martin started as our consultant and ended up as our dear friend! Thank you again Martin for making our special day even more amazing!


Christina and Carl Helbig
Canandaigua, NY USA


Geneva Town Hall


Quays, lakeside promenades, parks, elegant stores and lively streets and alleyways in the old part of town wait to be discovered. Boat trips beckon on the lake and the Rhone River. The Alps seem close enough to touch. Geneva - small metropolis surrounded by unspoiled nature and breathtaking scenery. On its limits lie magnificent country estates, hidden behind ancient stands of oak, and, to the north, peaceful villages, home of fruity Perlan wines. Yet more villages and towns huddle the shores of Lake Geneva itself.

Divide your time between walks in parks festooned with autumnal foliage along wintery shores and quays and museum visits, go shopping and attend top-quality cultural events. Choose from theatre, opera, ballet, the cinema, concerts, cabarets and thirty museums. Or would a gourmet meal in one of Geneva's many outstanding restaurants, five rated with Michelin Guide stars, strike your fancy? Perhaps you'd like to visit the nearby Jura or Alpine skiing areas? Geneva - the ideal combination of big-city ambience and country calm, elegant city life and open-air sports - has it all.

Why this venue:

Perfect Gateway to Switzerland, easy access from many airports worldwide. Very friendly and accomodating registry office. There is no residency requirement, so the bride and groom can come just the day before wedding

Venue details:

  • Civil legal ceremony only
  • Located directly in the historical center of Geneva
  • Comfortable access to Geneva International Airport for guests from all around the world
  • Wide range of hotels in Geneva available for your guest
  • Number of guest activities in Geneva and its area e.g. visit of Chamonix  and Mont Blanc (45 min by car)
  • Cocktail available on the boat
  • Wedding Reception available at number of magnifique venues with a stunning view over the lake and Alps
  • Weddings available all year

Capacity: up to 40-50 guests

For the wedding ceremony, an officiator will conduct the ceremony. Extra decorations, seating, and live music available upon request for an additional charge.


Swiss Embassy Marriage Application Fee is not included in the package price