Weddings and ceremonies

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our venues and ceremonies

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted, the Government has advised us to consider COVID-19 risks and introduce measures to manage and reduce those risks. This is to protect ourselves and others around us.

The number of attendees is determined by how many people the venue or space can safely accommodate. Please contact your venue to find out their numbers and any covid site specific requirements.


Your ceremony at Huddersfield or Dewsbury Register Office

In the Register Office ceremony rooms at Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Hall, the total number of guests allowed is 30.

  • While moving around the town halls please do continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt, as the venues can get very busy
  • Your guests are expected to wear a face covering unless exempt
  • If you become symptomatic or are isolating, please contact us to rearrange your ceremony
  • If any of your guests become symptomatic or are isolating, they must not attend your ceremony
  • The attending Registrars will always maintain a 2m distance. Please ask your guests to be respectful of this
  • Guests should not move around the ceremony room once seated
  • Hand sanitiser will be available to all in attendance
  • Your photographer can move around the ceremony room but should always maintain a 2m distance from the Registrar staff.

Your ceremony in an approved premise or private venue

  • If you become symptomatic or are isolating, please contact us to rearrange your ceremony
  • If any of your guests become symptomatic or are isolating, they must not attend your ceremony
  • The attending Registrars will always maintain a 2m distance. Please ask your guests and photographer to be respectful of this
  • Your venue will be able to confirm any specific arrangements they have in place.

More information

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, receptions and celebrations


Notice appointments

These appointments are running in the town halls as normal in a COVID-safe way.

Changes to marriage registration from 4 May 2021

New marriage legislation means that the way a marriage is registered in England and Wales changed from 4 May 2021. You can 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.

In addition to father details, other details can be recorded, like mother or step-parent.

Each person is still required to give Notice of Marriage and the marriage ceremony remains the same. It is only the way that a marriage is registered that has changed.

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.

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Testimonials

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