Ceremony bookings terms and conditions

Last updated: 24 January 2022

2. Civil marriage and civil partnership ceremony bookings

Your ceremony booking is accepted subject to you complying with the conditions set out in this paragraph 2 and on the basis that you accept and will comply with the terms and conditions set out in this document in their entirety.

The ceremony booking conditions are:

  • that no legal impediment to the marriage or civil partnership exists and all legal preliminaries are completed within the statutory time limits
  • that any foreign divorce or dissolution papers are accepted by the Registrar General where applicable
  • that Home Office permission is granted where applicable
  • that all fees falling due are paid in full upon booking (see below)
  • all required documentation is presented to us prior to the ceremony date or by a deadline date given to you
  • you provide 2 witnesses who are over the age of 16 and fluent in English to witness the marriage or civil partnership (legally, Buckinghamshire Registration Service staff cannot act as witnesses)