Update for Marriage & Civil Partnership Ceremonies

Update for Period of National Restrictions

In order to support the UK Government’s Stay at Home message – only essential appointments will be undertaken

Marriage & Civil Partnership Ceremonies

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister, from 5th January 2021 marriage and civil partnership ceremonies should only take place in exceptional circumstances (for example, urgent marriages where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover, or due to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery).  In such circumstances, ceremonies must only take place with up to 6 people, dependent on Covid-safe room capacity.  

NO receptions are allowed.

We are contacting couples with ceremonies booked during these restrictions to assist them in postponing, amending or cancelling their ceremony. 

 

Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership

During the period of the National Lockdown we will only be taking essential Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership appointments.

Those couples who live outside of Gloucestershire should contact their local Register Office to find out what arrangements they have put in place for notices which need to be given.

 

High Volume of Calls

On Mondays and at certain times of the day (particularly 12-2.30pm) we may experience a higher volume of calls to book birth and death appointments and ceremonies. Please bear with us and we will do our best to answer your call as soon as possible. Alternatively you can book online for birth or death appointments

 

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).

 

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