Wedding Ceremony at the Open Air Museum of Ethnography

01 May 2018 - 01 May 2020

To make your wedding ceremony special and unforgettable - Georgian National Museum offers a wedding ritual at the Open Air Museum of Ethnography with the live reconstruction of the Georgian national traditions.

The project aims to popularize old Georgian traditions and rituals.  

The scenario of the ceremony is based on old Georgian wedding traditions. The ceremony will be held in authentic exhibit-building, which was specially arranged and occupied for this ritual. A half-chamber Oda house built by Lazi masters is moved from the village of Khani, Baghdati district. During its existence, there was held weddings of several generations.  

The ceremony consists of several details of the traditional Georgian rituals - the wheat throwing, the rhythm of the sword, the Georgian polyphonic folk songs - "Mravalzhamieri", "Mumli Muxasao" and etc.

After the signing ceremony, the head of the family - a man dressed in a "ChoKha" will invite the bride and groom with their representatives into the house, and serve them with a bowl full of wine, fruit, bread, clay full of honey and a wooden cross with apples dropped on all three sides. 

The bride and groom will break together with a small sum of clay for happiness. They will also taste bread with honey, which according to the Georgian tradition is essential for the long-lasting life. At the end of the ceremony, the housewife holds the hands of the couple making a three-time walk around the hearth. After this ritual, the bride is considered as a new member of the family.

The ceremony lasts about 50-60 minutes.

After the ritual, guests can move to other exposition zones.

The ceremony will be completed with photo shooting.  

The full service - 800 Gel.

For more information please contact: 558 968 845.

Venue: G. Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography, 25 M. Berdzenishvili Str. (Turtle Lake Road). Tbilisi, Georgia.