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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 23/02/21

This is the proposed timetable for changes to marriages and civil partnerships as we ease out of lockdown. Please note that these are the EARLIEST dates for each stage.
 
Marriages and Civil Partnerships in England
Current national restrictions remain in place and there are no changes for marriages and civil partnerships in England prior to 29 March. The changes planned are:
• Step 1 (2nd stage): From 29 March – Legal limit of 6 attendees but no longer limited to ‘exceptional circumstances’
• Step 2: No earlier than 12 April – Legal limit of 15 attendees
• Step 3: No earlier than 17 May – Legal limit of 30 attendees
• Step 4: No earlier than 21 June – No legal limit on attendees (subject to the outcome of the scientific Events Research Programme – from April the government will run pilots for events such as large weddings to help determine how measures such as enhanced testing might allow large groups to attend without social distancing.)
 

We will be emailing couples with ceremonies booked in the different stages with more advice as things progress. If you know you would like to postpone or even completely cancel your ceremony during this period or beyond, please fill in this form: Ceremony Booking Form

We aim to reply to postponement requests as a priority within a couple of working days, and will be prioritising these over requests for new ceremonies – we apologise for the wait. Cancellation requests will be completed without further contact unless a refund is due.

We will not automatically be contacting couples to move their ceremonies, but rather will be responding to requests once couples know what they would like to do. We’re so sorry that plans have again needed to be changed, and hopes for spring ceremonies with family and friends have been dashed.

Please see our latest blog post for more information about booking or postponing ceremonies, booking notice appointments and how to pay ceremony fees while our offices are still affected by social distancing: Coronavirus Ceremony Advice – January 2021

To book a new ceremony, please use this form: https://bit.ly/3r1pmyn

Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and progress reports.

For general advice regarding coronavirus, visit the NHS website.

Coronavirus Advice

 

Update 23/02/21

This is the proposed timetable for changes to marriages and civil partnerships as we ease out of lockdown. Please note that these are the EARLIEST dates for each stage.
 
Marriages and Civil Partnerships in England
Current national restrictions remain in place and there are no changes for marriages and civil partnerships in England prior to 29 March. The changes planned are:
• Step 1 (2nd stage): From 29 March – Legal limit of 6 attendees but no longer limited to ‘exceptional circumstances’
• Step 2: No earlier than 12 April – Legal limit of 15 attendees
• Step 3: No earlier than 17 May – Legal limit of 30 attendees
• Step 4: No earlier than 21 June – No legal limit on attendees (subject to the outcome of the scientific Events Research Programme – from April the government will run pilots for events such as large weddings to help determine how measures such as enhanced testing might allow large groups to attend without social distancing.)

 

We will be emailing couples with ceremonies booked in the different stages with more advice as things progress. If you know you would like to postpone or even completely cancel your ceremony during this period or beyond, please fill in this form: Ceremony Booking Form

We aim to reply to postponement requests as a priority within a couple of working days, and will be prioritising these over requests for new ceremonies – we apologise for the wait. Cancellation requests will be completed without further contact unless a refund is due.

We will not automatically be contacting couples to move their ceremonies, but rather will be responding to requests once couples know what they would like to do. We’re so sorry that plans have again needed to be changed, and hopes for spring ceremonies with family and friends have been dashed.

Please see our latest blog post for more information about booking or postponing ceremonies, booking notice appointments and how to pay ceremony fees while our offices are still affected by social distancing: Coronavirus Ceremony Advice – January 2021

To book a new ceremony, please use this form: https://bit.ly/3r1pmyn

Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and progress reports.

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.