Weddings and ceremonies

So, you want to get married...

 

How to do it

1

Select a venue

​Contact your chosen approved venue for their booking process. You are advised to make a provisional booking with the venue - but do not confirm that booking until you have booked a registrar.

Choose a venue
Select a venue

2

Book a registrar

To book a registrar to attend and conduct your ceremony on the same day that you provisionally booked the venue, complete and submit the enquiry form. We try to reply within 3 days.

Make a ceremony enquiry

3

Confirm your registrar

The registration service ceremony team will contact you to confirm dates and times. If we are available, we will take a deposit over the phone and send you a contract.

Confirm your registrar

4

Review your contract details

​Check the contract is correct. Sign it and return the detachable section to our administration team within 14 days. If we do not get your signed confirmation by then, the booking will be released.

 

5

Give your notices of marriage

​This is a legal requirement where you book an appointment to see a registrar with key documents of your identity. This must be done at least 1 month before a ceremony but can be up to 12 months ahead. There is a statutory fee to give notice of marriage. See our website if you are subject to immigration control.

Book an appointment

6

Plan your wedding ceremony

Fill in the ceremony planning form. This lets the registrars know your order of events for the ceremony. We recommend you submit the form 8 weeks before the ceremony to let us check there are no religious references in readings or music. About this time we will also contact you to take any outstanding balance of fees.

Plan your ceremony
Plan your wedding ceremony

7

Enjoy your day!

Do not be late!
Registrars have other ceremonies to attend and if you do not start on time they may have to postpone your ceremony.

 

Find out what happens on the day