Renewing your vows

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 associated with special anniversaries, but you can arrange one at any stage in your relationship, to reaffirm your commitment to each other in a formal and meaningful ceremony.

You may want a totally private ceremony, just the two of you, or you may decide to renew your promises in front of your family and friends.

If you got married abroad you can choose to renew your vows in front of family and friends when you get home.

You’ll get a commemorative certificate as a permanent record of the occasion.

The ceremony

Your ceremony will last around 30 minutes and will be carried out by a fully trained celebrant. We’ll try our very best to deliver a ceremony that meets your expectations and we’ll work with you to ensure that you've a celebration day to remember. Your ceremony can’t have any religious content and has no legal status.

You’ll have the opportunity to create your own personal and memorable ceremony and you may want to include readings, promises, music and rededicate rings for the occasion.

Arranging a renewal of vows ceremony

You can have a renewal of vows ceremony in any venue which has a public entertainment licence, such as hotels, parish rooms, civic centres, function rooms etc. Please check with the venue to ensure it’s suitable.

We don’t offer ceremonies in the Town Hall, in a private houses or outdoors.

You will need to produce your current marriage or civil partnership certificate to prove that you’re already in a legal relationship.

If you’d like to book a ceremony, fill in our online form and we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements. Please make sure you include your preferred date and location of the ceremony.

See our registration charges for details of the costs involved.