Weddings and ceremonies

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Couple married holding hands
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ceremony bookings

From Monday 29th March 2021: ceremonies can take place with 6 attendees only, but will no longer be limited to exceptional circumstances.

No earlier than Monday 12th April 2021: ceremonies can take place with up to 15 attendees (numbers dependent on venue).

No earlier than Monday 17th May 2021: ceremonies can take place with up to 30 attendees (numbers dependent on venue).

Further Government information regarding marriages, civil partnerships and receptions, during the pandemic can be found at GOV UK: COVID-19 guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships

Notice appointments - what's happening

These appointments are running in the town halls as normal in a COVID-safe way. We are unable to schedule appointments for anyone whose ceremony is more than 16 weeks away.

Changes to marriage registration from 4 May 2021

New marriage legislation means that the way a marriage is registered in England and Wales will change from 4 May 2021. You will no longer sign a marriage register or be given a marriage certificate during the ceremony, instead you will sign a Marriage Schedule. This is a one-page document which contains the details of both people getting married which are needed to register a marriage. This applies to all marriages - both civil and religious.

The Marriage Schedule will be provided by the Superintendent Registrar in the registration district of your marriage and will contain all the details required to complete a marriage registration.

From this date, in addition to father details, other details will be able to be recorded i.e. mother, step-parent.

Each person will still be required to give Notice of Marriage and the marriage ceremony will remain the same, it is only the way in which a marriage is registered that will change.

Please do not forget that our friendly staff are here to help. We are always happy to answer any questions and support you through the entire process. We want to ensure that your ceremony is personal to you and just how you always imagined it would be!

Weddings and ceremonies

Welcome to the Kirklees Registration Service and all its venues across Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Mirfield and Dewsbury. Our professionally trained registrars carry out all our ceremonies across the authority. From our beautiful Town Halls and licensed venues to our outstanding unique locations and moor side settings around the district, Kirklees has something to offer everyone.

Our weddings
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Dear Denise, Tara and all the team at the Town Hall. Thank you so much for making our wedding so perfect. You were so kind and accommodating, especially helping our nerves! We didn't feel rushed or like one of many weddings. You made us feel so special and at ease and we will always remember you as a special part of our wedding. Thank you for all your hard work and for being so lovely. Love Mr and Mrs Gaye.

Mr and Mrs. Gaye

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our ceremony very special indeed. You were always so helpful and professional. Lisa, you made sure Terry didn't marry Elizabeth and somehow, you managed to fit his name on the marriage certificate. We had a perfect day and such an intimate and personal ceremony. Thank you all!

Jenny and Terry Pemberton McDonald

Yesterdays event was particularly warming. It was a pleasure to meet Cathryn and her team. The service was beautiful conducted and my husband Tony and I were made most welcome.

Kate Moreton-Deakin

Your taking of our wedding day vows renewal service was the start of a wonderful day for Bertie (alias) Bob and me Carol. Thank you from McCrorie Clan and Campbell

McCrorie Clan and Campbell

Thank you Cathryn, you made everything and everyone feel so special and made our ceremony a day we will remember forever

Julia and Nick

David and Tara officiated at our wedding and I would like to pass on our massive thanks for helping making our day very special. David made the vows simple to follow at a time when nerves are kicking in, which made it much more enjoyable for Debbie and myself

Chris and Debbie

We met with Cathryn on a couple of occasions and from our first meeting Cathryn was extremely helpful, pleasant and very reassuring. On the day of our wedding we were both very nervous but Cathryn again made us feel very relaxed, our ceremony was beautiful and very special to us and our guests

Sandra and Sarah