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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your questions about The Altar Electric Wedding Ceremonies

We’re in! How do we book?

Wahoo! Just click HERE and fill out the details on our enquiry form.

One of our team will contact you shortly. We’ll answer any questions, schedule in your wedding date and get your show on the road!

The Altar Electric is currently taking bookings for September – December 2017

How quickly can we make this happen?

In Australia, you are legally required to provide at least one month’s notice before your marriage ceremony. This means you’ll need to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and lodge it with one of our celebrants at least a month before your ceremony. It is a legal document that needs to be witnessed, so we must advise (putting our grown up pants on here) that you don’t provide anything incorrect or deliberately misleading information. In extenuating circumstances, a shortening of time can be approved.

Alright, so where can I get my NOIM witnessed?

There are many places that you can get this done: find yourself a Justice of the Peace, a Barrister or Solicitor, a legally qualified medical practitioner, or a member of the Australian Federal Police or the police force of a State or Territory.

How do I get my NOIM to The Altar Electric?

Nice and simple, you can download it from the bottom of this page, or we can email you a copy of the NOIM. Then you can either choose to email us back a scanned signed copy of the document and then bring the original with you on the night of your wedding. OR you can arrange a time with us to drop it off in person…we will arrange this over our emails with you.

What else do I need to provide?

Obviously, in order to get married there is a bit of paperwork to complete. But don’t stress! It’s nothing too complicated. We’ll take care of all the forms and red tape. We just need to see some documents from you to make sure everything is legit!

An original birth certificate OR passport.
Photo ID (passport, driver’s licence)
If either of you have been previously married, we need to sight your original Divorce Decree Absolute papers or the Death Certificate of a previous spouse
Change of Name Certificate if your name is different to that on your birth certificate.

Ok, so how do I get my ID docs to you?

Just like it is with the NOIM. You can either choose to email us copies of your documents and then bring the originals with you on the night of your wedding. OR you can arrange a time with us to show us in person…we will arrange this over our emails with you.

Anything I should be aware of legally?

In order to get married (currently) in Australia you need to meet these criteria:

    • Can’t be currently still legally married to anyone else (anywhere…a Vegas Bride or Groom will still count. Just ask Britney. )
    • Must be over 18 (or have a Court order to allow you to marry if you are under 18)
    • Fortunately NOW you no longer must also be a Man and a Woman…it’s Marriage equality time people!!

That’s it really.

What do we bring on the Day?

In order to get married (currently) in Australia you need to meet these criteria:

  • Yourself, your lover and THE LOVE!
  • Your original signed copy of the NOIM
  • The Original copies of your ID Docs (Photo ID and Passport or Birth Certificate)
  • At least two witnesses over the age of 18 (if you absolutely can’t do this, please let us know so we can work something out)

When do I need to get to The Altar Electric?

We will give you a start time for your ceremony, but that’s when the ceremony start…we have some pre-work to do before then! So please arrive no later than 30 minutes before kick off time so we can get all of that sorted before we whisk you up the aisle!

Do you conduct Vow renewals?

Hell yeah! What a great way to Celebrate your prior nuptials by getting the team at TAE to get you to recreate the occasion!

If this is you, just hit us up at – and we can chat more!

What about a photographer?

If you want to add a photographer to help remember your day…awesome. We have a team of the best of the best that work with The Altar Electric…and by best of the best we mean that. Our photographers are featured on all the leading bridal blogs and magazine covers. Simply add this option to your booking by telling us in you emails with us.

Can children come?

Of course. We love little people! Obviously, the Under 18’s will need to stick to the mocktail menu.

What if we have elderly people or special access needs?

For sure, we here to make everything work and ensure that the people that mean the most to you are able to see your big moment. As our venue is a heritage laneway building, the stairs are narrow. If you require special needs access please inform us via email and we shall do our best to accommodate!

What days can we get married on?

We are itching for hitchings on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday afternoons from 4pm. And on Saturdays from 12pm.

How long do we get at The Altar Electric?

Ceremonies are booked in 30-minute intervals to allow ample time for your ceremony and a celebratory drink. Should you wish to continue the party afterwards, head down to our partner venue, Section 8 (Tattersalls Lane) where the drinks and good vibes are always flowing!

I have another question?

We’re happy to answer! Contact us here.

Download your NOIM

Just to make things a little easier for you, we have the Notice of Intended Marriage form here for you to download.

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