• Sweden edition
'Wedding' reported for lack of bride and groom

'Wedding' reported for lack of bride and groom

Published: 13 Mar 2012 12:34 GMT+01:00
Updated: 13 Mar 2012 12:34 GMT+01:00

When alcohol inspectors made an unannounced visit to the Panorama event hall on February 11th, they found a band and 280 jovial guests at what had been billed as a wedding, the local Länstidningen reported.

Amid all the excitement, however, the inspectors failed to locate what was considered a rather essential part of any proper wedding celebration: a wedding couple.

As it turned out, the supposed "wedding" was a Valentine's Day celebration where guests paid an entrance fee for a night of food, drinks, and live music.

The admission fee entrance policy – and the lack of a bride and groom – left inspectors in doubt as to whether Panorama had been forthright when in applied for and received permission to serve alcohol at the "wedding", one of four for which the event hall had received permits to serve booze.

The permits were predicated on the parties being closed events, but as the "wedding" in question was open to anyone who bought a ticket, inspectors surmised the terms of the permits had been breached and duly confiscated all of the imported liquor from the bar.

However, inspectors decided to let alcohol purchased from state-owned liquor retailer Systembolaget remain.

Following the incident, police have filed a report against Panorama for suspected alcohol law violations.

According to the paper, Panorama had also recently been reported to Swedish tax authorities over suspicions that larges sums had been embezzled from the event hall's coffers.

The Local/dl


Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

16:38 March 13, 2012 by gpafledthis
Again clever swede vs TAXMAN !! As 4th generation expat safely in USA (hooray) Just exactly what gives every swede the hallucination that he alone has the gene for "clever" when even the CHURCH (praise be) for 1,000 years has repeated "forget about it" When will it ever become COMMON knowledge that the TAXMAN cometh and YOU goeth !! Look at Norwegians they NEVER try clever (what is 5 deer in volvo?) they leave it at just honest STUPID !! You know they do not import FINNS as TAXMAN (for clever) YOU are caught by other SWEDES !! Embarrassment should be the #1 cause of death!! JUST GIVE IT UP !!
18:50 March 13, 2012 by Soft Boiled
Haven´t the police got something better to do like shoot up some windows ?
13:13 March 14, 2012 by Åskar

Did you forget your medication?
15:19 March 14, 2012 by Puffin
@gpafledthis - your post makes zero sense

@Soft Boiled - do you not understand the difference between Police and kommun alcohol licence inspectors?
21:38 March 16, 2012 by sureiam
Sweden....................... no socialization, just suicidal............ This is a cry for social places in sweden.....................POLICE:: get more concentrated on murder cases "MALMÖ" than this one.............
21:29 March 18, 2012 by willowsdad
So what did they do with the "confiscated" booze???
Today's headlines
Property of the Week
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Photo: Fastighetsbyrån

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

Why settle for owning a house when you can own part of the island it is located on? This week's property allows you to get your money's worth of solitude while spending some time with your closest neighbour - the sea. READ  

Saab buys Swedish submarine shipyard
File photo: TT

Saab buys Swedish submarine shipyard

Swedish defence and aeronautics group Saab said Tuesday it had completed the acquisition of German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp's submarine shipyard in southern Sweden. READ  

My Swedish Career
American aims to beat cancer with invention
Matthew Volsky holding the Gynocoular colposcope which is used for screening cervical cancer. Photo: Gynocoular

American aims to beat cancer with invention

When Matthew Volsky first came to Sweden he didn't think he would stick around. Six years and a pioneering invention later he tells The Local about the medical device which is helping save lives around the world. READ  

'The Danish narrative on Sweden is based on a lie'
File photo: Shutterstock

'The Danish narrative on Sweden is based on a lie'

There is a popular narrative that in Sweden people bite their tongues while in Denmark they speak their minds; political commentator Brian Esbensen debunks this, arguing that Danes simply find it easier to criticize others. READ  

Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'

Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'

After reports that wandering elks were scaring the public, police on the island of Frösön have decided not to open fire on the animals, but have urged locals to exercise caution instead. READ  

Swedish funds to tackle female genital mutilation
Sweden's Minister of International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. File photo: TT

Swedish funds to tackle female genital mutilation

Sweden has earmarked 48 million kronor ($7 million) of its development aid budget to a United Nations programme to tackle female genital mutilation. READ  

Swedish leaders speak out on Gaza crisis
Photo: TT

Swedish leaders speak out on Gaza crisis

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt believes Israel is interested in negotiating a ceasefire with Hamas while Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has stood by his comment about the Israelis having a right to defend itself. READ  

New rules threaten micro-breweries
File photo: Systembolaget

New rules threaten micro-breweries

Swedish micro-breweries have reacted with concern to new distribution regulations being imposed by the state controlled alcohol monopoly Systembolaget, which they fear may put them out of business. READ  

ABB and Volvo in electric buses tie-up
Volvo hybrid bus. Photo: Volvo Buses

ABB and Volvo in electric buses tie-up

Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB and Volvo Buses of Sweden have announced a joint project to develop a system for electric buses to recharge their batteries fast when at bus stops. READ  

'First ever' heat warning issued for Sweden
Photo: TT

'First ever' heat warning issued for Sweden

Swedish weather agency SMHI has issued its first ever warning for high temperatures with the many areas set to bask in plus 30C heat. READ  

People-watching Båstad
Business & Money
Sweden falls to third in global innovation index
Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch
Photo: Andreas Nordström/Image Bank Sweden
Top ten Swedish beach hot spots
Swedish Wiki vet sets new content record
Blog updates

22 July


"Today (22 July) my Prime Minister, David Cameron, and UNICEF, are hosting the world’s first #GirlSummit in London. The Summit’s aim is to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end the appalling practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Early Forced Marriage (CEFM). This is a high priority for the UK government and the Prime..." READ »


18 July

Starting over (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

" I’ve now been off the water for almost 14 days. At first I was totally gutted being forced into a rest period, I had Stockholm in my sights and apart from the pain and discomfort in my shoulder, spirits were high and I was starting to gain some momentum. The news hit me fairly hard and..." READ »

Photo: Fastighetsbyrån
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Photo: Finest.se
People-watching July 15-16
Photo: Ola Ericson/Image Bank Sweden
What's On in Sweden
Photo: Lisa Mikulski
Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner
Princess Estelle steals limelight at mum's birthday
Swedes risk infants' lives by covering up prams
Swede runs for office just using Bitcoin funds
People-watching July 11-13
Malmö mayor slams Danish beggar ban
Swedish anti-abortion midwife sues county
Swede's salary chopped for Facebook use
Northern Sweden warmest in 90 years
'Victoria Day': Crown Princess Victoria turns 37
Mona Sahlin to fight extremism in Sweden
EU tells Sweden to cover up snus flavours
Swede snags assassin role in Tom Cruise film
Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö
Swedish summer tourism highlights
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at: