Once you have chosen your venue and discussed your ceremony time and date with them you should ensure a Registrar is available before booking your venue.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Following the Government announcement on 23rd June 2020, we are pleased to announce that ceremonies will resume on 4th July 2020. However, due to the need to observe social distancing, there will be changes to how ceremonies are undertaken.

For office ceremonies please read our guidance particularly on the number of guests you may have.

For venue ceremonies, please contact the venue and ensure they will be open on the day of the ceremony and check any revised rules they may have, including the number of guests permitted.

For existing bookings that are postponed or cancelled, we will still accept revised dates from 1st September 2020. We will give these bookings priority.

We are not yet able to accept any revised bookings for dates before the 1st September 2020.

For completely new bookings, we will still only accept these for dates after 1st January 2021.

These dates will be reviewed in July. Please check our website for updates.

Please be advised that all our advice may be subject to change without notice.


To book your register call our customer services team on 01609 780780.

Once your ceremony is booked, you will need to give Notice of Marriage/Civil Partnership - known as ‘Giving Notice’. You will need to make an appointment with the register office where you live (and pay council tax), and bring specific documents.

Please read the information on the check list carefully so that you have all the correct documents to complete your legal preliminaries. The check list provides a guide to ensure you have everything you need for your appointment. If you do not bring the right documents we will not be able to complete your notices.

You will need to pay a deposit to secure the booking. View current registration fees.