Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies in Gloucestershire

From Monday 28th September the number of people permitted to attend a marriage or civil partnership ceremony has been reduced to 15. This maximum number must include the couple, witnesses and guests.  This number no longer includes anyone working and therefore no longer includes our Registration Staff. The venue and the room must be suitably risk assessed as COVID secure and the number of people in the room must comply 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.

We are currently unable to take any new bookings for Ceremonies to take place during the remainder of 2020. This is due to the need to accommodate bookings that have been unable to go ahead due to the Government restrictions

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

Face coverings guidance (Effective from 31st August 2020)

Anybody attending a registration office for an appointment must wear a face covering unless they are exempt from doing so under Government guidelines.   

NHS Test & Trace

NHS Test and Trace is a key part of the country’s ongoing COVID-19 response. As of the 24th September all visitors to Gloucestershire County Council premises will be asked to voluntarily supply their details to NHS Test and Trace by the way of scanning a QR code on site. You will need to use the NHS Covid 19 App to allow you to do this. If you use an iphone, please download the App via the App store, if you use an Android phone please use Google play. It would be advisable to download prior to your visit to us.

If you are unable to download the App, your details will be requested on the day of the appointment by our staff.

A Warm Welcome

Secluded Landscaped Gardens

Wonderful Food

The Hill

Located in the centre of Stroud, The Hill is the perfect venue for all occasions. Built in 1634 the house offers timeless elegance, secluded, landscaped gardens and excellent food for your wedding. Whether you need the perfect backdrop for a garden party or a romantic setting for timeless wedding pictures, the grounds of The Hill provide it all. With century old trees, box hedging and carved stonework, there is a real sense of ‘stepping back in time’ here. Perfect for a celebration based within the main house or a summer wedding with Pimms on the patio.

Whether you choose a civil ceremony at The Hill or decide to take your vows elsewhere the house is yours for the day. This means your reception can slip seamlessly into an evening of dancing, with food and refreshments as required. The fully licensed bar is available exclusively for your guests and celebrations can also be extended outside with a marquee, mobile bar and a full range of catering options.

Food is at the very heart of everything we do here at The Hill and we understand how important it is that your wedding breakfast is perfect. Our Head Chef specialises in designing individual delicious menus, from four course silver service to delicate finger buffets and exquisite, hand made wedding cakes, everything we make is created with care and attention to detail.

The Hill is very fortunate to have one of the county's foremost pastry chefs and a sugarcraft specialist as part of its catering team. All cakes are individually handcrafted with a floral bouquet colour matched to your wedding theme.

With packages to suit all budgets, The Hill makes the country manor dream a reality for every bride and groom.

The Function Room (100)
Annex 1 (8)
Annex 2 (8)
The Lodge Room (100)

Venue facilities

  • Licensed outside structure (e.g. marquees)
  • Historic building
  • Accommodation nearby
  • Exclusive use venue
  • Own grounds
  • Disabled access
  • Parking

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