Weddings and civil partnerships

Planning a wedding ceremony can be a lot of fun. Before you start the wedding planning process of saying yes to the dress (or suit), arranging cake tastings, and agreeing on decorations, we are here to help remind you of the legal formalities you will need to complete, and more importantly, how to book your registrars. Remember — without a registrar your marriage or civil partnership will not be legally binding.

Getting started with your marriage or civil partnership

Couple with a registrar

Choosing a venue

Hampshire is a beautiful county with a diverse range of venues to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you want an intimate barn, a grand manor house or an outdoor ceremony, our approved venue search will help you find the venue of your dreams.

Search approved venues

Married couple at after ceremony in Winchester

Personalising your day

It's your day, have it your way!

There are so many ways your ceremony can be personalised, from vows and readings to decorations and cultural elements. Find out what we can do to help you personalise your special day.

Find out about personalising your day

Wedding couple with pet dog
© Melissa Megan Photography

Ceremony packages

If you want to hold a ceremony somewhere that isn’t licensed for civil ceremonies and weddings, we can help!

We’ve got two different options which allow you to have a legal ceremony in a register office first, followed by a bespoke ceremony officiated by one of our registrars in a location of your choice. Whether you want to celebrate with your family and friends in your garden, on a beach or somewhere else, our experts are on hand to make sure your big day runs smoothly.

Our OneDay ceremony option means you can have your legal ceremony at a register office in the morning followed by your bespoke ceremony, officiated by one of our expert team, at your unlicensed venue later in the day.

Our TwoGether ceremony option means you can hold your legal ceremony at a register office on a separate day from the ceremony at your chosen unlicensed venue. This later ceremony will be officiated by one of expert team within one month of your register office ceremony.

Book a ceremony

To book your ceremony, please complete the booking enquiry form and one of our team will get in touch to talk to you through your booking.

Make a booking enquiry