Marriages, civil partnerships and celebratory services

Check availability for weddings, civil partnerships and celebratory services up to end of 2022

Telephone: 0300 300 8089

Email: life.events@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Please note: we have limited availability for weddings, civil partnerships and celebratory services up to the end of 2022. Please call or email us to check if we have availability for a ceremony in 2022.

Find a venue

 

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

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.