Ceremonies

A renewal of vows ceremony is for any married couple or civil partners who want to celebrate their relationship by renewing their vows. They’re often done during special anniversaries, but you can arrange to have one 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 entertainment licence. This includes hotels, parish rooms, 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 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 you can tell us your preferred date and venue for the ceremony.

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 to prove that you’re already in a legal relationship.

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