Marriages, civil partnerships and celebratory services


We are pleased to announce that marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations have resumed at The Court House in Ampthill, with requirements around social distancing in place (maximum of 14 guests) and at some of our approved venues. The maximum capacity attending a ceremony, as set by government, is currently 30. However, in order to comply with social distancing, this number is likely to be less at some venues, as it is at The Court House.

You can now book a marriage ceremony / civil partnership registration to take place at The Court House or at an approved venue. If you wish to make a booking, please contact us.

Telephone: 0300 300 8089

Find out more about how COVID-19 is affecting registration services.

What you need to do before your ceremony

Before your marriage or civil partnership ceremony, you will need to:

  • choose a venue
  • 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

You can also view and download our guide to your ceremony in Central Bedfordshire.