Book a registrar

Check whether a registrar is available for your marriage, civil partnership, renewal of vows or naming ceremony.

We are open for bookings, but every time the legislation or government guidance changes we can get very busy with our current customers then it may take longer to get back to you. Please be patient.

You are able to book as far in advance as you would like to secure the date and time you want. Dates cannot be reserved, as payment is required in full at the time of booking.

Please be aware that getting married or forming a civil partnership during a pandemic means numbers are restricted at your ceremony. The ceremony is shorter and processes are different to ensure everyone’s safety.

Please check with your licensed venue that you are happy with what they can currently offer.

For WSCC ceremony rooms, please check the website for the restrictions that apply to each room.

Once you have chosen your venue and provisionally booked it, you need to check if an appropriate registrar is available to conduct the ceremony.

Complete our online ceremony enquiry form and we will contact you to confirm the booking and ask for payment.

Ceremony enquiry form

Alternatively, you can phone: 01243 642122.

You can find our terms and conditions of ceremony bookings and the cost of booking a registrar on our ceremony fees page.

Once you have booked your venue and registrar you need to book an appointment to give notice.

It is a legal requirement that both you and your partner give notice of the marriage at your local register office.

Last updated:
22 October 2020
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