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Weddings and Civil Partnerships

Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage or civil partnership. With so many plans and arrangements to make, let us help you to know what you need to do from a legal perspective as well as some useful handy hints and tips. One thing is for sure – our Registration team has years of experience – we’re experts in making sure your ceremony is everything you wanted - from offering you a selection of beautiful venues to choices of vows to say on the day itself.

Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what one of our former customers said:

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We were so pleased with the way our wedding ceremony was held. The room looked beautiful, which added to making our day special – there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! We appreciated the extra readings that you included and the efforts of your team in making our day special. We would thoroughly recommend the Golden Jubilee room as the perfect wedding venue – the stained glass window is a stunning backdrop.

Mark and Sue - Married in our Jubilee Room

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If you would like to read more of our testimonials, please visit our testimonials page.

When choosing your ceremony venue in our city, you are spoilt for choice. You could have your ceremony in one of the many beautiful venues within the old walls of the City or in one of the many prestigious venues that are licensed to hold these events in Southampton

Our Golden Jubilee Room

Our Golden Jubilee Room
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If you would like to celebrate your ceremony in the Register Office, you have the choice of two rooms – one of our rooms is for small parties of no more than 10 guests and our other beautiful Golden Jubilee Room which can seat 55.

Our venues are ideally located for those couples wishing to continue their celebrations close by or for those who wish to sail off to foreign lands on board one of the majestic cruise liners that leave from the City.

By clicking on the venues link, you will find details of all the venues that are licensed to hold weddings and civil partnerships in Southampton City.

See our 'arrange your ceremony' section for a guide which will take you through the process of booking your date and venue and the legal side of things you will need to do.

We are now taking bookings for 2015 ceremonies

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