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Ceremonies in Gloucestershire

The government announcement (23 June 2020) stated that marriage and civil partnership ceremonies can resume from Saturday 4 July 2020. The government has indicated that up to 30 people may be permitted in the ceremony room subject to:

The venue and the room being available for use and suitably risk assessed as COVID secure and the number of people in the room is compliant with social distancing rules.

Please click here for full details how a ceremony will look in Gloucestershire with the current government restrictions.

We will be contacting couples in priority order if these restrictions affect your planned ceremony date.

Please note due to the high number of couples who have had their ceremony postponed this year and need to reschedule, we are unable to offer new ceremony bookings until January 2021.

 

If you need to contact us about a ceremony, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Ceremony rehearsal

To help your ceremony run more smoothly on the day we offer a rehearsal which will take place at your venue a few days before your ceremony date.

We are happy to offer ceremony rehearsals, for an additional fee.

The rehearsal should be a quick, easy and straightforward process and will help your ceremony run more smoothly on the day – as well as, hopefully, help with the nerves!

The rehearsal will take place at your venue in the days leading up to your ceremony.

We will endeavour to allocate the same Registration Officer who is conducting your actual ceremony but, unfortunately, this cannot always be guaranteed.

You won’t be practising the entire ceremony itself, you should save that excitement for the day – instead you will be concentrating on who needs to stand where and practice the walking in and walking out. The Registration Officer will answer any questions, run through the process, confirm where the special additional touches will take place and make additional notes on the script all in readiness for your ceremony.

Next step

For more information please contact our ceremonies team at ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 425060 (option 3).

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