If you're a married couple or civil partners, you can celebrate your relationship by renewing your vows. You might want to do this for a special anniversary, but you can do it at any time. It reaffirms your commitment to each other in a formal and meaningful ceremony.

You may want a totally private ceremony with just the two of you. You could also decide to renew your promises in front of your family and friends. If you got married abroad, you might choose to renew your vows when you get home.

You’ll get a certificate as a record of the occasion. See our registration charges for details of the fees.

Your ceremony

Your ceremony will last around 30 minutes and be carried out by a celebrant.

It can take place anywhere that has a public liability and entertainment licence. This includes hotels, civic centres, function rooms and more. You'll need to check with the venue you choose to make sure it’s suitable. We don’t offer ceremonies in religious buildings, private homes or outdoors.

You’ll be able to create your own personal and memorable ceremony. You may want to include readings, promises, music and rededicate rings for the occasion. Your ceremony can’t have any religious content and has no legal status. We’ll work with you to make sure you have a ceremony to remember.

Arrange a renewal of vows ceremony

You can request to book a renewal of vows ceremony online. In the online form please tell us your preferred date and venue.

When we receive your request we'll contact you to discuss your requirements.

Request a renewal of vows ceremony


Documents you need to provide

You need to bring your current marriage or civil partnership certificate with you. This is to prove that you’re already in a legal relationship.