Make a ceremony booking

Use this form to make a booking for a ceremony.

COVID-19 update

Further to the Government announcement on Saturday 31 October, new National restrictions will apply from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place, except in exceptional circumstances where one of the parties is seriously ill and not expected to recover ('deathbed wedding').

Couples who have ceremony bookings during this period will be contacted and given the option to reschedule, put their ceremony on hold, or cancel and receive a full refund. If choosing to cancel, any new booking will be subject to the fees and charges applicable at the time of booking.

We do not have capacity to accommodate the bringing forward of ceremonies in the days leading up to lockdown. This will only be done by exception if extenuating circumstances apply and can be evidenced, and where it can be safely managed.

New ceremony bookings remain available to book online from mid-January 2021 onwards, subject to the booking terms and conditions. Earlier ceremony dates may be made available sooner, pending the lifting of restrictions.

Before you start

Before making your ceremony booking, please read our Ceremony Booking terms and conditions, paying particular attention to the amendment fee and the cancellation policy.

Disclaimer: The coronavirus pandemic has not ended and the virus is still present in the population. It may be necessary to cancel or reschedule ceremonies at short notice due to changes in Government guidelines, or the need for our staff to self-isolate. By booking at this time you agree that you understand and accept the risk of late notice cancellations or rescheduling, and that Government restrictions may change.

All new bookings are subject to our Ceremony Booking terms and conditions regardless of impacts caused by COVID-19.

Do not use this form if you are already in a Civil Partnership and would like to convert your existing Civil Partnership into a Marriage and hold a celebratory ceremony. 


You will need to make a payment at the time of booking. Please see our fees page for information on the cost of ceremonies.

You will need

  • To know where you would like your ceremony to be held 
  • Your details and your partner’s details
  • The date you wish to book the ceremony
  • Credit or debit card for payment

Book a ceremony

What happens next

  • You will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions about what you must do next
  • You will both be required to give notice of your intention. There is a statutory waiting period of 30 days which must be completed. However, if one or both of you is a non EEA national, without appropriate immigration status, or relevant visa, you will be referred to the Home Office for investigation, and the statutory waiting period will increase to 72 days
  • Once we receive notification that you have both given notice, you will receive a ceremony information pack with full details about the ceremony. The email will also advise what documents will need to be returned before the date of your ceremony

Updated: 04 November 2020