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Couples choose to celebrate their ceremony in Gloucestershire for its diverse venues and stunning locations.

Weddings & civil partnerships

It is your day so we want you to have an occasion to remember – either a simple registration with just two witnesses or a more traditional ceremony with best man/woman, bridesmaids, guests, music, readings, video and photographs.

Gloucestershire Registration Service offers two options for your special day:


A registration will comprise only of the couple, two witnesses and the registration officers conducting the legalities. The registration will take place in a designated room at either our Cheltenham or Gloucester registration office. Although you would not make ring vows or have music or readings, it is still an occasion where you can make your legal commitment to each other. For details of our options, availability and booking a notice appointment please contact our ceremonies team at [email protected] or 01452 425060 (option 3).

Enhanced Ceremony

An enhanced ceremony allows you to make choices about the words you wish to say to each other.  The ceremony can include up to two non-religious readings and non-religious music.

Any proposed additions to a standard enhanced ceremony must be requested within two months of the ceremony date and if approved, are chargeable at the time of the request.

You may invite as many guests as the room is licensed to hold but this number must include the couple and the two registration officers. For further information about the format of the ceremonies we offer please contact our ceremonies team at [email protected] or 01452 425060 (option 3).

Booking your ceremony

You will need to book Gloucestershire Registration Service to conduct your wedding, and to contact your chosen venue, whether this is a registration office or approved venue. The majority of weddings tend to be in the Spring and Summer and popular dates and times are booked up very quickly.

See all current fees, including our cancellation and amendment policy.

Once you have made your booking our ceremonies team will confirm the details in writing. At the time of making your booking a non refundable booking fee will be required.

Related information

We have created a series of guides for you to download. These contain instructions, tips and guidance for your special day.

Weddings: Your ceremony brochure
A helpful guide to your ceremony, offering tips and information for your wedding day.

Civil partnerships: Your ceremony brochure
A helpful guide to your ceremony, offering tips and information for your civil partnership.

Photography and video policy
Guidance on the taking of photos and videos at wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

Legal requirements for a valid marriage
This document sets out the legal requirements for a valid marriage and where the ceremony can be held.

Find a venue

Your special ceremony can take place in a registration office or an approved venue; the choice is yours.

» Venues in Gloucestershire


Tips and guidance to help ensure that the events leading up to your special day run as smoothly as possible.

» Tips and guidance

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