How to do it

1

Select a venue

​Contact your chosen approved venue for their booking process. You are advised to make a provisional booking with the venue - but do not confirm that booking until you have booked a registrar.

Choose a venue
Select a venue

2

Book a registrar

Coronavirus update (20 March 2020)

Due to the increase in demand due to Covid-19 we are unable to action any new ceremony enquiry forms to book new weddings, civil partnerships or celebrations or take telephone calls. We will only be responding by email.

If your event is booked please send an email to registrationservice@northamptonshire.gov.uk with the date of ceremony in the subject line. We will deal with these enquiries in order of ceremony date. If your email subject line contains anything other than the date, it may delay a response.

To book a registrar to attend and conduct your ceremony on the same day that you provisionally booked the venue, complete and submit the enquiry form. We try to reply within 3 days.

Make a ceremony enquiry

3

Confirm your registrar

The registration service ceremony team will contact you to confirm dates and times. If we are available, we will take a deposit over the phone and send you a contract.

Confirm your registrar

4

Review your contract details

​At time of booking a £100 deposit will be taken and payment of this forms acceptance to terms and conditions that will be sent to you via email once the booking has been completed. You should read the Terms and Conditions prior to making a booking to ensure acceptance when paying deposit.

 

5

Give your notices of marriage or civil partnership

​This is a legal requirement where you book an appointment to see a registrar with key documents of your identity. This must be done at least 1 month before a ceremony but can be up to 12 months ahead. There is a statutory fee to give notice of marriage. See our website if you are subject to immigration control.

Coronavirus update: Appointments to give notice are currently unavailable due to government guidelines related to the coronavirus pandemic.

6

Plan your wedding or civil partnership ceremony

Fill in the ceremony planning form by logging into your account that was created at time of booking. If you have forgotten the login details provided at the time of booking please contact the Registration Service by emailing registrationservice@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

This lets the registrars know your order of events for the ceremony. We recommend you submit the form 8 weeks before the ceremony to let us check there are no religious references in readings or music. About this time we will also contact you to take any outstanding balance of fees.

Plan your wedding or civil partnership ceremony

7

Enjoy your day!

Do not be late!
Registrars have other ceremonies to attend and if you do not start on time they may have to postpone your ceremony.

 

Find out what happens on the day