Get married or form a civil partnership: step by step

Find out what you must do to get married or form a civil partnership.

Any couples who have planned or are planning to marry or form a civil partnership in Croydon over the winter months should carefully review their position and possibly consider rescheduling to next spring or summer when we will be more confident of facilitating their ceremony.

If you have a ceremony already booked over the coming months, please check this website regularly for updates and email us at the address below if you wish to change dates etc 


We understand this is a very difficult time for all of us and we are working hard to deliver services for our residents throughout the pandemic. Please bear with us if it takes a little longer to respond to queries as demand is very high.

  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.