Al-Mahdi Institute chapel is a registered venue authorised to carry out the Civil marriage. If you wish to conduct your Civil ceremony here, please contact [email protected] for a quote and to ensure your that desired date is available. Following that you and your fiancé are required to give notice of marriage at your local register office where you have to state ‘Al-Mahdi Institute – Chapel only’ as the venue for your ceremony. Please fill out the Civil marriage application form here at least four weeks prior to the date of the ceremony. If you would like to have your Civil marriage and Nikah together, please fill out the application form here. Make sure that the details you fill in the form are exactly the ones appearing on your passport or the valid ID as the information you provide will be used to issue your certificate. One copy of the marriage certificate will be given free of charge; each additional copy will need to be requested after the marriage from the registry office.
On the day of the marriage, the bride and bridegroom are required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the appointed time to ensure there is enough time to check all documentation and fees before the ceremony commences. The ceremony is conducted in the presence of the bride, the groom, and at least two witnesses that you are required to provide. The bride and groom will be asked to declare that they do not know of any lawful reason why they cannot be married and to repeat the legal vows.