Weddings and civil partnerships
Choose a venue
The first step in planning your ceremony is to find your perfect venue. Here are some places you might want to have your ceremony:
- register office
- stately home
- public house and restaurant
- barn or farm
- or unique venues such as, a theme park, a race track, a lighthouse or a zoo!
After choosing a venue, you must both sign a legal statement at your local register office to formally announce your intention to get married. This is known as ‘giving notice’.
This must be given at least 29 days before your ceremony, however your ceremony can take place within 12 months of ‘giving notice’.
Getting married abroad
If you’re a British national getting marriage abroad, you might need certain documents from the UK government, for example a certificate of no impediment (CNI).
For more information visit the government website or contact our Ceremony Team for more information below.
You will need to pay for:
- the attendance of registration staff at the ceremony, including a non-refundable booking confirmation fee to guarantee your chosen date and time
- the notice of marriage
- your marriage certificate(s).
View the latest marriage fees and terms and conditions.
Visit a Kentish Ceremony to view supplier details including, entertainment, florists, transport and photography.
Contact our Ceremony Team to:
- make an appointment to give notice
- talk about your existing booking
- find out more about ceremonies in Kent
- request a certificate of no impediment.
If you already have an existing booking and are unable to get through to our team via telephone, please be assured that your booking will not be cancelled and we will contact you.
If you do email us about an existing booking, to help us prioritise our enquiries please include in the subject header:
- your ceremony date
- your ceremony location.