On Samsø, you can bring all your guests together for a full wedding weekend with experiences, partying and dancing, delicious food, and intense emotions. Samsø has numerous and very varied places serving as a charming framework for your wedding. A party held through a full weekend becomes a very different and intense experience where, apart from the party itself, you will get an opportunity for outings in the nature of Samsø, time for good talks, and, not least, having breakfast together and a good gossip about party events.
Read about Samsø’s 7 churches here
In Samsø parish, you must contact the local vicar, Line Nicolaisen, to arrange for a wedding ceremony or a blessing in a Samsø church.
Contact Line on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on +45 8659 0083
If you don’t fancy a big church wedding, a civil wedding may be what you are looking for. A civil wedding ceremony can be performed by the mayor or some other person authorised by the mayor. You have a free choice of which municipality you prefer for your wedding. Normally, the wedding ceremony takes place in the beautiful municipal wedding hall in Anton Rosens Hus in Tranebjerg, but the mayor may allow the wedding ceremony to be held in a location of your own choice.
Read more about civil marriage here
On Samsø, there are many scenic natural surroundings, which could serve as a suitable frame for a romantic wedding in the open.
On The North Island, you find the wonderful Ballebjerg, with its 64 metres is Samsø’s highest point. From here you can enjoy the view over the green hills and across the sea where you can see the island of Tunø and Aarhus far off. Read more about Ballebjerg here
Issehoved is Samsø’s northernmost point, shaped just like Skagens Gren subject to constant transformation as a result of the prevailing winds and impact of waves – a place of natural beauty for a wedding ceremony in the open. You can read more about Issehoved here
Vast hills spread along the west coast of North Samsø, interrupted by deep valleys, the so-called broken pieces. Nordby Hills is a fantastic place for a wedding ceremony in the open. Read more about Nordby Hills here
Møgelskår is the most distinctive “broken piece” – i.e.valley – in Nordby Hills. Domed hills and deep valleys shape the landscape in a very special experience of nature – an obvious place for a romantic wedding in the wonderful nature of Samsø. Read more about Møgelskår here
Beaches on Samsø
Samsø has 120 km of coastline where you find several wonderful beaches that would be suitable for framing a romantic wedding in the open. Places of interest include Sælvig Bay, Mårup Østerstrand, and The North Island’s stone and sand beaches near Ballen harbour. Read more about the beaches on Samsø here
Samsø offers many suitable places for a wedding party. Whatever you might wish, Samsø has a bit of everything to offer, and rest assured you’ll be able to find a place to your taste. A number of restaurants and places for overnight stay include connected reception rooms, ideal for a wedding party.
Here is an outline of some of the options:
Sælvigbugtens Camping – Read more here
Brundby Rockhotel – Read more here
Hotel Strandlyst – Read more here
Ilse Made – Read more her
Hotel og Madhus Rumogrooms – Read more here
Ballen Badehotel – Read more here
Flinchs Hotel – Read more here
Camping og Feriecenter Samsø – Read more here
Nordgården Pension – Read more here
Samsø by Stage – Read more here
Restaurant Dokken – Read more here
Delicious food and good wine are important elements of a wedding party. Fortunately, Samsø is known for its many wonderful eateries capable of transforming the island’s good produce into fantastic gourmet experiences. Be sure that each one will assist you in composing a wedding menu according to your wishes.
Read about the island’s nice eateries here
If possible, it would be an obvious choice for the married couple and their guests to spend the night at the same place as the party.
Spending the night together at the same place as the wedding party is held solves many problems. Nobody needs to consider how to get home safe after a festive evening. Married couples won’t have to agree as to how the party should end. Children can be tucked away when they get tired.
If the newly wed couple wishes to stay overnight at a place different from where the party is held, Samsø offers several romantic places providing overnight accommodation.
Read more about Samsø’s wonderful places for overnight stay here
Gardener Jørgensen also has many years of experience with table decorations and decorations of the church.
Find inspiration in Samsø’s scenic nature and leave it to gardener Jørgensen to create your dream bouquet. The only limit is your imagination!
Langgade 8, Tranebjerg
Tlf.: 8659 0777
Everything must be perfect on the wedding day – and your hair is, of course, no exception. Samsø has skilful hairdressers who can create beautiful coiffures for your special day.
In Tranebjerg you will find:
Langgade 19, Tranebjerg
Tlf.: 8659 0949
Salon Tiffani v/Anette Christensen
Langgade 31, Tranebjerg
Tlf.: 8610 2018
If you wish for a special kind of transport to and from the wedding ceremony, Samsø offers several options of transport in style on the wedding day.
One possibility is transport in the smart veteran bus Chevrolet Six from 1934, which is “The Bus” from the Dirch Passer film of the same name. The bus was in service on Samsø up to 1970 when it was sold out of the island. The old bus survived and ended up in Germany and forgotten about until Svend Larsen, from Ballen on Samsø, found the bus was for sale – and immediately brought the old bus back to the island. The bus accommodates a maximum of 16 passengers giving guests the opportunity to join in a nice, idyllic bus ride.
Read more about rental of the veteran bus here
There is also a possibility of transport in style on a romantic ride to and from the church in the smart car named Exalibur Roadster from 1982. The car seats 2 persons + “mother-in-law-back seat”. The car can be rented with or without a chauffeur. An obvious choice for a married couple!
Read more about rental of the car here
Horse and Carriage
Transport by horse and carriage at a leisurely pace is a possibility, giving the newly wed couple an opportunity to enjoy each other while driving through the scenic landscape of Samsø. Samsø Downhill offers horse and carriage transport to and from the wedding ceremony. They have 3 carriages at their disposal accommodating about 20 persons, so if this is what you want, the guests can be transported by horse and carriage.
You can find contact information on Samsø Downhill here
Samsø has lots of scenic beaches and natural spots which can serve as a background for your wedding photos.
Read more about Samsø’s scenic natural spots here
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Photographers on Samsø
Fotograf Jeanette Philipsen
Jeanette Philipsen is a Danish photographer with her studio at Nørrebro in Copenhagen, and, in addition, she is an inhabitant of Samsø when off-duty. Since 1994, she has worked for a number of Danish and international clients – with jobs ranging from product photos to more comprehensive, conceptual campaigns. She will meet any job with curiosity and professional pride.
Read more about Jeanette here
Fotograf Thinna Aniella
Thinna Aniella, Samsø resident, is a professional and creative wedding photographer. When choosing Thinna Aniella as your photographer, you will get an impressive and professional wedding photography portfolio. She specialises in outdoor light, so no matter what the weather conditions are like on the special day, she will have no problems shooting some impressive wedding pictures for your memory book.
Read more about Thinna here
In addition, it is possible to have several of Samsø’s eateries design a wedding cake according to your wishes. Please contact them and learn more about your possibilities.
Read more about Bageriet here
Read more about the island’s eating places here
Music may contribute to creating the perfect atmosphere for your wedding party. Fortunately, on Samsø, there are several different musicians – so you just have to choose which of them are best to your liking!
Søren Stage Madsen
Read more about Søren here
Frank Eusterholz – DJ
Read more about Frank here
Dark Horse – Country Band
Read more about Dark Horse here
Read more about Stefan Wolffbrandt here
The morning gift is an important part of your wedding – it is given in the morning after the wedding night and may therefore contribute to a perfect rounding off of your wedding.
On Samsø, there is a wide selection of possibilities of finding a perfect and personal morning gift for the future bride or bridegroom.
Read more about your possibilities for finding the perfect morning gift here
Wedding rings symbolise your marriage and should therefore be unique. On Samsø, you find several different jewellery shops with professional staff ready to help you find the wedding rings that match you best.
Samsø Optik is an obvious place to find your wedding rings. At Samsø Optik, you can buy gold, watches, and, of course, outstanding optics! In addition to high quality professional expertise and a wide selection of Danish design, you will meet world class service! Their selection includes wonderful jewellery in gold and silver from Kranz & Ziegler and Aagaard, a trendy jewellery collection of Danish design.
Read more about Samsø Optik here
Samsø Smykker is a workshop and a shop with hand-coloured jewellery known for its Scandinavian design expression, which complements the person who wears this piece of jewellery as a one-off product. Designer Evelyn Iversen finds inspiration in the nature of Samsø and uses materials from Samsø for a palette.
Read more about Samsø Smykker here
RanumSamsø is a new and unique jewellery company on Samsø. They deal in jewellery of their own design, inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds us on this wonderful island. Behind the shop, the jewellery is produced in their own workshop according to historic craftsman traditions. An opportunity to have completely unique wedding rings designed in harmony with your wishes.
Read more about RanumSamsø here
If you wish to hold your party at a place where rental of tables, chairs, and tableware etc. is required, this is also possible.
Camping og Feriecenter Samsø
Camping and Feriecenter Samsø rents out tents, tables, chairs, tableware, bowls, draught beer dispensers, grills, and much more. And, in addition, they are ready to supply the food and the beer!
Read more about rentals at Camping og Feriecenter Samsø here
Nordby Sogns Borgerforening
Nordby Parish Civic Association has tables and chairs available for rent at favourable prices. Tables and chairs are stored at Samsø Private Independent School where they can be picked up and returned.
Contact Merete Hammeken on +45 2361 9743 for table and chair booking – please book well in advance.
Last updated: 03/11/2021 15:10