About marriage… legally speaking, can I get married in a garden or on the beach?
According to section 29(2) of the Act, a marriage officer should solemnize a marriage IN a
In the case of Ex Parte Dow the couple married in a garden. The husband applied to court for an order to declare the union null and void. The court, however, dismissed this application and ordered that section 29(2) was to avoid couples tying the knot in secret.
Please note that Ex Parte Dow was decided in the Durban and Coastal Division of the High Court. Remember that the High Court in Cape Town is not bound by the ruling of the High Court in Durban or elsewhere.
Just to be on the safe side: