Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. Please continue to follow national government advice.

Getting married

COVID-19 update

From 19 July 2021 following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions by the UK Government normal room capacity for our ceremony suite rooms has resumed.

We do however require guests to continue to wear face coverings in the ceremony room and when moving around the building if they can and to sit in family or friendship groups.

Provided these stipulations are followed our room capacity at the Register Office Ceremony Suite is detailed below:

Ceremony room 2 - 50 guests

Ceremony room 3 - 100 guests

Register Office marriages – 2 witnesses only

For other approved premises and religious buildings, the capacity will depend upon the size of the room and ventilation measures that are in place.

  • Guests are expected to wear face coverings at an approved premise.
  • Check the room capacity with your chosen venue.

Room capacity and social distancing measures may change subject to government guidance. Please check the website regularly for updates.

Places to get married or form a civil partnership

Possible places include:

You may or may not have to give notice dependent upon your chosen venue.

Couples planning to marry or form a civil partnership abroad should visit the "getting married abroad" pages on the government's website. This is a useful tool to help couples identify what they need to get married in each country.

For ceremonies in a Church of England church, contact the relevant church as you may not need to give notice dependent upon immigration or marital status.

For all other venues including other religious buildings provided one or both parties are resident in Birmingham, please complete our marriage or civil partnership enquiry form to arrange a notice appointment

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