Yes! However, there are restrictions as to who can get legally married in Mallorca. Legal residents on the island, those who are registered at one of the local town hall registers (or 'padrón') can get legally married in Mallorca. Roman Catholics can also marry here legally, regardless of their residency status. All the rest need to get legally married in a registry office in their home country before or after the non-legal ceremony or blessing in Mallorca.
Roman Catholic weddings in Mallorca
If you or your partner are Roman Catholic and looking to get married in a Catholic church, then this is permitted even if you're non-residents. You will need to start the process early at your local church, where they will help you with the official paperwork. Some of the documents they need to send to the Spanish diocese where you want to hold your ceremony are your passport or ID card, birth certificate, a certificate of your and your partner's single, divorced or widower status issued by your home parish, certificate of baptism and confirmation, your local parish church permission to get married abroad and a certificate of having completed the marriage preparation courses.
Civil weddings in Mallorca
Civil partnerships in Spain are fully legal and recognised around the world, although they are only available for those who have resided in the country for at least two years. You will need to register your marriage in the local registry office by presenting your passport or ID card, birth certificate, certificate of residence and a certificate of your and your partner's single, divorced or widower status. As of July 2005, same-sex couples can also get legally married in Spain.
These civil weddings can be celebrated in civil registries, legal courts and town halls and must be performed indoors. In Palma, civil ceremonies are held at the City Council, also known as Cort, located inside a 17th-century Baroque palace, and in the 14th-century Bellver Castle which overlooks the Bay of Palma. There are no civil ceremonies in the city during the months of January, August and December.
Symbolic wedding blessings in Mallorca
In Spain, legal civil ceremonies must be performed indoors but there are no restrictions regarding non-legal blessings which can be performed anywhere – even on beaches or mountain tops overlooking the Mediterranean sea! You can either have the symbolic ceremony first and then return to your home country for the legal ceremony or, as most couples do or have the legal wedding first then to Mallorca for the blessing and wedding celebration. Many wedding celebrants from different nationalities live in Mallorca, including a bunch of English-speaking ones. It’s also possible to have religious leaders from home conducting ceremonies.
Anglican Church blessings in Mallorca
The Anglican Church has a branch in Mallorca and celebrate marriage blessings at their churches in Palma and Port de Pollença, as well as at the Roman Catholic church in Cala d'Or. Thanks to their good relationship with the island’s Roman Catholic priests they can also often arrange for Anglican-rite marriages and wedding blessings to take place in other churches on the island.
Swedish Church marriages in Mallorca
It's not only Roman Catholic non-residents who can legally marry in Mallorca, but Swedish citizens can also officially seal the deal on the island. This is possible thanks to the branch of the Swedish Church in Palma. If both parties are Swedish citizens – and at least one of them a member of the Swedish Church, then the marriage is official in Sweden as well. Ceremonies usually take place in Palma, both in the church or the small marina located just in front, and in Alcanada Beach in Alcúdia.