If you want to get married or form a civil partnership, in Warrington, then this page will help you understand what you need to do next and what choices you have.
Arranging a Ceremony
If you want to get married or form a civil partnership in Warrington, then you first need to decide on a venue.
Civil marriage ceremonies may take place at the Register Office, a premises which is licenced for marriage or you may wish to opt for a religious ceremony and get married in a church
Please note that it is not possible for a civil ceremony to be of a religious nature or to be conducted/registered by a priest or other religious celebrant.
In order to be married, both parties must be 18 or over (16 or over with parental consent) and not already married or in a civil partnership.
Giving Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership
If you’ve booked a venue, time and date, then last step you need to take, is to complete a legal Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership at the Register Office in the district where you live - or where at least one of you lives, depending on your immigration status.
COVID Safe Ceremonies
From 19 July, the government has ended restrictions on Marriage and Civil Partnership ceremonies. Instead, we're encouraged to take greater personal responsibility. This means that Weddings and Civil Partnerships can go ahead, but you should be aware of the current guidance.
Your Choice Ceremony
The Your Choice ceremony package is designed to give you the freedom to celebrate your marriage, your way.
The package involves your entering into a legal marriage through a basic ceremony which will take place at Warrington Register Office. This will then be followed by a celebratory ceremony at your chosen location within Warrington, without the restriction of having to pick a venue which is licenced for marriage. Your celebratory ceremony could be held wherever you would like it to.