Still got some questions? Maybe the answer is here...
We're in, how do we book?
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.
A copy of the NOIM can be downloaded here
How do I get my NOIM to The Altar Electric?
What else do I need beside my NOIM to get married at The Altar Electric?
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.
You'll upload all of this at the time of your booking
Anything else I should be aware of, legally that is?
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?
On the day we just need you to bring along the following (We need all of them to be able to make your wedding happen...and we really do want that to happen!)
- 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 we need get to The Altar Electric on our big day?
We will give you a start time for your ceremony, but that’s when the ceremony starts…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!
How long do we get at The Altar Electric?
Ceremonies are booked in 1-hour intervals to allow ample time for your ceremony and a celebratory drink. Should you wish to continue the party afterwards, head down to one of our partner venues, Section 8 (Tattersalls Lane) where the drinks and good vibes are always flowing!
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 – Hello@thealtarelectric.com.au and we can chat more!
Can you book a photographer?
Yes! We work with some of the best of the best photographers in Melbourne - their works are featured on all the leading bridal blogs and magazine covers. Simply add this option to your booking or by telling us in any emails with us.
How many people can come?
Our venues have capacity for 20 people. .
What if we want to have more than 20 people?
Saweet, that's no problem. We do have options for people who want to share their love with a bigger group. It will involve you needing to pay a little extra in committed bar spend (starts from $2,000)...but if that's you, just let us know via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 needs access?
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. Some of our venues are in heritage buildings and 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 and times can we get hitched?
We currently operate Thursdays and Fridays 2-5 pm and Saturdays 12-2pm
I have another question?
We’re happy to answer! Contact us here.