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How to book your marriage

A civil marriage ceremony can take place at one of our register offices, or at any venue approved by the council.

Where to find help

Contact us to make a booking for a registrar to conduct your marriage. 

Marriage in a register office

Ceremony rooms are available at our register offices. You can book a register office up to 12 months in advance.

The rooms are available from Monday to Saturday, between 10am and 4pm.  

Marriage in approved premises

As of 1 June 2016 you can book registrars up to three years in advance for ceremonies at approved premises.

Marriages at approved premises can take place at any time, seven days per week, including some bank holidays.

Legal preliminaries

You will need to complete a notice of marriage.  This is a legal requirement and can be done up to 12 months in advance of your ceremony date. Notices must be given 28 clear days in advance of your ceremony date.

Foreign nationals

There are special procedures when either the bride or groom is a non EEA (European Economic Area) national and is subject to immigration control. If this applies to you, please contact us before making any ceremony arrangements.

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