Marriages and civil partnerships
Buckinghamshire Council has announced that all current COVID-19 restrictions will be removed from 1 November 2021. However, while the wearing of face masks is not compulsory on council premises, we respectfully request they are worn by everyone who is not exempt. This protects both you, your guests and our staff.
Registration Office Ceremonies
Below are the maximum number of people who can attend a Registration Office ceremony. This number includes the couple and two Registrars:
- Midsomer Court, Beaconsfield: 60 people
- John Hampden Room, Aylesbury: 50 people
- Disraeli Room, Beaconsfield: 25 people
- Dashwood Room, High Wycombe Library: 6 people
In certain circumstances, civil ceremonies can now take place outside. Please note that this change only applies the outdoor areas of venues which already hold a licence to conduct marriages and civil partnerships.
The gov.uk web site gives more details.
If you have a ceremony booked at one of our venues, please contact the venue directly to discuss what options may be possible.
Contacting our Ceremonies Team
Please note that due to unprecedented demand, we have no availability to conduct any ceremonies which are not already booked with us until December 2021.
Our contact details are below. Please note that our telephone lines are very busy at the moment so it may be easier to email. If you email us, please give details of your query, together with your name, telephone number, ceremony date and venue if applicable. A member of our team will contact you within five working days.
Telephone: 01494 475092
We advise you to contact your ceremony venue by email directly if you wish to make any changes to your booking.
Postponing a ceremony
We do appreciate that couples may want to postpone their ceremony.
If you wish to postpone, we will offer to re-book your ceremony but this will incur a charge. You may need to attend for another notice appointment depending on the new date of your ceremony and the statutory charge will apply. The Fees page gives details of our charges.
Notices of Marriage or Civil Partnership
We are currently only offering notice appointments for marriages or civil partnerships that are due to take place within the next six months.