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Renewal of vows

A renewal of vows ceremony offers an opportunity for any married couple to celebrate their love and commitment to one another in a unique and personal ceremony.

Although these ceremonies are generally associated with a special anniversary such as silver or ruby wedding, they are increasingly popular with couples who have married abroad and wish to have a ceremony in which friends and family can participate. Couples who have been through a period of difficulty may wish to renew their commitment to each other, for example after overcoming an illness.

A renewal of vows ceremony is as individual as the couple arranging it.

As well as renewing your promises to each other, you may choose to exchange new rings or gifts to mark the occasion. You may wish to acknowledge your children, or involve friends and family members through non religious readings or sharing memories of your wedding day. Depending on the number of options and readings that you wish to include in your ceremony, it will last around 20 to 30 minutes and there will also be time for photographs to be taken at the conclusion of your ceremony.

A commemorative certificate, signed by you and the celebrant, will be presented to you.

How to book a ceremony

You can either book the Ceremony Room at the register office, at one of our approved venues, or at a venue of your choice (subject to the approval of the Superintendent Registrar). 

Please call the Register Office on 01925 442762 to book your ceremony with a member of our team. You will be asked to pay a non-refundable £40.00 reservation fee to reserve your date, time and venue.

What will it cost?

Renewal of vows ceremony fees from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2017:

Reservation fee:

£40.00

Renewal of vows ceremony in the Ceremony Room at the Register Office: 

  • Mon - Fri: £155.00
  • Sat: £195.00

Renewal of vows ceremony at any other approved venue: 

  • Mon - Thu: £175.00
  • Fri - Sat: £195.00
  • Sun: £215.00

Please be aware that if you choose to have your ceremony at any venue other than the Ceremony Room at the Register Office, you may have to pay room hire fees and other costs to that venue.

Please note, all ceremony bookings are subject to the discretion of the Superintendent Registrar. Though Warrington Register Office will always strive to accommodate your needs, not all days will be available for ceremonies. Please contact the Register Office on 01925 442762 for more information. Warrington Registration Service does not offer ceremonies on bank holidays at the Register Office or any other venue.