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Further to the Prime Ministers announcement of 22 September which introduced further measures to suppress the COVID-19 virus.

 

These mean that from 28 September in England all weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and any associated receptions will be restricted to 15 people.  It has been clarified that this maximum number includes all those attending, including the couple, witnesses and guests.  However anyone working, for example officiants (registrars), photographers, security, staff employed by the venue, third-party suppliers or catering staff are not included.

 

The Government has announced that weddings and civil partnerships can take place from 4 July 2020.  There are very tight restrictions on these and we are only allowed to conduct a very basic ceremony including just the legal words, plus exchange of rings (optional) and signing of the register.  There cannot be any entrance/exit processions, readings, personal vows or other enhancements.  In our rooms we have the following capacities to allow for social distancing:

  • Midsomer Court, Beaconsfield and John Hampden Room, Aylesbury 10 people plus 2 registrars
  • Disraeli Room, Beaconsfield (now weekends only) 4 people plus 2 registrars. 

This figure includes couple, children/babies, photographers etc.

Please note that we are now fully booked in October so are unable to bring any bookings forward or make new bookings.

We are now taking new bookings from 1 November 2020 onwards and will be reviewing this as and when we are able to do so. 

For up to date information, please click here.

Due to high demand the ceremonies team is unable to answer calls.  Please email us at: 

ceremonies@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. 

If you need an urgent call back, please state this in your email and include your contact number.  Please note that when we call you, our number will display as 'number withheld'.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during these times.

Brochure

Our 2020 Celebrate in Buckinghamshire brochure is available by request. Please email the Ceremonies Team to request a copy of the brochure.

Book a notice of marriage

If you would like to book a notice of marriage or civil partnership please select the button below: 

Book a notice of marriage or civil partnership

The Government launched a Law Commission review into marriage ceremonies in England and Wales on 29 June 2019. This is a two year programme so there is no change to the current laws for marriages. 

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