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The Official Home of Civil Ceremonies IN SOMERSET & NORTH SOMERSET

The Official Home

Of

Civil Ceremonies

in Somerset & North Somerset

Coronavirus Advice

Update 09/11/20

You will be aware that the Prime Minister has announced a further national lockdown from Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2nd December. 
 
Ceremonies
If you have a ceremony booked during the lockdown period (5th November to 2nd December), we are very sorry that these are unable to go ahead. We will be contacting everyone individually as quickly as we can to make alternative arrangements. If you have a ceremony booked with a licensed venue, please discuss your plans with them, and we will be in touch as soon as we can to check what you would like to do.
 
Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership Appointments
It’s been confirmed that we will continue to be able to offer notice of marriage/civil partnership ceremonies throughout the lockdown period.
We are currently only offering Notice of Marriage/CP appointments for ceremonies to be held in the next 3 months. In order to book an appointment, please email us with a telephone number and convenient time for us to call you back. Please be aware that we are not able to offer an appointment if you do not have a ceremony already booked. You need to give notice in the district where you live, so Somerset & North Somerset residents should email us at somersetregistrations@somerset.gov.uk, while couples who live elsewhere should get in touch with their local register office to book an appointment.
We are now asking all customers attending all registration offices to wear a face covering. This includes wedding parties.
 
Ceremony Payments
Ceremony payments can be made by calling 01823 282251. Please be aware that this line is extremely busy, please be patient and be assured that your booking is safe.
 
New Ceremony Bookings
We are continuing to reschedule ceremonies that have been impacted by the COVID measures and are currently not taking phone calls or dealing with emails requesting new ceremony bookings. If you would like to register your interest with us for a brand new ceremony in 2021 or 2022 please complete this form https://bit.ly/2THCj1I and we will call you back as soon as possible. Please note that you will not receive a confirmation email after submitting a form. Please don’t message to check if your form has been received, or to see how long it will be before we can call. There’s also no need to submit extra forms if you have different dates or venues in mind. If you see the screen at the end of the form process thanking you for your submission, then it has been successful. We’ll be in touch as soon as we can, but may be several weeks, especially if it is a 2022 request. We do still have plenty of space in our diaries, but have a huge volume of requests and new postponements to process, so thanks in advance for your patience.
 
Ceremony Postponements and Cancellations
We are currently rescheduling existing bookings that have been impacted with the latest national lockdown. We cannot respond to emailed requests for change of dates outside of that period at this time – please use the booking form via the link above.
If you wish to completely cancel your booking (rather than just postpone it), please put this in writing to somersetregistrations@somerset.gov.uk .The email must come from either the bride or groom and not a third party.
 
We really do appreciate your patience and understanding at this difficult time.
Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and progress reports. 

For general advice regarding coronavirus, visit the NHS website.

Coronavirus Advice

Update 09/11/20

You will be aware that the Prime Minister has announced a further national lockdown from Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2nd December. 
 
Ceremonies
If you have a ceremony booked during the lockdown period (5th November to 2nd December), we are very sorry that these are unable to go ahead. We will be contacting everyone individually as quickly as we can to make alternative arrangements. If you have a ceremony booked with a licensed venue, please discuss your plans with them, and we will be in touch as soon as we can to check what you would like to do.
 
Notice of Marriage / Civil Partnership Appointments
It’s been confirmed that we will continue to be able to offer notice of marriage/civil partnership ceremonies throughout the lockdown period. 
We are currently only offering Notice of Marriage / CP appointments for ceremonies to be held in the next 3 months. In order to book an appointment, please email us with a telephone number and convenient time for us to call you back. Please be aware that we are not able to offer an appointment if you do not have a ceremony already booked. You need to give notice in the district where you live, so Somerset & North Somerset residents should email us at somersetregistrations@somerset.gov.uk, while couples who live elsewhere should get in touch with their local register office to book an appointment.
We are now asking all customers attending all registration offices to wear a face covering. This includes wedding parties.
 
Ceremony Payments
Ceremony payments can be made by calling 01823 282251. Please be aware that this line is extremely busy, please be patient and be assured that your booking is safe.
 
New Ceremony Bookings
We are continuing to reschedule ceremonies that have been impacted by the COVID measures and are currently not taking phone calls or dealing with emails requesting new ceremony bookings. If you would like to register your interest with us for a brand new ceremony in 2021 or 2022 please complete this form https://bit.ly/2THCj1I and we will call you back as soon as possible. Please note that you will not receive a confirmation email after submitting a form. Please don’t message to check if your form has been received, or to see how long it will be before we can call. There’s also no need to submit extra forms if you have different dates or venues in mind. If you see the screen at the end of the form process thanking you for your submission, then it has been successful. We’ll be in touch as soon as we can, but may be several weeks, especially if it is a 2022 request. We do still have plenty of space in our diaries, but have a huge volume of requests and new postponements to process, so thanks in advance for your patience.
 
Ceremony Postponements and Cancellations
We are currently rescheduling existing bookings that have been impacted with the latest national lockdown. We cannot respond to emailed requests for change of dates outside of that period at this time – please use the booking form via the link above.
If you wish to completely cancel your booking (rather than just postpone it), please put this in writing to somersetregistrations@somerset.gov.uk .The email must come from either the bride or groom and not a third party.
 
We really do appreciate your patience and understanding at this difficult time.
Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and progress reports. 

For general advice regarding coronavirus, visit the NHS website.

Marriages & Partnerships

Here at Somerset Registration Service, we officiate at around 3000 civil ceremonies across Somerset and North Somerset every year. We are here to guide you through the process of getting married or forming a civil partnership.

In this section you’ll find our step by step guide to giving notice that will help you through the legal preliminaries, and links to book an appointment online at your local registration office. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you plan your wedding or partnership, from what music and readings you can use, to whether you can get married in a garden or include your children in the ceremony.

You’ll also find downloadable guidance for basic and full ceremonies, along with the pre-ceremony check forms for you to let us know what details to include on the day. If you can’t find the answer to your question, just get in touch with the team and we can add it to our guide.

Venue Directory

There are around 120 beautiful locations licensed for civil ceremonies in Somerset & North Somerset. Historic, urban, cosy or quirky, find the perfect venue for your special day here. As we are responsible for licensing all civil ceremony venues, you can rest assured our directory will list every single location and you won’t miss out on that dream ceremony spot.

You can narrow down your wedding search with our filters. If having a firework display or bringing your pets along is a deal breaker, you can easily find the venues that will fit the bill. Entertainment, overnight accommodation, catering and accessibility: Somerset has so many stunning venues that will have just the right package for your ceremony and celebrations.

Venue Directory

There are around 120 beautiful locations licensed for civil ceremonies in Somerset & North Somerset. Historic, urban, cosy or quirky, find the perfect venue for your special day here. As we are responsible for licensing all civil ceremony venues, you can rest assured our directory will list every single location and you won’t miss out on that dream ceremony spot.

You can narrow down your wedding search with our filters. If having a firework display or bringing your pets along is a deal breaker, you can easily find the venues that will fit the bill. Entertainment, overnight accommodation, catering and accessibility: Somerset has so many stunning venues that will have just the right package for your ceremony and celebrations.

Supplier Directory

Finding the right team with those special touches can turn your wedding into something truly unique and memorable. From florists and photographers to classic cars and caterers, browse our directory for the very best of Somerset’s wedding suppliers.

We are constantly looking for great Somerset-based wedding professionals to add to our directory, so do keep checking back. You can filter the list to show the newest arrivals, or choose by category.

If you’d like to feature your business in our directory and showcase your skills and services to the happy couples planning their Somerset wedding or civil partnership, get in touch with our team for details via the contact form.