You can still tie the knot during Copenhagen Pride Week – The Post

 You can still tie the knot during Copenhagen Pride Week

Saying ‘I do’ during the colourful festive remains a possibility

Tie the knot during Pride (photo: Pixabay)
August 9th, 2018 3:23 pm| by CPH Municipality

On August 17, the City of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Pride invite both Danish and international couples to celebrate their love for each other and to seal their love during one of the city’s most colourful and popular celebrations.

“In Copenhagen, we celebrate love and diversity. It hardly gets more diverse, colourful, loving and festive than tying the knot during Copenhagen Pride Week,” said the deputy mayor for culture and leisure, Niko Grünfeld.

The event will take place in the heart of the city on the island of Nyholm – a ‘secret oasis’ with a rich history and natural charm.

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Grünfeld’s greeting
Here, selected Danish personalities will deliver a wedding speech or play a song for couples who desire it, and a registrar from Copenhagen City Hall will perform the ceremonies. It is also possible to choose Grünfeld as both registrar and speaker.

After the ceremonies, the newly-weds can mark the day together with friends, family, and each other at a reception with a glass of bubbly and balloons.

About Copenhagen Pride Week Weddings

– The exceptional wedding events are organised by the City of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Pride and take place on 17 August 2018.

– Registration is still possible, and couples interested in participating can sign up on

– The island of Nyholm was founded in 1685 and is a part of the former marine area, Holmen, in central Copenhagen. Nyholm is characterised by cobblestone streets, colourful houses from the 18th century and green grass ramparts. The island also houses the museum ship Peder Skram and the naval base, the Sixtus Battery. It is from here that official cannon salutes are fired at special occasions.

– Copenhagen Pride Week takes place from 13-19 August 2018.

– Last year, 14 couples were wed during Copenhagen Pride Week at a series of special events arranged for the occasion.

– Copenhagen is the host of World Pride 2021.