COVID Restrictions - Updated 5th October 2021


COVID restrictions for formations / ceremonies are still currently in place. 

To help protect yourselves, your family and friends we do recommend you consider asking all those attending (that are old enough) to take a free lateral flow test the morning before your ceremony. This page shows how anyone can order these online, by phone and the local places they can be collected from across England.


Council Ceremony Rooms - To ensure that we can continue to provide the services that our residents rely upon, the council has decided not to change the restrictions currently in place for all council buildings, including registration offices. This decision has been taken following recent new risk assessments including ventilation surveys carried out by the county council health and safety department - We will update this website as soon any further reviews take place.

From 15th October 2021, and until further notice, the maximum number of people you can have at your ceremony will be twenty eight, and unfortunately there are no exceptions permitted. This will include the couple, two witnesses and twenty four additional guests (this number includes babies, children and official photographer).


Venues Ceremonies - Please speak to your venue who will confirm the number of people that can attend your formation / ceremony.

Cambridgeshire Register Office / Brooke Room relocation - Updated 19th October 2021

Castle Lodge stands in the grounds of Shire Hall and ceremonies will take place here up to and including 31st March 2022.

The service will be relocated to another city location in Spring 2022.  There is limited availability for ceremony bookings at the current location for early 2022.


The aim is that from May 2022 (earlier if possible) ceremonies will take place at a site being re-purposed on Ascham Road in Cambridge. Major works are currently taking place. It is anticipated numbers will be roughly the same as the Castle Lodge site, and there will be customer parking (spaces tbc).