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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: 9 April 2021

As of Monday 12 April, 15 people (including the couple) will be able to attend marriages and civil partnership ceremonies. All other COVID restrictions remain in place. 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: