Getting married in the Frauenkirche
In the Dresden Frauenkirche more than 400 couples have already been married in the presence of their families, relatives, and friends under God’s blessing. If you are also interested in having a wedding at the Frauenkirche, we are happy to provide you with the necessary information. We have already put together answers to the most frequently asked questions here. If you want to know more or make an appointment, please see the contact information below. We are happy to help!
How can you celebrate a wedding in the Frauenkirche?
As this is an official church act within the Evangelical Church, it is necessary for bride and groom to be members of the Evangelical Church community. (Couples belonging to different confessions can by agreement celebrate a church wedding.) If only one partner is a member of the Evangelical Church, a service on the occasion of their marriage can be held.
Are there any requirements to get married in the Frauenkirche?
The wedding or the service held on the occasion of marriage must be preceded by a civil marriage and the consent of the responsible local parish.
How does a wedding in the Frauenkirche work?
After the ringing of the wedding bell “Joshua” and the prayer bell “David”, the bride and groom move into the church with musical accompaniment. The bride and groom and the guests take a seat together in the chancel. During the festive service, the organ plays, and the pastor addresses a spiritual word to the couple before the scriptures about marriage are read out and the vows and the rings are exchanged. The congregation sings and prays for the couple and after the blessing, everyone leaves the church together.
Who marries us?
The Frauenkirche pastors Angelika Behnke or Markus Engelhardt. You will get to know each other personally during an intensive wedding interview, during which you can also ask all your questions about the process and address personal requests.
When can one be married in the Frauenkirche?
Weddings take place on selected Saturdays at 11:00 and 13:00. To make an appointment, contact the parish office of the Frauenkirche. Many couples do this about a year in advance, but some also decide at short notice. We have compiled all currently available dates for you here.
What does a wedding in the Frauenkirche cost?
Generally, it costs roundabout 400 euros. This includes, among other things, the flower arrangements, the programs for all the guests, and the organ music in the service.
Can a wedding anniversary also be celebrated?
Wedding anniversaries are cause for great joy and celebration. On the occasion of a silver or gold wedding, couples can be included in the intercession in the Dresden Frauenkirche during the Sunday service.