Hong Kong Marriage Registry
After learning the basics of how to get married in Hong Kong, it’s time to explore the features of Hong Kong Marriage Registry Sites where your wedding ceremony will take place. City Hall Marriage Registry and Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry are the most popular official marriage registry sites in Hong Kong. At an official HK marriage registry, your wedding ceremony and marriage certificate will be authenticated by an Official Deputy Registrar of Marriages.
City Hall Marriage Registry
City Hall Marriage Registry is one of the most historical Official Marriage Registry sites in Hong Kong. At City Hall Marriage Registry, your wedding ceremony will be administered by an Official Deputy Registrar of Marriages.
Wedding Photo Gallery of City Hall Marriage Registry
Completed in 1960, the HK City Hall is the oldest city hall in Hong Kong. It was the venue for official events. The 24th to the 28th Governors of HK all swore their oaths of office at the City Hall. Guard inspection would be held outside the City Hall welcoming the arrival of the Royal visitors including HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRM Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Built in between the High Block and Low Block of the Hall, there is a Memorial Garden, open to the sky, bordered on three sides by a wall one storey high, interspersed with glass panels and supporting a promenade, which was in commemoration of soldiers and citizens who gave their lives in the defence of HK during the Second World War. The City Hall was confirmed as the Grade 1 Historic Building in Hong Kong on 18 Dec 2009.
Immediate next to the garden, on the first floor of the high block, is the City Hall Marriage Registry office. The HK marriage registry is always busy, particularly during the weekends and auspicious days when gaily decorated bridal cars and gatherings of wedding guests contribute their own fleeting touches to the colorful tides of humanity that ceaselessly flow through the City Hall doors. The spacious Memorial Garden offers an ideal photo-shooting environment for the newly weds with your friends and families.
Situated in the hub of the business centre, the City Hall Marriage Registry is surrounded by skyscrapers of exquisite design. They were built throughout the course of time, testifying the prosperity of HK. For example, the Bank of China Tower was designed by Pei Ieoh Ming, the world famous Chinese architect in 1982. The 415-meter tall International Financial Centre (IFC) II Tower and HSBC Main Building nearby are well known as the landmarks of HK. Besides commercial buildings, the Legislative Council Building (served as home of the HK Legislative Council in 1985 – 2011), opened on 15 January 1912, is one of the oldest western-style architectures in HK. You might wish to create your stylish wedding album with these backgrounds.
City Hall Marriage Registry is located at the High Block of Hong Kong City Hall at the Edinburgh Place in the Central District of HK and is only a 7-minute walk from the MTR Central Station.
Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry
Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry is one of the most popular Official Marriage Registry sites in Hong Kong. At Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry, your wedding will be celebrated by an Official Deputy Registrar of Marriages.
Wedding Photo Gallery of Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry
Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry is accommodated in the Rawlinson House which was one of the 19th-century Old Victoria Barracks buildings in HK (Old Victoria Barracks was one of the first British military compounds in HK). Rawlinson House was built in the early 1900s as two Warrant Officer’s Married Quarters and later converted into a single residence for the Chief of Staff, who was also the Deputy Commander British Forces. It was named after the Second World War after General Sir Henry Rawlinson (1864-1925). The front facade is enclosed with balustraded verandahs, moulded string courses, column capitals, cornices and a parapet wall. The Rawlinson House building is two storeys high raised off the ground on low arches (now blocked up). The architectural style is Edwardian Classical Revival. The Ground Floor has been turned into Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry in the 1980s, while the First Floor is now being used as the Park Management Office.
The building is a rare piece of built heritage and deserves sympathetic restoration. As one of the surviving blocks of old Victoria Barracks, it has historical and local interest. It is designated as the Grade I Historic Building on 18 Dec 2009 by the HK Government.
The Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry is situated at the 8-hectare Hong Kong Park which is surrounded by a wall of skyscrapers in the highly urbanized central business district.
Hong Kong Park is one of the most unusual city parks in the world, in the way its deliberate design blends in with the natural landscape. The design of the park has won the American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter’s Honour Award for Urban Design in 1998.
The Hong Kong Park has a wide range of facilities which includes gardens, greenhouses, fountains, artificial lakes, waterfalls, playgrounds, sports centre, restaurant and museums. One of its impressive feature is the Edward Youde Aviary, named after a HK nature-loving former Governor. This huge enclosure simulating the tropical rain forest houses 800 birds representing 150 different species, making it a very special photo-shooting venue for the wedding couples at Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry.
Adjoining the artificial lake at the central of the Hong Kong Park, walking along the lakeside path is the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry, where thousands of couples are holding their wedding ceremony every year. Opposite to the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry is the Olympic Square, a terraced, open-air theater modeled on a Greek amphitheater, offers a spacious area for photo-shooting.
Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry is located at the Ground Floor of Rawlinson House inside the Hong Kong Park in the Central District of HK and is just a 10-minute walk from the MTR Admiralty Station.