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.

How to book

Whether you choose a simple registration or a more traditional ceremony you will need to contact the ceremonies team at Gloucestershire Registration Service.

During the booking process we will discuss your choice of ceremony and the availability of our registration offices or your choice of a Gloucestershire Registration Service approved venue. We will also discuss the format of the ceremony. Please note that booking with us can take 10-15 minutes over the phone.

A booking administration fee (non refundable) is payable at the time of booking to secure your ceremony booking.  Details will be provided during the booking process.

Once you have made your booking, the ceremonies team will confirm the details in an email that will include an unique reference number which relates to your booking.

 

Next step

Once you have decided on details for your ceremony, please telephone the ceremonies team on 01452 425060 (option 3).

Please note, due to Covid-19 our phone line is currently set for death appointments only.  Therefore, if you wish to make a booking, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk with the details and a telephone number, and we will contact you to book.

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