Same sex marriages and civil partnerships
Those couples not in an existing legal relationship can now give notice of marriage (which is the legal process to apply for a licence for marriage).
Same sex marriage can be booked to take place at Langtons House or any licensed venue.
Notice of marriage must be given a minimum of 28 days before the ceremony date but can be given up to a year in advance.
Conversions and couples already in an existing legal relationship
Couples currently in a civil partnership will be able to convert this into a marriage, if they wish.
Civil partnerships for opposite sex couples
The Civil Partnerships (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, which extended eligibility for forming civil partnerships to opposite sex couples, were approved in Parliament on 5 November 2019.
The regulations will come into force on 2 December 2019.
Registration authorities can now take or confirm bookings for couples to give notice from 2 December 2019 which will allow first civil partnerships under the standard procedure to be formed from 31 December 2019.
To book a notice of civil partnership please visit our notice page.
To book a ceremony please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01708 433155.
Commemorative certificates are available for civil partnership ceremonies at a cost of £10.