Your day, your way

A wedding with a difference

Our Wedding day celebration package gives you additional freedoms over that of a traditional civil ceremony to design your day to be more in tune with modern thinking and your lifestyle choices. The main benefit of this ceremony package is that your celebration ceremony can take place anywhere you choose*, for example under a marquee in a favourite garden, under the stars, or in your local car park! You have the chance to marry in a place that has a special meaning to you.

The wedding day celebration package includes the celebration with family, friends and guests and the legal formalities. If you want something unique and different that will be remembered by everyone, this could be just what you need.

How it works

You still need to complete the legal formalities, however we can help you to navigate through the legal processes, and leave you free to concentrate on your celebratory ceremony.

In this case the legal marriage takes place in the registrar's office with just yourselves and 2 witnesses. You then have the celebration with your family, friends and guests, but the celebration is where you want it and how you want it.

Contact the Registration Service to Enquire about a Wedding Day Celebration Package:

For venues in North Northamptonshire Council's jurisdiction please email

For venues in West Northamptonshire Council's jurisdiction please email

For prices, please visit our fees page.

The benefit

Together we design your ceremony. You choose the content and design, we look after the legal stuff and together we deliver your day, your way.

What's included:

  • Office registration with the couple and 2 witnesses of your choice, after which you will be legally married, before a celebration ceremony at a location of your choice*.
  • Health and Safety inspection*.
  • Notice of marriage.
  • Planning form for you to personalize your ceremony (readings, music, etc.).

Please see our fees list for the package price.

*Subject to health and safety inspection if the venue isn't currently licensed for marriages and civil partnerships. The UK weather is also unpredictable so there must be a suitable alternative venue (with a roof)in case of inclement weather. The Registration Service has the final say on where the ceremony proceeds, at no additional charge

  • Your legal marriage can either take place in our office on a different date prior to your celebration ceremony. This is subject to availability.
  • Unrestricted parking (clear access and exit) must be provided for the Ceremony Officers attending the ceremony so they can leave quickly to attend their next ceremony.
  • If your celebration ceremony is to take place at an unlicensed venue, it must have had a successful health and safety inspection by the Registration Service prior to your legal office registration. The cost for this is included in the package price.
  • Public liability insurance for your chosen celebration ceremony venue needs to be secured by you prior to your legal office registration. (Proof of liability cover to be reviewed during the health and safety inspection).
  • Customers must have an alternative location with a roof in case of inclement weather conditions when planning to hold their celebration ceremony outside. We will agree this during the health and safety inspection. Our Ceremony Officer has the final say on inclement weather conditions and using your alternative location indoors, which will not affect the package price.
  • All other terms and conditions of the Registration Service also apply.