Get married or form a civil partnership: step by step

Coronavirus update

The government has announced that small weddings and civil partnerships can be held from 4 July 2020. Read the current guidance on GOV.UK.

On 29 June, the government also published guidance on how to ensure ceremonies are covid-secure environments. Please be patient as we implement these new measures.

We are planning to recommence ceremonies sometime in August for those already booked.

Venue capacity and social distancing measures

Your choice of room will no longer have the same seating capacity as before due to social distancing restrictions.

If you are choosing another venue, you will need to contact them to find out what restrictions are in place.

  1. Find out about different types of ceremonies and where you can have them.

  2. Before you can get married or have a civil partnership, you and your partner must give notice at a register office. This must happen at least 29 days before your ceremony.

  3. Documents and information you need to provide at your notice appointment.

  4. Once you have planned your ceremony, you must book an appointment to give us notice of your intention to get married or form a civil partnership.

  5. To minimise the number of people who are in contact with each other during this time, we have a number of rules in place in order to keep you and our staff safe.

  6. Find out how to book Croydon Register Office or an approved venue for your ceremony.

  7. We are giving full refunds if we have to cancel the ceremony due to the current restrictions.