Civil Ceremonies in Worcestershire

Where to start The following pages outline the process to ensure your civil Marriage or Civil Partnership ceremony fulfils all the legal criteria and give you an idea of what will happen on the day. Choosing and booking your venue followed by the Registrars should be your first priorities. We hope you find the following useful and, remember, we are here to help! Choosing your venue Visit our website for the most up to date list and for further information on booking. It is important that you ensure your chosen venue has availability before contacting us to book the Registrars. Booking your registrars Now you have found your venue you need to ensure that the Registrars are available. You are able to book your Registrars up to 3 years in advance which hopefully will help with your planning. We are able to carry out ceremonies on any day of the week, including Bank Holidays. There is no longer a legal restriction to the time of day. Our normal availability is between 9am and 7pm however, if you wish to have your ceremony outside of these hours please contact us. It is essential that you agree the date and time with both the Registration Service and the venue before making any other arrangements.

Fees A list of current fees and other information can be found on our website. A deposit is taken at the time of booking and if booking more than 12 months to date in advance, an advanced booking fee is also required to be paid. The remaining balance of your fee is due three months before the date of your ceremony. To see the full range of ceremony options we offer see page 6 to 9. Giving notice – see Legal Requirements. Change of date, time or location If you need to amend the date/time/location of your ceremony, we may be able to, subject to availability. A new deposit will be levied for any change made to your booking. For more information, please read the terms and conditions on our website at the following link uk/ceremonies-worcestershire A quick checklist o Choose and ‘reserve’ a venue o Up to three years before – book your Registrar o 6 to 9 months before – give your Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership – see legal requirements o 3 months before – pay remaining fees o 6 weeks before – complete and return our ceremony checklist o On the day – Enjoy Your Special Day!


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