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Getting married in a religious building. Is that different?

If you are getting married in a Church of England / Wales church, you will not normally need to give a notice of marriage as the vicar or minister will read banns. However, if you are subject to immigration control, you will be asked to give a notice of marriage at a Designated Register Office such as Southampton. Your vicar or minister will need to provide written consent that the marriage can go ahead at that church, and that banns cannot be read due to immigration restrictions. if there is any confusion on this consent please contact our ceremonies team.

If you are getting married in another religious establishment (such as another church, mosque, gurdwara, temple) you will need to give a notice of marriage. If the building is not in the district where you live it will need to be the usual place of worship for at least one of you.

Forming a civil partnership in a religious building. Is that possible?

If you would like to form a civil partnership in a religious building (not Church of England/Wales) you will need to check with the church or temple that they offer this facility. 

If they do you will need to give a notice of civil partnership

Alternatively, you can complete the legal paperwork at Southampton Register Office and your church or temple may offer you a blessing afterwards.

Events

Viewing at Westgate Hall

  • Thursday 2 April 2020, 5pm - 7pm - Cancelled
  • Thursday 14 May 2020, 5pm - 7pm - Cancelled

For an appointment please contact the ceremonies team on 023 8091 5327 or by email using our get in touch form.

Easter

2020 and 2021 spring booking diaries now open

Limited availability

Easter bank holiday weekend

Friday 8 May 2020 - VE Day (bank holiday)

Saturday 9 May 2020 (bank holiday)

Saturday 23 May 2020 (bank holiday)

Latest

Civil partnerships for mixed sex couples are now available. Please contact the ceremonies team on 023 8091 5327 or by email using our get in touch form.

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