Marriages and civil partnerships

Coronavirus update - weddings and other ceremonies

The Government announced on 10 May 2020 that it will be continuing with the ban on gatherings.  This affects weddings and other ceremonies taking place in Buckinghamshire.  

The Registration Service must adhere to the Government guidelines as they are announced.  We are not given any extra information over and above the details given to the public.  Due to the uncertainty about when the current lockdown restrictions will be lifted, we are currently unable to take any new ceremony bookings.  As soon as we are able to do so, we will update our web site with the latest information. 


Ceremonies due to take place during May 2020

We are unable to provide ceremonies during May.  Our priority is to contact couples who have ceremonies booked with us up to and including 31 May 2020.  We will discuss the options open to them. 

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

Please email the team and they will respond to you as quickly as possible:

We would also advise you to contact your ceremony venue by email directly should you wish to make any changes to your booking.

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


Postponing a ceremony

We do appreciate that some couples with ceremonies booked outside of this period will also want to postpone their ceremony until another time.

We will not be bringing any bookings forward or taking any new bookings until June 2020. This is subject to change.

If you wish to postpone, we will offer to re-book your 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.  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.  Our cancellation policy is temporarily suspended during this period. View our cancellation form.


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 our cancellation form

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