Monday, April 20, 2009


I tell a lie! The Rock of Gibraltar is actually 426 metres or 1,396 feet high but if you’ve ever stood at the top you certainly feel a mile above sea level. Call my exaggeration a white lie – or in more modern parlance, a British cabinet minister’s version of the truth.

The reason I am reaching such heights on a Monday morning is because last week the newly refurbished Mons Calpe Suite, located at the Cable Car Top Station complex, hosted its first civil marriage.

Now if you are contemplating a civil wedding it is hard to envisage a more stunning location than the top of the Rock. Over the last year or so Gibraltar has been amending its laws on getting married on or at the top of the Rock to make it a very attractive venue for weddings.

Gibraltar’s Registry Office has always been a popular location with John and Yoko and Sean Connery amongst the famous names who have tied the knot there. However now you can also arrange a ceremony at the top of the Rock but if you don’t have a head for heights there are other stunning locations such as the leading hotels, the Dell at the Botanical Gardens, the Mount and the Garrison Library.

Curiously, although you can arrange to be married at an outside location seven days a week the Registry Office works on a Monday to Friday basis to strictly set hours.

So if you are contemplating a civil wedding and want a day truly to remember Gibraltar could well be the answer. To find our more let me point you to the website: – which is packed with useful advice and information.

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