The Court House in Ampthill fully booked until mid-September 2021
Due to a high demand of bookings for marriages and civil partnerships at The Court House, Ampthill, our diary for that venue is fully booked until mid-September. However, we do have staff available to carry out ceremonies at other licensed venues.
New law regarding marriages, applicable from 4 May 2021
From 4 May, you'll no longer sign a register or be given a certificate on the day, when getting married. Instead, you'll sign a marriage schedule. This is a one-page document which contains all the required information to enable your marriage to be registered in the electronic register.
If you're getting married in the Church of England
If you're getting married in a civil or other religious building
How to get a marriage certificate
You'll need to request your certificate, separately, after you've married.
What you need to do before your ceremony
Once current restrictions are lifted, before your marriage or civil partnership ceremony, you will need to:
- choose a venue - these are the approved venues
- contact our superintendent registrar to book your ceremony (we do not take bookings earlier than 12 months before the ceremony)
- book an online appointment with the registrar to give notice of your marriage or civil partnership