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Planning your ceremony

Before having your marriage or civil partnership ceremony, there are several important things you need to do.

Published on: 3 December 2020

Last updated: 11 February 2021

Ceremonies are currently suspended due to COVID-19. If there are urgent circumstances such as serious illness please email [email protected].

Choose a ceremony venue

You may have a civil marriage or civil partnership ceremony in any register office or at any approved venue of your choice in England or Wales.

If you decide to have your ceremony in Westminster, there are a number of venues for you to choose from, including: