In 1986 the estate was sold to
the government of Aruba, together with the adjacent Hotel Colombia
building with the stipulation that both the buildings would be restored.
Over the years the building fell into ruin and later the roof was
destroyed beyond repair by a large fire, and only ruins remained.
It was restored and combined with the Hotel Colombia building into a new
Aruba town hall complex, and currently houses a city hall and function
spaces for the performance of civil marriage ceremonies on Aruba.
All legal civil weddings take place in the historical town hall of
Aruba. Visit our weddings page for an overview of the needed documents.