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.


Ceremonies taking place before 14 April 2020

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

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 the three-week 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 as our cancellation policy will be 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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