Births, deaths, and marriages

Before your ceremony

Before your ceremony can take place, you will need to decide what type of ceremony you would like and the venue where you would like it to take place. You will need the venue information for when you give notice of marriage or civil partnership. Our different ceremony types offer a range of options for different budgets and styles, ranging from a simple register office ceremony to a bespoke ceremony at a venue of your choice.

Marriages and civil partnerships are available for same sex and opposite sex couples. You can find information about the similarities and differences between Marriages and civil partnerships in England and Wales .

Preparing for your day