Marriages and civil partnerships

The Government has announced that weddings can be held from 4 July 2020.  We are currently waiting for details from the Government and the General Register Office and will update this web site as soon as we receive further information.


Contacting our Ceremonies Team

If you need to contact our Ceremonies Team about your booking the details are below.  Please note that our telephone lines are very busy at the moment so it may be easier to email:


Telephone: 01494 475092

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


Postponing a ceremony

We do appreciate that some couples with ceremonies booked after 4 July 2020 will also want to postpone their ceremony until another time.

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

Due to the general uncertainty, we suggest that couples who have ceremonies booked in 2021 should wait until 4 months prior to their ceremony before giving Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership. This will provide the maximum flexibility.

For couples with ceremonies booked in 2020, we will be in touch with you to discuss your notice appointment in due course. We will do this in monthly order. Please note that Notices and their validity falls under central government control. It is possible that the position for Notices may alter as the pandemic progresses. We will update this web site as we receive further information.

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