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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: 4 February 2021

Statutory ceremonies

Statutory wedding or civil partnership

This is a brief, basic ceremony held in an administrative office at the Westminster Register Office on Harrow Road. There is limited weekday availability and no availability at weekends.

This ceremony cannot be personalised or enhanced with things such as music or readings. Only 2 guests are permitted, and they will need to act as witnesses. Both witnesses should be over the age of 16 and able to speak or understand English.

This ceremony costs £57.00, which includes registrar’s attendance and 1 certificate only.