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.

Planning Your Ceremony

In Gloucestershire, we do our utmost to make your ceremony a day to remember. We offer small, intimate ceremonies, large celebrations and everything in-between! The choice is yours.

Planning a marriage, civil partnership, naming or citizenship ceremony - is an exciting time.  Our dedicated team can assist with your questions and explain the different elements of each ceremony.  We can help you with each celebration, ensuring you have a truly special day.

Our Registration Officers can assist with the legal requirements of your ceremony as well as provide advice and information to help you plan a memorable ceremony in Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire is a beautiful county offering a range of different ceremony venues to meet all tastes – view our range of approved venues to find your ideal location.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the ceremonies you can enjoy in Gloucestershire. If your question is not listed please contact Gloucestershire Registration Service who will be able to help you.

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