Aruba Town Hall

Aruba Town Hall showing an administrative buidling and heritage architecture
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Once a residence for a well-to-do local family, this impeccably restored landmark mansion now serves as a government building hosting civil wedding services.

Aruba’s Town Hall, also known as Stadhuis, is one of the most beautiful and distinctive buildings in Oranjestad. Couples looking to get married in Aruba are required to have legal marriages performed here, while other visitors can come simply to admire its elegant green-and-white façade.

This lavish residence was first built in 1922 by Dr. Eloy Arend, a prominent Aruban physician. It remained in the hands of the Arend family until the mid-1980s when it was sold to the state. After the sale, it quickly fell into disrepair until restoration began in the late 1990s. It now serves as an official government building and is the site for all official civil marriage ceremonies in Aruba.

Spend a while taking some photographs of the grand façade. The stately appearance hints at the wealth of its former inhabitants and its design is typical of a turn-of-the-20th-century Caribbean urban villa. Of particular note is the striking green color of the exterior, which contrasts sharply with the gleaming white windows, balconies and border details. Be sure to examine the windows, which are particularly fine, with designs occupying the curving arches above the shutters.

See if you can spot any soon-to-be wed or newlywed couples either entering or emerging from the building and be sure to offer your congratulations. Civil wedding ceremonies are frequently performed there for both locals and for visiting couples who have seized the opportunity to wed in this landmark property. If you wish to get married there, be aware that you must register and provide paperwork in advance. Check with the relevant authorities for details of what is needed.

Come back at night to see the building when it’s lit up. The shining lights make it extra attractive, as the green façade appears to be almost glowing.

Aruba Town Hall is located on Oranjestraat in Oranjestad. Civil marriage ceremonies and other functions are held there from Monday to Friday. If you want to view the function spaces inside, check ahead with the relevant authorities before your visit.

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