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  • Marriage and Civil Partnership

    We know that your wedding or civil partnership is a unique and special occasion and we want to help make it a day to remember. Whatever your arrangements, whatever your choice, we are here to ensure that your ceremony is what you want it to be and just as importantly that it is carried out in accordance with the law. ​ Whether you are planning an intimate or large ceremony or something in between you can find a venue to suit your plans in Cambridgeshire. Your ceremony can take place in one of our four well located Ceremony Rooms, at one of Cambridgeshire’s individual Approved Venues, in a location of your choice or in a religious building, these pages will act as a guide to the arrangements you may need to make, and the legal formalities required. ​ Civil Marriage or Civil Partnership? What's the difference? ​ A civil marriage is a marriage that takes place with 2 registrars present (one to conduct the ceremony and one to complete legal paperwork). It is a spoken contract witnessed by 2 people and has no religious content, the ceremony can take place in an approved premise or a register office but because of the spoken nature of the contract it is not possible to just come in and sign the paperwork. A civil marriage is called a wedding. After the ceremony, you will be either a husband or wife and will go by the title of Mr or Mrs, whether you choose to have the same surname or not. ​ A Civil Partnership is a written contract between 2 people, with 2 witnesses. You do not have to say anything at all if you do not wish to, you can just sign the paperwork or you can have a personalised ceremony. After a civil partnership formation, you will legally be known as Civil Partners. If you are a heterosexual couple and you change your mind about being in a civil partnership you CANNOT convert to a marriage. To end a civil partnership the process is the same as ending a marriage but instead of being called divorce it is called a dissolution. ​ A civil marriage and a civil partnership have the same legal standing for couples in this country but Civil Partnerships are not recognised in many countries abroad so if you intend living outside of the UK in the future please do not presume you will have the same legal rights as a married couple and you should seek professional legal advice for further guidance. ​ If you would like to convert your civil partnership to a marriage, please contact us here . ​ Where can my Ceremony take place? ​ ​ You can have a ceremony in: ​ a register office. an approved venue. This is a location licensed by the local authority for the celebration of civil marriages and civil partnerships. a religious building. somewhere else in Cambridgeshire (with a bespoke ceremony). ​ Civil Ceremonies in Cambridgeshire ​ The historic county of Cambridgeshire includes the university city of Cambridge, the cathedral city of Ely, a variety of riverside market towns and rural scenic villages. We can offer you a diverse choice of venues from city centre hotels to waterside locations, from historic college buildings to country clubs and commanding stately homes to rustic barns. We offer outdoor ceremonies at selected venues from 1 March to 31 October. Take a look at the links below to find the venue which suits your plans. Up to 80 different venues. Click here for more details Ceremonies in our offices across Cambridgeshire . Click here for more details any other location in Cambridgeshire. Click here for details Decided where you're having your ceremony? Click here to find out what to do next

  • Approved Venues - The Guildhall

    Anchor 1 Website Map The Guildhall, 3 Parsons Court, Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB Tel: 01223 791791 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 395 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Public Building, Small Ceremony Room 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - Mill Farm

    Anchor 1 Website Map Mill Farm, Potton Road, Gamlingay, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 3LW Tel: 07771 735233 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 45 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Outdoor Ceremony, Something Different 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - Old Courts - Gonville and Caius College

    Anchor 1 Website Map Old Courts - Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TA Tel: 01223 332418 / 335440 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 95 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Accommodation, College, Small Ceremony Room This historic and beautiful College was founded in 1348 and enjoys intimate surroundings in the heart of the bustling city. A variety of rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies with capacity up to 100 people. The stunning courts provide the perfect backdrop for memorable photographs whilst the impressive Main Hall plays host to your wedding breakfast with room for 176 guests. Gonville & Caius College is also proud to offer its spacious gardens at West Road for outdoor weddings. 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Log In

    Before booking your ceremony, please take a look at the 'Marriages and Civil Partnerships' section of this website by clicking here . You will need to register on our site to book the registrar for your ceremony in Cambridgeshire . ​ When you have booked registrars for your ceremony you will be able to book your notice appointment(s) by signing into your account. ​ Click here to register on our website . Click here to log into your account . If your ceremony is taking place outside Cambridgeshire then you do not need to register on our site to book your notice appointment(s). ​ Click here to check documents required and to book your notice appointment .​

  • Naming Ceremonies

    Baby naming ceremonies are a time to welcome a new child into the family and are a great alternative to a traditional religious ceremony. ​ Naming ceremonies are a meaningful and joyous way of gathering the people that are important to you to celebrate the arrival of your child. The ceremony can involve you making lifelong commitments or promises to the child and to each other, and share the love, hope and dreams you have for your child. ​ You can introduce supporting adults in the ceremony who will take a special interest and play a significant role in the child’s upbringing. They can be referred to as sponsors, mentors, supporters or whatever you wish to call them. You may also wish to include other children in the ceremony. ​ The ceremony can include the significance of the child’s name, include readings and music and be as formal or informal as you wish to make it. ​ Naming ceremonies can be held within one of our Council Ceremony Rooms , at an Approved Venue or at a venue of your choice with prior agreement. ​ Click here to book a naming ceremony . ​ Please note that naming ceremonies have no legal status.

  • Approved Venues - Haycock Manor Hotel

    Anchor 1 Website Map Haycock Manor Hotel, Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6JA Tel: 01780 782223 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 295 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Hotels and Restaurants, Small Ceremony Room 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - Selwyn College

    Anchor 1 Website Map Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ Tel: 01223 335831 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 115 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: College, Small Ceremony Room 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - The Priory Centre

    Anchor 1 Website Map The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH Tel: 01480 388922 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 222 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Public Building, Small Ceremony Room Celebrate your wedding day in elegance and style at the Priory Centre in St Neots. Their unique venue offers you a variety of stylish function suites in which to hold your Wedding Ceremony and Reception. The Priory Centre is fully licensed to hold your Civil Ceremony and they have grown to be a very popular venue, providing ceremonies all year round including some Sundays and Bank Holidays. They pride themselves on their flexibility and can tailor make the day to your personal requirements. They have put together some very flexible and exciting packages to suit all price ranges and all kinds of weddings. They assist to make the day just what you want it to be – whether you are looking to celebrate in style with a lavish party or a more intimate affair with family and friends. 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - Old Bridge Hotel

    Anchor 1 Website Map Old Bridge Hotel, 1 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TQ Tel: 01480 424300 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 95 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Hotels and Restaurants, Small Ceremony Room The Old Bridge is the perfect location for your wedding ... whether an intimate occasion for a party up to 60 in the Dining Room or a larger celebration for up to 110 guests in the Restaurant. The Old Bridge offers a combination of beautiful 18th century architecture and a riverside location, exceptional food and wine, personal service - all at an extremely competitive price. They are also licensed to hold Civil Marriage ceremonies on the premises. Visit their website for more information and some great pictures 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club

    Anchor 1 Website Map St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club, Needingworth Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire Tel: 01480 499920 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 145 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Country Club 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - Girton College

    Anchor 1 Website Map Girton College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 8JG Tel: 01223 338966 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 215 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: College, Small Ceremony Room 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Booking a Notice of Marriage, Civil Partnership or CONI

    You can only give notice with our service if you live here in Cambridgeshire (this does not include the area covered by Peterborough), or will have lived here for at least the 9 days immediately before your appointment. If one / both of you live elsewhere you must give notice where you live . Answer the questions below to find out how to book your notices and work out which documents you and/or your partner will need to bring to the appointment. If required, you can change your answers at the bottom of the page. ​ Click on the Email button below to send a copy of this document to your email address. Anchor 1 foreign1 foreignp Foreign outside1 outsidep Outside stoppartner1 stoppartner2 Waiting for status ... Email Send BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT Please note: ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT Please note: WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT Please note: WHAT YOUR PARTNER NEEDS TO BRING TO THEIR APPOINTMENT Please note: YOUR ANSWERS Please note: Before we can advise on evidence they have to bring, we have to discuss their situation with them. ​ Please contact us with additional information about their circumstances . Is your partner a member of the visiting armed forces or do they have diplomatic status? Yes No Is your partner from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settlement or pre-settlement status or did they make an application for settlement or pre-setlement status before 30 June 2021? Yes No Does your partner have Irish nationality? Yes No Does your partner have British nationality? Yes No Was a divorce granted outside the British Isles? i.e England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Yes No How did it end? Divorce/ Dissolution Death of their Partner Has your partner ever been married or in a civil partnership? Yes No Was your partner born before 1 January 1983? Yes No Does your partner live in Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough) Yes No Before we can advise on evidence you have to bring, we have to discuss your situation with you. ​ Please contact us with additional information about your circumstances . ​ Are you a member of the visiting armed forces or have diplomatic status? Yes No Are you from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settlement or pre-settlement status or did you make an application for settlement or pre-settlement status before 30 June 2021? Yes No Do you have Irish nationality? Yes No Do you have British nationality? Yes No Was a divorce granted outside the British Isles? i.e England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Yes No How did it end? Divorce/ Dissolution Death of your Partner Have you ever been married or in a civil partnership? Yes No Were you born before 1 January 1983? Yes No Do you live in Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough)? Yes No Did you register on our booking system and proceed to book your ceremony or formation online? Yes No Have you already booked your ceremony or formation? Yes No What building are you having your ceremony or formation in? A Register Office or Approved Venue An Anglican Church (Church of England/ Church in Wales) Any Other Religious Place of Worship Where are you having your ceremony or formation? In Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough) Outside Cambridgeshire In Scotland In Ireland Abroad subject Answers ​ ​ Start again Where are you having your ceremony or formation? Change What building are you having your ceremony or formation in? Change Have you already booked your ceremony or formation? Change Did you register on our booking system and proceed to book your ceremony or formation online? Change Do you live in Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough)? Change Were you born before 1 January 1983? Change Have you ever been married or in a civil partnership? Change How did it end? Change Was a divorce granted outside the British Isles? Change Do you have British nationality? Change Do you have Irish nationality? Change Are you from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settlement or pre-settlement status? Change ​ Are you a member of the visiting armed forces or have diplomatic status? Change Does your partner live in Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough) Change Was your partner born before 1 January 1983? Change Has your partner ever been married or in a civil partnership? Change How did it end? Change Was a divorce granted outside the British Isles? Change Does your partner have British nationality? Change Does your partner have Irish nationality? Change Is your partner from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settlement or pre-settlement status or did they make an application for settlement or pre-setlement status before 30 June 2021? Change Is your partner a member of the visiting armed forces or do they have diplomatic status? Change

  • Approved Venues - Waresley Park

    Anchor 1 Website Map Waresley Park, Gamlingay Rd, Waresley, Sandy Tel: 01223 491396 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 1389 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Small ceremony room, Accommodation, Something different 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - Queens College

    Anchor 1 Website Map Queens College, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9ET Tel: 01223 335598 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 240 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: College, Small Ceremony Room, Outdoor Ceremony 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - The Manor Barn

    Anchor 1 Website Map The Manor Barn, Manor Farm, Washpit Lane, Harlton, Cambridge Tel: 01223 264675 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 195 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Something Different, Outside Ceremony 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - Kimbolton Castle

    Anchor 1 Website Map Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton, PE28 0EA Tel: 01480 862227 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 195 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Halls and Stately Homes, Outdoor Ceremony One of the most beautiful and exclusive countryside venues in a stunning location. All functions are held in the Four State Apartments, which vary in size and character and sit alongside a staircase lined with a fine collection of Pellegrini murals. You are certain to enjoy the spectacular and tranquil environment of the castle which dates back to the late Stuart period. Exclusive use of the Castle State Rooms is guaranteed, combined with their dedicated Events Team who provide a professional service in supporting your memorable day. Licenced for ceremonies for up to 120 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, you can celebrate your whole day there. Enjoy the evening celebrations in their impressive state rooms for up to 250 guests. Extensive menus and wine lists are available for all occasions and budgets as well as personalised menus. 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Ceremony Rooms - The Tennyson Room

    Map The Tennyson Room, Ely Registration Office Cambridgeshire Archive, The Dock, Ely CB7 4GS This office has disabled access. Back to Rooms Previous Next The Tennyson Room is within the Cambridgeshire Archives building. It opens directly into an outside space purpose-designed for photographs. disabled access and parking adjacent to pay and display car park, Ely railway station and bus routes The maximum number of people who can currently attend a ceremony or formation is 58 (46 seated). This number includes the couple and two witnesses. Babies, children and photographers are included in this number. How is this number calculated? The County Council monitors capacity in our rooms by measuring Co2 in the air because it gives us a good indication of air quality. If the Co2 level approaches an unacceptably high reading then we are required to take evasive measures to reduce it. This may be as simple as opening a window but equally it may be necessary to evacuate the room until the level has dropped sufficiently. If a meeting were being held in a room then a recess to enable the reading to drop would not be a serious concern but it would be extremely disruptive for all participants in a ceremony. For this reason we are required to exercise more caution when considering the number of guests in a ceremony than might be permitted for a meeting. Availability Monday Week 2 - 9:30; 10:15; 11:00 Friday Week 1 - 9:30; 10:15; 11:00 Saturday Week 1 - 12:00; 12:45; 1:30; 2:15 Anchor 1

  • Approved Venues - The Hop Rooms

    Anchor 1 Website Map The Hop Rooms, Elgood & Sons, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Tel: 01945 583160 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 77 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Small Ceremony Room, Something Different 1/5 Anchor 2

  • Approved Venues - Rose and Crown Hotel

    Anchor 1 Website Map Rose and Crown Hotel, 23-24 Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1DG Tel: 01954 589800 Back to Venues Previous Next Max guests: 135 Note: The number above cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. It does not include the couple, 2 registration staff and 1 photographer. It does include everyone else in the room of any age - babies, children and all adults. Categories: Accommodation, Hotels and Restaurants, Small Ceremony Room The Rose and Crown is a 16th century hotel with an abundance of history. Their wedding and events team are fully qualified to deal with your bespoke requirements. With a selection of rooms for your ceremony and reception including the Stunning Trumpet Hall Ballroom, you also have use of the courtyard for photos and their beautiful wedding suite. At the Rose and Crown they can even provide chair covers and wedding venue dressing saving you from having to organise it yourself. They like to customise all their weddings but do have some food and drink packages available. You will have exclusive use of the venue as only one wedding is held in a day. 1/5 Anchor 2

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