Marriages, civil partnerships and celebratory services

The Court House in Ampthill is fully booked until the end of August 2022

Due to the high demand for bookings for marriages and civil partnerships at The Court House, Ampthill, our diary for that venue is fully booked until the end of August 2022. However, we do have staff available to carry out ceremonies at other licensed venues. However, we do have staff available to carry out ceremonies at other licensed venues. 

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New law regarding marriages, applicable from 4 May 2021

Since 4 May 2021, you won't 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

View or download guidance for Church of England (Word)

If you're getting married in a civil or other religious building

View or download guidance for civil or other religious buildings (Word)

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:

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