Weddings & Honeymoons
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“Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. At Hotel Rangá we go out of our way to make sure that every detail is perfect.”
Sólrún Helga Guðmundsdóttir
Wedding coordinator at Hotel Rangá
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Why Hotel Rangá is the perfect venue for weddings
Iceland’s breathtaking landscape offers wedding couples the chance to create lasting memories in an unforgettable setting. From a lovely country church complete with stained glass windows, to a hidden cave lit by candlelight, to a snow-topped glacier with views of the southern coast, or even a cascading waterfall surrounded by fields of purple lupine – crafting your dream ceremony is our ultimate priority.
We know that your wedding is one of the most important days in your life. Our promise to you is that we will go above and beyond to ensure that your day is exactly as you have imagined. From the wedding ceremony to the reception dinner – every detail is carefully considered.
We work with local vendors to bring your dreams to reality. We have established relationships with top Icelandic photographers who take photos that will last a lifetime. From selecting the perfect floral arrangements to creating a stunning wedding cake – anything is possible.
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Plan Your Dream Wedding
Sólrún is Hotel Rangá´s Wedding Coordinator who will work with you directly to create your perfect wedding day. With years of event planning experience under her belt, she is passionate about crafting destination weddings that celebrate Iceland´s incredible beauty. From helping you gather all the correct legal paperwork, to acting as your day-of coordinator, Sólrún will be there every step of the way.
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Passion for adventure
From intimate elopements to grand celebrations, our wedding services can be tailored to your unique taste. One thing all our couples have in common is their passion for adventure. The dynamic Icelandic landscape is the ultimate accessory for your big day, whether you are getting married under a stunning waterfall or organizing a post-ceremony tour to introduce your guests to the stunning south coast. A fantastic example of a Hotel Rangá adventure wedding is the story of the Blue Boots Bride. Click the link below to read a blog about this couple´s special day.
creating the perfect setting
Cakes & Decorations
No wedding day is complete without fantastic decorations and of course, a custom cake. We work with you to create the perfect setting for both your ceremony and reception, using local vendors who supply the finest quality flowers and decor.
The sky is the limit with our wedding cakes – bring us your ideas and our baker will craft your dream cake. Choose a traditional almond-flavored Icelandic kransakaka or go for a more modern style with fondant and buttercream.
Click the link below to read a blog about Gina, the master baker behind our wedding cakes.
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FAQ about Weddings in Iceland
In Iceland, marriage is legal between any two consenting adults, regardless of gender. In order to get married legally in Iceland you will need to gather several documents. You also need to meet with the District Commissioner prior to your wedding day. The District Commissioner´s office is only open Monday through Friday between 9:00 and 3:00. You can learn more in this blog post.
Icelandic weather is notoriously unpredictable. There is even an Icelandic saying that goes, “If you don´t like the weather, just wait five minutes.” No matter the season, you should be prepared for any type of weather – from sunny skies, to rain, sleet and wind.
Are you dreaming of a winter wedding? Snow can start as early as November, though our snowiest months are usually February and March.
Planning on being married in the summer but still want that winter experience? You can always find ice and snow year-round on top of a nearby glacier. Read more about what you can expect in this blog post.
Anywhere your hearts desire (within certain reason) as long as the weather permits and the wedding officiant is willing to travel to the location. Your wedding can take place at Hotel Rangá, in an old Icelandic country church or in an ancient cave lit up with candlelight. Say yes on top of a volcano, on a glacier, a black sand beach, next to a waterfall or a geyser. We recommend that you go off the beaten track for your wedding ceremony, and we have a list of great ideas ready in case you need some inspiration.
There are four options:
- A Priest can conduct Christian ceremonies in a local country church.
- A wedding celebrant conducts humanist, non-religious ceremonies. These ceremonies have an atmosphere of dignity, joy and personal experience and allow the wedding couple the chance to exchange personalized vows.
- The District Commissioner conducts legal, non-religious ceremonies. These ceremonies are the shortest option and do not require couples to exchange personalized vows.
- The Ásatrúargoði conducts pagan ceremonies based on descriptions from the Sagas and ancient manuscripts of old Norse traditions, before the time of Christianity in Iceland. In a pagan wedding ceremony, the couple recites personalized oaths much like the vows a couple prepares for many North American ceremonies.