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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: 24 August 2021

As of Monday 19 July, restrictions on the number of people who can attend a ceremony will be lifted however guidance remains in place to help us protect ourselves and others. Please see our FAQs for details.

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: