Marriages and civil partnerships

Coronavirus update - weddings and other ceremonies

Following the Government’s announcement on March 23 that weddings and other ceremonies will not take place over the following three weeks, our priority is to contact with couples who have ceremonies booked with us up to, and including, Monday 13 April.

Due to unprecedented telephone demand on our Ceremonies Team, we have temporarily suspended calls into the team to allow us to use the team more efficiently to deal with the high volume of enquiries.

Please can you email the team and they will respond to you as quickly as possible:  ceremonies@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

We thank you for your understanding and patience during these times.

We do appreciate that some couples with ceremonies booked outside of the three-week period will also want to postpone their ceremony until another time. Please note, we will not be taking any new bookings until June 2020, but this is subject to change.  Neither will we be bringing any bookings forward.

If you wish to postpone, the Buckinghamshire Registration Service will offer to re-book the marriage or civil partnership ceremony with no additional charge.  You do not need to set a new date immediately, but can contact us later in the summer when the current crisis situation may have stabilised.  Please note you may need to attend for another notice appointment depending on the new date of your ceremony and the statutory charge will apply.

Should you wish to cancel your ceremony you will be provided with a full refund as our cancellation policy will be temporarily suspended during this period. Download the cancellation form here.

Notices of Marriage or Civil Partnership

We are unable to offer any Notices of Marriage or Civil Partnership until further notice.  This follows the Government’s instruction to defer these until we are through the current pandemic.

If you currently have an appointment with us, a member of our staff will be in contact with you shortly.

If you wish to cancel your Notice appointment a full refund will be given.  Please complete and return the cancellation form which can be downloaded here.

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