Israel & Melissa
September 21st, 2019 - Römer, Frankfurt, Germany


Expert Tip: Since we'll be toasting right after the ceremony (10:00 am) and then jumping into wine and snacks, a good breakfast before the ceremony is your best friend ;-)
10:00 - 11:00 Ceremony
Location: Standesamt (City Hall) Römer (See "A" in the "map" tab.)
Address: Römerberg 23, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Please arrive here at 10:00 at the latest.
We will show up just after 10:00 and need to be in the Standesamt by 10:15 so that the ceremony can start at 10:30. The ceremony will last about 30 minutes, followed by toasts and photos in the square outside.
NOTE: Please be advised that the room inside of the building where the civil ceremony and signing of documents will take place can only accept 30 people. This saddens us very much, but most of our guest will have to remain outside of the building while we sign the papers. For that reason, only some members of our family can go inside. For the ones outside, one of our event coordinators will be transmitting live via Facebook to your phones. This event will last from 10:30 – 11:00. Therefore, please arrive no later than 11:00.
11:30 - 13:30 Wine and Snacks
Location: Ristorante Questione di Gusto (See "B" in the "map" tab.)
Address: Liebfrauenberg 37, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Our first stop after the ceremony is Ristorante Questione di Gusto, close to the Kleinmarkthalle, a few hundred meters from the ceremony. Here we’ll have some appetizers and wine.
(In the Kleinmarkthalle, vendors sell local produce and international products.)
14:20 - 16:20 Boat Trip on the Main River
Location: Primus Lines dock at the Eiserner Steg
(See "C" in the "map" tab.)
Address: Mainkai 39, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Join us on a relaxing cruise through Frankfurt on the Main river.
(Drinks and food are not included in this boat trip, but will be offered nonetheless to the guests at their own expense)
17:00 - 1:00 Reception
Location: Freigut Frankfurt
Address: No street address, but check their website to see the location on the map or go to "D" in the "map" tab.
The Freigut is located across from where the boat dock is (a white restaurant boat on the river). Just cross the Iron Bridge to get to the other side of the river (Sachsenhausen-Nord). Read all about the reception program (dinner seating, kids' activities, menu, speeches, dancing etc.) in the "Reception" tab.
The map below will show you the locations of the events in the itinerary.
(Please zoom in to the map for a closer view and click on the locations for more information.)

A: Ceremony at Standesamt (City Hall) Römer

B: Snacks and wine at Ristorante Questione di Gusto

C: Boat ride on the Main river

D: Reception at Freigut Frankfurt
All the events related to the big day (the ceremony, the reception, etc.) are located within a radius of about 500 meters, which means you can travel between all locations on foot. This also means you can book a place to stay, if you want, right in the city centre. The cost may be a bit higher, but take into account that you won’t need to use any means of transportation (metro, taxi, etc.).
Here are some hotels in Frankfurt:
General Information
Seating and IDs: As a fun activity to break the ice and help you meet our guests
from all over the world, you will have the entire day up until the
reception to find the person who has your name and seat number.
That also means that you will be holding another guest's
name and seat number. You will be given this slip of paper along with a wedding guest armband right before the ceremony at 10:00 am.
17:00 - 18:00 Hors d'oeuvres and Welcome Cocktail
18:00 - 19:30 Buffet-style dinner
Location: Lower deck
20:00 - 20:30 Grand Entrance, First Dance and Toast
Location: Upper deck
20:30 - 21:00 Speeches
Location: Upper deck
Everyone is free to give a short speech. If you want to say something, please tell the Master of Ceremonies (Gerardo) in advance, so you can be added to the list.
21:30 Cake Cutting and Dessert
Location: Lower deck
22:00 Games
Appetizers - Corn fritter with chorizo and chervil sour cream
- Corn fritter with aubergine, zucchini and chervil sour cream
- Canapé of smoked salmon with wasabi cream cheese, red pepper and dill
- Canapé of Pecorino with fig, cream cheese and chervil
Main Course - Mixed Turkish platter
- Chicken spicy
- Chicken mild
- Baked salmon with herb butter
- Entrecote with herb butter
- Quiche with goat cheese, cherry tomatoes and thyme
Side Dishes - Mexican rice
- Vegetables (grilled and roasted)
- Garden salad
- Scalloped potatoes
Desserts - Pannacotta (juniper berry and chocolate)
- Fruit salad
- Cheesecake
- Mousse au chocolat
Softdrinks - San Pellegrino (sparkling water)
- Aqua Panna (water without gas)
- Coca Cola
- Sprite
- Fanta
- Red bull
- Lemonade
- Homemade cranberry quince spritzer
- Homemade passionfruit rhubarb spritzer
Beer - Carlsberg pilsner
- Astra Urtyp pilsner
- Astra Radler
- Holstein alcohol-free pilsner
- Paulaner wheat beer
- Paulaner alcohol-free wheat beer
Apple Wine and Spritzer - Possmann's
White Wine - Riesling (Glaube Liebe Hoffnung)
- Grauburgunder (Wolke 7)
Red and Rose Wine - Spätburgunder (Paranoia)
- Rose TRrdition (Bergdolt Reif & Nett)
Prosecco - Gorilla Prosecco
Coffee - By Wacker's coffee roasters
Black Tie or National/Regional Gala Dress

For this very important and meaningful occasion we would like to ask our guess to dress according to black tie etiquette (Tuxedo, Smoking) or National or Regional Gala Dress (e.g. Scottish Highland Dress, Bavarian Tracht/Dirndl, Mexican Charro outfit, etc.).

(This dress code is not mandatory, but it would be lovely to see the diversity of our guests represented in the day’s attire. However, please feel free to wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable).

If you want to rent a tuxedo, here are a few places in Frankfurt that provide rentals:
We don't have a gift registry and are not requesting anything directly. If you like, feel free to give a gift as is customary for you / your country of origin.

For those who asked us:

Bank Account: Melissa Houser
IBAN: DE71 3601 0043 0096 4564 34